Gornal & Sedgley Methodist Churches sponsor and maintain this site

Rev Kevin Jones; Tel: 01902 664773

Rev Jemima Strain; Tel: 01384 233882
email: jemima.strain@methodist.org.uk

Bill Caldwell; Tel: 01902 834704
mobile: 07703 731760; email: billcee365@aol.com



OVER THE PAST FEW days there has been some discussion among some of my Facebook friends about the fact that we don't celebrate Harvest the way we used to! Some expressed concern that some schools and most pubs no longer hold special Harvest assemblies or services - as they used to do a few years back - and even some churches no longer make a big deal of it!

However, other contributors were quick to respond by pointing out that in our area the picture is not as gloomy as some suggest. Indeed our Junior schools do mark the Harvest season with special events and like the local Secondary school, Ellowes Sports College, the students continue to bring items of tinned and dried foodstuffs in addition to fresh fruit and vegetables for the harvest display. The produce is then distributed to local folks in need - both directly and through the local food-bank outlets.
This Sunday, in many of our churches, Harvest will be celebrated and in our services we will give thanks to God for His faithfulness - while also recognising and acknowledging the work of those who, sometimes under great pressure, labour in difficult circumstances to produce the supplies which are so readily available in our shops and supermarkets.

It is so easy to 'take for granted' the work of farmers and fishermen and fruit growers who work so hard to provide the food which we consume. It's also easy to forget the great Creator and Sustainer of all - the Lord God Himself who is the source of 'all good gifts around us'.

May I encourage you to take a moment or two today to 'be thankful' - and to express your thanks to God for all His faithfulness - not just at harvest time - but all the year round.

If you can get to join us at one of our services we'd be delighted to welcome you!

The Speakers expected at the Methodist Church services this weekend Sunday 23rd October are -

At Upper Gornal:
10.45am- Paul Raybould;
 6.00pm - Bill Caldwell;

At Lake Street:
10.45am - Rev Jemima Strain;
 6.00pm - Rev Kevin Jones;

At Fiveways:
10.45am - Bill Caldwell;
 6.00pm - Joint Service at Himley Road;

At Himley Road:
10.45am - Rev Kevin Jones;
6.00pm - Rev Jemima Strain - Joint Service

At Zoar:
10.45am -
Rev Andrew Roberts;
-  Joint Service at Himley Road.

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Come for a Cuppa

For a cuppa and some friendly conversation why not pop into one of the many coffee morning/afternoon gatherings around the Gornal and Sedgley area. A few are listed below. If you know of others let us know (contact Bill Caldwell via billcee365@aol.com or 07703731760) and we will add them to the list.

Also, if you would like anything publicised send us the information and we will do our best to put it on the front page and in the community diary.

Mondays, 10am - 12noon: Coffee morning at Five Ways Methodist Church (Ruiton Street, Lower Gornal)

Tuesdays, 9.15am - 11.15am: Coffee Morning at Queen Victoria Children's Centre (School Street, Sedgley)

Tuesdays 10am - 11am: Coffee morning at Gornal Library, Gornal Village.

Thursdays 10.00am - 12noon: Coffee morning at Zoar Methodist Church, Gornal Village

Thursdays, 2pm- 3.30pm: Friends and Neighbours at Upper Gornal Methodist Church (Spills Meadow, Kent Street, Upper Gornal)

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