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
(Jemima is, at present, on maternity leave)

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

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HEY! I'VE JUST SPOTTED THE FIRST SNOWDROP APPEARING - well, the first in my garden anyhow! This usually means that spring is on the way - although the recent weather patterns have been anything but spring-like. And there may be more wintry stuff to come!

I have to say that there is something about those first signs of springtime which gives my spirit a real lift, especially after the long, dark, cold nights of winter. In the same kind of way, as I look back over my own life, I can trace times when there have been 'seasons of winter'. Periods when my spirit has been cold towards God and when it even seems that He has disappeared from the scene entirely. But then there has been the thawing process - when God comes alongside and touches my life with the warmth of his love and my faith has been re-discovered or re-kindled.

It may be that you're experiencing 'a cold spell' in your relationship with God - and so this might be a good time to 'look for the signs of springtime!'. It has been my experience that God is more than willing to reach out to us with His unfailing love - to draw us back towards Himself.

Sometimes, you know, rediscovering church can be a way of re-connecting with the warmth of God's love... why not give it try this weekend..!

We'd  love to welcome to any of our services!

The Speakers expected at the Methodist Church services this Sunday 19th February are -

At Upper Gornal:
10.45am- Paul Raybould;
 6.00pm - Steven Donnison;

At Lake Street:
10.45am - Roy Masters;
 6.00pm - Local Arrangement;

At Fiveways:
10.45am - Rev Kevin Jones;
 6.00pm - Joint Service at Himley Road;

At Himley Road:
10.45am - Joy Forrest;
 6.00pm - Bill Caldwell - Joint Service

At Zoar:
SATURDAY - 10.30am - Geoff Donnison
Sunday 6.00pm
- Joint Service - Himley Road.

Local News Today

Environment Agency investigates rise of illegal dumping

The latest fly-tipping incident saw 110 fridges dumped in a street.

How female explorers face challenges of south pole trek

The team of British soldiers will be the first all-women group to walk across Antarctica.

Wednesbury man who 'died' 27 times praises hospital staff

Ray Woodhall said he suffered so many cardiac arrests a nurse apologised for having to beat his chest so much.

Saving old tech

Each year Britons throw away two million tonnes of electronic waste - but a growing number of groups are helping people bring old technology back to life.

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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