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Rev Kevin Jones; Tel: 01902 664773

Bill Caldwell; Tel: 01902 834704
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Rev Gordon Morton (for Lake Street enquiries); Tel: 01952 640079




there was much weeping and moaning as the new school term began - and that was just from the parents and teachers..! (honestly that was a joke!). There was also, from the children and young people, a sense of excitement mixed with a little apprehension as they faced going to school for the first time - or moving on to Secondary school with all the new things to adjust to there.

In the church, September is often seen as 'the start of a new term' when the activities pick up again from the summer break. For me there is always a sense of challenge and anticipation about what God is going to do in these coming months. What fresh initiatives will develop? What new opportunities will present themselves? And, perhaps the most important question - am I ready and willing to move in to whatever God opens up for me to do and be?

It seems to me that Change and Challenge go hand in hand - especially as we face the start of a new church year. But it's so easy just to do the same old thing - move around the same routines as before. It's often much harder to adapt and move forward into something new and fresh with all its unknowns. The one constant is that in all the change, God, the living God, remains faithful and he will fulfil His purposes for us - as we allow Him to!

Personally speaking, I'm up for change. What about you?

May I invite you to start out on  something new. Why not join with us at one of our church services this weekend. You'll be given a warm welcome - and, I'm sure, you will find some hope and encouragement too.

The Speakers expected at our Methodist Church services on Sunday 24th September are -

At Upper Gornal:
10.45am- C Pownall;
 6.00pm - Joy Forrest;

At Lake Street:
10.45am - Shirley Owen;
 6.00pm - Geoff Donnison;

At Fiveways:
10.45am - Keiron Bradley;
 6.00pm - Joint Service @ Zoar;

At Himley Road:
10.45am - Rev Kevin Jones;
6.00pm - Joint Service @ Zoar;

At Zoar:
10.45am - Ann Marie Jones;
6.00pm - Rev Kevin Jones - Joint Service.

Local News Today

Brett Rogers murder: Inmates 'told by God' to kill a killer

One of the killers handed staff a note saying they decided to "free" their victim from "darkness".

Thousands of cyclists take part in Velo Birmingham

The route sees 15,000 riders travelling through Worcestershire, Staffordshire and Birmingham.

Man in court over murder of 'devoted' Bewdley father

Shaun William Dewey is charged with the murder of Andrew Owen who was stabbed to death.

Thousands compete in first Velo Birmingham cycle race

Some 15,000 riders travelled through Worcestershire, Staffordshire and Birmingham.

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 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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