Gornal & Sedgley Methodist Churches sponsor and maintain this site

Rev Kevin Jones; Tel: 01902 664773

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

Rev Gordon Morton (for Lake Street enquiries); Tel: 01952 640079



we have witnessed the wicked expression of extremist religious views in the events in London and Manchester and in the past few days the horrific fire in a West London tower block the source and awfulness of which is still being investigated.

In many ways there are no words which fully express the anguish and suffering - or the sorrow we feel for those involved.

Of course, there are so many questions - and not all of them have easy answers - especially with regard to the fire in Grenfell Tower where, as I write this, the loss of life is still unknown.

While words in themselves may have little comfort at this time, I believe that we can express prayer that somehow those involved may be held within God's love and comfort in these painfully sad days.

Some may ask, 'where is God in all of this?'. My response would that He is right at the heart of every tragedy. Just like the emergency services, God is always a 'First Responder' and I believe that we can trust the promise expressed in one of the Psalms in the Old Testament part of the bible - that "He is present to help in every time of trouble" - a refuge and strength for all those in need.

My prayers are with and for everyone in need right now, including you. That all may discover that there is a loving God who draws near to help us always -especially whenever we encounter events for which we have no words...

If you wish to discuss, or respond to what I've written, please email me, Bill Caldwell, at the address on this page, or come to one of our church services this weekend.

The Speakers expected at our Methodist Church services on Sunday 25th June are -

At Upper Gornal:
10.45am- Rev Gordon Morton;
 6.00pm - Mike Timmins;

At Lake Street:
10.45am - Anne-Marie Jones;
 6.00pm - Local Arrangement;

At Fiveways:
10.45am - Bill Caldwell;
 6.00pm - Rev Kevin Jones - Joint service;

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

At Zoar:
10.45am - Rev Kevin Jones;
6.00pm - Joint Service at Fiveways.

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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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