Birmingham Methodist District Sunday Worship
District Live Sunday Worship via Facebook Live
District Live Sunday Worship via Youtube
Our District will continue to stream live Sunday worship each week for the foreseeable future.
Click on the above link on Sunday mornings just before 10:30am to join them.
You do not need a facebook account to watch it.
Orders of service will be published below nearer the time, although due to copyright issues the full order of service cannot be published on our website.
If you are unable to join us on your computer, tablet or phone, the service sheets below will enable you to journey with us as we worship together in our homes around the District.
31st May 2020 Service Sheet
You can watch previous weeks services using the links below:
24th May 2020 service
17th May 2020 service (Zoom crashed during service, please skip from 35minutes:48 secs to 49minutes:46secs to resume the service)
10th May 2020 service
3rd May 2020 service
26th April 2020 service
19th April 2020 service
12th April 2020 service - Easter Sunday
5th April 2020 service - Palm Sunday
29th March 2020 service
22nd March 2020 service
Great Barr & Perry Hall Methodist Churches
virtual coffee time
Great Barr & Perry Hall Methodist Churches virtual coffee time at 11.45am each Sunday, after the Birmingham District morning worship.
We will be using a video conferencing tool called Zoom. Using the webcams on our mobile devices or computers/laptops, Zoom will allow us to see and hear each other all on one screen.
To receive an invite please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Methodist Connexion Service Sheets
As no one is able to attend church at the moment the Methodist Connexion is providing a service each week we can follow at home.
31st May 2020 Service Sheet
24th May 2020 Service Sheet
17th May 2020 Service Sheet
10th May 2020 Service Sheet
3rd May 2020 Service Sheet
26th April 2020 Service Sheet
19th April 2020 Service Sheet
12th April 2020 Service Sheet - Easter Sunday
5th April 2020 Service Sheet - Palm Sunday
29th March 2020 Service Sheet
Online Children's Church
Set up by Rev'd Jemima a Methodist minister in South Warwickshire. Follow on Facebook to get weekly video links so you can join in worship when you and your family are ready from the comfort of your own home.
For those not online
The following radio and TV programmes are available
BBC1 Songs of Praise - Sundays 1.15pm
BBC Radio 3 Choral Evensong - Sundays 3pm & Wednesdays 3.30pm
BBC Radio 4 Daily Service - 9.45am
BBC1 Sunday Worship - 10am (Easter Sunday 11.25am)
BBC Radio 4 Sunday Worship - 8.10am
Thy Kingdom Come
Join the global wave of prayer calling all Christians to pray between Ascension and Pentecost for more people to come to know Jesus Christ: 21-31 May 2020.
There are helpful resources on the Methodist Church website
The Story Project
The Story Project aims to encourage us to tell our stories.
On this website there are 101 stories of God working in and through people’s lives.
All of our Christian stories involve something of God’s movement and reassurances, let’s find ways to build up the Church in declaring who we are in Christ.
A Methodist Way of Life
A Methodist Way of Life is a way of living. It is how we try to live our lives in response to God’s love, made known to us in Jesus.
The commitments of A Methodist Way of Life remind us of, and provide a compass for, Christian living.
Read more about it here.
The Blessing UK
At this unique and challenging time in the United Kingdom over 65 churches and movements, representing hundreds of others, have come together online to sing a blessing over our land.
Singing the Faith plus
A new section on the Singing the Faith plus website has been created with worship at home materials, you can find these here
At a time when our normal routines of worship services and groups are disrupted, ROOTS is offering free resources to use at home every week on the ROOTS website and ROOTS at home page.
Love Yourself - Love Your Neighbour
The Evangelism and Growth team is really excited about the launch of a new social media campaign: #loveyourself #loveyourneighbour.
It will begin on Monday 13th April and will engage with the many wellbeing conversations that have recently sprung up.
At its centre will be a gentle rhythm of daily contemplation and action for those of faith, those searching, and those who do not know what they believe. Read more here.
Holy Saturday poem
A poem written by Rev'd Farai Mapamula
The Revd Helen Cameron, chair of the Northampton District, reflects on Low Sunday, the Sunday after Easter. In this blog she encourages us to remember that the joy of Easter is for life, not just for one day.
The Saltmine Passion Play Audio Drama
Saltmine Theatre Company are bringing The Easter Story to your front room.
This drama revives The Birmingham Passion Play 2019 - a unique, contemporary re-telling of the Easter story which was performed live to over 3,000 people and processed through the heart of the City of Birmingham.
The Saltmine Passion Play Audio Drama consists of three 15 minute episodes, spanning from Jesus’ triumphant procession to the crucifixion and resurrection. Each episode is accompanied by images of the 2019 live performance in Birmingham.
Episode 1 - Last Supper & Gethsemane
Episode 2 - Trial & Crucifixion
Episode 3 - Resurrection
You can access this content via www.saltminetrust.org.uk/isolationresourses and through YouTube channel @saltminetrust
engageworship.org are creating daily family prayer and worship activities
Look out for ideas and resources for Ascension Day and Pentecost.
All Together at 11am everyday #FestivalAtHome. Access the material through Facebook and YouTube. Gather the family and enjoy!
The Eden website also has some helpful resources
Prayers during the coronavirus pandemic
God of all hope we call on you today.
We pray for those who are living in fear:
Fear of illness, fear for loved ones, fear of other’s reactions to them.
May your Spirit give us a sense of calmness and peace.
We pray for your church in this time of uncertainty.
For those people who are worried about attending worship.
For those needing to make decisions in order to care for other
For those who will feel more isolated by not being able to attend.
Grant us your wisdom.
Holy God, we remember that you have promised that
Nothing will separate us from your love – demonstrated to us in Jesus Christ.
Help us turn our eyes, hearts and minds to you. Amen
An intercessory prayer
You call us to speak to you in prayer– even when the places we would usually go to are not available.
Help us to know you Spirit’s presence wherever we pray.
Today we especially pray for those who are living in fear – give them your strength.
For those who have not yet realised the urgency of the situation – protect them, and all of us from harm.
Today I especially want to pray for …….
In the name of Jesus. Amen
“As we deal with the practicalities of protecting people from coronavirus we continue to remember Our Calling to care for the other whilst always being mindful that is that our call is always to respond to the good news in Jesus. We are a people of hope we need to declare and model good news in these difficult times.”
Revd Paul Wood, Interim Director of the Ministries Team