News and Events
We use this page to let everyone know about upcoming events in our church community.
Lets Get Together
Young people (ages 11-16) from our church and our sister church at Streetly began meet once a month on Sunday here at Four Oaks. We Get Together usually on the first Sunday in the month from 6.00-7.30 pm.
You can just come along if you like, or contact the office and we'll put you in touch with Deacon Liz or one of the team who can give you more details, more encouragement, directions, or answer your questions.
Church with coffee and cake
Around once a month on a Sunday evening we have a cafe-style service, a service in a relaxed and conversational style, enlivened by music, cake, coffee and tea. Keep an eye on the Worship page and come along. If you've never tried casual, chatty church you might find it's just your cup of tea.
Messy Church is aimed at families with children around age 5-10. It IS sometimes a bit messy - there are family crafts to try out - but there is also a time of worship and an afternoon tea together. From a small beginning, seven years ago, Messy Church is now busy and runs monthly 3.00-5.00 pm, usually on the third Saturday of the month. See the Messy Church page.
The next Messy Church will be on Saturday 20 May, as our usual Saturday in April falls during the Easter weekend. We hope that Messy Church regulars will come along to the family service on Easter Sunday. If you've been wondering what it's all about, why not come along and find out? Just turn up at Messy Church, or if you'd like some encouragement or have some questions call the office.
A working group formed in our Circuit is looking at ways to help with this crisis. We've recently revamped the special Refugee page so if you haven't looked at that lately click the link. If you would like to be involved with this group, ask the office and we will put you in touch. They meet regularly at different churches around the circuit.
There are lots of practical ways you can get involved with our efforts to help with this huge crisis. Please tell us if you can help with anything - or if you've thought of something we might be able to do that isn't on the list on the refugee page yet.
Annual Church Meeting 2 April
Everyone who is involved in the life of our church and any of its activities, whether a formal member of the church or otherwise, is warmly invited to our annual meeting which will start after the morning service on Sunday 2 April at 12.00 noon. Please come if you can. It is a vitally important event in our church life when we discuss what we have been doing and our vision for the future, and when various church posts are filled for the year ahead.
Before then, you will be able to pick up a booklet containing reports from church groups, bodies and affiliated groups of all kinds. There should be copies in church from 19 March onwards, and these short reports give a fantastic snapshot of everything our church family gets involved with, both socially and in fulfilling our mission to be a beacon for Christ in the community. You may be prompted to get involved with something you hadn't considered before, or motivated to start an activity that seems lacking and see whether other people from the church can join with you.
May Fayre - Saturday 13 May - 2.30-4.30 pm
Come to the Fayre! All the usual stalls - gifts, books, plants, cakes, games - along with fun for the family and a bouncy castle. Refreshment available. All the proceeds will go to Methodist Mission projects in the UK and elsewhere/
Dates for your diary
Have a look at the Alpha page - if you find yourself asking some of those questions, keep an eye out for our next course. Alpha is friendly, relaxed and informal. No questions are off limits. It offers an opportunity for people who are curious about what Christians believe, and why, to put searching questions and hear honest answers.