Worship with us
You can be assured of a warm welcome if you come along to any service. If you need help to come to worship with us, or just someone to encourage you to give it a try, please do contact the office. You could speak to someone beforehand about what happens in church if that would help, or perhaps we could arrange for you to sit with someone who could answer any questions you might have.
On Sundays, there are often two services, although, at present we only have Sunday evening services on alternate Sundays. On the Sundays when we do not have an evening service we are invited to worship at South Parade church in Sutton Coldfield.
On Wednesday mornings we have a regular midweek service, sometimes with a visiting preacher.
On Monday mornings between 9.30 and 10.00 there is a prayer meeting in church where everyone who can make it is invited to join us and pray for those in need.
On Monday afternoons at 2.00 pm our Monday Fellowship meets both for fellowship and in worship and everyone is welcome.
Monday 24 September - Women's World Day of Prayer
Monday 1 October - Harvest with Bronwen Finch
Monday 8 October - Revd Malcolm Oliver
Monday 15 October - Life of Beatrix Potter with Barbara McDonagh
Monday 22 October - Some churches of Europe wih Tom Watts
Monday 29 October - Love Feast - Deacon Marilyn Slowe
Sunday 23 September - Harvest
at 10.30 am our morning service is a family service to celebrate the Harvest which will be led by Mrs Angela Constantine. The uniformed groups will also parade. Everyone is invited bring packets and tins to donate to local charities in celebration of God's abundant harvest
at 5.00 pm there's an opportunity to join the Missions Committee for a Harvest Festival Tea with all proceeds going to All We Can - sign up on the sheet in church if you can come so we know numbers for cateringWednesday 26 September
at 6.30 pm Revd Stephen Froggatt leads our evening service which will be a cafe church service on the theme of Harvest
Sunday 30 September
at 10.30 am our midweek worship is led by Revd Andrew Brazier
Wednesday 3 Octoberat 10.30 am our morning service is led by Mr Martin Blunt
at 6.00 pm (earlier than usual) we are invited to a United Service led by Revd Stephen Willey at Falcon Lodge Methodist Church in Newdigate Road
Sunday 7 October
at 10.30 am our morning worship is led by Mr Ian Bosman
Wednesday 10 October
at 10.30 am our morning worship is a service of Holy Communion with Revd Stephen Froggatt
there is no evening service at FOMC this week
Sunday 14 October - Our Church Anniversary
at 10.30 am our midweek worship is a service of Holy Communion with Revd Stephen Froggatt
Wednesday 17 October
at 10.30 am we welcome back Revd David Easton, a former minister at Four Oaks for 10 years to help us celebrate our 115th anniversary
at 6.30 pm our current minister Revd Stephen Froggatt leads us in a service of Holy Communion with Bible Study
Sunday 21 October Bible Sunday
at 10.30 am our midweek worship is led by Mrs Theresa Rutherford
Wednesday 24 October
at 10.30 am our worship for Bible Sunday is led by Deacon Marilyn Slowe
there is no evening service at FOMC this week
Sunday 28 October
at 10.30 am we have a celebration of Songs of Praise
Wednesday 31 October
at 10.30 am our morning service is led by Mr John Rutherford
at 6.30 pm our evening worship is a cafe church service led by Revd Stephen Froggatt
at 10.30 am our midweek worship is led by Mr Peter Cashmore
Types of Worship
10.30 am - Morning Service
This tends to be fairly traditional although there are ten family services each year which are less so. Those services sometimes have the Scouts, Guides and junior groups parading their flags and taking a part in the service.
Members of our Care Team are usually available after the 10.30 service on Sunday mornings if you need someone to talk to or someone to pray with you. Look for the people wearing green name badges.
It is the preferred practice of the church that baptisms take place in the morning rather than the evening service, but these are often held shortly after the main morning service so that all the families can be accommodated.
10.30 am - Wednesday Midweek Service
A short traditional service led by Circuit ministers and Local Preachers, followed by coffee and conversation.
6.30 pm - Evening Worship
This is usually a less formal service, using piano and sometimes our music group instead of the organ, and often with more modern hymns and songs. The Sunday evening service sometimes includes prayers for healing.
About once a month our evening service is cafe church, a relaxed service with a conversational style, fuelled by coffee and cakes on tap throughout.
Joint Services on Sunday Evenings
Circuit services - In the Sutton Park Circuit of Methodist Churches to which we belong we gather together around once a quarter for combined Sunday evening services which are shared by all the churches in the circuit, and we sometimes meet more often than this in the Summer
Churches Together in Four Oaks - We also meet in worship about once a quarter to share a Sunday evening service with friends from the other churches in our area. The members of Churches Together in Four Oaks take it in turns to host these services and the clergy share the responsibilities for leading worship on these occasions.