Dear Friends
Thank you to everyone who enabled all the Christmas services, events and
Christmas Day meal to go so well. I hope the special, wonder-filled and
delightful moments when we could see heaven on earth outweighed any
tiredness due to the hard work of preparing and running the events.
On the 5th January we welcomed Mr Adam Sanders as our preacher. Adam is
the District Mission Enabler and the pastor of Jazz Church a new Christian
Community Church meeting in King’s Heath in Birmingham. Adam will be
working with us and other churches in the District to help us shape our future
mission. Our friends from Holy Trinity will be joining us on 19 January for our
annual joint Covenant Service.
For those of you who enjoy singing, consider joining the chorus for Singalonga
Joseph’. Songs from ‘Joseph and his Amazing Techni-coloured Dreamcoat’
will be performed at every church in the Circuit between 1st February and 29th
March. There are to be four rehearsals and those joining the chorus should
attend at least two including the last one at Wellesbourne. Please see the
leaflets for dates and details.
The Circle Meeting where we can share our views on the Conference Report
on Marriage and Relationship called ‘God in love unites us’ will be held in
church on 18th January from 10.30 am. There is a leaflet giving some
background to the report and Conference’s decisions available in the foyer.
Wesley’s, which meets in the New Room twice each week has been
oversubscribed of late meaning that people have had to be turned away from
sessions. Therefore, we have decided to run Wesley’s on a Tuesday morning
as well as Wednesday and Friday. Please remember Naomi, the Wesley’s
leader, as she gathers a team to help the third meeting run smoothly.
Wesley’s is an important part of our life and mission at SMC please remember
to pray for it and the leaders.
Happy New Year and New Decade!
Audrey Simpson