St John’s Stories
23rd Jun 2015 Posted in: News, St John's Stories by Stella Jennings 0

“First of all, I would like to say a big thank you to everyone who has donated food over the last 18 months or so, since St John’s moved to donating to the Quinton and Oldbury Foodbank run by churches in our Deanery. “I would also like to thank those who deliver the donations to […]

18th Jun 2015 Posted in: News, St John's Stories by Stella Jennings 0

Sharon Bryant has sent us this report on the Ceilidh held on Saturday 13th June at St John’s I just wanted to give you some feedback from the ceilidh; the event raised a grand total of £641.13 for teachers in Malawi which is absolutely fantastic! Approximately 90 people came along to the Ceilidh with music […]

10th Jun 2015 Posted in: News, St John's Stories by Stella Jennings 0

Download the Summer Services Card with details of all our services and sermon series   What does the Lord require? Notes on the Teaching Plan for June to September 2015 Download the notes As we move on into the summer term we shall be continuing with the theme that we started in the spring based around […]

4th Jun 2015 Posted in: News, St John's Stories by Stella Jennings 0

Catriona reports on a 103rd Birthday party: “It’s not every day you get invited to a 103rd birthday party.  So it was quite a treat for a few of us from St John’s to join Ruth Spalton, and some of her relatives for her birthday lunch last Tuesday (3rd). “Ruth lives in Bryony House in […]

2nd Jun 2015 Posted in: News, St John's Stories by Stella Jennings 0

            Pat Brydon shares some insights on why  everyone has a role to play in Welcome Ministry    “Do you agree with this statement? ‘People want to belong before they will believe these days, more often belief comes after the belonging!’ “For a newcomer, coming along to church can be […]

7th May 2015 Posted in: News, St John's Stories by Stella Jennings 0

Alison Earey reports back from a Lay Readers Training Day Recently I attended a Christian Aid Training day for Lay Readers in the diocese. Revd Dr Susan Durber talked about defining justice and the major issues affecting justice in the world. She said that justice is about: • seeing things as they are • having […]

7th May 2015 Posted in: News, St John's Stories by Stella Jennings 0

I am 38 years old and I was in debt from approximately the age of 21, but I was in control of it until a few years ago. I can’t really say what the reason was for being in debt so much, but I kept putting it down to my past. This really wasn’t true, […]

5th May 2015 Posted in: News, St John's Stories by Stella Jennings 0

Helen Nixon reports back from the recent Churches Together in Harborne Forum “At the Churches Together in Harborne (CTH) meeting on 28th April I received this letter from Birmingham Churches Together (BCT), inviting St John’s to sign up to their new website www.standinginthegaps.org.uk. “The Debt Strand and Benefits Advice at The Crossway seem to be relevant […]

22nd Apr 2015 Posted in: News, St John's Stories by Stella Jennings 0

The next meeting of the Forum is at St Mary’s Church, Vivian Road Harborne 7.30pm on Tuesday 28th April. All welcome The speaker at the Forum this time is Michael Waters who will be sharing his experience of debt advice and counselling.  Michael led the Debt Advice Team at The Crossway for many years until recently and […]

9th Apr 2015 Posted in: News, St John's Stories by Stella Jennings 0

Sue Clegg reports on the recent safeguarding sessions: The last of the recent series of three safeguarding sessions has been completed.  These sessions aim to create awareness of the need to keep our ministries safe for children and those more vulnerable adults amongst us;  and indeed everyone whom we welcome to come and join us. […]

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