Making meaning through movies

Saturday 14 January, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Balsall Heath Church Centre

movie house 1179538 1600x1200.jpg.576x270 q100 cropWe all enjoy a good story, and watching a film helps us to explore how our own story intersects with the story of the film and also God's story. Come and join me for a day exploring links between film, theology and reflective practice. To register please contact Brenda in the Benefice Office.

See http://www.cofebirmingham.com/events/view/making-meaning-through-movies/ for more information

Prayer Circle

Tuesday 10 January, 7:30 p.m., St Mary’s West Room

We will focus on Promoting Peace Here and Everywhere. Please bring a Bible and an item which reminds you of peace, and/or one which reminds you of conflict.

Churches Together in Moseley Christmas Cards

Very many thanks to all who delivered the ‘Churches Together in Moseley’ Christmas Cards.

Jill Adams and Liz Blakey

Christmas Day Together 2016

Sunday 25 December, 12 noon – 3:30 p.m.

The benefice is once again hosting this event.

Christmas Dinner, Friendship and Fun!

It is open to all who may be alone on Christmas Day. If you would like to attend please ring the church office on 0121 449 2243 or 07538 103500 to book your place. Helpers also required! (on the day or before).

Christmas Card Boards

For members of the congregation who wish to participate, there will be Christmas Card Boards set up in both churches for you to display one Christmas card to all church members. The idea is that money saved can then be donated to charity.

Thank you

Thank you to all of you who have supported me with your prayers, cards and messages which are a great comfort at this very sad time; we will be arranging a service in church to celebrate Chris's life some time in the new year and hope you will be able to join us.

Ann Andrew

The Church Office …

… will be closed from Friday 23 December, re-opening on Tuesday 3 January 2017. Notices for inclusion on the combined ChristmasDay/New Year's Day pew leaflet should be submitted by Tuesday 20 December. Thankyou.

Christingle Preparation …

christingleFriday 23 December, 10:00 a.m. – 12 noon, St Mary’s West Room.

Time for Christingle Sticks. Please see if you can spare half-an-hour to prepare the ‘fruits of the earth’ ready for our Christingles.

Volunteers requested: 9 to 99 years!

… and Assembly

Saturday 24 December, 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., St Mary’s West Room

Sticks + Oranges + Sweets = Christingles.

Volunteers requested: 9 to 99 years!

Confirmation & Curry

Sunday 11 December 2016, 10:00 a.m., St Mary's Church

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Today, Bishop David is confirming a number of Moseley folk, and we have invited our friends from KSIMC Clifton Road Mosque to come and observe this rite of passage. For those who have booked in advance, there will be a curry at 12:30 p.m. provided by the Priya Restaurant which is situated just across the road from St Mary’s.

Gift Brochures

Practical Action and Embrace the Middle East are being supported by St Anne’s this year. Gift Brochures from both charities are available at the back of the church.