Sunday Worship at Church
Worship on 18 April takes place within the Church building. The service commences at 11am and is led by John Cowan.
Restrictions remain in force. Information about procedures can be found on the Attending Worship page.
Download the Worship Sheet to help you follow the service.
For those unable to attend Church at this time a schedule of online services can be found on the Calendar page and more information on the Online Worship page.
Worship at home
The Methodist Church has produced a short act of worship for 18 April to enable you to worship at home. There are live links in the PDF document to short performances on YouTube. There is also a large print version of the service.
Recent worship sheets can be found on the Online Worship page.
As attending Church may be difficult for some in these restricted circumstances it still possible to contribute to QMC using the online offertory. The portal is operated by Give A Little who provide the contactless payment system used in Church.
Birmingham District service
Sunday 18 February at 10.30am
Birmingham District will be broadcasting a live-streamed worship service at 10.30am on Sunday 18 April via Facebook Live (Facebook account NOT required) and also the Birmingham District YouTube channel.
The accompanying Streamed Worship Service Sheet will assist you in joining the worship.
Duke of Edinburgh: Book of Condolence
Following the recent announcement of the death of the Duke of Edinburgh an online Book of Condolence is available for those who wish to leave a message. A selection of messages will be passed onto members of the Royal Family, and may be held in the Royal Archives for posterity.
Food banks: continuing help required
Although social situations are being relaxed please remember that many face continuing difficulties through no fault of their own and that our local food banks are finding that their services are in more demand than ever.
Two food banks serve our catchment area: Quinton & Oldbury Food Bank and Black Country Food Bank. Although items cannot be accepted at Church, depending on prevailing regulations it may be possible to physically donate items directly: please check first with the food bank regarding arrangements. However, the food banks also have a means of receiving monetary donations via their websites.
Pandemic and vaccine scams
Be aware that criminals are continuing to operate a number of pandemic scams. Typically these concern receiving the CV-19 vaccine and pleas for money for some urgent situation. Also, the usual scams where criminals pretend to represent banks, businesses, services, official or government organisations, etc., or require assistance in the transfer of money, or claim that a computer or some other device has been compromised in some way are continuing, and that these activities are broadening as criminals become increasingly ingenious in their methods.
Please be alert and keep in mind that criminals are able cover up the true origin of their messages with false telephone numbers and are able to make emails appear to originate from a friend, reputable person or organisation in a convincing manner.
Birmingham District and Quinton Methodist Church have become aware of the vaccine scam and have issued this important advice notice. The coronavirus vaccine, which is being rolled out across the country by the NHS, is completely free of charge. No one will be asked to pay for the vaccine or share their bank details. Information about the vaccine and its distribution can be found on the Black Country & West Birmingham
NHS COVID-19 Vaccination Service site.
More information and useful links regarding scams in general can be found on the Avoiding Scams page.
On Easter Day our Easter Cross was placed outside of the Church and decorated with flowers from members of the congregation for passing members of the local community to enjoy.
Pastoral Letter for Easter
Rev Nutan Suray has written a pastoral letter for Easter which ia available to read on the Messages, Reflections & Prayers page.
An Easter Greeting from MWiB
Birmingham District Methodist Women in Birmingham President 2021 Jackie Hartrey has written a message for this special time in her Easter Greeting.
Raise funds for QMC as you shop
Quinton Methodist Church has teamed up with Give as you Live Online who provide a free and easy way to raise funds for charities simply by shopping online.
It costs nothing to join and there are over 4,000 stores taking part in the scheme, including well-known names such as M&S, Boots, Argos, B&Q and Sky. After signing up it’s just a matter of visiting the Give as you Live page and selecting the store where you wish to shop. You are then sent to the store’s website where you shop in the normal way. In this way any purchases you make will automatically generate funds for the Church.
To join the scheme visit the dedicated Give as you Live QMC page.
You will find more information about how the scheme works on the Offertory page and also on the Give as you Live website.
QMC on Instagram
In addition to our Facebook and Twitter feeds Quinton Methodist Church now has an account with photo and video sharing social networking service Instagram. The Instagram app allows users to upload media which can be shared publicly or with pre-approved followers and can be accessed via the QMC Instagram page.
Information about pastoral care arrangements, taking care of yourself and those around you and for those self-isolating can be accessed via the Help during the Pandemic page.
The coronavirus crisis has seen a large shift to online life from shopping to maintaining social contact with friends. Information for getting started on Facebook plus general advice and resources for spotting and avoiding bogus emails and scams and staying safe online can be found on Help with Online Life page.