Sunday Service from QMC
The service on Sunday 31 January will be streamed live from Church via the QMC YouTube page. Led by Tiras Dainty-Share, the service commences at 11am.
An accompanying worship sheet will be available for download as soon as it is released.
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.
Pandemic and vaccine scams
Be aware that criminals are operating a number of pandemic scams and particularly in relation to receiving the CV-19 vaccine.
Birmingham District and Quinton Methodist Church have become aware of this and have issued this important advice notice which should be read as a matter of urgency.
More information and useful links regarding scams in general can be found on the Avoiding Scams page.
Holocaust Memorial Day
Holocaust Memorial Day this year falls on Wednesday 27 January. Our service of remembrance had been planned for Sunday 17 January but in the meantime it was decided to close the Church due to the ongoing pandemic. However, we have made available the Order of Worship which features links to hymns on YouTube to provide an opportunity to remember the day at home.
It is now possible to donate to QMC online. The portal is operated by Give A Little who provide the contactless payment system used in Church.
Pastoral Letter for January
Rev Mucharutya Chisvo, Superintendent Minister for Birmingham (West) & Oldbury Circuit, has written a Pastoral Letter for January which is available to read on the Reflections page.
Previous pastoral letters, messages and reflections can be found in the Reflections Archive.
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.
Food banks: how you can help
In these difficult times 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.
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.