Church Notices

Hello everyone, latest notices from Churches and The Circuit Office
David Barker
David Barker's funeral is on Monday 28th January. It will be 12:15pm at Streetly Crematorium followed by a service of Thanksgiving at Central Hall at 1;15pm.
Films at Central Hall
Central Hall continues with its popular programme of films during 2019.   The following dates have now been set :-

Saturday 16 February  The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society

Saturday 27 April

Saturday 22 June

Saturday 17 August       Something suitable for children

Saturday 16 November

Possible films include Kinky Boots, The History Boys and A Private Function.  Ring Christine Gregory on 01922 721643 about a week in advance to check what is showing on a particular date.   

All start at 3.00 pm and all cost £2 per person, no advance booking necessary.  Refreshments and drinks are also on sale during the interval.    Everyone welcome.

Invitation to Walsall for All
On behalf of Walsall Council’s Community, Equality and Cohesion team, I would like to invite you to the formal launch of ‘Walsall for All’.
Join us for speeches to launch the event, entertainment for all ages, including music, dance and poetry, presentations and more details about the 'Walsall for All' programme, including information stalls and ways to get involved. Food and refreshments will be provided, from 6.30pm onwards. 
Please note that you need to sign up in advance for this. 
Date: Thursday 31st January
Time: 5.00pm to 7.30pm (arrive from 4.30pm onwards)
Venue: Forest Arts Centre (Hawbush Rd, Walsall, WS3 1AG)

Just a reminder that if anyone would like any thing circulated in the weekly notices then could you please let me know by 12pm on Thursdays please.
Circuit Administrator, Walsall Methodist Circuit.
Circuit Office c/o Central Hall, Ablewell Street, WS1 2EQ
01922 474053 

Courageous Event
2nd March 2019 at Telford Innovation Campus, 11am-7pm
You are invited to a day of courageous and exciting activities, from bush tucker trials to testimony building, as part of the Wolverhampton and Shrewsbury District's courageous-themed year.  TheCourageous Day Out will be packed full of fun, with courageous activities, speakers, worship and workshops, planned and inspired by the young people of our District, for young people and adults of all ages!  With special guests Michaela Youngson & Bala Gnanapragasam (President & Vice-President of Methodist Conference), Jasmine Yeboah (Methodist Youth President) and Michael Ipgrave (Bishop of Lichfield), comedy from award-winning comedian, Andy Kind, plus loads more...!
Please click on this link for tickets:
"Save the date" - Sunday 3rd March 2019, 10:30am
The president of conference, Revd Michaela Youngson is coming to preach in our circuit as part of the official visit to the District. We have been asked to hold this as a circuit service, and it will be advertised around the District as such. Therefore, other than Darlaston who have already made Church anniversary plans, there will be no other services on that morning in the circuit. You are all invited to come and hear Michaela at Central Hall at 10:30am, and please encourage others to come along, as this is a rare opportunity to hear the president and share worship together. 
As many of you know, parking at Central Hall itself is limited but there is ample parking around the church, and it would be encouraged for people to travel together where possible. if anyone does require a disabled space reserving at Central Hall please contact Cherish in the circuit office ASAP. 
Many Thanks 
(On behalf of the circuit staff) 
Quiz at Central Hall

We are holding a quiz at Central Hall on Saturday 16 February starting at 3pm.  The cost per team of 4 people is £16, which includes cake and tea during the interval.  Please ring 01922 627280 to book your place.  If you are an individual, please ring anyway and we will try to place you with others to make a team.  We hope you will be able to join with us.


Just a reminder that on Saturday 2nd February Darlaston have their 'Spud & Pud' event from 11am. 

Invitation to Holocaust Memorial Day

We would like to take this opportunity to invite you to our annual Holocaust Memorial Day event, which will be held at St Paul's Church on Thursday 24th January 2019, beginning at 6.00pm.
 Holocaust Memorial Day is observed every year on the day that the Auschwitz concentration camp was liberated by Allied Troops.  It is an opportunity to commemorate all victims of genocide, to raise awareness of the dangers of predujice and hatred, and to commit ourselves to work toward unity and cohesion within our own community.
 This year, St Paul's Church in partnership with Walsall Council, NashDom and Black Country Innovate are hosting a Holocaust Memorial Day evening that will explore Porajmos, the Roma Holocaust of World War Two.
 Walsall has a large and vibrant Roma community, and we feel it is important to acknowledge and commemorate all that they suffered during the Second World War.  The evening will also be an opportunity to explore Roma culture and food, and to welcome the Roma community to Walsall.
 We will be joined by representatives from the Jewish and Roma Communities, and our special guest speaker will be Petr Torak, MBE.
 It would be wonderful if you could join us to mark this important event and join us as we say, 'Never Again'.
 If you would like to join us, please could you RSVP for your free ticket?  (See link below)