Rev. Jemima joined us at St. George's on Sunday and led us in our Epiphany Communion. The story of the wise men following the star reminds us that Jesus' birth is about God showing himself to humanity - not just to the Jewish people, like Mary, Joseph and the shepherds, but to everyone throughout the world. As Rev. Jemima reminded us, that doesn't just mean the wise men but means us here in Newtown and in Birmingham. In obeying God and sharing God's love we are revealing Him to all peoples today.
PCC members are reminded that our next meeting is on Sunday 14th January, immediately following our 10.30am service.
A very Happy New Year to you all!
As many of you will know, we are once again hosting the Birmingham churches night shelter this winter. For the next 6 Saturday nights (from 6 Jan to 10 Feb) we will be hosting 12 homeless men in our church, providing them with dinner, a warm and safe place to sleep, and breakfast the following morning. We offer a warm welcome to all of them, and to our friends from St. Boniface in Quinton who are working alongside us in this project.
For further details on how you can get involved, please contact Ruth King or any of the church leaders. We will need help with setting up the room (on Saturday early evening), cooking breakfast and clearing up (on Sunday morning), and, if you can, financial support for the meals we are providing. Finally, of course, do remember the night shelter in your prayers.
"For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in" (Matthew 25:35).