It is autumn time and time for harvest. The leaves are changing colour, falling to the ground, the fruit on the trees has been picked, the fields of corn harvested. Produce has been stored, harvests gathered in. Well that is a traditional view, but the reality is that with a short drive to the supermarket we can get whatever produce we may need or want, fruits in and out of season.
We can all too easily miss the rhythm of the seasons and the change from summer to autumn and then to winter, it can all be too much of a nuisance and annoyance. We have to turn the central heating on, take note of the clouds and carry an umbrella, wear winter woollies and so on. We may want everything to stay the same, as in long warm summer days. But we know that it can’t. The seasons move on.
Seasons and rhythm are important aspects of God’s created order. It’s not just the seasons of the year that have a rhythm. If we sit and think about it and feel it, the whole of life has seasons and rhythm. There are seasons of growth and dormancy, of joy and sadness, of work and relaxation. Those of us who have had children know all too well these seasons as we see them in our children; seasons to leave home and then come back, to move on in life, to marry and have children.
This is an invitation to visit the website and look at the Bulletin for the
latest Diocesan Information
Future Services and Events at St Anne’s Church
Messy Church (End of school day till 5:00 pm)
17th November -
26th January – Epiphany
We have a weekly Sunday Club, which meets during the 11:00 service,
in the main church hall. The sessions are quite varied and activities
could include: Bible stories told in creative ways, dressing up, acting out,
puppets, building with Lego, games, dancing to CD, playing percussion
instruments and there is always at least one craft activity….. more
This year is the Brownie section's hundredth Birthday.
Brownies are celebrating in their packs, with others locally, at County,
Regionally and Nationally. They are holding parties, special fun day events
called Star Quest and sleepovers.
St. Anne's Youth
We meet on Tuesday evening from
7.30pm until 9pm,
in St. Anne's Church Hall. Cost is £1.
Our age range is from 15 – 20 years. We play games such as table tennis and snooker, do crafts. hold quizzes, watch films and enjoy theme evenings.
WOMEN’S WORLD DAY OF PRAYER
WWDP is an international, interdenominational service held on the first Friday of March each year
The churches of West Heath and Longbridge are now part of the
Cotteridge and Kings Norton group of churches.
The service for 2017 was held at
St Anne’s Church, Alvechurch Road, West Heath, Birmingham B31 3JT
The focus country this year is the Philippines with the theme
“Am I being unfair to you?”.
Click on picture of Home Image: Taal Volcano and Lake by Zenaida Maturan for WDP 2017 Philippines for more information of this year’s focus
St Anne’s Choir
At Concert on Oct 1st. St Anne’s birthday