Are you able to help with the needs below?

This webpage has been created to highlight the needs of individual people, the Church and wider community.

If you are able to help, please contact the person indicated below (when named), the Church Leadership, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Our Messages Please Help

2018 Shoe Box Appeal

Have you got time to spare, to help the team at the local depot, as they prepare for the distribution of this year’s Shoe-Box Appeal? 
The Samaritans Purse ‘Operation Christmas Child’ base is in Oldbury, and they would be grateful if you can help them with their work over the next few days. Their address is: Samaritans Purse., Unit 1, Junction 2 Industrial Estate, Demuth Way, Oldbury Birmingham B69 4LT

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Vestry Team

We are asking if anyone would consider going on the Vestry Rota. At the moment we are stretched, and could really do with some help. If you would consider going on the rota, training would be given, and you would be working with someone. Please have a word with Paul Raybould if you are interested.


Please Spread The News

The 1st Gornal Girls' Brigade is recruiting new members! If you are aged 4½ - 14, then why not join us for: Craft - Quizzes - Cookery - Bible Stories - Fundraising - Games – Badgework. We meet at Five Ways Methodist Church on a Monday evening 6pm - 8pm (term time). For more information, please call 01902 677305 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Property Coordinator Needed

The church is currently seeking someone to coordinate all matters relating to the church building and its routine maintenance. This job would coordinate repair & maintenance work, and the church maintenance team. The job would be to oversee any repair or maintenance work, either via the team for routine maintenance or to obtain quotations to get works completed and to make the arrangement. Enquiries can be made to the Church Leadership Team.

Zoar Tots


If anyone is available on a Friday morning it'd be great to have more Church help with Zoar Tots. If you can help with putting toys out and away that'd be really useful. Also, it'd be great to have more Church people to be a Christian presence, and make relationships with people on a Friday morning. If you can help at all, please contact Alish Donnison on Tel: 07807-097317.

URGENT - Springs Food Bank @ Upper Gornal Methodist Church

The foodbank stocks are still in short supply. Please help to restock the shelves and support Springs Foodbank, based at Upper Gornal Methodist Church. All you give, no matter how much or how little, does make a difference to those needy families and individuals who seek help from us. 

The Foodbank is currently in need of:

1. Small boxes of low sugar breakfast cereal;
2. UHT milk;
3. Fruit juice;
3. Tinned fruit;
4. Tins and packets of Soup;
5. Potatoes; 
6. Spaghetti;
7. Small jars of coffee;

8. Baby foods and nappies;
9. Toilet rolls;
10. Deodorants, gel & shampoo (male & female)
11. Face cloths & sponges

If you can help, please bring what you can to Church.

Oakwood Prison Ministry

If anyone feels they could contribute to the chaplaincy work at Oakwood Prison (at Featherstone, Wolverhampton) by collecting toiletries for the men, craft resources for the children's work in the visitor centre, or by donating rucksacks they no longer need for released prisoners to carry their clothes in, rather than the bin bag they are provided with, I would be so chuffed!

I would also welcome new volunteers who feel they could give a couple of hours a week just being alongside families in the visitor centre... it's such a wonderful opportunity just to be a Christian presence in a place that can feel harsh and alien to those visiting. You don't need to be an expert in anything... just willing to be there to make tea, listen, tidy-up, listen, water the plants, listen, draw daft pictures with children, listen, smile and listen.

I can't pay for your time... I can't even pay your expenses... but I can promise you will come alive as you serve the least of these. 

If you can help, please email Sue Culver, whose email address is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Help needed?

Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you, or someone you know, needs help. Your request will then be uploaded to this webpage. 

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