Weekly Update – 14th July 2013

50th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS A leaflet detailing all the events is now available.  Please pick one up from the back and update your diaries accordingly!

MIND YOUR Ps & Qs You are cordially invited to CTBB’s summer ‘Pie and Pea’ supper (vegetarian option available) with quiz THIS MONDAY, starting 6.30 pm, at the Beacon at Broomhill Methodist Church.  Tickets: £4 for Adults; £2.50 for under 16 years  and available from the back of church.

SERMON SERIES & SEMINARS Christian Beginnings: A Journey through Acts is the title of our summer teaching programme in which we are taking a fresh look at the early Christian movement through the prism of the Acts of the Apostles and explore its significance for today.  Please collect an introductory leaflet from the back of church.

PONDERING THE PARABLES Thursdays at 11am.  All Welcome.

THANK YOU John Wood would like to thank everyone at St Mark’s for the lovely card made by Shan, and for all the appreciative comments after he preached. He had a wonderful celebration of his 90th birthday and felt uplifted by the whole experience.

CRC ANNIVERSARY CONFERENCE To celebrate its 10th and St Mark’s 50th Anniversary CRC has invited James Crossley of Sheffield University to deliver a day conference on ‘The Legacy of Mark’s Gospel,’ – Saturday 14 September, 10.00 am – 4.00 pm; tickets: non-members £12, CRC/PCN; members £10; students £5.  Booking forms on the CRC display.

BROOMHALL FESTIVAL 31st AUG Postponed from 10th.  All offers of help to Sue or Robin Story ASAP please!

CONGO FAIRTRADE COFFEE available from Monday: Sopacdi’s gourmet coffee will be at Sainsbury’s Archer Road (and 300 other larger stores) from this week. It is in 250 gram tins as part of the Taste The Difference range. Please try it and spread the word. This is a trial run. If it sells well it could become part of the permanent range. Thanks, Richard Hide.

400 PARTS PER MILLION For the first time in human history the concentration of Carbon Dioxide has passed 400 parts per million.  See the Climate Notice Board.

GALA DAY at the Sheffield Jesus Centre on Broomspring Lane on Sunday 18 August at 3.00 pm.  There will be a Charity Shop, Charity Auction, Face Painting, Medieval Stocks, Bouncy Castle, Cake Stall, Home-made Cakes and a Craft Stall.  In fact – Fun for all the Family!!  Admission Free.

BROOMHALL FORUM is holding an evening of thanksgiving and reflection on Thursday, 25 July, at the Broomhall Centre, 7.00-9.00 pm, before going into hibernation, awaiting new funding streams.  All friends and supporters are invited.  Food and friendship.

3 PEAKS CHALLENGE I am attempting the 3 Peaks 24 hour Challenge over 19-20 July (Ben Nevis, Scafell and Snowden in 24 hours) to raise funds for PHASE (Practical Help Achieving Self-Empowerment).  Phase Nepal funds nurses to run primary health care clinics in very remote villages in Nepal some up to 6 days walk from the nearest road and transport where there is no other health care. Effectively these young nurses work as GPs, dealing with everything, for 6 months at a time. Phase funds their training, pay, the premises and medication. GP s like myself volunteer for a few weeks at a time to join them in the villages – teaching, mentoring, supporting and living with them. They do a fantastic job!! Please help by donating on line at www.uk.virginmoneygiving.com and putting Dilys Noble in the box ‘sponsor your friend’ the rest is self explanatory. or sign up on the sponsor form at the back of Church.

FUNDING A member of the congregation, unable to access a grant from Student Finance England, urgently needs help with securing funding for the first year of a degree course.  If you know of possible sources of funding or can offer assistance in some other way, please have a word, in the first instance, with Ian.

CARRIES’S WAR Robert Beard will be playing a couple of cameos in a production of ‘Carrie’s War’, based on the classic children’s novel by Nina Bawden, at the Crucible Studio, 13-17 August. For details see Robert or visit http://sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/event/carries-war-13/

BEING HONEST TO GOD 8-10 November 2013. ONLY DAY TICKETS for Saturday, 9 November 2013 are now available for the Being Honest to God Conference at the Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick, Derbyshire. Details on http://www.pcnbritain.org.uk/events or contact Robin Story.

ADMINISTRATOR NEEDED The Development Education Centre (South Yorks.) is looking for an administrator to maintain a busy office, supporting and promoting education work, and monitoring expenditure.  22.5 hrs per week.  For details, please visit www.decsy.org.uk/news The closing date is 21 July 2013.

YOUTH WORKER VACANCY at St. John’s, Ranmoor.  A new role has been created for a youth worker responsible for the faith development of 10 to 17 year olds.  Please see the poster in the foyer for more details.

THE GOLEM & MEANING A play based on the life of Victor E Frankl will be performed on Wednesday 17 July at Sheffield Library Theatre, starting 7.30 pm. ‘Shonaleigh, probably the last Drut’syla in the world (traditionally trained Yiddish storyteller) and 3rd generation Holocaust survivor, works internationally from the USA and Canada to Afghanistan and Eritrea and is performing in Sheffield for one night only with new national theatre company Voices of the Holocaust.’ Tickets: £10 / £12.  Please see the poster in the foyer for more details.

Weekly Update – 14th July 2013

50th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS A leaflet detailing all the events is now available.  Please pick one up from the back and update your diaries accordingly!

MIND YOUR Ps & Qs You are cordially invited to CTBB’s summer ‘Pie and Pea’ supper (vegetarian option available) with quiz THIS MONDAY, starting 6.30 pm, at the Beacon at Broomhill Methodist Church.  Tickets: £4 for Adults; £2.50 for under 16 years  and available from the back of church.

SERMON SERIES & SEMINARS Christian Beginnings: A Journey through Acts is the title of our summer teaching programme in which we are taking a fresh look at the early Christian movement through the prism of the Acts of the Apostles and explore its significance for today.  Please collect an introductory leaflet from the back of church.

PONDERING THE PARABLES Thursdays at 11am.  All Welcome.

THANK YOU John Wood would like to thank everyone at St Mark’s for the lovely card made by Shan, and for all the appreciative comments after he preached. He had a wonderful celebration of his 90th birthday and felt uplifted by the whole experience.

CRC ANNIVERSARY CONFERENCE To celebrate its 10th and St Mark’s 50th Anniversary CRC has invited James Crossley of Sheffield University to deliver a day conference on ‘The Legacy of Mark’s Gospel,’ – Saturday 14 September, 10.00 am – 4.00 pm; tickets: non-members £12, CRC/PCN; members £10; students £5.  Booking forms on the CRC display.

BROOMHALL FESTIVAL 31st AUG Postponed from 10th.  All offers of help to Sue or Robin Story ASAP please!

CONGO FAIRTRADE COFFEE available from Monday: Sopacdi’s gourmet coffee will be at Sainsbury’s Archer Road (and 300 other larger stores) from this week. It is in 250 gram tins as part of the Taste The Difference range. Please try it and spread the word. This is a trial run. If it sells well it could become part of the permanent range. Thanks, Richard Hide.

400 PARTS PER MILLION For the first time in human history the concentration of Carbon Dioxide has passed 400 parts per million.  See the Climate Notice Board.

GALA DAY at the Sheffield Jesus Centre on Broomspring Lane on Sunday 18 August at 3.00 pm.  There will be a Charity Shop, Charity Auction, Face Painting, Medieval Stocks, Bouncy Castle, Cake Stall, Home-made Cakes and a Craft Stall.  In fact – Fun for all the Family!!  Admission Free.

BROOMHALL FORUM is holding an evening of thanksgiving and reflection on Thursday, 25 July, at the Broomhall Centre, 7.00-9.00 pm, before going into hibernation, awaiting new funding streams.  All friends and supporters are invited.  Food and friendship.

3 PEAKS CHALLENGE I am attempting the 3 Peaks 24 hour Challenge over 19-20 July (Ben Nevis, Scafell and Snowden in 24 hours) to raise funds for PHASE (Practical Help Achieving Self-Empowerment).  Phase Nepal funds nurses to run primary health care clinics in very remote villages in Nepal some up to 6 days walk from the nearest road and transport where there is no other health care. Effectively these young nurses work as GPs, dealing with everything, for 6 months at a time. Phase funds their training, pay, the premises and medication. GP s like myself volunteer for a few weeks at a time to join them in the villages – teaching, mentoring, supporting and living with them. They do a fantastic job!! Please help by donating on line at www.uk.virginmoneygiving.com and putting Dilys Noble in the box ‘sponsor your friend’ the rest is self explanatory. or sign up on the sponsor form at the back of Church.

FUNDING A member of the congregation, unable to access a grant from Student Finance England, urgently needs help with securing funding for the first year of a degree course.  If you know of possible sources of funding or can offer assistance in some other way, please have a word, in the first instance, with Ian.

CARRIES’S WAR Robert Beard will be playing a couple of cameos in a production of ‘Carrie’s War’, based on the classic children’s novel by Nina Bawden, at the Crucible Studio, 13-17 August. For details see Robert or visit http://sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/event/carries-war-13/

BEING HONEST TO GOD 8-10 November 2013. ONLY DAY TICKETS for Saturday, 9 November 2013 are now available for the Being Honest to God Conference at the Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick, Derbyshire. Details on http://www.pcnbritain.org.uk/events or contact Robin Story.

ADMINISTRATOR NEEDED The Development Education Centre (South Yorks.) is looking for an administrator to maintain a busy office, supporting and promoting education work, and monitoring expenditure.  22.5 hrs per week.  For details, please visit www.decsy.org.uk/news The closing date is 21 July 2013.

YOUTH WORKER VACANCY at St. John’s, Ranmoor.  A new role has been created for a youth worker responsible for the faith development of 10 to 17 year olds.  Please see the poster in the foyer for more details.

THE GOLEM & MEANING A play based on the life of Victor E Frankl will be performed on Wednesday 17 July at Sheffield Library Theatre, starting 7.30 pm. ‘Shonaleigh, probably the last Drut’syla in the world (traditionally trained Yiddish storyteller) and 3rd generation Holocaust survivor, works internationally from the USA and Canada to Afghanistan and Eritrea and is performing in Sheffield for one night only with new national theatre company Voices of the Holocaust.’ Tickets: £10 / £12.  Please see the poster in the foyer for more details.

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