|MONDAY marks the centenary of Britain’s entry into World War I. The church will be open for private prayer and reflection. Our commemorations as a community will revolve around Remembrance Sunday.
CHURCH WEEKEND AWAY Following the success of our weekend in 2012, we have booked the Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick, for 18-20 September 2015. This is definitely one not to miss. For all ages and outlooks!
HOPE FOR THE FUTURE are looking for a new campaign assistant from the beginning of September. Ten hours a week. If you are interested contact Michael Bayley (258 5248 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
STATIONS OF LIFE LETTING GO is the title of our third Station of Life, to be found in the font area of church.
BROOMHILL FESTIVAL Please check if you left a container from the festival and either collect it from the flower room or speak to Briony Tayler. Many thanks.
BROOMHALL FESTIVAL – 30 August – celebrates food & festivities with open allotments, tours around the Community Gardens, cooking demos, stalls, afternoon tea at the Broomhall Centre and family fun at the Jesus Centre. Volunteers to help and offers of home-baked scones, jam and cream(!) please. Many thanks. Sue H.
“WITH OR WITHOUT GOD”. Wednesday, 24 and Saturday, 27 September 2014: London and Oxford. Gretta Vosper will speak about post-theist Christianity and the role of the church. Details
|CAR WASH AND CAKE SALE to raise funds for the Broomhall Girls’ Club weekend away. The girls will be washing cars during the 10am Service on Sunday 17 August and selling home baking afterwards. If you’d like your car washing please park in the church car park and put a sign in your windscreen “Please wash Me!” For more information ask Sue H or Isabel L-J.
EXHIBITION & SALE OF WORK An exhibition of the late Alan Birchall’s work continues to be on display at the back of church TODAY! Paintings can be purchased and will be sold to the highest bidder with all proceeds donated to Alan’s designated charities.
CTBB REVIEW Each partner church is engaging in its own conversations. All interested in considering St Mark’s position please bring lunch and stay after church NEXT SUNDAY to discuss current strengths and weaknesses, eg – joint Services and shared projects such as Broomhall Breakfast, Girls’ Youth Club and Work with Older People. Vital that we hear your views. Robert Beard, Sue H.
CREATING UNCOMMON WORSHIP is the title of our morning together with Canon Richard Giles, an internationally-acclaimed authority on liturgical worship, on Saturday 27 September, 9.30 am – 1.30 pm. Richard will help us to think about how we can enrich our worship through creative use of movement and space as well as in other ways. Further details out soon.
CRC AUTUMN CONFERENCE Rowan Williams will lead a day on the theme, ‘Faith in search of understanding today,’ on Saturday 8 November, 10.00 am – 3.30 pm. Tickets: £18 (non-members); £15 (CRC/PCN); £5 (students/unwaged). Places are going quickly so book early!
|MUSICIANS: ST MARK’S NEEDS YOU! Do you sing in the shower? How would you like to sing in St Mark’s Choir instead? We rehearse weekly on Thursdays, 6.30-8pm to prepare for our contributions to Sunday morning worship. Do you play an instrument? How would you like to lead the music at a Sunday morning Service or a Night Service? St Mark’s is looking to hear more and more from our talented congregation, and to get all of our musicians involved! For more information please email the Director of Music (email@example.com)
SYRIA, WAR AND REFUGEES A workshop from 1900 to 2100 on Thursday 14 August at Houlden Hall, next to St Marie’s Cathedral. Organised by South Yorkshire Migration and Asylum Action Group. All welcome.
NIGHT SERVICE now has its own website thanks to David and Liz Anson. Check it out: www.nightservice.org.uk.
NIGHT SERVICE BBQ You are cordially invited to a ‘bring and share’ BBQ TONIGHT at 6.00 pm on St Mark’s Green. This event is open to all and provides an ideal opportunity to meet members from other congregations. Check out the Night Service website for full details.
UPCOMING PCN CONFERENCES:
“GODLY MAYHEM”. 14 – 16 November 2014: Swanwick, Derbyshire. The Progressive Christianity Network (PCN) in association with the Student Christian Movement has invited Peter Rollins to lead this residential weekend conference.
|ACCOMMODATION Would you be willing and able to offer some temporary lodging for Joe Warburton? It would be for a short period only. For more details please speak to Joe or Anne in the office.
DONALD SMITH On Monday, Josie Smith informed us that Donald had died early that morning, peacefully at home with her by his side. Donald was an inspiring, faith-filled and loving man who had just celebrated 60 years as a Methodist lay preacher. He was greatly loved here at St Mark’s, serving for many years as the Methodist Observer on the PCC, and was a founding member of Churches Together in Broomhill and Broomhall as well as an enthusiastic supporter of St Mark’s CRC. His funeral will take place at the Beacon, Broomhill, on Friday 8 August at 2.00pm.
CONGRATULATIONS! To Jane and Fran Marr whose baby Anna was born on Wednesday 23 July. Mother and baby home, and all doing well.
BROOMHILL LIBRARY Our much-loved local library will close in October unless enough volunteers come forward. An enthusiastic group is working to ensure that this valuable community asset has a future. More volunteers are urgently needed. People with all manner of skills and experience will be most welcome. Training sessions (provided by SCC) are available. If you might like to volunteer – even if only for a few hours – please contact Helen Orton, 266 2128 or