|DID YOU KNOW that our weekly newssheets are currently posted on St Mark’s Website where details can be picked up by internet search engines? Contributors, please only include details you are happy to be picked up by a Google search. For further information, please contact a member of the clergy.
HISTORY OF ST MARK’S Copies are on the Card Stall in the entrance lobby for a bargain price of £5 and will make ideal Christmas or birthday presents.
BROOMHALL CENTRE is holding an Open Day and AGM on Saturday 25 October, 2.00pm to 6.00pm. This will give a good overview of everything the Centre has to offer. Refreshments are available and all are welcome. For more details see the poster in the foyer.
HOPE FOR THE FUTURE Do have a look at the article by Bishop Stephen in the Church Times recently. It is on the Hope for the Future notice board under the screen giving details of how much our PV panels have generated.
CHURCH ACTION ON POVERTY 6TH ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE will tour city centre projects THIS SATURDAY 9.15 am to 2.30 pm. All welcome. If interested, please contact Sarah Baker at email@example.com or 07949682050.
TODAY Julie Upton will be installed as Honorary Canon of the Cathedral, along with Mary Gregory and Peter Rainford. It is at 4.00 pm and all are welcome.
FRIENDSHIP CLUB Wednesdays from 1.30 to 2.30 in the church lounge. 15 Oct: FORUM meeting, with Kirsty from Fire and Rescue Services. All welcome. Modest charge. Details: Rosalind 268 1426
CRC AUTUMN CONFERENCE Rowan Williams will lead a day on the theme, ‘Faith in search of understanding today,’ on Saturday 8 November. See CRC stall for more info. Places are going quickly so book early!
|WWI MEMORABILIA Do you have any photographs, letters or other items relating to WWI that you would be willing to lend for an exhibition at St. Mark’s? If so, please contact Mike Hunt (285 1473) or Anne Padget in the office.
KNIT & NATTERMany thanks to people who have donated wool. All are welcome to come and knit, crochet, etc. on 18th October from 10.30 to 12 noon. Future dates are 15th November and 6th December. Further info from Alison (2214578) or Jennie (2303718).
JOIN CHRISTIAN AID’S PUSH for action on CLIMATE CHANGE THIS SATURDAY & SUNDAY! Set aside time to act and pray for our climate. Ideas at christianaid.org.uk/actnow/climate-justice.
DIOCESAN CENTENARY EUCHARIST at Sheffield Cathedral on Sunday 23 November at 4.00pm with the Archbishop of York. Tickets on a first-come first-served basis. Please see https://www.eventbrite.com/e/diocesan-centenary-celebration-with-the-archbishop-of-york-tickets-11915127467
OBSERVATION & IMAGINATION is the name of an exhibition of artwork being held by our very own Kay Aitch at the Creative Arts Hub in Mirfield between 1 & 25 October. Please see the poster in the foyer for more details.
SHEFFIELD MACULAR GROUP
with a membership of over 50 people with sight loss is urgently looking for a sighted Honorary Secretary to take over in February 2015. For further details please contact Robin Story: 0114 236 2251 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
INTERFAITH IN FICTION Tues 21 October at 2.30 pm Shirley House. Admission free but donations welcome. To book tel: 255 4962 or e-mail email@example.com See the poster in foyer for more details.
|GARDENING MORNING 1 NOVEMBER Please join us between 9.00 and 12.00 to tidy the church grounds and undertake some weeding and clearing. If possible, please also bring gardening tools. Mike Hunt
OCTOBER is ‘Getting to know one another’ month when we are invited to meet new members, relearn the names of existing ones we’ve forgotten and introduce ourselves to those we’ve never found opportunity to talk to before. To help with all this, please wear a Name Badge (labels and pens in the pews and at the back) and try our October Challenge to find (i) someone at St Mark’s who was born in the same month as you and (ii) someone whose photo is not in the church album and, with their permission, to take a shot and email it to Shan.
OFFERTORY GIVING CARDS are available for those who give by some other means apart from the weekly envelope. Please collect one.
BOOK RECALL Ian would be grateful for the return on any books he lent out during his time at St Mark’s. Guaranteed amnesty for long-term borrowers!
HUNGRY FOR JUSTICE There is a meeting at Doncaster Minster at 2 pm THIS SATURDAY when Caroline Flint, Shadow Secretary of State for the Department of Energy & Climate Change will be speaking. Voltaire, an inspirational speaker from the Philippines, will also speak. This is an important meeting. We need to get as many people to it as possible. Contact Michael Bayley for more details (258 5248).
|HARVEST A big thank you to everyone who contributed to last Sunday’s celebration. The church looked beautiful, by all accounts the service was fruitful as was the delightful church family lunch. Also, over £250 was raised for the Archer Project. Thank you indeed.
EXPLORING OUR JOURNEY
3: God. How can we talk about God? Do we? Enquirers and established church members welcome. Sundays 6-8pm Upstairs Room. Sue H and Briony T.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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!