|SARAH COLVER WELCOME!
Welcome to our new Associate Vicar and her family! There is a card for Sarah at the back of church – please do add your greetings so that we can give it to her! Sue
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE AT ST MARK’S! You have welcomed us so warmly and with such wonderful hospitality. Becoming the Associate Vicar feels very different to starting a placement as a curate, and demands a different way of attending to the community – so in many ways I feel like I’m starting all over again. But we are all very grateful for your support, and would ask that you continue to hold us in your thoughts and prayers as we continue to settle in…. Sarah, Stephen and Aran (and Ellie too).
HOPE FOR THE FUTURE Another chance to hear about exciting developments in the campaign TODAY at 11.30am in the upstairs room. A leaflet is available at the back of the church.
FRIENDSHIP CLUB Wednesdays in the church lounge at 1.30pm. THIS WEDNESDAY “Reminiscences”.
Visitors welcome. Modest charge.
Details: Rosalind on 268 1426
JOURNEY TO JUSTICE need volunteer attendants for its human rights exhibition at the Art House, Carver Street, from Monday, 30 May to Friday, 24 June 2016.There are two sessions each day: 10.00 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. and 1.30 to 5.00 p.m. Training will be given. For details contact Robin Story (0114 236 2251 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
FAMILY FOR A STUDENT? Jenny Tsim is a PhD student from Hong Kong and is keen to have a link to a St Mark’s family. Please contact Jennie Martin (email@example.com
|GARDEN PARTY – HELP NEEDED! The Broomhill Festival is getting nearer and we now really need people who can either help to organise or simply be part of the team for the Garden Party on Saturday 18th June. Please speak to Jane or Anne Padget for more details. Many thanks.
ISIS AND KURDISTAN THIS WEDNESDAY at 6.00pm at the Hicks Building, Sheffield University. The Politics Society, in collaboration with SYMAAG, will be discussing the Kurdish struggle against ISIS with BBC World Service reporter Jiyar Gol and Politics Doctoral Candidate Zana Gulmohamad. Dr Lisa Stampnitzky from the Politics Department will moderate. Manuch
AGM of SYMAAG (South Yorkshire Migration and Asylum Action Group) will be at 7 pm on Thursday 12 May at the Quaker Meeting House. (Tea and coffee from 630 pm.) The keynote speaker is Louise Haigh MP for Sheffield Heeley, talking about child refugees and the asylum scene more generally. All welcome. David Price
THE DIVIDE is being nationally released in the UK from 31 May. Your early chance to see it is THIS WEDNESDAY at 7pm at the Quaker Meeting House, hosted by Sheffield Equality Trust. The film is a powerful demonstration of what happens when the rich get richer. It has been reviewed in the press as “a remarkable piece of work”. You can pre-book a place at www.facebook.com/events/
PERSPECTIVES ON THE EU REFERENDUM A CTBB meeting is planned for 6pm on Sunday 5 June in the Upper Room. There will be short talks by speakers from our congregations on aspects of the EU, and time for discussion. David Price 296 0806.
|A VERY BIG THANK YOU to all at St. Mark’s who contributed to the Nepalese event. We raised an amazing £1000 for PHASE and for all those affected by the aftermath of the earthquake in Nepal, that happened a year ago. Many thanks.
CHURCH ACTION ON POVERTY AGM 2016 Tuesday 7th June 7 – 9pm.
Coffee/tea available from 6.30. Quaker Meeting House, St James St. Key note speaker: Rt. Rev David Walker, Bishop of Manchester All are very welcome, to hear the speaker and to discuss our activities, and plans for 2016-17. Please see the poster in the foyer for more details.
SOLAR PANELS FOR SCHOOLS
Sheffield Renewables has some Urban Community Energy Funding to install solar PV panels on schools but the schools are proving difficult to engage with. If you have any links with a school in Sheffield that doesn’t already have solar PV on the roof, please get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org and she will let you know if the school is on their list. It could prove a good earner for them, as it has for St Marks. Michael Miller
588046788021095/ For more information contact Jason on 07956 384142.
Michael and Pauline Miller
PETITION FOR REFUGEES IN LESBOS My husband has been working with students from Sheffield University in Lesbos, where now they are no longer allowed access to the refugees and all the camps have been turned into detention camps for deportation. He has since set up a petition against this. It is really important and we could use your help. To find out more and to sign visit: https://secure.avaaz.org/en/petition/
human_beings_from_Europe/?kzIXskb Many thanks. Hannah Jones
|FUNDRAISING FOR MIND NEXT SUNDAY I’ll be running the Leeds Half Marathon in aid of Mind who do brilliant work supporting people struggling with their mental health. Any donations would be much appreciated via https://www.justgiving.com/Sarah-Moore50 Thank you! Sarah Moore.
BROOMHALL BREAKFAST We are currently struggling with a lack of volunteers and need more helpers for the Broomhall breakfast. This takes places every Friday morning at St. Andrew’s URC. If you would be interested in helping, please contact Jane Harley at email@example.com. Manuch
CHRISTIAN AID WEEK and MAY DAY TREKPlease see fliers at the back. Helen Hillman, Sam Faulds & Alison Tolson
CLEANER WANTED for elderly resident in a flat in Crosspool. Please contact Caroline Fisher on 230 9824.
GIFT AID Thanks to all who have returned their signed yellow Gift Aid forms. If you have not yet done so, please do ASAP! Thanks. Judith Pitchforth
STORAGE SPACE NEEDED Do you have any space for a few packing boxes? Also looking to store a narrow bookshelf, a small dressing table and bed frame (stores flat). If you think you may be able to help, I’d be very grateful. Spare packing boxes would also be much appreciated. Contact Donna firstname.lastname@example.org or via Anne in the office.
STUDENT NURSE SPONSORS We’re looking for sponsors for students at the nursing school attached to the hospital I am working at in Uganda. This is a chance to change the life of a student & their family and to build the capacity of the hospital. The fees are approx. £600/year. If you’re interested or want more information please email at email@example.com Ceri Gallivan