|LIFE AND DEATH MATTERS CAFE begins THIS TUESDAY. It is a new venture that will meet on Tuesday mornings in the lounge between 10.30am and 12noon. It is a safe, open and respectful place where people can talk about all matters relating to life and death. All are welcome. Please take flyers and distribute them. Thank you. Jane Padget
HARVEST FESTIVAL We will again be selling preserves to support Christian Aid, so all you wonderful bottlers please get picking, pickling, preserving, and jam- and chutney-making ready for Harvest Festival on 18th September. There are jars in the vicarage garage if you’re short. Have fun! International Committee
HARVEST SUPPER – Pie and Peas, 6pm, Sunday 18 September; tickets available from today, £3 and £1 – get yours now! All are welcome to follow this by joining us at with Night Service, which will be a Taize service that evening.
Briony and Sue
SNOW DROP CLOTHES SWAP EVENING 21st October. We are holding a clothes swap and social evening on Friday 21st October in aid of the Snow Drop Project. This aims to provide an opportunity for people to give new life to ‘gently worn’ but unwanted clothes. We are asking in advance for donations of unwanted clothes in good condition, and inviting people to come along on the evening, make a donation and find something to take away. We will be collecting clothes from the beginning of October, and would love more people to help both on the evening and in the preparation the previous week. Please contact Rosie (firstname.lastname@example.org), Alice (email@example.com) or Becca (Beccallen18@gmail.com) for more details.
|ALTERNATIVE CHALICE From now on we shall be offering an option of non-alcoholic wine at Communion. If you would prefer this cup, please bring the newsletter with you to the rail or indicate to the chalice assistant. Thank you for your patience while we establish the best way to administer this choice. Sue
ALL AGE WORSHIP If you would like to get involved in All Age Worship please join us for a meeting TOMORROW at 7.30pm in the upper room. For more information please speak to Sarah Colver
FRIENDSHIP CLUB is back! We meet on Wednesday 7 September in the church lounge at 1.30 p.m. for a quiz – “Name that signature tune”. Visitors are welcome. Details from Rosalind Rogerson 268 1426.
CONGREGATIONAL LIST We are in the process of updating the congregational list. please let me know if your details have changed. Also, please note that this is NOT the same as the Electoral Roll, but is the list that gets circulated amongst the congregation for ease of communication. Anne P
PLACEMENT YEAR MALE, 21, seeks non-smoking housemates for a 3-bed house in Pickmere Road, S10. 2 good-sized rooms available, each at £70/week plus bills. Not suitable for couples. Call Misha on 07934 239012.
BROOMHALL CENTRE JOB OPPORTUNITY for an administrator. Part-time – and initially for 6 months. Enquiries to Susi Miller at broomhall
firstname.lastname@example.org Please see the poster in the foyer for more details. Sue
THE WELL DRESSED BAND will be at the Broomhall Centre for a home-grown Ceilidh TODAY 7.30pm – 10.00pm. See the poster in the foyer for more detail and how to get tickets. Sue
|UNICEF CAMPAIGN We have been asked to support the Unicef campaign calling upon the government to urgently reunite children safely and legally with their families in the UK, preventing them from having to make dangerous journeys or being forced into the hands of traffickers and smugglers. Please join the campaign at email@example.com
Helen and Tim Gregory
MASSIVE THANK YOU to all who stayed for lunch 2 weeks ago. We raised £370 for Bwindi Community Hospital! Thanks for all the support over the past year. Let me know if you’d like to receive my monthly emails from Uganda. Ceri Gallivan firstname.lastname@example.org
ARCHER PROJECT AT HARVEST Instead of collecting for the S6 Foodbank we will be collecting food and toiletries for the Archer Project on September 11 and 18. There is a complete list of their needs at the back of church. Sue
SOUP RUN continues over the summer (as always) and the desire for tins of soup and of baked beans continues, too. Any donations gratefully received. Feel free to have a chat with Gary, or any other soup run supervisors. Many thanks, Gary Grief
THURSDAY TRANSPORT ROTA We know of people who would like to attend the 12 0’clock communion service but need transport. If you could help us once a month, please let us know. Many thanks. Sarah C.
KAIROS SHEFFIELD – HOPE IN THE HOLY LAND? An inspiring and encouraging evening of songs and stories from Garth Hewitt and Robert Cohen on 30 Sept at 7.30pm at Victoria Hall Methodist Church. For anyone wanting to understand more about the Holy Land, and what might make for a just peace for all. Tickets available from www.eventbrite. co.uk/e/hope-in-the-holy-land-tickets- 25323630661 Tanya Ralph
|HERITAGE OPEN DAY St Mark’s will be open as part of the Heritage Open Day on Saturday 10 September from 10-3pm with a display around the church’s history and an I-Spy trail for children. If you are able to help, on the day or preparing the display, please speak to Sarah Moore
CAMINO TRAIL Absolutely full of trepidation, I am going to continue the Camino from Leon to Santiago de Compostela commencing this Saturday hopefully arriving there on 20th September. I know Alison Tolson is out there somewhere! I am fundraising for Save the Children /Syria Appeal. www.justgiving.com/fundraising/john-brokenshire1 John Brokenshire
WELCOME TEAMS are a great way of getting to know members of our congregation! We’re looking for extra volunteers to join the rota. This is an important and fun part of our ministry so have a chat if you’re interested! Sarah M.
Reading the Story This new bible reading group has a taster session THIS FRIDAY in the upper room (not the vicarage as stated on the flyer). All Welcome. Please see the flyers at the back of church or speak to Janet Morley
Logos – has its first meeting on September 16 (not 23rd as previously stated) at 7.30pm in the Vicarage, exploring John’s Gospel with the help of Ian Wallis. If you’d like to know more contact Mark, email@example.com.
SEARCH FOR A NEW BISHOP OF SHEFFIELD – NEXT STAGE An open consultation meeting will be held on THIS THURSDAY, Sheffield Cathedral, 6.45pm. All is welcome. For more information, www.sheffield.anglican.org/events/the-search-for-a-new-bishop-of-sheffield-consultation-meeting. This will be on the agenda of the PCC meeting on 7 September. Sarah C.