Weekly Notices – 2nd September 2018

NEXT SUNDAYS THEMED SERVICE (9 Sept) is focusing on new beginnings.  You are invited to bring, for blessing, an object which represents a new start or phase in your life, eg. school bag, stethoscope, gardening tools etc. Sarah C

CHOIR MEMBERS Thursday rehearsals resume on next week (6th Sept) at 6.30pm. More details email choir.stmarks@gmail.com Andrew Sanderson

MUSIC AT ST MARK’S There is an  advert on the website for the role of Director of Music. Please share with your networks or anyone you know who might be interested. Musicians in the congregation, please let us know if you would like to play a part in worship, however small. Thank you. Sue, Sarah and Shan

WELCOME TEAMS are looking for new recruits…We we get such positive feedback about how good our welcome here is that we really do need some more volunteers if we are to maintain this.  For more info speak to someone on the welcome team, to the clergy or Jean Baxter

CONFIRMATION 26 Sept at 7.30pm here at St Mark’s.  7 candidates from St Mark’s will be presented to Bp Pete on this occasion.  Please do come along to support them, and other deanery candidates.  This is an exciting time in the life of the church.  Sue

MESSENGER the new edition is in the pigeon holes for those who subscribe, or if you wish to purchase a copy, on the card stall.  Sarah R

CHILDRENS & FAMILY WORKER Is to be appointed by St Mark’s, and we need your views to inform the recruitment process (& to pass to the new worker) What are the key areas you would like to see this person working in? What would make the most difference to you at St Mark’s? Any other thoughts? Please send comments to office@stmarkssheffield.co.uk by end of TODAY (Sun 2nd). Helen Cottrell

HERITAGE OPEN DAYS The church will be open on Fri 14 and Sat 15 Sept.  VOLUNTEERS needed – can you come and help with visitors on Fri or Sat, please speak to me. Philip B

FRIENDSHIP CLUB Wednesdays at 1.30 pm in the lounge. 5 Sept “Getting to know you” All welcome. Details from Rosalind 268 1426.

PIPER SKETCH The Legacy Project to buy the Piper Sketch is now complete.  The sketch is on display in Graves Art Gallery now. Presentation at St Mark’s on Oct 7 after the Harvest Festival – keep the date free.  Phillip B

MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS DAY Sat 22 Sept at St Mark’s. More information from Carol Aber 07725 897397 or jacarber@virginmedia.com

CLIMATE CHANGE WORKSHOP – How can we support each other to work together at St Mark’s?  Sun 28 Oct.   Two opportunities to attend: family friendly at 4pm, repeated at 6pm Rachael Hand 

SHEFFIELD CCJ AGM Thurs 13 Sept followed by talk on “KABALAH – Mystical Meanings” Kingfield Hall Synagogue, Brincliffe Cres. 7.30 p.m. More info from Kath Lawrence (236-2758) Rob Wilks.

PLEA ON BEHALF OF ASSIST Whilst we’re away in Jordan, ASSIST will be using my flat as accommodation for asylum seekers.  Instead of a wedding gift please contribute towards the running costs (bills etc). Donations can be made on their website www.assistsheffield.org.uk/support-us or call 0114 275 4960.  Please mention that your donation is to meet these running costs. Gary and Fiona

TAIZÉ WEEKEND SHEFFIELD 2018!: Exploring Vulnerability October 12/13/14 Weekend is open to 18-35ish, but all the prayers are open to all. More information on flyers in church or email taize.in.sheffield@gmail.com or talk to Oli or Marie Giles.

ST MARK’S CRC Members are invited to a Special General Meeting Sun 16 Sept at 12 Noon after the Parish Eucharist in the Upper Room at St Mark’s to accept a new constitution as we apply for charitable status.

SHEFFIELD FOLK FOR GAZA/SIMON’S BIRTHDAY DO Believe it or not Simon Ennals has a birthday in Nov that ends in a ‘0’!! To celebrate a bunch of excellent local Sheffield musicians are holding a folk concert on Sat Nov 10 in St Mark’s to raise money for the hospital in Gaza city. More details to follow – save the date! Tanya & Simon

PRIDE T-SHIRTS If you came and helped at PRIDE this year – thank you! If you had a purple t-shirt please can you return it to the office (washed please!) Sarah R

BIG CONVERSATION public meeting with Paul Bloomfield MP. ‘Make your voice heard – come along and tell me what you think’. 16 Sept 6-7.30pm in the Upper Room. Sarah R

CRC/PCN DAY CONFERENCE  Sat 20 Oct Canon Marianne Borg ‘Days of Awe and Wonder: How We See makes all the Difference’ Info & tickets on CRC and PCN websites. Sue Hobley

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THE BIG WEEKEND AWAY   21-23 Sept 2018.

WORKSHOPS An email has gone out asking for your 1st and 2nd choices – please reply asap.  If you haven’t received the email please let Sarah in the office know. Tanya

FUNDRAISING

Keep an eye on the noticeboard for ways to support this. If you are planning to contribute, please let us know about your fundraising plans. Thanks! Big Weekend Planning Team.

GALA DINNER Fri 7th Sept. Full details now on noticeboard. Jane P

CANDLES The workshop made candles which are now available at the back of the church for a donation. Sarah F

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