Weekly Notices – 30th September 2018

MARK’S MESSENGER Subscriptions (£9.00) for 2018/19 are now due. Please let Mike Hunt have your payment either by cheque (payable to St Mark’s Church PCC) or cash. Payment by Bank transfer is also possible (please see Mike). New subscribers welcome!

BBEST CONSULTATION on the Draft Neighbourhood Plan & Draft Design Guide begins on 1 Oct, ends 11 Nov. To take part go to http://bbest.org.uk/the-plan/ or visit Broomhill Library for paper copies & forms. Sarah C

HARVEST LUNCH Organised by the International Group after the 10 am service on 7 Oct. Also preserves stall – so don’t forget your pennies! Dilys.

ARCHER PROJECT HARVEST COLLECTION Would like donations of bags for life, biscuits, cereals, men’s and women’s trainers, men’s boxers, money, porridge, rucksacks, sleeping bags, socks, tins of fish & meat (with ring pulls) & washing powder. Please bring for the service next Sunday. Shan

LOST PROPERTY If you left a dark blue top in the Derbyshire suite at the Parish Weekend, it is in the vestry. Shan

SUNDAY LUNCHES TODAY Pies, peas & puds (Briony Tayler), 7 Oct – Food from around the world (Dilys Noble), 14 Oct Stew & Crumble (Fleur Bayley), 21 Oct Volunteers needed!, 28 Oct Soups & Sweets (Briony) Briony

ST MARK’S CHOIR Are keen to welcome new members, if you enjoy singing please do come along. Practices on Thurs at 6.30 pm & Sundays at 9.00 am before the Parish Eucharist. There is no audition. Details from me, or email choir.stmarks@gmail.com Andrew Sanderson

BLUE BOXES If anyone has not yet found a new use for their blue recycling box, please let Sarah C know – Broomhill infant school would like to collect some to use for storage of playground equipment. Thanks. Sarah C

FRIENDSHIP CLUB Wednesdays at 1.30 pm in the lounge. 3 Oct – Talk from the charity Independent Age. All welcome. Claire Brooks

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 

MIGRATION HISTORY WALK Sun 7 Oct. 2.30 pm in Paradise Square. Walk 1.5 miles. Finish around 4.30 pm in Ellesmere Green, Burngreave. (Bus back to city centre). Cost £5 for Weekend Away funds. Contact davidprice2@googlemail.com David P

THANK YOU FROM SARAH R to those who are covering the office whilst I’m away in the USA. I will be returning on Mon 29 Oct.  Sarah R

WELCOME to Esther Gratze (from Christ Church Pitsmoor) who will be on a ministry placement at St Mark’s for the autumn. She will be around for some Sunday services and also midweek – so please say hello! Sarah C

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

HOPE FOR THE FUTURE Sun 14 Oct after the 10am service. A chance to hear more about the latest encouraging and exciting developments, and to meet the new Chair of Trustees, Glyn Turton, members of the staff team and volunteers. In Oct also look at the exhibition in the church about our work over the past 5 years. Michael Bayley

URBAN THEOLOGY UNION Colloquium led by Revd Dr Alan Billings, Police and Crime Commissioner. Theme: What makes a good city? Safety and security. 12 noon-1.30 pm on Wed 10 Oct at Victoria Hall Methodist Church. All welcome. Bring sandwiches. Contact davidprice2@googlemail.com David P

10TH ANNUAL CHURCH ACTION ON POVERTY PILGRIMAGE Sat 20 Oct  9.30pm at Victoria Methodist Church, Stafford Road S2 2SE. Climb Skye Edge for the view, then walk to S2 Food Bank. Discussion with Paul Blomfield MP over sandwiches at St Aidan’s Church. Finish around 2pm. Contact briony.broome@hotmail.co.uk David P

OPEN SHEFFIELD Talk & discussion with Rev Sarah Jones, at St Mark’s Weds 3 Oct at 7.30pm. More information on the Open Sheffield Facebook page. Huw Thomas

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 we 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

DID YOU KNOW that only 2% of young adults identify as Anglican. This makes our youth work all the more important! We need more leaders for all ages in our Sunday morning groups. Please chat to any of us if you think it might be something you would enjoy. Jen Ryder

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

WHO ARE THE QUAKERS? Do you enjoy learning about different religions? Nether Edge Quaker Meeting open evening Tues 2 Oct 7.30pm at Shirley House, Psalter Lane. Robin Storey

TAIZÉ WEEKEND SHEFFIELD Oct 12-14 Still some spaces for the weekend open to 18-35s, but the prayers are open to all see Taize in Sheffield on Facebook. Sat evening Taizé prayer at Anglican Cathedral 7:30pm with 6:45 open rehearsal . More information email taize.in.sheffield@gmail.com Sign up here: goo.gl/Xofph1 Oli & Marie

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