Weekly notices – 28th October

CLIMATE CHANGE WORKSHOP TODAY AT 6PM How can we at St Mark’s support each other to take action? Please come if you can? Will be repeated on a family friendly date and time in the New Year. Rachael Hand 

SUNDAY LUNCHES Today – soup and bread; offers of soup or puddings to co-ordinator Bruce Edmonds. 4 November pies, peas, puds. Offers of pies or peas to Hannah Speed. Pudding contributions always appreciated. All are welcome to stay. Briony

ALL SOULS COMMEMORATION SERVICE this year will be held at 6pm on Sunday 4 November. A list is available at the back of church for you to write the names of those you would like to be remembered aloud. Please pass the word around as all are welcome to come to remember loved ones, and please hold all who are bereaved in your thoughts and prayers at this time. Sarah, Shan and Sue

TOY SALE Proposed for Saturday 24 Nov 2 – 4pm Upper Room Do you have toys to sell? Like to buy for Christmas? Can you offer to help on the day? Please contact keh56@waitrose.com by 5 Nov. Kathy Harbord

BROOMHILL COMMUNITY LITTER PICK Sat 17 Nov 11.00 – 1.00 Please join us for the launch at Broomhill Community Library. Bring friends/family. Equipment provided, refreshments. Spread the word! Tel: 273 4276 Kathy Harbord

ROY GODDEN’S FUNERAL will take place in church on Friday, 2 November at 2.30 pm. He has contributed so much to the life of this community over many years and will be greatly missed. Please hold Doreen and all who grieve for Roy in your thoughts and prayers. Sue/Sarah/Shan

MAVIS HEWITT Mavis’s funeral will take place in church on 6 November at 1.15 pm. Mavis was a friend to many and a longstanding member of the church. Please hold all who grieve for her in your thoughts and prayers. Sue/Sarah/Shan

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 this a bunch of excellent local Sheffield musicians will be holding a folk concert on Saturday November 10 in St Marks Church to raise money for the hospital in Gaza city. Tickets £10 in advance from Simon and Tanya today in church or on Eventbrite (or £12 on the door).

FRAGMENTS OF WAR will be performed at Sheffield College (8 Nov), Kelham Island Museum (15 Nov) and St Marys Church Walkley (16 Nov). For each ticket sold the company will make a contribution to “British Red Cross” to recognise their efforts during the war. Contact: fragmentsofwar2018@gmail.com or Visit: The Sheffield College, Livesey St, Sheffield S6 2ET.

DIRECTOR OF MUSIC We are delighted to announce the appointment of David Willington as Director of Music and Organist.  David has a breadth of skills and musical experience to share and we are encouraging him to take a creative look at how we might develop musically.  We look forward to him starting at the beginning of November.  Sue/Sarah/Shan

DID YOU KNOW – only 2% of young adults identify as Anglican. This makes our youth work so important! We need more leaders for all ages in our Sunday morning groups. Interested? Please talk to us. Jen R, Sarah C

ALL DESIRES KNOWN BY JANET MORLEY is now marking its 30th anniversary and is acknowledged as having had a profound influence on our time. We have two copies in library category F.  See also article in Summer edition of Outlook at back of church.  Maureen Bownas

FRIENDSHIP CLUB – has a half term break on 31 October. Details from Carol 266 5628.

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!

POSADA During Advent again this year nativity figures of Mary and Joseph will be travelling from house to house. If you can help in advance with the logistics please let me know Sarah C

WORKER WITH CHILDREN AND FAMILIES We are now advertising for this new post on the church website and Facebook page. Deadline for applications is Friday, 16 November. Please share widely. Sue/Sarah

ASSIST NIGHT SHELTER Do you know anyone who could help with the ASSIST night shelter one or two nights a month. They are urgently in need of more volunteers to keep the shelter open and prevent destitute asylum seekers from having to sleep on the streets. Contact volunteer@assistsheffield.org.uk

SHEFFIELD TROUBLEMAKERS                                                                                                    David Price, will introduce his new book Welcome to Sheffield – a Migration History – published in association with City of Sanctuary showing how Sheffield has become cosmopolitan with more than one fifth of the population being of ethnic minority heritage. Book Launch here 25 November 6 pm Manuch

WISDOM ON THE WAY: Embodying Hope For The Climate – Saturday 10 Nov 9.30 am – 3.30 pm. An exploration of resources for living hopefully, followed by a prayer walk. See Facebook event and booking forms available in church Rachael Hand

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

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