Weekly Notices – 10 February 2019

BROOMHILL FESTIVAL GARDEN PARTY – Sat15 June. Andrew Sanderson will be helping to coordinate this year’s event, so please get in touch if you have any ideas. garden.party.2019@gmail.com Briony & Andrew

PANCAKE PARTY will be on Shrove Tuesday (5 March) from 7pm in the Lounge. More details soon. Sarah C

WORKER WITH CHILDREN AND FAMILIES The post is being re-advertised on the St Mark’s website, deadline 22 Feb. Please hold all those involved in the discernment process in your thoughts and prayers. Thank you. Sarah C

CELEBRATE OUR DIFFERENCE In an evening of international food & conversation in St Mark’s Lounge on 29 March at 7.30pm. Please bring food to share, stories to tell, & songs to sing on a European theme to mark our culturally diverse community. Contact on 07817651178 Dilys, or Dez/ Jennie Martin

CONTRIBUTING TO ST MARK’S Thank you to everyone who contributes regularly with gifts of time or money.  There are lots of ways to get involved – talk to the welcome team or clergy for more info. We have a £10k shortfall between our regular expenditure and regular giving. Please review your giving; and ask if you’d like a pledge pack. THANK YOU! Clergy & Finance Team

LENT GROUPS Wellsprings of Hope

We’re looking for several hosts and group facilitators this year. Please ask clergy for more details. You can host in the church or the Vicarage if that’s easier. This year’s materials will deepen our understanding of active hope in a challenging and inspiring course prepared, in conjunction with the Manor Parish, by John Schofield. Sign up sheets available at the back of the church. Sue H

FRIENDSHIP CLUB Wednesdays at 1.30 in the Lounge. 13 Feb – Book Swap. All welcome. Details from Rosalind on 268 1426.

URBAN THEOLOGY UNION Forum discussion meeting on ‘The impact of immigration in Sheffield’ led by David Price. 12noon- 1.30pm on Weds 13 Feb in the basement of Victoria Hall Methodist Church (entrance on Chapel Walk). All welcome. David Price

RUTH – a play – will be performed by members of St Mark’s on March 23 at 6pm. Tell your friends. If you’d like to get involved please see Kim Edmonds, phone 01629 810145 or email k.edmonds@mmu.ac.uk

WOMEN’S INTERFAITH FORUM TODAY (10 Feb) 1-3pm Faith & Society: The Common Good. At St Mary’s Bramall Lane. Please bring veggie food to share. Sibylle Batten

SHEFFIELD HEAT & POWER INCINERATOR a short video by Mark Ansell following the February Messenger article – https://markansell.blogspot.com   Michael Miller

VIGIL EUCHARIST New Mission Partnership monthly service beginning Sat Feb 16 at St Mary’s Walkley at 5.30pm. Formal liturgy (east facing) in a relaxed environment, followed by trip to the pub. Sarah C

ACTION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE afternoon of Sunday 3 March. Workshop for parents of young children on taking practical action against Climate Change. Details to follow. Rachael Hand

THINKING RELIGION & ETHICS as part of the Cathedral’s series the philosopher John Gray addresses Religion, Atheism and the Varieties of Good Life on Tues 19 Feb at 7.30. Details & booking at https://tinyurl.com/oefg5u9 Michael Miller

DOWNLOADABLE SERVICE BOOKLETS are now available on the St Mark’s website, please contact the office if you’d like more information.

STUDY & LEARNING QUESTIONNAIRE FEEDBACK TODAY Thanks to everyone who took part.  We are now looking at the results and will feed back after the service today. Please grab a coffee and join us.  John S, Janet M & Sarah C

THANK YOU to everyone who donated clothing and money to Care4Calais last Sunday.  St Mark’s raised over £200. Manuch

THANK YOU TOO if you bought cakes from the Broomhall Breakfast stall last Sunday which also raised around £200. Sarah C

SHEFFIELD CAMPAIGNS ROADSHOW “Journeying to a more just & equal world” will be at St Andrews, Psalter Lane on Mon 25 Feb at 7pm. To book a place email campaigns@christian-aid.org. Dilys

MARKS YOUTH AND FRIENDS WEEKEND AWAY! We’ve booked the Leslie Johnson Centre (budget/bunkbed dorms) in the Peak March 22-24. Very much in early planning stages but contact us if you’d be interested in coming or helping organise – All welcome! Estimated cost food & accommodation £30. Talk to the Giles’, Ceri or Ben Ryan for more info.

ST MARK’S CRC SEMINAR EVENING. Weds 27 Feb, 7pm in the Upper Room, when Ela Nutu-Hall will be talking about Framing Judith, sharing her work on biblical art and gender perspective. She will also be talking about this with Melvyn Bragg on In Our Time on February 14! John Schofield

WAYS TO GIVE TO ST MARK’S Donations can now also be given by text. To do this send a text to 70070 with the following message Text the word ‘STMK10’ followed by the amount you’d like to donate – eg. STMK10 £2  or STMK10 £5  or STMK£10 You can add gift aid by following the instructions in the text receipt. Thank you.

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