Weekly Notices – Sunday 25 August 2019

BROOMHILL METHODIST CHURCH. The congregation of The Beacon, Broomhill is grateful for our thoughts and prayers at this time. This will be their last Sunday morning service together.  The building is being kept on by the Methodist Circuit and there will continue to be a group meeting on Thursday mornings to which all are welcome. I am in contact with them about future ideas.  Sue H

LOUNGE DECORATION In the coming weeks the Lounge will be out of action for decorating, new carpet and curtains.  The Upper Room is booked every day in August for Opera on Location rehearsals (see below for ticket opportunity!). If you need to use a room please contact the office. Sarah R

A GLOBAL CLIMATE STRIKE is being organised by young people for Fri 20 Sept to wake up our politicians and those in power to take the decisive action to counter the climate emergency.  Sheffield details not yet announced but put the date in your diary and keep an eye out for details. For background info see article in The Guardian by Greta Thunberg – http://bitly.ws/4×76 or on the Environment board in the corridor.         Michael Bayley

SAVE THE DATE! Our wedding will be on 25th July 2020, from 3pm till late. All welcome! See us for details. Anne and Anna

CEILIDH in aid of Broomhall Centre. Sun 22 Sept at 7.30pm at the Broomhall Centre.  £8 on the door or £7 adv online – welldressedband.org.uk. Jillian Creasy

CRC AUTUMN CONFERENCE. Booking up fast…We are delighted to host poet and theologian, Padraig Ó Tuama leading ‘Borders and Belonging’ on Sat 19 Oct 2019. Please make bookings at https:// bordersandbelonging.eventbrite.co.uk (or by cheque via the leaflet available in the narthex). Anne Padget

FUND-RAISING FOR ST MARKS TABLE TOP SALE 5 Oct 11am – 3pm. Please look out your unwanted bric-a-brac, good condition clothing, books, toys etc.  We also need volunteers to help on the day.  See board at back of church for details or contact Sarah R in the office.  Briony, Jane Padget & Sarah R.

RETIREMENT OF PETER BURROWS, BISHOP OF DONCASTER Farewell service on Sat 28 Sept at Doncaster Minster at 4pm.  Followed by refreshments and presentation. To reserve place contact Church House on 01709 309100.

MACMILLAN BIG COFFEE MORNING Fri 27 Sept in the Lounge in memory of my parents & best friend.  Please come along.  If you’re able to bake a cake please let me know.  Sarah R

FRIENDSHIP CLUB Break for Summer.  See you all in September. Details: 268 1426  Rosalind

TAIZE ‘We are one body’ a weekend of Taizé style prayer, workshops, food and building community at Wesley Hall, Crookes from 11-13th October. Aimed at 18-35yrs but the prayers held during the weekend are open to all ages. Cost is £20pp. Assistance with funding is available. To book, fill in the form at: bit.ly/2ZF1y5N. For more details E mail taize.in.sheffield@gmail.com  Oli Giles

ORGANISTS David Willington is taking a much-deserved break.  Thank you to Paul Hudson and Peter Heginbotham for playing while he is away.

VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES:

– Broomhill Festival will not happen this year unless new volunteers come forward… A Chair and a Treasurer are both needed urgently. Speak to me or contact the church office if you’d like more information. Frances Gray

-Broomhall Centre needs a Treasurer URGENT half a day a week, to undertake all accounts, payroll and other duties. A great opportunity to help in our community. Please contact Sarah R in the office if you’d like more information.  Sue

-Soup Run need new volunteers for the Saturday evening soup run, a 1 in 5 weekend commitment from 5.30pm-8pm on a Saturday making sandwiches/drinks and handing them out in town.  If you’re interested, please email office@stmarkssheffield.co.uk Rosie Hunt

-Do you sell on eBay? If you would like to help raise funds for St Mark’s by selling some unneeded items on eBay please contact me in the office.  Sarah R

-Community litter pick BROOMHALL – 4th Saturday of month Meet at end of Collegiate Crescent /Brunswick St. Margaret Phipps

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