Weekly notices – 1st September 2019 – Creationtide

BROOMHILL METHODIST CHURCH. The congregation of The Beacon, Broomhill is grateful for our thoughts and prayers. The building is being kept on by the Methodist Circuit and there will continue to be a group meeting on Thurs mornings to which all are welcome. Sue H

LOUNGE DECORATION Thank you to Briony for all her hard work in coordinating the decorating in the Lounge – it’s looking fantastic.  The staff team

HARVEST FESTIVAL On Sunday 29 Sept we celebrate the fruits of the earth and our need to be better stewards of her resources.  We shall be collecting for the Cathedral Archer Project (see notice in corridor). Lunch afterwards. Sue H

AUTUMN SUNDAY LUNCHES will be served from 22 Sept – 20 Oct inc. We begin with a ‘planet friendly’ lunch c/o the eco team. Please let me know if you can help on any date. Briony

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

A ROCKERY IN YOUR GARDEN? Help yourself to stones unearthed from the Memorial Garden extension. (If you know anyone who’d like some, encourage them, too: they have to go!) Briony

JOIN THE STUDENTS STRIKING FOR THE CLIMATE on Fri 20 Sept 11am on Devonshire Green to wake up our politicians just 3 days before the UN emergency climate summit.  Find details at https://ukscn.org or on the Environment board in the corridor. Michael Bayley

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.

NIGHT SERVICE THEMES Each month we will have a different overarching theme to Night Service – September’s is Creation.  Why not come along and explore with us! Cate Thomson

MARKS’ MESSENGER The latest edition is in your pigeon holes and on the card stall for non-subscribers (£1).  If you wish to contribute to the next edition, please contact me at davidprice2@gmail.com David Price

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 is back on Weds 4 Sept at 1.30 in the Lounge with “Songs to Give You a Thirst”. All welcome. Details from Carol on 266 5628

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

LIBRARY – MUST READ –If You Sit Very Still Marian Partington Category O Marian is the sister of one of the victims of Fred and Rosemary West. This is the powerful account of her authentic and compassionate response.  Her inspiring narrative of healing draws on Buddhist and Quaker practices and has culminated in restorative justice work in prisons. Maureen Bownes

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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