Weekly Notices – 6 October 2019 – Trinity 16

SUNDAY LUNCH TODAY after the service is Soup & bread hosted by Judy R & the Home Donations Group. Please stay, all welcome. Briony & Dilys

HELP FOR SUNDAY LUNCHES 13 Oct Pasta based hosted by Briony. 20 Oct TBA.  Briony & Dilys

SPARE TRAIN TICKET London to Sheffield on Sun 13 (depart Kings Cross 17.48). Please contact  Alan Yearsley

Encounter Christianity This 8 week course is for all who are interested in exploring the Christian faith in a small group.  There will be a chance to reflect on what faith means and the ways it has an impact on our lives. It starts on Sat 26 Oct 9.30 -11.30am at the Vicarage and is being led by Amanda Pilkington. Interested? please email office@stmarkssheffield.co.uk

ST MARK’S FINANCES The PCC has decided that we must increase our income.  We are starting with a push for ALL church members to join the new “Parish Giving Scheme”.  Please collect your pack from the back of church. Thank you for your support and prayers as we tackle the increase in our regular bills. Sue and the finance team.

CHILDRENS REGISTRATION TODAY Please can all parent/carers complete new forms for the 2019/20 year. Thank you. Sarah C/Hannah

KEYS FOUND Please contact the office if you’ve lost some keys. Sarah R

NAME BADGE MONTH if you are willing, please write yourself a name badge for services in October – it helps us get to know each other better.  Clergy

TODAY – UNIVERSAL CREDIT TALK  An update of how St Mark’s support for claimants has worked & an update on the controversial benefit. After the service. Judy R

MACMILLAN COFFEE MORNING Thank you to all who came, and especially those who baked! We raised £151, if you’d still like to donate please contact me in the office. Sarah R

FRIENDSHIP CLUB is on Weds at 1.30 in the Lounge. All welcome. Details from Rosalind 268 1426.

BONFIRE NIGHT We’d like to hold a fundraising party for all ages on Tues 5 Nov, bonfire night from 4.30-6.30pm. But we can only run it if we have help! Sign up sheet on CHYPSS noticeboard in corridor or email me. Thanks. Hannah Jones

SPEAKING TRUTH TO POWER There is an opportunity for a young member of the congregation to attend one of Church Action on Poverty’s Roadshows on this theme in Nov. Home Donations Group has some money set aside for this. If interested, please contact judyrob9@gmail.com Judy R

CHURCH ACTION ON POVERTY Pilgrimage 2019 Sat 12 Oct starting 9.30am Highfield Methodist Church, Sharrow. Visit exciting projects in Sharrow & Heeley, ends 2pm at St Wilfrid’s. Details from Joe Forde, David Price or briony.broome@hotmail.co.uk

TAIZE ‘We are one body’ a weekend of Taizé style prayer, workshops, food & building community at Wesley Hall, Crookes 11-13th Oct £20pp. Assistance with funding is available. To book, visit: bit.ly/2ZF1y5N. More details from taize.in.sheffield@gmail.com Oli Giles

TAIZE TASTER DAY Sunday 20 Oct at 2pm for an afternoon & evening of discussion, info, practice (singing and/or food), food & Taize night service (at 8pm). Free, all welcome. See website to sign up. David Willington & Tim Jansen

VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES – There are a number of opportunities to get involved in local events and groups (including here at St Mark’s) Please see the noticeboard next to the card stall.  Sarah R

NEW LIBRARY ADDITION John Wood’s autobiography is now in Library section N.  John was active at St Marks after his retirement and was instrumental in the setting up of the CRC. Michael Miller

ASSESSIBILITY POLICY was passed by PCC last week and is now available with all our policies on our website and in hard copy in the library. Sarah C

GREENBELT TALKS anyone interested in listening to some recorded talks from this and previous years. Wed 9 Oct. Get in touch for more info! cerigallivan@hotmail.co.uk Ceri

CRC NOTICES

PADRAIG O’TUAMA @ CRC Sat 19 Oct ‘Borders and Belonging’ conference . TODAY ONLY – EASY BOOKING! CRC admin Tallyn Gray will be at the back of church at the end of the 10am service so that you can book. your place direct – no internet needed or postage to organise! or Book online via https:// bordersandbelonging.eventbrite.co.uk Anne P

CRC SEMINAR 11 Nov ‘It’s not about you’; European Christians living in Sheffield reflect on their lived experience of Brexit. More details soon. Anne P

JOHN SIMMONDS Many of you will be sad to learn of John’s death on 20 Sept. A thanksgiving service will be held on Mon Oct 7 in Hasland Methodist Church  S41 OLH    Frances Gray

NIGHT SERVICE NOTICES

TONIGHT will take the form of a bring and share Agape meal. All welcome. Cate

NS TIME CHANGE? We are considering moving to an earlier time slot. If you would like to contribute to the decision, slips with the options are available on the Night Service board. Cate

NS CHRISTIAN MEDITATION  On Sun 13 Oct will be introducing a new style of service to our pattern. This session, we will be looking at ‘Examen’ as a method of stilling the self. All are welcome. Cate

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