Weekly Notices – 17 November 2019

FLOODING APPEAL after the service a “bucket collection” to support the many households and businesses affected by the recent flooding. If you are able to add Gift Aid please visit South Yorkshire Community Foundation appeal online (www.sycf.org.uk). Thank you. Sue H

AMNESTY’S GREETING CARD CAMPAIGN 2019 Charity cards will be on sale TODAY and Sundays 24 Nov & 1 Dec. Details of the targeted prisoners of conscience will be available to take away with you. Robin Story

VIGIL EUCHARIST (MISSION PARTNERSHIP) @ St Mary’s Walkley Sat 23 Nov at 5.30pm, followed by pub trip. All Welcome. Volunteers to read, serve etc welcome- it’s a good space to try out a new role. Sarah C

ST MARK’S FINANCES Thank you all who have already transferred their regular giving to the “Parish Giving Scheme”.  We will be considering next year’s budget at the 27 Nov PCC meeting.  Extra packs are available at the back of church. Thank you for your support & prayers. Sue & the finance team

DAMNED BAD PLACE SHEFFIELD David Price’s play about Sheffield just after the French Revolution will be performed in the Upper Room at 6pm on Sat 30 Nov as a ‘play in a day’ with a cast drawn from the congregation. Please come. Collection for church funds and ASSIST. David Price

HUSTINGS FOR 2019 GENERAL ELECTION A hustings has been arranged at 7 pm on Fri 29 Nov at St Mark’s. We are inviting candidates for Sheffield Central Constituency as Broomhill and Broomhall are part of that constituency.  So far Paul Blomfield (Labour), Colin Ross (Liberal Democrat) & Alison Teal (Green) are participating. Other parties have yet to announce their candidates. David Price

MARKS MESSENGER Annual subscriptions (£9) are now due.  I’ll be pleased to receive cheques or cash. Please also let the office know if you’d like an A4 copy.  Mike Hunt

B-TOTS AT ST MARK’S 1 – 2.30pm, Term time Thursdays, an informal toddler group now meets in the Upper room. More details from childrensworker@stmarkssheffield.com or just come along! Hannah J

TOY & CLOTHES SALE Sat 7 Dec 11am-3pm at The Beacon Methodist Centre. Raising funds for ASSIST & Broomhill Community Trust. More details on poster in Foyer. Kathy Harbord

MONEY RAISED AT ST MARK’S During 2019 there have been lots of collections for many different charities. So far these have raised a total of £3,186.30 (plus some gift aid for some of the charities). The largest was for Christian Aid’s harvest appeal that raised £754 (plus gift aid). Thank you. David Armstrong

SAMIRA’S BAPTISM All are invited to join us on Sun 24 Nov at 12pm to celebrate Samira’s baptism and welcome her into the community of faith. The Clergy Team

HOW CAN WE HELP HOMELESS PEOPLE? Many of us are asking this question, whether we see someone in a shop doorway, sleeping in St Mark’s grounds or coming into church – what can we do for the best?  The Cathedral Archer Project, Framework, the local police and Help Us Help will be coming to St Mark’s on TUESDAY DEC 3 at 7.30pm to help us think this through. Please let other local people know if they are concerned too. Sue

10am SERVICE ROTA if you’re on any of the rotas and have had the Doodle Poll please complete ASAP for Dec/Jan/Feb. Thank you. Sarah R

SHEFFIELD JOURNEYS Sat 23 Nov at 7pm at St Columba, Crosspool. Evening of poetry, music, food & friendship. BYO wine/drink. Tickets free, from iain.lothian@stcolumbacrosspool.co.uk donations to support City of Sanctuary. Sarah R

THE WELCOME TEAMS still need a few extra helpers.  It’s a great way to be involved without an onerous time commitment.  You don’t need to know everybody’s names! (there are various ways to help).  If you’re interested, please do ask – we’re a friendly bunch. jean_baxter5@hotmail.com Jean

ADVENT & CHRISTMAS AT ST MARK’S

POSADA (TRAVELLING CRIB) A lovely way to get to know people, give and receive hospitality. Sign up sheets and information on the board at the back of church now – please sign up. Hannah J

CHRISTINGLE SERVICE Advent Sunday Dec 1 with a 4pm start. Volunteers needed to help with crafts and the service too. And everyone, please spread the word! See Sarah C/ Lu

STAMPS As in previous years, the red post box will be in the corridor in Dec and Jan for you to donate your stamps to charity. Start collecting now! Sarah R

CHRISTIAN AID CAROL SINGING on Fargate Dec 7 between 3 & 4pm. Meet at 2.45pm in Central URC at end of Chapel Walk. Sign up on our notice on the board in the hallway. Wrap up warmly and lets make a big collection and noise for CHRISTIAN AID . Bring friends & musical Instruments. Many Thanks Dilys

CAROL SINGING IN CARE HOMES Join us on Mon 15 Dec 6pm onwards to visit several homes and/or 2pm Friday 19 just at Broomgrove. All welcome- sign up sheets out next week. David W

CHRISTMAS DINNER would you be willing to host a Christmas Day Dinner at St Mark’s for those who would otherwise be alone please contact the office. Sarah R

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