Weekly Notices – 26 January 2020

BRING YOUR CANDLES! For our Candlemas Service NEXT SUNDAY. Thanks. Sarah C/Hannah J

CRC SEMINAR 1 Feb 10am- 12noon in the Upper Room. The Rise of Populism with Louise Haigh MP for Sheffield Heeley. She will address the rise of populism and explore how liberal Christians can respond with grace, compassion and integrity to the harshening tone of contemporary British politics.  £5 on the door, £3 students, includes refreshments from 9.30am. Tallyn

CRC CELEBRATION to launch the website www.crconline.org.uk an online library of theological resources grant funded by the Jim Cotter Trust. Sat 29 Feb 10am-12.30pm. Free event but please RSVP so we know how much bubbly to get!  Email admin@stmarkscrc.co.uk Tallyn

SAVE THE DATE following the success of the Big Weekend Away in 2018, this year we will be having a St Marks Big ‘At Home’ Day on Saturday 16 May 2020 to share time together and to launch the 2021 Next Big Weekend Away. All welcome. Tanya

SUNDAY LUNCH The next lunch will be on 12 Feb, hosted by the International Committee and in aid of one of the overseas charities we support. Any offers or queries to Dilys or Bruce. Dilys

CLIMATE CHANGE & FOOD TALK Discover the link. Presentation by the Food Group of Sheffield Climate Alliance Sun 2 Feb 5pm – 6.30 pm in the Upper Room. Note earlier start time. Michael Bayley

ASH WEDNESDAY 26 Feb 8.30am. Communion with the Imposition of ashes at St Mark’s is at 8.30 in the morning. In the evening we are invited to one of our Mission Partnership churches, St Mary’s Walkley or St John’s Ranmoor at 7.30pm and clergy from here will be at both. Numbers for 8.30am will help so please let Sarah R in the office know by Tuesday 25 at midday.  Thank you! The clergy team

FRIENDSHIP CLUB Weds in the lounge at 1.30 p.m. 29 Jan: Fun & Games. All welcome. Details from Mabel 348 2181

BRASS PLAYERS URGENTLY NEEDED! Escafeld brass band is a friendly community band rehearsing every Fri 7.30-9.30pm at St Andrews URC. Whether you are an experienced player or still learning, pop in on a Friday or email ehfaulds@icloud.com details. Emily

LENT 2020 our joint Lent groups with the Manor Parish will be looking at generosity through the lives of different biblical characters. Watch out for fliers. Small groups meet in people’s homes for 5 weeks during Lent. Sign-up sheets available from Feb 9, groups start w/b Sun 1 March. For more info, contact the church office. Newcomers welcomed! Study & Learning

B-TOTS AT ST MARK’S 1-2.30pm, Term time Thursdays, an informal toddler group now meets in the Upper Room. Just come along or get more details from childrensworker@stmarkssheffield.co.uk Hannah J

UPRIGHT PIANO (Trubner) needs new home free but needs transporting & tuning. Speak to us at Sunday 10am service if interested. Josephine & Ted Hunt

FLOWERS in the church every week. If you would like to donate money for flowers, we have a space in July available contact me on 230 3242. Mary -Jane

LOST! SILVER BOWL with aquamarine enamelled lining (it was in a shopping bag).  Have you seen it? Please let the office know – it has great sentimental value.  Thanks.  Lynn Pocock

PLEASE SPONSOR ME as I’m running the Sheffield Half Marathon on 29 March in aid of Broomhall Girls Youth Group.  Sponsor form on Home Donations board in corridor, or search Justgiving.com for ‘Broomhall Girls’. Thanks. Hannah Jones

NO MORE SITTING ON THE OLD SCHOOL BENCH Dez & Jennie Martin are both performing in in this play by Alan Bleasdale at the University Drama Studio, 6 & 7 Feb at 7.30, 8 Feb at 5.30. 230 3718 / dezandjenniemartin@btinternet.com or http://www.hallam89.com Dez Martin

THE WEST WING DVD boxed set left in church before Christmas is now at the Vicarage.  If you want it back ask me soon! Sue

STAMPS A smaller tub is now in the corridor for all year round collection of stamps for charity – please contribute. Thanks Sarah R

CLIMATE THEOLOGY 2 part event reflecting on climate issues in Lent. 23 Feb 4.30-5.40pm (Pancake party for children downstairs). 29 March T-Time Worship (intergenerational) from 4.30pm. Details to follow. Hannah J

SHEFFIELD MACULAR GROUP seeks a Treasurer to replace John Bramley. Our accounts are simple but need to meet the requirements of the Macular Society. Please contact me on 236 2251 or story.robin@yahoo.co.uk Robin Story

BIRTHDAY CARDS Children and young people who have registered with Creche, Godly Play or Lions are warmly invited to check the pigeon holes in the month of their birthday! Hannah Jones

URBAN THEOLOGY UNION is organising three evening sessions on 11 Feb, 3rd March and 31st March led by Revd Gareth Jones on ‘Living with confidence and respect with people of other faiths.’ Charge: £36 (£25 low income or members). If interested, contact office@utusheffield.org.uk

MODERN SLAVERY: OUR RESPONSE – find out about hosting talk by Hope at Home and Snowdrop.  10 March at St John’s Owlerton.  Contact info@hopeathome.org.uk for more information.  Sarah R

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