Weekly Notices – 16 February 2020

WHITE DONATION ENVELOPES for those who use them will be available from TODAY, via pigeonholes Judith Pitchforth

PANCAKE PARTY Tues 25 Feb at 7pm in the Vicarage. Bring your favourite toppings.  Sue H

FRIENDSHIP CLUB Half term this coming week.  Back on Weds 26. More info 268 1426. Rosalind Rogerson

NO CRECHE OR GODLY PLAY TODAY Parents and carers are welcome to use the toys at the back of church – the Lounge is also available. Hannah Jones

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

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

BREXIT 50P In the spirit of the text on the new 50p pieces, ‘Peace, prosperity and friendship with all nations’, We invite you to donate your unwanted 50p coins towards City of Sanctuary Sheffield. Glass jar at the back of the church. Janet Morley

WEEKEND AWAY All welcome to join a group of us at the Castleton Rotary Centre March 20-22 for a weekend of walking, fun and friendship. No age limit, just a willingness to sleep in a bunk bed! Email cerigallivan@hotmail.co.uk for more info. Ceri

CONFIRMATION GROUPS If you’re thinking about Confirmation or would like to explore the basics of your faith, please contact the church office with your name and age.  We will be arranging groups around Easter time. The Confirmation Service is on: Thurs 21 May at St Mary’s Walkley at 7.30pm Please come along to support the candidates.  The ministry team

 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 to admin@stmarkscrc.co.uk Tallyn

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

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

COME ALL YOU PEOPLE‘: following the success of the Big Weekend Away in 2018, on Sat 16 May 2020 we will be having a St Marks Big ‘At Home’ Day to share time together and to launch the 2021 Big Weekend. All welcome. Tanya

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 TODAY, groups start w/b Sun 1 March. For more info, contact the church office. Newcomers welcomed!

 LENTEN REFLECTIONS ON CLIMATE CHANGE 2 Sessions on Sundays at 4.30pm – 23 Feb – Climate Theology: Ash upstairs (for adults) and Pancake Party downstairs (for children).  29 Feb Intergenerational tea time worship Hannah J

NAVIGATING ECOLOGICAL TRAGEDY Beyond hope and despair – a collaborative inquiry with Buddhists & Christians – Panel & Open discussion 6 March at Doncaster College, and weekend event 7-8 March at Gomde UK, Hatfield Woodhouse.  More details visit www.gomde.uk or see Environment Board in corridor.  Margaret Ainger

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