Weekly News – 28th May 2017

BROOMHILL FESTIVAL 10-18 JUNE see www.broomhillfestival.org.uk

Brochure available for distribution at back of church.A much simpler Festival this year with activities laid on by the community groups who will benefit from the proceeds.  Help still needed for:

COFFEE CONCERT 10 June 11amHome-made cakes, biscuits and help with refreshments before the concert;

contact Briony.

ST MARKS’ GREAT GET TOGETHER Sat 17 June 1.30-4.30pm: Parade, Bake Off, Café, games, craft fair and library event with Lydia Monks. See flyer for details of how to enter the Bake Off or book a craft stall.

OFFERS of cakes, scones etc. for the CAFE to Pauline Miller, and of jam, chutney or other things for aPRESERVES STALL to Briony.

Volunteers still needed to help on the day, so please spread the word! All proceeds towards the City of Sanctuary Welcome Centre Sue/Sarah


A GRAND BOOK SALE will take place at Broomhill Community Library, NOT at St Mark’s. Good quality books can be dropped off in the library now. If that is impossible, please bring them to church and I will take them to the library. Thanks, Judith Pitchforth


SOUP RUN – have you ever thought about joining us on a Sat night but don’t want to commit to coming regularly? You could join the reserves list who we contact when we are low on numbers for a particular week. Chat to me or Gary some time to find out more about what it involves. Thanks, Jen Ryder

PENTECOST 4 JUNE 10.45 SERVICE at St Andrew’s URC – there will be no 10am service at St Mark’s. There will be a shared lunch afterwards and we are going to provide lasagnes and some desserts. PLEASE SIGN UP TODAY if you can contribute to the shared lunch next week at St Andrew’sBriony


NEW CHURCHWARDENS AND PCC Thank you to everyone who has volunteered for various responsibilities in church following the APCM. All names and roles are on the PCC noticeboard with photographs soon to follow. Sue


MARK’S MESSENGER Please let David Price  (davidprice2@googlemail.com) know if you can offer an article or pictures for the July issue of the Messenger. Deadline for contributions is 14 June.


ST MARK’S IN PRINT Churches of the Church of England: Director’s Choice ‘is still available, RRP £12.95, our price only £10. This is a great with many interesting churches across the country (including St Mark’s). Perfect for planning a summer trip!  Sarah C.


LIFE AND DEATH MATTERS CAFE Our Café is now moving to the Beacon Methodist Church in Broomhill.  We will be open EVERY TUESDAY between 10.30am and 12noon.  As always we offer a safe, open and respectful place where people can talk about all matters relating to life and death.  All are welcome.  Jane Padget


FAITH AND JUSTICE EVENT TODAY  at 6pm “Understanding Trump’s America” talk by Richard Cawardine. Next Sunday, June 4, at 6pm there will be a Hustings (with candidates from the 5 main political parties) David Price



A new group for women began on Friday 12 May at the Broomhall Centre – learn DIY skills, sewing and intercultural crafts.  All women welcome.  See flyers – card stall.

ALSO two community events: Weds 31st May, a litter-picking session with police and housing reps – assessing some of the difficult issues facing Broomhall residents at the moment. It would be great for some volunteers from St Mark’s to get involved in the litter picking.  Meet on the Gell Street playground at 11am.

Thursday 1 June; community consultation and open day – local churches and community rooms will be open, fire officers, health workers and police, housing association reps and local councillors will be available for residents to meet and talk about local issues.  Fire engines and appliances will be on various sites too!  Sue


ST MARK’S LIBRARY the book Mary Queen of Scot’s in stock. This was recently reviewed by David Price in May’s Mark’s Messenger. Maureen


FRIENDSHIP CLUB Wednesdays at 1.30 p.m. in the lounge. 7 June: Bents Green Singers. All welcome. Details from Rosalind 268 1426


SERMON SERIESover the next few months the home team will be preaching on a series of “thorny” issues to do with church language – Sue is starting us off today with “Eternal Life”. Preachers will be available after the service for conversation in the chapel. Sue


SHEFFIELD PRIDE 2017 MEETING Pride is on Saturday 29th July in Endcliffe Park.  St Mark’s and other local churches are hosting a joint stall again as an affirming Christian presence. There will be a planning meeting Wednesday 31st May at 7.00pm  Please let Sibylle or Sarah C know asap if you’d like to be part of the planning team.


ORGAN RECITAL SERIES see the flyers for the NEW Organ Recital Series on Thursdays at 8pm. Free Admission, with a retiring collection. Mark McCombs


PEACE IN THE PARK – Festival, Saturday 10 June.  Local churches are invited to meet together on the Sunday morning for worship and then help to clean up as an act of service, then a picnic.  This is Sheffield’s free arts festival – promoting peace and understanding by bringing communities together through artistic, musical and vocal expression.  http://www.peaceinthepark.org.ukCould be fun! Sue


MORE GROUPS? If you would like to be part of a small church group please let us know, as we are keen to create a network of groups for those interested.  Sue/ Sarah




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