Weekly News – 7th May 2017

MARCELLINE BUDZA is a remarkable woman from the Democratic Republic of the Congo who has helped many women to gain their economic independence as coffee farmers. She has been given the Robert Burns Humanitarian Award 2017 for her work. She founded the women’s coffee producing association Rebuild Women’s Hope in 2013. There will be an opportunity to meet and talk with  Marcelline after the 10 o’clock service.BROOMHILL FESTIVAL 10-18 June

A much simpler Festival this year with activities laid on by the community groups who will benefit from the proceeds.  Including: ST MARKS’ GREAT GET TOGETHER Sat 17th June 1.30-4.30pm with: Parade, Bake Off, Café, games, craft fair and library event with Lydia Monks. Flyer available soon with how to enter the Bake Off or book a craft stall. We need more volunteers, so please spread the word! Sue/Sarah

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

READING THE STORY resumes its monthly meetings on Friday 12 May at 7.30 in the Church lounge. All are welcome, including newcomers to the group; please bring the bible that you use. We have decided to focus next on the creation narratives in Genesis 1-3. Prior preparation is not essential but given the massively important impact of these stories on church history and Western culture, it is worth having a look at Wikipedia and Google images if you have time. For further details contact Janet Morley, at morleyjanet@ymail.com.

RESURRECTION PRAYER STATION continuing our theme of pilgrimage beyond Lent into the Easter season. This is an opportunity for all ages to encounter faith in an alternative  tangible, meaningful, experiential, and reflective way. ShanMORE 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 who are interested.  Sue/ Sarah

NEW PCC GROUPS The new PCC will be meeting soon and will activate the Worship and Liturgy and the Study and Learning groups.  Thank you to those who have already expressed an interest, please get in touch asap if you would like to join in.  Sue

JULIAN PRAYER GROUP The silent prayer group meets every Monday night from 6.30-7.15pm in the Chapel. New members are always welcome, no regular commitment needed.  Cath, Sarah

SCARBOROUGH COACH TRIP Ranmoor Parish Church are having their annual trip on June 3rd leaving at 8.30am. More details on the poster in the corridor.  Contact Claire at the Ranmoor Parish Office for more information.  Sue


May 21at 5.30pm screening of “I, Daniel Blake” followed by discussion.

May 28 at 6pm “Understanding Trump’s America” talk by Richard Cawardine.

June 4 at 6pm Hustings (tbc)

SINGING LESSONS I am teaching singing among my other musical pursuits.  If you are interested in lessons, or would just like to try it out and see how it goes, please feel free to speak to me at church, or contact me on 07736 527777 or befreeuk@hotmail.com.  Anne Padget

CITY OF SANCTUARY – WELCOME CENTRE fund raising has now passed the £61k needed to submit the bid for the property.  We should know in a week or two if we’ve been successful.  It’s been an amazing effort, and we’re so grateful for your interest and support.  The fund-raising will continue, and you can follow what others are doing on our website.  Sarah Eldridgehttps://sheffield.cityofsanctuary.org

CHURCH ACTION ON POVERTY AGM 7pm Monday 8 May Quaker Mtg House.  Speaker: Revd Chris Howson, Chaplain of Sunderland University, ‘Radical Christianity and Politics.’ All welcome. Refreshments from 6.30pm.

AGM OF SYMAAG (South Yorkshire Migration and Asylum Action Group). 7pm on Tues 9 May Quaker Meeting House. Guest speaker: Keith Sonnet, Deputy General Secretary of UNISON. Refreshments from 6.30 pm.

NEXT MESSENGER: Andrew Burdett wants material for the next Messenger magazine. Articles, reviews, photographs – whatever! Let him know your ideas, then send to messenger@andbur.uk. Deadline: midnight, Sunday 14 May.

THANK YOU! A huge thank you to all for the flowers, gifts and lovely card I have received. It has been a privilege to serve this community as Churchwarden over the last three years, and I know we are in very safe hands with Philip and Pat! Sarah Moore.

FRIENDSHIP CLUB meets in the lounge. Wednesdays,1.30 p.m. 10 May: “Music and Memories”. All welcome. Details from Carol on 266 5628.

CTBB AGM Monday 15 May at 6.00pm in St Mark’s lounge.  All welcome – find out about the three social action projects and bring and share cake – some cake will be on sale to raise funds for the Girls’ Group.  Sue

CHRISTIAN AID WEEK is very soon- 14th-20th May. Thanks to all those who have agreed to deliver and collect envelopes in roads in the parish. The bundles of envelopes are ready for collection at 10am TODAY or on CHRISTIAN AID SUNDAY, 14th May. We still have roads we would like to collect from, so if you’re not already a collector, but would like to join us, please contact Sam Faulds, Alison Tolson or Helen HillmanBROOMHALL TOGETHER

A new group for women starts on Friday 12 May at the Broomhall Centre – learn DIY skills, sewing and intercultural crafts.  On Saturdays there will be the opportunity to learn Somali dance!  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.  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


Looking for skills and expertise:

1. To shadow/support our treasurer/finance officer Jeremy Ritchie.

2 Management support for the Homework Club, to include recruitment and light supervision, updating policies especially around safeguarding, meeting with a “reference group” (from volunteers, parents and older children) once a term to reflect on problems and develop new ideas. This could involve more than one person. Jillian Creasy




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