Weekly notices – 12 January 2020

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

FLOWERS ROTA 2020 for flowers in the church every week. I will presume you will still want to be included if you were on the list last year unless you tell me otherwise. If there are any new people who would like to donate money for flowers. 230 3242. Mary -Jane

NEW YEAR We’re starting a new monthly group for people who wish to explore a sense of vocation. This might be simply wanting to be open to new possibilities in our lives, a career path or some form of ministry. Contact me if you’d like to be involved. Sarah C

MICHAEL & PAULINE Miller are moving to Fulwood at the end of January. In the meantime please contact them by email or mobile. Pauline

FRIENDSHIP CLUB Weds in the lounge at 1.30 p.m. 15 Jan:  Desert Island Discs. All welcome. Details from 348 2181. Mabel

SEEKING ROOM TO RENT post graduate female student urgently seeking secure and warm room in a house or a house share. Contact the office – office@stmarkssheffield.co.uk  Sarah R

PRESERVES FOR PALESTINE AND JAMS FOR JERUSALEM? Actually we’re fundraising for the hospital in Gaza by selling jams and chutney after the 10am service this Sunday (and next if stocks allow) to spice up the New Year and ‘veganuary’ with homemade preserves. Simon & Tanya

SHARING SONGS OF THE SOUL TODAY Women’s Interfaith Forum presents songs from different faiths, informal discussions and refreshments. 1-3pm at St Mary’s Church, Bramall Lane.  Sibylle

NIGHT SERVICE 7pm TONIGHT Following the review, we will be trialling the new start time from tonight. Feedback during this period appreciated. Cate

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

SOUP RUN Due to weekly donations of sandwiches from Gregg’s and other hot food, the need for soup tins for soup run is no more! Gloves, hats, socks, and toothbrushes still very welcome. Thanks! Rosie Hunt

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

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

SAVE YOUR CANDLES! For our Candlemas Service on 2 Feb we will be asking you to bring your candle stubs left over from Christmas celebrations, so please keep them and bring on the day. Thanks. Sarah C/Hannah J

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

DIGITAL MESSENGER Did you know that you can save paper by having your subscription copy emailed? Please contact the office if you’d like to be on the email list.  Sarah R

LOST PROPERTY All items from the will be out in the corridor on Sundays until the end of Jan, please claim your items.  Anything not claimed by 31 Jan will be disposed of. Sarah R

BROOMHILL LITTER PICK Sat 18 Jan 11am-1pm Meet at Broomhill Library.  Bring friends & family, gloves. Other equipment provided. Urgent! Help needed to run the next pick Sat 15th Feb. Call 273 4276 Kathy Harbord

NIGHT SERVICE SOCIAL Bring & Share Curry Night Weds 22nd January, 7-9pm in the Lounge. RSVP Cate

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

WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY 18-25 Jan.  Please pray for former members of the Beacon at Broomhill, now worshipping in other congregations, and for our friends at St Andrew’s URC.  Our Night Service of Taize Prayer, ecumenical to the core, is at 7pm on Sunday 19 January.  Spread the word!  Clergy Team

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

CLIMATE THEOLOGY we are developing a 2-part worship event exploring the links between Climate Theology and Lent. Details to follow. If anyone would like to be involved in planning these please let me know asap at rachael_hand@btinternet.com Rachael

DON’T LET THEM DIE IN LIBYA Asylum seekers are suffering. Please join march at 1230 at bottom of the Moor & Demonstration at 1pm at Sheffield Town Hall on Saturday 18 January. David Price

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