Weekly Notices – 19 January 2020 – Epiphany 2

Notices for week beginning Sunday 19 January 2020

NEW YEAR CALLING Good news! Quite a few people have already said they would like to be part of a monthly group exploring vocation (in any area of life). Please contact me by text/ email by Weds 22 Jan if you would like to join us. Sarah C

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

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

FRIENDSHIP CLUB Weds in the lounge at 1.30 p.m. 22 Jan: 60 songs in 60 minutes. All welcome. Details from Rosalind 268 1426    

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

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

VIGIL EUCHARIST Sat 25 Feb 5.30 pm- monthly service in the quiet space of St Mary’s Walkley. All welcome. Useful to know about if you can’t make a Sunday morning here! Sarah C

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

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

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

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

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

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 – iron frame, black lacquer, some cosmetic damage, mellow tone – free but needs transporting & tuning. Speak to us at Sunday 10am service if interested. Josephine & Ted Hunt

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. Phone 230 3242. Mary -Jane

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

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

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

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