Weekly notices – 29 September HARVEST

HARVEST FESTIVAL LUNCH TODAY hosted by the International group, proceeds to Christian Aid – and a PRESERVES SALE too!   Briony

HARVEST COLLECTION items for the Cathedral Archer Project will need taking to the Cathedral. Please let the office know if you can help. Sarah C

HELP FOR SUNDAY LUNCHES 6 Oct Soup & bread hosted by Judy R & home donations group. 13 Oct Pasta based hosted by Briony. 20 Oct TBA.  Briony & Dilys

Encounter Christianity This 8 week course is for all who are interested in exploring the Christian faith in a small group.  There will be a chance to reflect on what faith means and the ways it has an impact on our lives. It starts on Sat 26 Oct 9.30 -11.30am at the Vicarage and is being led by Amanda Pilkington. Interested? please email office@stmarkssheffield.co.uk

ST MARK’S FINANCES The PCC has decided that we must increase our income.  We are starting with a push for ALL church members to join the new “Parish Giving Scheme”.  Please collect your pack from the back of church. Thank you for your support and prayers as we tackle the increase in our regular bills. Sue and the finance team.

CLOTHES & “TREASURES” SALE 5 Oct 11am – 3pm. Please look out your unwanted bric-a-brac, good condition clothing, paperback books, toys etc. to sell to raise money for St Mark’s.  We also need volunteers to help on the day. Contact the office to arrange to deliver (we can pick up). Briony, Jane & Sarah R.

FRIENDSHIP CLUB is on Weds at 1.30 in the Lounge. Make a little flower arrangement to take home. All welcome. Details from Mary-Jane 230 3242.

VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES – There are a number of opportunities to get involved in local events and groups (including here at St Mark’s) Please see the noticeboard next to the card stall.  Sarah R

BONFIRE NIGHT Tue 5 Nov – We’d like to hold a fundraising party for all ages on bonfire night from 4.30-6.30pm. But we need help! Please see me or sign up sheet on CHYPSS noticeboard for details. Hannah Jones

SPEAKING TRUTH TO POWER There is an opportunity for a young member of the congregation to attend one of Church Action on Poverty’s Roadshows on this theme in Nov. Home Donations Group has some money set aside for this. If interested, please contact judyrob9@gmail.com Judy R

CHILDRENS REGISTRATION TODAY Please can all parent/carers complete new forms for the 2019/20 year. Thank you. Sarah C/Hannah

NIGHT SERVICE Oct 6 will take the form of a bring and share Agape meal. All welcome. Cate

CHURCH ACTION ON POVERTY Pilgrimage 2019 Sat 12 Oct starting 9.30am Highfield Methodist Church, Sharrow. Visit exciting projects in Sharrow & Heeley, ends 2pm at St Wilfrid’s. Details from Joe Forde, David Price or briony.broome@hotmail.co.uk

TAIZE ‘We are one body’ a weekend of Taizé style prayer, workshops, food & building community at Wesley Hall, Crookes 11-13th Oct £20pp. Assistance with funding is available. To book, visit: bit.ly/2ZF1y5N. More details from taize.in.sheffield@gmail.com Oli Giles

TAIZE TASTER DAY Sunday 20 Oct at 2pm for an afternoon & evening of discussion, info, practice (singing and/or food), food & Taize night service (at 8pm). Free, all welcome. See website to sign up. David Willington & Tim Jansen

CONGRATULATIONS to Douglas Jones who is celebrating 20 years as organist and choirmaster at St Andrew’s URC today. Clergy team & David W

UNIVERSAL CREDIT An update of how St Mark’s support for claimants has worked & an update on the controversial benefit. After 10am service Oct 6th. Judy R

PADRAIG O’TUAMA @ CRC Sat 19 Oct ‘Borders and Belonging’ conference . TODAY ONLY – EASY BOOKING! CRC admin Tallyn Gray will be at the back of church at the end of the 10am service so that you can book. your place direct – no internet needed or postage to organise! or Book online via https:// bordersandbelonging.eventbrite.co.uk Anne P

CRC SEMINAR 11 Nov ‘It’s not about you’; European Christians living in Sheffield reflect on their lived experience of Brexit. More details soon. Anne P

NEW IN THE LIBRARY – Angels by Margaret Barker, Category Q A fresh and unique study of angels, from Jewish and Christian traditions. Maureen Bownas

ST MARY’S WALKLEY IS 150 and they have a new window to celebrate! If you haven’t seen them, do visit, they’re one of our Mission Partnership churches! Sue

JOHN SIMMONDS Many of you will be sad to learn of John’s death on 20 Sept after a long struggle with cancer.  An early and active member of the CRC council and published with us. Many will recall how incisive and kind he was. A thanksgiving service will be held on Mon Oct 7 in Hasland Methodist Church  S41 OLH    Frances Gray

GREENBELT TALKS anyone interested in listening to some recorded talks from previous Greenbelt festivals? Wed 9 Oct. Get in touch for more info! cerigallivan@hotmail.co.uk Ceri

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