Weekly notices – 5 May 2019

CHRISTIAN AID WEEK May 12-18 new and returning house to house collectors urgently needed. Last year we raised more than 3% of the total money raised in Sheffield – so it is worthwhile. Please contact me on 07817651178 dilys.noble@hotmail.co.uk if you can help Dilys Noble

FRIENDSHIP CLUB meets in the lounge on Wednesdays at 1.30 p.m. 8 May Joyce’s Crafty Boxes. All Welcome. Details: Mabel 348 2181

DONATIONS BY TEXT to St Marks have raised about £100 since it was launched. NB. we now have a new provider, and a new number. To make a donation, text ‘STMARKS 5’ to 70085 to donate £5. This costs £5 plus a std rate msg. Alternatively, you can opt to give any whole amount up to £20. Thanks! Clergy & Finance Team

CRAFT STALLS if you (or a friend) would like a craft stall at the St Mark’s Garden Party (15 June) please contact garden.party.2019@gmail.com asap

CHOIR We are always open to new members, particularly any new basses. Rehearsals 6.30 – 8pm Thurs & 9am Sun. Speak to me if interested in knowing more.  David Willington

PAT HUNT was on BBC Look North on the thirtieth anniversary of the Hillsborough Disaster. She was a volunteer, supporting the family of one of the victims. You can watch Pat’s story here: https://tinyurl.com/y4mpg662  Mark Ansell

TODAY at 11.30- 12.15 come & hear about the work of ASSIST & City of Sanctuary with asylum seekers, AND how St Mark’s support helps. At front of church right after the service. Judy Robinson

ALL AGE INTERACTIVE Sunday 19 May 4pm service preceded by Bring & Share tea from 3pm. Come along to one or both! Sarah C

GOOD GOD! Gender and Sexual Equality in the Church: Impossibility or Imperative? A study day organised by Faith & Justice and Study & Learning on 20 July.  Keep the date. Joe, John & Sue

INTERSECTIONS: A public symposium about youth violence, masculinity & mental health University of Sheffield event on Thurs 8 May at ISRAAC Centre, S11 8FP (12.30 – 5pm) Search Eventbrite for tickets.  Sue H

WELCOME TEAMS assistance The recent tea/coffee trolley service has been much appreciated, but we need more helpers to provide this. Please ask about joining us, even if only to accompany the trolley. Contact jean_baxter5@hotmail.com if you’re interested. Jean

ENCOUNTER CHRISTIANITY is an 8 week small group for new Christians. Facilitated by Robyn Vesey. Saturdays 9.30-11.30am at the Vicarage on May 11, 18, June 1, 8, 22, 29 & July 6, 13. Contact Sarah R in the office to express interest. Robyn

PCN BRITAIN invites you to a conference exploring religion and atheism on 8 June in central London. The speakers include Richard Holloway, Harriet Harris and the philosopher and Guardian columnist Julian Baggini. Full details and booking forms are in church. Adrian Alker

BIG PRAISE! The Young Adults group (and friends) are trialling a new worship service on the 2nd June at 4pm. All are very welcome! Contact Lu Skerratt or Ben Ryan if you’d like to be involved or want to know more! Lu Skerratt

MUSICIANS REQUIRED! Would you like to be in a scratch worship band for the Big Praise service on the 2nd June? All levels welcome! Contact us for more details! Lu Skerratt & Ben Ryan

QUIZ AND CURRY…with a twist! Come along at 6:30 for food at 7pm on Sat 18 May to help raise funds for Assist, organised by the Young Adults group. Everyone welcome, veggie/ vegan catered for, and prizes up for grabs! 30 tickets available, £5 each. Please contact Emma Castle or the church office before they’re all gone!! Emma Castle

NATUREFEST at Lea Brook Valley Saturday 11 May 10am – 4pm. A day of nature themed activities for all the family being run by A Rocha UK, the organisers of Eco Church, of which we are a member. Sue

CLOTHES SWAP & WINE EVENING for Suitworks – Weds 19 June 2019. £8 tickets (inc. 5 items of clothes) on door.  All welcome, with or without clothes donations.  Email rosiehunt@hotmail.co.uk any questions.  Rosie

SCARBOROUGH COACH TRIP St John’s Ranmoor annual coach trip Sat 29 June.  Leaving 8.30am returning c7pm.  Adults £12 or children £6.  More info or book email Claire on administrator @stjohnsranmoor.org.uk Sarah R

COME AND SING Karl Jenkins’ The Armed Man in aid of ASSIST and part of the Broomhill Festival. Sun 16 June, 1.30 pm rehearsal, 5.30 pm concert. No experience necessary.  See me for info. David W

SPECTACLES FOR VISION AID I was amazed and delighted to collect 69 pairs of spectacles. But I shouldn’t have been surprised by this demonstration of our ongoing generosity and desire to help others at St Marks. Michael Miller

PARENTS RISE UP Climate Change Protest on 12 May. Some parents and children from St Mark’s will be attending, leaving during the service. Please join us for the walk and a picnic lunch. Contact us for more info. Hannah Jones or Alice Newitt


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