Weekly notices – 7 July 2019

Please note: these notices are for week commencing Sunday 7 July 2019

PICNIC AND GAMES ON THE GREEN Sunday 21 July, whatever the weather we’ll have fun after church (inside if wet) bring food to share. Hannah Jones

MARKS’ MESSENGER The latest edition is in your pigeon holes and on the card stall for non-subscribers (£1).  If you wish to contribute to the next edition, please contact me at davidprice2@gmail.com David Price

GOOD GOD! Gender and Sexual Equality in the Church: Impossibility or Imperative? 20 July. Flyers now available and bookings are being taken – please book so that we can plan which rooms to use.  Also on the Facebook page. John, Joe & Sue

CHURCH TRIP TO GAINSBOROUGH Our Choir is singing in All Saints Church, Gainsborough on 10 Aug.  We would you like you to come along to make this a great day out for the full church family? Talk to me or contact the church office. Jane Padget

SHEFFIELD PRIDE Sat 27 July. As part of Christians at Pride members of St Mark’s will be staffing a stall & marching.  If you’d like to get involved please see us.  Sarah C & Lu Skerratt

CLOTHES SWAP Lots of fun was had, £400 raised + £200 worth of clothes given direct to Suitworks. Thank you to all involved and for all donations  Rosie / Home Donations

PLASTIC CONTAINERS Please take a look on the table in the corridor and claim any plastic containers/kitchen items which may belong to you.  Briony

FRIENDSHIP CLUB Wednesday 10 July at 1.30 in the Lounge: ‘I Remember When I Wore That!’ All welcome. Details from Carol on 266 5628.

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

NIGHT SERVICE SURVEY If you’re part of Night Service in any way (or would like to be) please complete the online survey (link below) to help us reflect on where we are and what could happen next. Cate https://tinyurl.com/NightService2019

RIDE LONDON In August James Ryder is cycling the 100 mile ‘Ride London’ race to raise money for Bwindi Community Hospital in Uganda. If you’d like to sponsor him speak to one of the Ryders. Thanks very much! Ceri

MEMORIAL GARDEN ROSES Do walk round to see the glorious roses in the Memorial Garden! Shelagh M

RETIREMENT OF PETER BURROWS, BISHOP OF DONCASTER Farewell service on Sat 28 Sept at Doncaster Minster at 4pm.  Followed by refreshments and presentation. To reserve place contact Church House on 01709 309100. Sue H

HERITAGE OPEN DAY HELP NEEDED The church will be open on Fri 20 & Sat 21 Sept between 1pm and 5pm.  We need a small team of volunteers to show visitors round – full briefing available. Please contact me. Philip Philip.churchwarden@btinternet.com

BROOMHALL GIRLS’ CLUB TALK after church Sunday 14 July. Hear about the brilliant work of the club supported by St Mark’s Home Donation.  Judy Robinson

REFUGEES IN CALAIS Manuchehr and others are going back to Calais on 26 July under the auspices of Care4Calais.  They have enough clothing but they desperately need more money to enable them to provide much needed support for the refugees. Please give donations to Manuchehr. David Price

NEW IN THE LIBRARY: Drawdown the Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Climate Change, Paul Hawken (ed) Category K An international coalition of leading researchers, scientists and policymakers offer a set of realistic and practical solutions to climate change.  If deployed collectively on a global scale over the next thirty years, they could not just slow the earth’s warming, but reach drawdown: the point when greenhouse gases in the atmosphere peak and begin to decline. Maureen B


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