Weekly Notices Sunday 12th August 2018

WELCOME TEAMS are looking for new recruits…  We know how much people dislike rotas but we get such positive feedback about how good our welcome here is that we really do need some more volunteers if we are to maintain this.  For more information speak to someone on the welcome team, to the clergy or Jean Baxter.

CONFIRMATION 26 SEP at 7.30pm here at St Mark’s.  7 candidates from St Mark’s will be presented to Bp Pete on this occasion.  Please do come along to support them, and other deanery candidates.  This is an exciting time in the life of the church.  Sue

16-25 GROUP 4th Saturday of month, all welcome.  In the Upper Room or on The Green. Contact for more information lesskerratt@gmail.com Lu Skerratt

MAVIS HEWITT has moved to Broomgrove Home and is very keen to receive visitors.  Sue

PIPER SKETCH The Legacy Project to buy the Piper Sketch is now complete.  The sketch is on display in Graves Art Gallery now.  Presentation at St Mark’s on Oct 7 after the Harvest Festival – keep the date free.  Phillip B

GREENBELT TICKETS we still have some over 25s tickets available, please contact the office if you’d like one. Sue

WEDDING AND GOODBYE!  Gary and Fiona invite everyone to celebrate with them on Sunday Aug 19. Gary’s last morning service will be followed by a picnic lunch and their wedding at 2pm. All welcome!  Sue H

CRC/PCN DAY CONFERENCE Sat 20 Oct Canon Marianne Borg ‘Days of Awe and Wonder: How We See makes all the Difference’ Info & tickets on CRC and PCN websites. Sue Hobley

MUSIC AT ST MARK’S There is an  advert on the website for the role of Director of Music. Please share with your networks or anyone you know who might be interested. Musicians in the congregation, please let us know if you would like to play a part in worship, however small. Thank you. Sue, Sarah and Shan

FRIENDSHIP CLUB On Summer break – back 5 Sept. Details from Rosalind 268 1426. Rosalind

PHASE CONCERT a big thank you to St Marks Church & all who helped raise £1392.57 at the Seasons for Nepal Concert on 13 July.  This was despite much competition from a Presidential visit, Wimbledon finals, and many other summer activities.  Thanks to all who gave their time and talents to empower isolated Himalayan communities to have better access to health, education and sustainable livelihoods.  Dilys

TAIZÉ WEEKEND SHEFFIELD 2018!: Exploring Vulnerability October 12/13/14 Weekend is open to 18-35ish, but all the prayers are open to all. More information on flyers in church or email taize.in.sheffield@gmail.com or talk to Oli or Marie Giles. Sign up here: goo.gl/Xofph1

UNIVERSAL CREDIT The Trussell Trust has found that Universal Credit is greatly increasing debt problems and reliance on food banks. Please sign the End Hunger Campaign petition at the back of church calling on the Government to improve the system and ensure that people have enough income to afford good food.     Faith & Justice

CONGREGATIONAL LIST An email has gone out asking for details for the new St Mark’s congregational list – if you have received this please reply by 7 Sept.  If you have not received the email but would like to be included on the new list please complete a form and put it in the red box (at the back of the church). Thanks. Sarah R

PCC MEETING – please look at the notice board for a summary of the main items discussed and talk to any PCC member for more information – we are here to represent you, please use us!


THE BIG WEEKEND AWAY 21-23 Sept 2018.

ONE PLACE LEFT!! Please contact Tanya if you’d like to snap up the last place!- on 01629 734347 or tanyakralph@hotmail.com

FUNDRAISING Keep an eye on the noticeboard for ways to support this. If you are planning to contribute, please do so by the end of June or let us know about your future fundraising plans. Thanks!  Big Weekend Planning Team.

THANK YOU to all who came to the Pie & Pea supper, we raised £300. Briony

CANDLE MAKING WORKSHOP Wednesday 15 August 10 am – 4 pm in the Upper Room.  Come join us upcycling old altar candles into new candles for the parish weekend and charity sales.  Sign up sheet on the weekend notice board email sarah4frost@gmail.com for more details Sarah Frost


31 August at 7.30pm til late in the Lounge. Bring your favourite tipple and we’ll supply games and nibbles! Sarah C & Sarah R

GALA DINNER Fri 7th Sept. Full details now on noticeboard. BOOK NOW to avoid disappointment. Briony

WORMS FOR THE WEEKEND!! special edition tubs of compost worms to revitalise your compost bin – £5 each.  Also, £10 for a compost bin makeover.  Email sarah4frost@gmail.com Sarah Frost

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