|NEW KNITTING GROUP! A monthly knitting group is starting up at St Marks on Saturday 10 May, 10.30 – 12 noon in the church lounge. New and experienced knitters welcome; bring your own projects or get involved in some group ones. Light refreshments will be available. For further information please contact Jennie Martin (230 3718) or Alison Tolson (221 4578).WATCH flyers are at the back of church, which say what you can do to help the journey of women in ministry. Please feel free to take some and to distribute them in other churches.
ORGAN RECITAL Mark will be playing Bach’s Fantasias in G Major (BWV572) and C Minor (BWV562), as well as chorals by Jehan Alain and two post WWII pieces by Herbert Howells THIS MONDAY at 1.00pm. Free Admission.
GARDEN PARTY SAT 14 JUNE Jane Padget and Briony Tayler are co-ordinating this event. If you’d like to be part of this exciting extravaganza, we need volunteers to act as helpers and stallholders. No prior experience necessary! Please sign up on the sheet, or speak to Jane or Briony.
HUSTINGS FOR LOCAL ELECTIONS Tuesday 29 April at 7.30pm at Beacon @ Broomhill. There appears to be a new and youthful line-up in the Broomhill Ward for the upcoming local elections. This is an opportunity to come and hear what they have to say about their vision and ideas for representing the interests of the ward.
|LENT COURSE REVIEW You are invited to reflect on this year’s course, Earthing our faith: cherishing God’s creation, and explore ways of furthering its vision on Sunday 18 May at 6.00 pm in the Upper Room. All welcome.OCCASIONALLY someone will come to St Mark’s asking for money. Please be confident that there is a discretionary fund as well as other sources of assistance. Please refer anyone asking to a member of the clergy or a warden rather than giving money yourself. This will help us to develop a consistent and supportive response. Thank you.
POETRY WORKSHOP John Hillman has been working for 6 years with Kim Rosen, poet, therapist and spiritual teacher based in California. From July 4-6 she will give her first workshop in England – in Sheffield. The title for the workshop is Poetry as a Portal to Inner Freedom. Enquiries to John on 0114 258 4241 or email@example.com.
CHARITY VINTAGE SPORTS DAY on the green 1 June 1.30-6.00 pm raising Funds for Phaseworldwide. Teams of 6 adults to take part in fun event 3 legged races, egg and spoon races and more . No experience needed just lots of energy and imagination. Helpers also required for tea and cakes! Contact Dilys Noble 07817651178; firstname.lastname@example.org;
|LIONS will be meeting NEXT SUNDAY during the 10.00am service for breakfast and chat. CHRISTIAN AID WEEK: 11–17 MAY Thanks very much to everyone who has agreed to do the door to door collecting this year. The envelopes will be ready to collect from the back of church from April 27th. We still have a few roads to cover if anyone would like to help out. Ceri Gallivan and Helen Hillman.
CHRISTIAN AID MAY DAY TREK – MONDAY 5 MAY This year’s May Day Trek is a 5 mile circular route from Bents Green through the Limb and Porter Valleys. Registration forms are available at the back of church, on the website – www.sheffieldmaydaytrek.org.uk, or from Bridget Kellet on 275 9828. A form to collectively sponsor members of the congregation doing the walk is also at the back – please support them if you can.
CHRISTIAN AID BUSK AID – SATURDAY 10 MAY Calling all musicians and singers! Busk Aid is taking place in the city centre again this year – last year it raised over £400. If you’re interested in performing popular mainstream music either individually or as a group, or if you can spare an hour to be a collector, please contact Alison Tresize on 0114 2365938.
MESSENGER FOR MAY is now out. Find your copy in your pigeonhole, or buy one from the card stall for the bargain price of 60p!
DIOCESE’S CENTENARY CELEBRATIONS 2014 marks 100 years of the Sheffield Diocese. Please see the poster at the back.
HATTINGEN-WITTEN LINK Would you like to host a visitor from our link Diocese in Germany (11-17 October)? No German needed! See notice board or contact Sue Hobley (01709 872299; email@example.com).
|JIM COTTER Following Jim’s death last week, we have received details of his final services. Funeral: THIS THURSDAY at St Hywyn’s, Aberdaron – 10.00 am, Holy Communion & 12 noon, Funeral Service; Memorial: 25 June at St Martin-in-the-Fields, London, 3.00 pm.LUNCH DATES FOR YOUR DIARY 18 May (host – Briony Tayler), 8 June – shared meal with CTBB at St Andrew’s URC. Any volunteers for July?!
PCN CONFERENCE “Seeing Jesus Again with New Eyes” with Mark Townsend. The Progressive Christianity Network’s Spring Conference will be held at the Priory Rooms, Birmingham, on Saturday, 17 May 2014. This conference aims to focus on the spiritual dimensions of faith; to see with new eyes is to discover insights from each other and from other faith traditions; and to allow ourselves to seek Jesus outside the box. For further details and booking: www.pcnbritain.org.uk or contact Robin Story.
‘ECO-CONGREGATIONS What do they do? Past Present and Future,’ is the title of an evening to be held at St Andrew’s, Psalter Lane on Thursday 8 May at 6.30 pm. The evening is about ‘Greening’ our places of worship and our spiritual lives: how can we save energy, improve our gardens and take better care of creation? Please see the poster at the back of church. All welcome.
VETERAN PEACE CAMPAIGNER Bruce Kent, visits the Sheffield Quakers THIS TUESDAY (St James Street), at 6.45 pm. The ‘No Faith In Trident’ tour will see Bruce meeting with faith groups across the UK to galvanise support against the Government’s plans to spend over £100bn on new nuclear weapons.
Contact: Jonathan Wallis 07905 672885