Weekly update – 18th September 2016



HARVEST FESTIVAL TODAY We will again be selling preserves to support Christian Aid, after the service.  Come, view and purchase the delights on offer! International Committee 

ARCHER PROJECT AT HARVEST Instead of collecting for the S6 Foodbank we are collecting food and toiletries for the Archer Project THIS WEEK.   There is a complete list of their needs at the back of church. Thank you. Sue 

HARVEST SUPPER TONIGHT at 6pm. A few tickets still available, £3 and £1. Briony and Sue

CONGREGATIONAL LIST We are in the process of updating the congregational list.  Please let me know if your details have changed.  NB this is NOT the same as the Electoral Roll, but is the list that is circulated amongst members of the congregation and / or clergy. The closing date for letting me know is THIS FRIDAY.  Anne P

SNOWDROP CLOTHES SWAP EVENING is being held on Friday 21st October in aid of the Snowdrop Project, which exists to empower survivors of human trafficking.  We are asking for donations of unwanted clothes in good condition from October, so people can come along on the evening, make a donation and find something to take away. We would love people to help on the evening and in preparation. Please contact Rosie ([email protected]), Alice ([email protected]) or Becca ([email protected]) for more info.

CHURCH ACTION ON POVERTY PILGIRMAGE – 8th Annual Pilgrimage  in Darnall on Saturday 15 October from 9.30 am to 3pm. Visits to church projects in this multi-cultural area. All welcome.  If interested, please contact  [email protected] David Price

WELCOME TO ALL NEW AND RETURNING STUDENTS! There’s lots going on over the coming weeks for students. For the next two Wednesdays (21 and 28 September) from 7:30pm in the upper lounge we have two relaxed events where you can put your feet up during freshers week, with pizza making and some low intensity games. There are also some Sunday meals going on (lunch at 12pm NEXT SUNDAY and 9 Oct, plus a light meal at 5pm on 2 Oct, after which Paul Blomfield MP comes to discuss some important issues). Looking forward to meeting you soon! SCM+ Email [email protected] with questions/for more details, or chat to Oli, Chris, Marie or Sophie at church!

WELCOME TEAMS are a great way of getting to know members of our congregation! We’re looking for extra volunteers to join the rota. This is an important and fun part of our ministry so have a chat if you’re interested! Sarah M.

ACROSS THE ROOF OF THE WORLD: FROM NEPAL TO TIBET AND BEIJING I will be showing slides of my recent trip through Nepal and Tibet and on into China THIS FRIDAY at 7.00pm in the church lounge.  There will be a collection in aid of PHASE, which does valuable medical work in rural communities in Nepal.  It will also be a sort of belated 70th birthday celebration so there will be refreshments.  All very welcome. If you do intend to come it would be helpful to know in advance.  Philip Booth 255 0634 [email protected]

2 TICKETS AVAILABLE, 1/2 price at the City Hall for Halle Orchestra concert with world renowned pianist Benjamin Grosvenor. Friday 30 Sept. 7pm, front row circle. Details from Briony

ANNE PADGET has been given the opportunity to develop her creativity with Chorus UK and so has resigned from her post as Church Administrator from the end of October.  We wish her every success in her future career!  In the meantime, while we recruit her replacement, we will need some voluntary support in the church office.  If you think you could offer a day or two (with training) please have a word with Sue or Sarah.  Thank you!

YORKSHIRE HISTORIC CHURCHES TRUST are joining us from 10.30am to 3.30pm on Saturday 29 October for A Day at St Mark’s about the life and work of George Pace, the architect of this church. There will be guided tours of the church and a Newsnight style interview with Peter Pace, George’s son and biographer. Admission: £15 to cover coffee, lunch, tea and lectures. Send cheque (payable to YHCT-South Yorkshire) to Clyde Binfield, 604 Royal Plaza, 2 Westfield Terrace, Sheffield, S1 4GG. David Price

LIFE AND DEATH MATTERS CAFE continues THIS TUESDAY and is back in the church lounge.  It is a new venture meeting on Tuesday mornings between 10.30am and 12noon.  It is a safe, open and respectful place where people can talk about all matters relating to life and death.  All are welcome.  Jane Padget

ALTERNATIVE CHALICE  There is now  the option of non-alcoholic wine at Communion.  If you would prefer this cup, please bring the newsletter with you to the rail or indicate to the chalice assistant.  Thank you for your patience while we establish the best way to administer this choice. Sue

SHARED HOUSE, Pickmere Road, S10. 2 rooms available, £70/week plus bills. Not suitable for couples. Call housemate, Misha (male, age 21) on 07934 239012.

READING THE STORY is a monthly group to hear key stories of the Old Testament and explore their impact on us and our culture. At our recent well-attended taster session we agreed to meet as a general rule on the second Friday of the month, omitting March and April to avoid Lent/Easter. The next session, on Friday 14 October in the church (not the vicarage), will be about the first seven chapters of the book of 1 Samuel (Eli, Hannah, the boy Samuel and the Ark of the Covenant). Readers should also look at the birth narratives in Luke 1-2 (especially 1:39-56). Janet Morley


14 – 16 October Workshops, Taizé prayer and silence. For 18 – 35 yr olds. Taking place from the Friday evening until Sunday afternoon in Sheffield. It includes Saturday evening prayer at Sheffield Cathedral at 7:30pm. All ages invited. To find out more: tinyurl.com/zg8hlde or speak to Mark Ansell

KAIROS SHEFFIELD – HOPE IN THE HOLY LAND? An evening of songs and stories from Garth Hewitt and Robert Cohen on 30 Sept at 7.30pm at Victoria Hall Methodist Church. Tickets available from www.eventbrite. co.uk/e/hope-in-the-holy-land-tickets- 25323630661 Tanya Ralph

FRIENDSHIP CLUB Wednesdays at 1.30pm in the church lounge. 21 Sept: Meem sings “Songs from the Musicals”. Visitors welcome.  Details from Rosalind Rogerson 268 1426 Also COLLECTING cardboard inner rolls from Sellotape or equivalent.  Please save any you have (NOT toilet roll tubes) for our making of Advent/Christmas decorations on 30 November.  Ask your friends, neighbours,those who work in offices, etc!  These may be delivered to Rosalind at any time.


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