Weekly update – 21st January 2018

The following notices are for the week beginning Sunday 21st January 2018. 

FUNDRAISING FOR THE PARISH WEEKEND starts very soon with a Shrove Tuesday

AUCTION OF PROMISES on Tues 13th Feb at 8pm. See flyer for more details and how to offer a ‘service’ for auction. Earlier the same night is the

PANCAKE PARTY from 5.30 -7.30pm in the lounge. All welcome!

THE BIG WEEKEND AWAY itself is from 21-23 Sept 2018 at The Hayes Conference Centre, Derbyshire. Please put the dates in your diary now! Tanya 

CTBB SHARED LUNCH TODAY after the service with friends from The Beacon & St Andrew’s. Soup, bread and cheese & puddings. All welcome. Briony 

BROOMHALL GIRLS YOUTH CLUB is looking for new committee members to help run the club. We meet about four times a year in the evening . If interested please contact  Isabel Lloyd-Jones (268 3370  or [email protected] evenings only) for more information. Hannah J 

LOST PROPERTY All items in the lost property cupboard will be out in the corridor on Sundays until the end of January, please claim your items.  Anything not claimed by 31 Jan will be disposed of (to charity if appropriate). Sarah R 

CASTLETON WEEKEND away aimed at students, young adults and friends 23-25 Feb. Fellowship, faith and fun. Put it in your diary! For more info see Oli, Chris or Ceri or find the Facebook event. Ceri. 

FRIENDSHIP CLUB Weds in the lounge at 1.30 pm 24 January: Our next collage: Winter Fun, plus some listening. Details from Rosalind 268 1426. 

FLOWER ROTA I have a couple of empty slots left, so if anyone would like to donate some money for flowers in memory of a loved one or for an anniversary, I would be very pleased to hear from you.  Tel 230 3242 Mary-Jane.

PROFESSOR THOMAS RÖMER Chair in the Hebrew Bible and it’s Contexts at College de France will be giving two free public lectures at The University of Sheffield Arts Tower Lecture Theatre 3, on January Tues 30 – The Ark of the Covenant and the Archaeology of Kiriath Jearim and Weds 31 The Political Foundation of the Abraham Narrative, at 4.30pm. Details on www.sheffield.ac.uk/siibs

BROOMHILL FESTIVAL 16 – 24th June.  By the community for the community.  There will be the usual mix of concerts, library events, history walks and open gardens and also this year some exciting talks and demonstrations.  Keep it free.  Offers for open gardens will be appreciated.  Shelagh Marston. 2664449. 

SIGNS OF HOPE about the climate. Look at the climate notice board on your right just before you go out of church for 7 things to encourage you. Michael

PAT & BARBARA LANE have a temporary change of address.  Do get in touch with them at Fulwood Lodge, 379 Fulwood Rd, S10 3GA Tel: 230 2666.  They’d love to hear from you. Sue 

LENT 2018 – sign up sheets available TODAY. We’ve planned something slightly different this year and invite you to join home group discussions based around the BBC TV series, “Broken” – a drama following the life of a Catholic priest serving an urban parish with many social issues.  Each week we shall watch an episode and consider, “Where is hope to be found?” See flyers for more details and sign up today! Sue/Sarah 

HOPE FOR THE FUTURE are urgently looking for a new Chair of Trustees to take over from Michael Bayley who will be stepping down early this year. Suggestions about whom to approach, or more information please contact me on 258 5248 or [email protected] Michael. 

SHEFFIELD NHS CHANGES Major changes are planned for Sheffield NHS ‘urgent care’ (care that is ‘urgent’ but not ’emergency’). Both the Walk-In Centre on Broad Lane and the Minor Injuries Unit at the RHH are due to close. Closing date for CCG consultation and survey response is 31 Jan. Further details from www.sheffieldsaveournhs.co.uk www.sheffieldccg.nhs.uk  Helen Orton

ACCOMMODATION URGENTLY NEEDED The arrangement generously offered to Fatih, Nantanet and baby Rodi is coming to an end and all concerned are looking for more suitable housing. If you are able to offer to accommodate them, even in the short term, please talk to Oli and Marie or contact Robert Beard on [email protected] Many thanks. Sue 

CHRISTIANS & PAGANS – CRC Seminar evening NEXT Sunday (28th Jan) with Paul Cudby from 6-7.30pm (Upper Room). Talking about his book – ‘The Shaken Path – a Christian Priest’s Exploration of Modern Pagan Belief and Practice’. £5 on the door. Tea/Coffee included.  Sarah R. 

‘AGAINST THE GRAIN – AN EVENING WITH GARTH HEWITT’ on Sat 12th May (7:30pm) at St Mark’s Church. Drawing on his extensive catalogue of songs old and new, Garth sings of hope and justice for uncertain times. Info from Simon Ennals or Tanya Ralph. Tickets will available in church nearer the time.

PLEDGE RESPONSES FOR 2018 – Regular, pledged giving is the best way for St Mark’s to manage our finances.   So far only 59 pledge forms have been returned so, please return your 2018 pledge form as soon as possible (even if you are unable to increase your giving).  Packs (including a pledge form) are available in the foyer. Please talk to David Ryder or Judith Pitchforth, treasurers, or to clergy.

NEW(ish) TO ST MARK’S? Pledge packs are available all year round for people who wish to start supporting the church financially through regular direct debit payments or via the envelope scheme.

ST MARK’S GREAT GET TOGETHER will be on Sat 16 June THIS YEAR. Can you help? We now have some volunteers but need a few more to form a group who will plan and delegate! Please talk to me today. Sarah C.


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