Weekly Update ~ 23rd November 2014

THE RELUCTANT PATIENT is the title of Ian’s latest book.  If you have signed the list at the back of church please bring your £6.50 and collect your copy from the vestry.  We have been over-subscribed and are approaching Ian for more copies!

THE ANNUAL CHRISTIAN AID CAROL SINGING event in the city centre is on Saturday 6th December. The time slot for St Mark’s is 2.30pm – 3.30pm.  It’s great fun, gets you in the Christmas mood and cheers up the passing shoppers. Last year’s event raised £1,470. Please contact Alison (tel: 2214578) for further details.

POVERTY IN SHEFFIELD TODAY: Public meeting from 10 am to 12.30 pm THIS SATURDAY at Victoria Hall Methodist Church. Opened by Bishop of Sheffield, with talks on Listen Up interviews (including Broomhall), Food Banks, Benefit Sanctions  and the Fairness Commission.  Organised by Church Action on Poverty, Sheffield Equality Group and People’s Assembly for Sheffield. Please come.

WWI MEMORABILIA Please see the exhibition in church with photos and memorabilia from WW1.

THANK YOU to everyone who bought hand-crafted poppies – we raised £57.50 for the Royal British Legion.

ST MARK’S STUDENTS AND YOUNG ADULTS GROUP are looking for volunteers to help them cook large vats of curry, and for some guidance on how to run a meaningful theological discussion. If you are lucky enough to have either or indeed both of these marvellous skills, please email Matt Wickens at [email protected]


Dying to Live This is another joint project with the Manor Team.  Two sessions with different themes will be taking place on 7 & 14 December.  Please sign up at the back if you would like to come and indicate if you need help with transport.  See flyer for more details.

MEN 50+ NEEDED FOR STROKE RESEARCH We need men 50+ for a research project on language! The results will provide important information about language difficulties that result from stroke. The study takes place at the Department of Human Communication Sciences and takes no more than 45 minutes to complete. In order to take part, you must be between 50 and 80 years old, be a native speaker of British English, have no history of speech or language difficulties and no history of mental health disorders.

Contact Elizabeth Anderson at [email protected] to find out more or volunteer to take part!


DID YOU KNOW that our weekly newssheets are currently posted on St Mark’s Website where details can be picked up by internet search engines?  Contributors, please only include details you are happy to be picked up by a Google search.  For further information, please contact a member of the clergy.

THE CHRISTMAS CARD STALL supporting Oxfam and Fairtrade will be available on Sunday mornings after the service for three Sundays from TODAY to 7th December.

FAIRGROUNDS, the Fairtrade shop on Whitham Road, Broomhill, will be open for St Mark’s from 6pm-9pm THIS THURSDAY. Light refreshments will be available. See flyer for further details, or contact Tim and Helen Gregory.

THE INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE will shortly be making decisions on which charities to support this year. If you have any suggestions please contact Alison ([email protected] or tel: 2214578) or any member of the committee.

WELCOME TEAMS Fancy getting involved on a Sunday morning and having the opportunity to meet new (and not so new!) members of St Mark’s? We’re looking for people to join our Welcome Teams for the next rota starting in November, and it’s a great way of getting to know others in our congregation. If you’re interested, please contact Sarah M [email protected].

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL GREETINGS CARD CAMPAIGN 2014 After Parish Eucharist on Sunday, 7 December you will be able to sign greetings cards to prisoners of conscience and detained human rights activists. Please bring small cards or postcards suitable for air mail post. It takes only a few minutes to send a message of hope to someone who is in solitary confinement and thinks they have been forgotten.

SHEFFIELD CRC-PCN GROUP We shall meet THIS THURSDAY at 12.30pm at Robin and Joan Story’s house (82 Ecclesall Road South, S11 9PG).  Peter Fisher will ask us “What is faith or even Faith?”  All welcome.  Click on www.pcnbritain.org.uk/groups/sheffield or telephone Robin (236 2252).

BROADWAY BABY Come and see Chorus UK and their spectacular concert at the City Hall on THIS SATURDAY. Carol Rowe, Jane and Anne Padget are singing. Speak to them for more details. It promises to be fabulous, darling!!

BURNGREAVE ASHRAM Multifaith Chapel & Library is holding their Meditation/Prayer Lunch Seminar on 1 December, including a talk on “The Secret Garden”. For more info on this and future events, please see the poster in the foyer.

FRIENDSHIP CLUB Wednesday in the church lounge from 1.30 p.m. to 2.30 p.m.
26 Nov:  “Godly Play”.  All welcome.
Details: Rosalind 268 1426.

THE EBOLA EMERGENCY APPEAL supporting the work of Medecins Sans Frontieres raised £486, and the gift aid will contribute a further £97. Many thanks for your generous support.

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