Weekly update – 28th January 2018

Notices for the week beginning Sunday 28th January.

CHRISTIANS & PAGANS – CRC Seminar evening TONIGHT 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.

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

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 ialj0201@virginmedia.com evenings only) for more information. Hannah J

LOST PROPERTY All remaining items in the lost property cupboard are out in the corridor, this is your last opportunity to claim your items.  All items going to charity next week if not claimed. Sarah R

CASTLETON WEEKEND away aimed at students, young adults and friends on 23 – 25 Feb. Fellowship, faith and fun. Email Ceri to book your place (cerigallivan@hotmail.co.uk). For more info see Oli, Chris or Ceri or find the facebook event.

NEXT MESSENGER: Andrew Burdett would very gladly welcome material contributions for the March edition of the Messenger. Deadline: 11 February. Email: messenger@andbur.uk

PROFESSOR THOMAS RÖMER will be giving two free public lectures at The University of Sheffield. on 30th & 31st Jan Leaflets on the card stall or more at www.sheffield.ac.uk/siibs  Sue

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. 266 4449.

ST MARK’S GREAT GET TOGETHER on Sat 16 June. 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 asap. Sarah C.

BIG THANK YOU from Broomhall Breakfast for hosting our cake sale on the 14th.  We raised £200 for the project, equal to 90 full breakfasts for local homeless and vulnerable. Mat

FRIENDSHIP CLUB Weds in the lounge at 1.30 pm 31 January: The Ukulele Gang. All Welcome. Details from Rosalind 268 1426.

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.  Please talk to David Ryder or Judith Pitchforth, or to clergy.

CANDLES FOR CANDLE-MASS! Next Sunday (4 Feb) we will be celebrating Candlemas – we need candles! Search out your candle stubs and any candles and please bring with you to church and we’ll create our own candle-mass. Lynn Pocock.

NEXT SUNDAY LUNCH is next week! Chilli with baked potatoes – and something for chilli-haters, plus crumble for pudding. Please sign up to offer food or help, or contact Briony.

OPEN SHEFFIELD OPEN COMMUNION  4 Feb @ 4.00pm a safe and sacred space for the LGBTQ+ community and friends.  All (whatever your sexuality/gender identity) warmly welcome. Sibylle

LENT 2018 – sign up sheets available TODAY. We’ve planned something slightly different this year and invite you to join home groups 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

ACCOMMODATION URGENTLY NEEDED The arrangement 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 accommodate them, even in the short term, please talk to Oli and Marie or contact Robert Beard on arjay61@hotmail.com. Many thanks. Sue

PENNY RALPH (Tanya’s mum) died suddenly following a very short illness last week.  Please hold the whole family in your prayers as they come to terms with their loss.  Her funeral will be held at St Mark’s on Thursday 8 February at 2pm.

SHEFFIELD NHS CHANGES Major changes are planned for Sheffield NHS ‘urgent care’. Both the Walk-In Centre on Broad Lane and Minor Injuries at the RHH are due to close. Further details:   www.sheffieldsaveournhs.co.uk   www.sheffieldccg.nhs.uk  Closing date for CCG consultation and survey response is THIS WEEK, 31st Jan. Helen Orton

‘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.


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