Weekly Update ~ 6th September 2015

A HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who contributed food, helped with setting-up and clearing away or helped in any other way on 3 September at Sue’s Induction.  It was a tremendous effort by so many, and a wonderful celebration.   Briony, Mike and Sarah

PARISH WEEKEND – FUN FUND-RAISING TODAY! For a little extra fun in raising funds for the Parish Weekend we shall be having a raffle TODAY!!  The prize is half a crate, i.e. 6 bottles, of very lovely Prosecco, kindly donated by Jonathan and Cath Williamson from their wedding!  In addition we are doing a silver trail, so having saved up all your bits of silver (and gold!) let’s see if we can make a trail go all the way around the inside of the church and what we might raisewith all our little coins together.  If you have booked a place, you should have received further details, including workshops choices.  Please respond to these as soon as possible.  Also if people could pay their balances that would be helpful.  Thanks.

BAPTISM CELEBRATIONS Jacob Newitt will be baptised at the 10am service on Sunday 13th September. There will be a lunch for family and friends after the service.  You’re welcome to join us! Please RSVP: deasyalice@hotmail.com so we know how many to cater for. Thanks, Alice and Mark.

HOME PRODUCE A reminder that if you’re making jams or chutney over the summer, please could you do extra jars for the Harvest Produce stall? Donations of empty jars for others to use would also be welcome. Thanks, Alison.

FRIENDSHIP CLUB Wednesdays at 1.30pm in the church lounge. 9 September: “Briony’s Challenge” : team quiz. All welcome. Modest charge.

Details from Rosalind on 268 1426.

CONGRATULATIONS! to Peter and Anna Ryder on the birth of their daughter, Abigail Ruth, who was born on Sunday 16th August at 7.33pm, weighing in at 6lb 10oz.  Our very best wishes to you all.

ENNEAGRAM FOLLOW-UP SESSION Following the success of the two Enneagram Days we have been asked to do a follow-up session for those who attended. This will take place NEXT SUNDAY at 5.30pm in the Upper Room. Please speak to Anne or Jane for more details.

BAKED ALASKA: Riding Lights Theatre Company. Vivid, sharp and deliciously entertaining, Baked Alaska serves up the realities of climate change with flair and clarity about the temperatures involved. Highly recommended. Monday 21 September, 7:45pm, Christ Church, Pitsmoor. Tickets: £12/£9 (concessions). From (01904) 613000 / (0114) 242 5565 / ridinglights.org/baked–alaska.

HERITAGE OPEN DAY & BOOK LAUNCH will take place on Saturday, THIS SATURDAY, 1pm – 4pm at Broomhall Centre, Broomspring Lane. The OUR Broomhall heritage project was aimed at capturing and recording the changing history and diverse nature of our area. Uncovering the hidden heritage and social history of Broomhall has enabled us to showcase a more positive story and create a more positive identity within the city of Sheffield.  Come and experience this story with ‘The Hidden Worlds of Broomhall Revealed’ Exhibition and the book launch, with Paul Blomfield MP, which unveils the history and foundation of the Mission Room (now the Broomhall centre) since 1904. Booking is not essential but preferred. To book your place please email on ourbroomhall@gmail.com

TESS We greatly regret to announce the death of Tess, Ian and Liz’s beloved golden retriever, and send our love and best wishes to Ian and Liz at this time.

GENERAL SYNOD A new 5 year term of office starts later this year.  Our Diocese has 3 Lay Representatives.  In the vote for Women Bishops, 2 of our 3 reps voted against this legislation.  In the next 5 years the issue of human sexuality is likely to be discussed.  The General Synod is the Church of England’s parliament and it is vital that the moderate, majority view is well represented (the extreme edges are much better at getting motivated not only to stand but also to vote for their candidates).  Can you think of someone who would be good for this role?  If so, speak to Anne Padget, 07736 527777.

CRC SEMINAR AND LIBRARY EVENING will be happening on Wed 30 September in the lounge, entitled: “Saved by a poem: the transformative power of words”, and will be led by John Hillman.  All welcome.  Please see the flyers at the back for more details.

MEMORIES Gary Grief is very keen to talk to anyone with memories of Sheffield during WWII. If you’d be happy to chat, he’d be really pleased to hear from you – 231 6031.

WELCOME PLACE at the BROOMHALL CENTRE is starting up again this week. Come along on Wednesday afternoons for a cuppa, meeting up with people, sewing, chatting-or what you will! Please note the new time of 2-4p.m.  See you there!

CROSSROADS – STORIES OF INSPIRATION THIS FRIDAY, St Mark’s Church. This aims to bring together people from across the community and beyond to explore ideas of inspiration, both at a local level and nationally. It will include a cold buffet and networking, followed by a talk from Rt Revd Libby Lane, and a panel session with Professor Leni Oglesby, Kaltum Osman and our own Revd Shan Rush focusing on inspiration and women in leadership roles. Attendance is free, but please let us know if you are planning to attend for the meal so we know numbers for catering sarahmoorechurchwarden@gmail.com

“RE-IMAGINING CHURCH No Longer Male and Female” is the next CRC conference on Saturday 24th October.  It is being put on in association with WATCH (Women and the Church).  Now that we have women bishops some may consider the journey to be over.  It is, however, just beginning.  Three women, Kathy Galloway, Emma Percy and Jelly Morgans, invite us to engage in conversation. Together we will dream dreams and explore strategies for the radical transformation of the church at every level and across denominations so that it more adequately reflects and embodies a ‘genderful’ God.  Please see the booking forms on the CRC stall for more info and to book your place.

LEARN NEW CRAFTS throughout September from Peg Weaving to Playing Clay Workshops and a Ceramic Painting Cafe.  Please see Sarah Frost for more info: 07964 173848 or sarah4frost@gmail.com

SHEFFIELD AMNESTY GROUP will hear from Philip Ireson, Vicar of All Saints, Pitsmoor, and a former Prison Chaplain THIS WEDNESDAY at 7.15 p.m. in the Quaker Meeting House, 10 St James’ Street. All welcome.


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