Weekly Update Sunday 15th April

THE BIG WEEKEND AWAY 21-23 Sept 2018.  Our special guests on Saturday will be Bishop Pete Wilcox and his wife, the novelist Catherine Fox.  Book NOW to avoid disappointment!  Forms at the back of church.   Tanya

THANK YOU to all those who helped with our Holy Week events and services and who prepared the church so beautifully for our Easter celebrations.  Sue, Sarah & Shan

AGAINST THE GRAIN – AN EVENING WITH GARTH HEWITT on Sat 12th May (7:30pm) at St Mark’s Church. Garth sings of hope and justice for uncertain times. Tickets from Simon Ennals or Tanya Ralph after the service (£10). Tanya R

FRIENDSHIP CLUB Wednesdays in the lounge at 1.30pm.  18 April Giulia Poerio introduces her “Reading & Well Being” project.  All welcome. Details 268 1426  Rosalind

EXPLORING WHAT MATTERS A course to bolster community & improve mental well-being, every Weds evening 7-9pm for 8 weeks from 25 April at Broomhill Library facilitated by Jane Padget & Wilma Scott. More info at www.actionforhappiness.org Have a chat with Jane if you would like to know more ?

PCC 2018-19 At the APCM on Sunday 29th April we will elect the PCC for the coming year.  If you’re interested in coming onto the PCC please speak to myself or Philip Booth by or on the 22nd. Thank you. Pat Hunt

MO RYDER’S BAPTISM Mo is being christened on TODAY at 2pm, you’re very welcome to join us! Tea and cake after. Jen and James

BRING & SHARE LUNCH Sunday 29 April after the Annual Meeting. Please sign the sheet to indicate what you would like to contribute. Briony

AUCTION OF PROMISES Did you win the bidding for something? Don’t forget to contact the vendor to arrange collection of your promise.  Sarah R

MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS DAYS Sat 28 April at St Francis Church, West Bessacarr & Sat 22 Sept at St Mark’s. More information from Carol Arber 07725 897397 or jacarber@virginmedia.com

LIBRARY BOOK RECOMMENDATION from Gary Grief – “Reasons to stay alive” by Matt Haig. Only short, but exceedingly readable.  Never self-pitying, it’s hopeful and funny. Do read and enjoy Maureen Bownas

HEALTHWATCH SHEFFIELD    is asking local people to comment on their future priorities and focus. They work to make sure health and social care services listen to people’s views and act on them.Please complete their survey at www.healthwatchsheffield.co.uk or ask for a paper copy on 253 6688. Judy Robinson

FUNDRAISING NOTICEBOARD for Big Weekend Away.  Please have a look and think about ways of raising money for the event of the year. Raising money can be fun and a great way to get to know people better! Sue Sarah Shan

NEPAL ON SCREEN 2 beautiful films about Nepal showing at Abbeydale Picture House 6.30pm Thurs 17 May. Tickets £12 available on line from jonathan@phaseworldwide.org  Proceeds to projects in Nepal. Dilys

MARK’S MESSENGER Andrew Burdett is leaving Messenger team, so we are seeking a new volunteer editor to join the team. If interested, please contact us 0114 296 0806 or davidprice2@googlemail.com David

MORE FINANCIAL SUPPORT NEEDED New(ish) to St Mark’s? If you don’t already do so please consider supporting the church financially through regular direct debit payments or via the envelope scheme. Please talk to David Ryder, Judith Pitchforth, or to clergy.

BROOMFIELD ROAD CLOSURE Please note that Broomfield Road will be closed ALL DAY on Sunday 29 April whilst they remove the Kier porta cabins. Sarah R

THE SANCTUARY, Chapel Walk. Official Opening on Fri 20 April at 12noon.  Paul Blomfield, MP for Sheffield Central will open this welcome centre for asylum seeker and refugees. For more information –  http://sheffield.cityofsanctuary.org/ Lu

KEEPING IN TOUCH TEA PARTY following Helen’s article in the March Messenger highlighting the issue of loneliness, if you can offer an occasional call to someone (or would like to receive one) join us for tea and cake 22 April at 3pm to discuss. Sarah C, Helen Fisher & Gill MacGregor.

OLI & MARIE ARE GETTING MARRIED on the 21st of April at 1pm. All are welcome to the service and for cake & bubbly afterwards!  Oli and Marie

HOME GROUP meet 2nd Tues of the month 7.30 – 9.30pm. New members welcome. Next meeting is 8th May. If you are interested in coming please contact Kim Willis 2583976 or Tim Gregory 2884198 for more details. Jennifer Hurrell

THANK YOU we would like to thank all who have supported us during Rob’s willness and recovery. Rob & Chris Wilks

MORE TILES NEEDED! A local artist is now looking for sources of 10x10cm textured (not smooth) tiles, if you have any spares hanging around. please let me know.  Sarah C

PIGEONHOLES Please note there are slots beneath the library shelves where correspondence is left (usually under the first letter of your surname, but not always!)  Please check regularly. Sue

STUDENT CHRISTIAN MOVEMENT JOB Regional Development Worker & Faith in Action Project Lead details on their website – closing date Monday!! Jacque

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