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11th November 2018

 

Peace in our world

Peace in our hearts

Peace in our homes

The Peace of God

Lest we forget.

 

Circuit & wider community

End Hunger Now petition – Church Action on Poverty have launched a petition asking the government to fix the issues with Universal Credit.  The petition is on the table by the Eco noticeboard – please sign if you are able to. Thanks, Sean.

World Toilet day - 19th November 2018

World Toilet Day, celebrated on 19th November, is about taking action to ensure that everyone has a safe toilet by 2030. This is part of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6: sanitation and water. More information at http://www.worldtoiletday.info/wtd2018/ and https://www.toilettwinning.org/

 

More information and other events at www.sheffieldcircuit.org.uk or sign up to the circuit newsletter

 

Charities

Cool Earth (https://www.coolearth.org/) is the charity for the coffee collections during the current quarter (September – November 2018).

We are raising funds for South Yorkshire Refugee Law and Justice, which helps refused asylum seekers in South Yorkshire.

The Archer Project is in need of a continuing supply of Pot Noodles, tinned fish or fruit with ring pulls and breakfast cereals.  Don’t forget to support the Food Bank with an extra item when you do your shopping.  Please donate unwanted clean clothing/shoes/blankets/sleeping bags to Ben’s Place via Alan Brailey.

 

Thank you for your continued support to all these charities.  

 

Weekly Notices - BANNER CROSS

Holy Habits: Gladness and Generosity

Operation Christmas Child: If you would like to pack a shoebox of gifts for a child who would otherwise receive nothing this Christmas then you can drop them off at church until Sunday 18th November.

Film: We will be serving soup before showing the film The Blind Side on Saturday 24th November. The soup will be served at 12.30 and the film will start around 1.30. It lasts about 2 hours we will take a comfort break after about an hour when ice cream and popcorn will be served. Hope you will be able to join us.

Our Gift Service: will take place on 9 December. This year our monetary gifts will provide Christmas gifts for teenagers via the Manor & Castle Development Trust. The Trust works with the community and partners to improve the lives of people who live and work in the S2 area, which is the most deprived area of Sheffield.

Banner Cross Book Club – join us to read 'The Gift' by Cecilia Ahern (Harper, 2012) and we meet to discuss the book in January 2019, after we have read it.

Random Acts of Kindness.  Try to do a small act of kindness for someone else every day – a phone call – collecting something from the shop – befriending – giving way in a traffic queue, to name just a few…. Let’s get creative with our kindness.

We are familiar with opening a door on an Advent calendar and finding something inside. This year at church we are creating a giant Reverse Advent Calendar. The idea is for us to collect things for the S2 Food Bank and place them into the Calendar when you come to church. Maybe have a special Advent box or bag at home in which to things on a daily or weekly basis and then bring them to church? More details later.

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The Annual General Meeting 25th November – The Annual General Meeting will take place after the Morning Service. Sue Cox requires reports of the past year’s discussions and activities from all groups by Sunday 11th November. All are welcome to the meeting.

Our Charity Christmas Fair will be on Saturday 1st December, 1- 3 p.m.

Stalls will include: Books and Toys * Christmas Gifts and Decorations *Homemade Cakes and Savouries * Bric-a-Brac * Jewellery * Toiletries. There will be a café serving light refreshments, plus FREE Admission to Santa’s Grotto. If you can offer any donations for any of the stalls they would be very much appreciated. Please take leaflets to advertise widely. See Pat Dickinson with any questions.

School Room “Garage Sale”. As part of our Christmas Fair on 1st December we are going to hold a sale of un-used church items. If you have loaned anything to the church over the years that you would like back then please reclaim and remove it before 30th November. Otherwise it may be sold in our massive clear-out. 

The Ladies’ Christmas Meal on the 12th December is booked. Could all ladies let Hazel have a £5 deposit this week & next to secure the booking? The list & menu is up in the porch, so you can make you choices. The cost is 2 courses £10.99 or 3 courses £14.49. I will be at coffee morning on the 10th & Church on the 11th. Thank you Hazel. Contact number 07786 053343.

Global Justice Now - Film screening and discussion: Fire in the blood

Saturday 24th November, 1pm – 4:30pm

Fire in the Blood depicts the obstruction by Western pharmaceutical companies to provide low cost antiretroviral drugs used for treatment of HIV/AIDS to people in Africa. The documentary is just one example of how patents monopolize the markets, and how activists are responding to the extortionate prices.

Decorations for Advent and Christmas.

There will be a meeting after the morning service on 18th November to discuss flowers and decorations for Christmas. No skills needed if you want to join us, please come and meet, or speak to Rachel 

No service on November 18th

There is no service in the evening at Banner Cross on 18th of November, however we have been invited to attend Bents Greens service where Tim is preaching.

Garden of Remembrance

The Garden of Remembrance will remain until the 18th November when the crosses will be moved into the rockery at the side of the drive.

 

Green tips: Keep the heat in

Now it is much colder close the curtains before it gets dark to keep the heat in. Don’t drape them over the radiators as this sends the heat out of the windows. Close internal doors to keep the heat in the rooms you are in. Consider putting on an extra layer of clothing before turning up the heating.

Lectionary – for the next 3 weeks can be found at www.singingthefaithplus.org.uk


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