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17th March 2019

Exerts from: Genesis 1-12

‘Do not be afraid, Abram, I am your shield; your reward shall be very great.’

‘Look towards heaven and count the stars, if you are able to count them.’ Then he said to him, ‘So shall your descendants be.’ And he believed the Lord; and the Lord reckoned it to him as righteousness.

“Do good in the world. Be the best you.”


          Circuit & wider community

Maundy Thursday 18 April.  If you are planning to go to Wesley Hall for the "Bread of Life" performance by the Springs Dance Company you will need to book tickets, preferably online.  (Tickets are free but numbers required for fire safety reasons.)  The Circuit office (272 6561) will give information.

Local Arrangement services. April 13, 10.00am - 1.30pm, (drinks available from 9.00am) at Wesley Hall, Crookes, S10 1UD, a Circuit Celebration of our progress so far with Holy Habits and a Workshop on planning Local Arrangement Services.  Bring and Share lunch (finger food.)  Please let Wesley Hall know if you plan to attend.

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

 

Charities

35 Chapel Walk (www.35chapelwalk.com) is the charity for the coffee collections during the next quarter (March 2019- May 2019). It is an art space in the centre of Sheffield; a community for creative people who dare to imagine that the world can be a better place. Based on a foundation inclusive love, the intention is to create a space where lives are transformed, to stand in solidarity with those who are hurting and those whose voice is seldom heard.

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.  

 

Banner Cross

Holy Habits: Gladness and Generosity

The Holy Habits Book Club will be meeting after the morning service on Sunday 7th April in the Quiet Room.  We will be discussing The Power and the Glory by Graham Greene.  Alison shall also be mentioning "A Table for All: A Challenge to Church And Nation" by Rev Dr Inderjit Bhogal OBE. Inderjit is our preacher on the evening of Sunday 17th March when he will lead a service of Holy Communion.

Church Holiday. A holiday has been arranged for 21-25 July (Sunday to Thursday), to Dumfries. If you are interested please speak to Janet as soon as possible for more information. We are a happy crowd, out to enjoy each other's company and have a nice time together. You are very welcome to join us.

17th March - Eco group meeting - there will be a short meeting after the morning service to discuss plans for the Eco open day in May. All welcome.

Christmas Fair 2019

If we are to have a Christmas Fair again this year, we need someone to offer to chair and set up a committee. Please let anyone on the Leadership Team know if you would be willing to take on this role. Thank you in anticipation! 

The Banner Headlines Editorial Team (Alison, Christine and Terry) would like someone comfortable using IT to join them on the commissioning articles side of the team.  Pat had been on the team since summer 2016 but stepped down recently.  We are very grateful for her valuable input regarding writing and asking others to write articles for our magazine.  If you are interested in joining us, and want to know what is involved, have a word with Christine or me.  No printing or collating is involved, and you don't have to write articles yourself (unless you wish to). Just try to persuade others to send us contributions.  We are happy to have short meetings to discuss future articles for each issue of Banner Headlines.

Film Evening - The Shack 
Thursday 21st March Film starts at 7pm – with light refreshments
“After a family tragedy, Mack Philips spirals into depression causing him to question life’s purpose and innermost beliefs.

Facing a crisis of faith, he receives a mysterious letter urging him to visit an abandoned shack.

Despite his doubts he journeys to the Shack and encounters a trio of strangers.

Through this meeting, Mack finds important truths that will transform his understanding of the tragedy and change his life forever.”
 

Giving up, Giving out, or Called to Action this Lent?

For Lent, as a church, we are supporting a number of initiatives during Lent. Choose what is right for you:

  • Living Lent- Climate Change Challenge

This Lent, you are invited to become part of a community who will respond to the call to climate action by making significant personal commitments to changing our lifestyles for the climate. You can find out more about the 40 day challenge at livinglent.org and how to "sign up". 

  • Parson Cross Initiative

Instead of "giving up" something, why not give something every day? Similar to our Advent initiative, we are going to support the Parson Cross Initiative Food Bank: we have leaflets of "Shopping Lists" and we will have a special drop-off point in church.

  • Lent Weekly Bible Study

Our Lent Course will be from the Church Action on Poverty series "Dangerous Stories" - a series of five studies on the parables of Jesus exploring how He was concerned with people who are excluded from society.

The studies will take place at 10.30 every Saturday morning from 16th March. Copies of the first study are in the foyer. Please see Rachel if you would like a full set of studies in advance.

  • Christian Aid- Count Your Blessings

Put your faith into action through daily reflections and challenges. Leaflets and posters on the Eco Church Table

Sponsored bike ride - Sean and his daughter Amelia will be riding the length of Wales from Cardiff to Holyhead to raise money for our community partnership. This is a gruelling 250 mile ride through the Brecon Beacons and Snowdonia. Please see Sean if you would like to sponsor us.

 

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

 

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

 


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