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Updated 13th January 2021


Gladness and Generosity


Each one should give, then, as he has decided,

not with regret or out of a sense of duty;

for God loves the one who gives gladly.


2 Corinthians ch 9: v7

Good News Bible


Prayers about Gladness and Generosity


God, from whom all good things come,

you shower us with blessings

and you make us stewards of your world;

give us generous hearts,

make us cheerful givers,

filled with desire to see the dawning

of the Kingdom of your Son,

our Saviour Jesus Christ, our Lord.



Heavenly Father,

you want us to be generous people offering

our time, our skills and abilities

and our money to your service.

Guard us from holding tight

when we should be letting go

and honouring you as Lord of all we have.

In your name we pray.


Abundant God,

you made us in your image

and breathed in us a spirit of generosity

that is both gift and response.

Move us, we pray, to give as we have received –

abundantly, generously, and joyfully,

that our common ministry may ever bear

witness to your unfailing grace.

In the name of the three

in whom we are one.



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Christian Aid for Displaced Refugees in Lebanon and Iraq Is the charity we are supporting to raise £5000 over 2 years and we have now reached our target. Many thanks for your generosity .

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 Centre via Alan Brailey.

Thank you for your continued support to all these charities.

Coronavirus Guidance

See link below to Methodist Church Guidance, resources & latest guidance.

Link to Guidance

Link to Track & Trace Info

Coronavirus & Pastoral Care At this time please be aware of any vulnerable people & help in any way we can. If you feel vulnerable or anxious PLEASE contact someone from church. We are here to help. 

Link to Dementia Support during the Crisis - from Sheffield Directory

Holy Habits

Link to Holy Habits recent articles



Banner Cross news

New Website
It was agreed at the Church Council last week that we are to go ahead with updating the Website with a fresh layout. In view of the great support provided by Chuch Edit, our current website providers we have decided to stay with them & use one of their recently introduced templates. Link to custom templates.
If you would like to get involved or give any feedback contact Tim Wilson email : timwilsontring@yahoo.co.uk
Sheffield Carers Centre
The centre provides a monthly newsletter.

The link below takes you to a new guide to help carers and those they care for maintain social connections during a time of physical distancing.

link to guide click here


Messages received from the S6 Foodbank

For donations we’re open Tuesday to Friday 9 until 1, at  6 Gilpin Street S6 3BL in the teaching hall
Thank you for getting in touch, 
It maybe best to ask the question monthly regards what we need as the items change
At present we’re short of toiletries, tinned tomatoes and pasta sauce
But this does change regularly 
You can transfer your donation to the following bank account:

The Philadelphia Network Ltd Pastoral

Yorkshire Bank

Sort code 050818

Account number 33242819

Please include a specific reference with your donation                      (i.e. S6 Foodbank)so that we can allocate it correctly.

If you are a UK taxpayer and would like us to claim Gift Aid on your donation, please read and complete the declaration below and send it via email to Finance@ncsheffield.org

Link to S6 Gift Aid Form


See link below to video of current position at Foodbank

S6 Foodbank News & Updates

S6 FoodBank updates on Donations required

Thanks again for your support,

Our donation page is being match funded until 31st March, so we receive double for all donations made here: https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/40for40





Saturday Prayers Rota

A new looking ahead rota for Saturday prayers.

Jan 16 - Aubrey

Jan 23 - Margaret
Jan 30 - Jackie

Please let me know if you wish to change anything about this - there is no obligation to continue what you have been doing up till now.  I think we are all so grateful for what has been a regular help to our prayer life, particularly with Banner Cross members in mind.  Many thanks to you all.

Every blessing



Poetry Group 

The Poetry Group meet on a regular basis via Zoom.

Further details of the next meeting will be avaiable shortly.




Georgina’s Present

We don’t even know Georgina

Or anything about her – it’s true

But while she was sorting her own Christmas out

She thought about someone who …….


Might be lonely this Christmas

Or struggling? Just someone out there

Georgina prepared a present,

To help another lady feel someone’s care.


Georgina collected things together

That she would like to receive, we think.

Some chocolates, perfume and fizz for her bath

And a bottle of wine to drink.


An adult colouring book and some felt tip pens

A warm orange had and some gloves

She placed all the things in a shiny blue bag

It was all ready to go with her love!


Georgina wrote a card with the present

 ‘’I’ve enjoyed putting this hamper together ….

I hope it brings you a smile and some fun.

And I wish you health and happiness during 2021!’’


And so it was that my friend in need

Opened her door on Christmas morning to find

The present from this caring lady

Who’d done something so very kind


It did indeed make my friend feel happy and loved

On a Christmas Day like no other.

Next year I’ll be preparing a present like Georgina’s

And give so much more thought to another.


Chris Rowe

January 2021




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