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God, our refuge and strength,
bring near the day when wars shall cease
and poverty and pain shall end,
that earth may know the peace of heaven
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
10.00 am Knit and Natter in Shirley House. Contact Alison Gregg on 2665638
10.00 am The Tuesday Café in the narthex. Our café for people living with memory loss or dementia and their carers: Hot drinks, cakes, biscuits, music, memories, singing, stories, and more...
10.00 am Service of Holy Communion
Readings Titus 3.1-7; Psalm 23; Luke 17.11-19
7.00pm Church Links Meeting – Interfaith Room, Shirley House
10.00 – 11.30 am Parent & Baby will meet until 21st December. All mums/or dads with their babies are welcome. For any information please contact Muriel 2551473 or Jean 2550198
2nd Sunday before Advent
10.30 am Holy Communion Revd Gareth Jones
Readings Daniel 12. 1-3; Hebrews 10. 11-14 & 19-25; Mark 13. 1-8
This service will include 2 celebrations: the presentation to John Harding of a certificate to mark 40 years as a Local Preacher, and a service of thanksgiving for Ruby Illingworth.
Media Officer Clare Loughridge has been appointed as our Media Officer and will now be in charge of promoting SAPLC! So if you’re running an event, or have any ideas that would help us to become better known in the community, please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow her on Twitter. And why not visit our SAPLC Facebook page ?
Holy Habits The book about exploring discipleship, mentioned by Judith on Sunday 22nd April, is now available in the church library and is also being used by our Housegroups this winter.
Sheffield Church Action on Poverty Summer Update If you would like to read this report on the year’s work, please email the Church Office at email@example.com who can forward it to you. In addition, Church Action on Poverty produce a news sheet which collates recent updates from there work - you can read the latest copy here.
Methodist Conference 28-30 June There are copies in the narthex of the Conference Business Digest – please take and read and find out what was discussed and decided. Or read it here.
Our current appeals
Baby Basics - Reaching out to the least, last and the lost in Sheffield with God’s love and practical help Please donate items for a new baby, to be given to new mothers in vulnerable situations. See here for more information. You will find a blue box for donations in the narthex. Trustees wanted - please see flyer
St Cuthbert's Firth Park Food Bank collection The Food Bank box is in the Narthex (and there is also a box in Shirley). Pictures on the side show the sort of non-perishable groceries that they would like.
Clifford School Appeal We have been asked to help collect empty, clean 2 litre plastic bottles (the kind that are used for pop or mineral water, not milk!) to build an eco-greenhouse. There is a poster in the narthex along with a box for the bottles.
City of Sanctuary would be grateful if you could help them raise money, by bringing us your used ink cartridges - the little ones with a metallic strip on top. An organisation called ThinkInks will then collect them, send them for recycling and share 50% of the proceeds with City of Sanctuary. One shoe-box full can raise £75 - an environmentally-friendly way of raising cash.
Wanted: Pallets, preferably in good condition. This is to enable us to set up a more organised composting facility. Please inform John on 258 8932, or firstname.lastname@example.org
Universal Credit coming to Sheffield soon - Please read Anne Hollows’ information about this important matter and the problems it can cause. We can help in various ways:
Food banks: there is likely to be a 50% crease in demand for food banks, so please be extra-generous.
Consider volunteering – roles are outlined in the handout. Please let Anne know if you can help.
Silent Vigil for Peace St Peter’s and St Oswald's, Millhouses. A silent vigil for peace takes place every second Saturday of the month at 12 noon in the Quiet Garden at St Oswald's Church on Bannerdale Road, S7.
Interfaith Food and Friendship Dinners Join us for both food and friendship. Bring and/or share some food on a summer evening; eat, drink and make new friends. People of all faiths (and food traditions), or none, are most welcome. Sheffield Interfaith welcomes everybody who would like to come. In the Shirley House Interfaith Centre, Shirley House, 31 Psalter Lane, Sheffield S11 8YL. Future dates are: 26 November, 19 December, 24 January and 19 February. If you have not attended before, these are bring and share dinners. To be inclusive of varying dietary requirements, most dishes are vegetarian (though it is fine to bring meat dishes as long as you indicate this). We love to share traditional dishes from different cultures. A kettle, microwave and oven are available to finish off or heat up contributions that need this. Savoury and sweet foods are both popular; there is no need to book or inform anybody of what you wish to bring, but if you have any queries please contact the Sheffield Interfaith website or the St Andrews Psalter Lane Church Office on 0114 267 8289. These dinners are organised and hosted by Sheffield Interfaith, they are not Shirley House Interfaith Centre events. Shirley House Interfaith Centre is open to all faiths and everybody, it is not a membership group.
Working Parties Thank you to eveyone who helped at the Working Party on Thursday. The next Working Parties wil be on Saturday 1st and Thursday 6th December.
Interfaith Week runs from 11th – 18th November – see here to find out more.
Voices of Iraq – Stories of trauma, survival and hope on Friday 16th November at St Peter & St Oswalds, corner of Bannerdate Rd at 7.00pm. Free entry with donation – all welcome, free refreshments. To book email or phone by Tues 19th email@example.com or phone 2509716.
Open House at St Chad’s Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats, S8 0GA 7.30 – 9.00 pm on Friday 16th November Meet the team, homemade baked goods, building plans, specialist coffee, fundraising presentation and live music. To book tickets see here.
Rise and Shine – It is time to have a Turkish Breakfast. The Summit Dialogue Society are hosting a an “Acquaintance Breakfast” on Sunday 18th November at 10.30 at 5 Birch Road, Sheffield, S9 3XL. RSVP – firstname.lastname@example.org
Islamic Society of Britain event at SAPLC "Families of Faith" is an interfaith event organised by the Islamic Society of Britain in partnership with SAPLC, to take place at SAPLC from 6.00 - 8.00 pm on Tuesday 20th November. For catering purposes, please confirm attendance with Abdool Gooljar, email@example.com and 07930 313 773.
Charter for Education At the beginning of the Islamic Society of Britain event on 20th November, SAPLC will host the launch of a Charter for Education, put together by Huw Thomas, Diocesan Director of Education, and agreed by the Sheffield Faith Leaders' Group. Everyone is welcome to attend. Please see here for the wording of the Charter.
“My Favourite Story from our Scriptures” – 7.30pm on Wednesday 21st November. A ‘Show & Tell’ evening at Shirley House Interfaith Centre
Global Justice Now - Quaker Meeting House, Saturday 24th November at 1.00pm-4.30pm. A film screening and discussion entitled “Fire in the Blood” depicting the obstruction by Western pharmaceutical companies to provide low cost antiretroviral drugs used for the treatment of HIV/AIDS to people in Africa. A light lunch and refreshments provided. Book a free place at firstname.lastname@example.org
Interfaith Walk(ley) – on Saturday 24th November at 200pm. Starts at the Spiritualist Church on South Road, S6 3TA. See here for more information.
Woman’s Interfaith event Interfaith Mawlid at St Mary's Church, Bramall Lane, on Saturday 25th November, 1.00 - 3.00 pm. See here for more information.
Interfaith Food and Friendship – Monday 26th November 6.00-8.00pm - bring & share at Shirley House
'Pull out all the stops' Organ Recital at St Augustine's 27th November at 7.30 pm; free entry and refreshments. See here for more information.
MHA Southcroft Christmas Fayre Saturday 1st December, 11.00 am – 1.00 pm. Everyone is welcome to come and see our stalls, enjoy refreshments, and visit the alpacas!
Christian Aid Carol Singing is in Fargate on Saturday 1 December and SAPLC singers are asked to support from 2.00 - 3.30 pm. As usual, shopping bags may be left safely in Central URC. Last year £1,305 was raised for Christian Aid, which was matched by the government so it’s well worth doing.
Music! Music! Music! You are invited to an evening of music in the Southcroft Lounge at 6.30 pm on Saturday 8th December. The Southcroft Singers and musicians and singers from SAPLC will be taking part and refreshments will be provided. Everyone welcome – invite your family and friends! Free entry although donations to charity will be greatly appreciated. For more information speak to Janet Clarke (Southcroft flat 15) or John Booler (2587697)
Traditional Jazz Concert Saturday 8th December at St Oswald’s Church, from 7.00pm to 9.30pm. Starring Mart Radger and Manchester Jazz Band. £10 per Ticket - C 0114 2353766 or at the Door - see here for more information.
Sheffield Carols - we are holding our annual Sheffield Carols evening at SAPLC on Thursday 13th December, 6.00-9.00pm. Sheffield carols, live music, refreshments, gift stalls and raffle.
A History of Sheffield Interfaith – Origins and Early Years, by Debjani Chatterjee For those of us who have more recently become involved in interfaith activities in Sheffield it is very interesting to read about how and why Sheffield Interfaith came into being and some of the people who made it happen. Debjani Chatterjee was involved from before the beginning and wrote this brief, but very interesting, history of Sheffield Interfaith. Why not have a look, and sign up for notifications of interfaith events around Sheffield? Or ask the Church Office (Anna Harvey, Barbara Booler, Janet Loughridge) to print a copy for you.
The Tuesday Café: Our café for people living with memory loss or dementia and their carers is open on Tuesdays, 10.00 a.m. - 12.00 noon, in the Narthex. If you would be interested in volunteering to help on Tuesday mornings or to bake a cake or buns for the café occasionally, please speak to Judith Roberts
Mothers Union If you are interested in going to St Oswald’s Mothers Union meetings, here are some dates:
- St. Oswald's M.U.: - 20 November at 2.00 pm; please note that if people would really like to meet but cannot make these dates or the time is unsuitable, PLEASE contact Sally and she will try and arrange a different date and/or time as they would love to meet other folk interested in this great world-wide movement.
- Diocesan Events: - The first Friday in every month in the Cathedral for coffee and scones 10.15 am - 12.00 noon;
For more details contact Sally Wood email@example.com
Banner Cross Lunch and Friendship Club is open to anyone over 60 in the local area. We meet every Tuesday from 12.15 pm and provide a 2 course meal plus tea or coffee and entertainment for around 45 minutes, closing at 2.30 pm. The cost of the meal is £4.00pp with a charge of £1.50 if we provide transport. Booking is essential. We also need volunteers to drive, cook, serve and wash up. Drivers are paid a mileage allowance. If this is of interest to you either as a member or a volunteer, please contact: Ian McCollough on 266 2035/07891 290389 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or Steve Woodcock on 2667701/07902 097774 email email@example.com.
Coffee Shop at the Salvation Army, Psalter Lane, Monday – Wednesday, 8.45 am – 3.45 pm; Thursday 8.45 am – 1.45 pm
Ecosia: as an alternative to Google, and as a really easy way to be eco-friendly, use https://www.ecosia.org as your Internet search engine. Every time you use it, Ecosia plant more trees. At the time of writing, the number of trees planted is over 40 million!
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