Weekly Noticesheet

 

Collect

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.

 

 

               THIS WEEK 

 

Monday        

10.00 am  Knit and Natter in Shirley House.  Contact Alison Gregg on 2665638

6.30 pm It’s not about you: Lived experiences of being a Christian and a European in the time of Brexit: an evening of story-telling (and reclaiming stories). At St Marks Broomhill; £5 on the door, £3 students, includes light refreshments.

 

 

Tuesday          

10.00 am Tuesday Café - (for people living with memory loss or dementia and their carers) in the narthex. The café offers hot drinks, biscuits and homemade cakes, music, memory activities and the opportunity for a chat.

7.00 pm Dodsworth Colliery Band Music Festival concert in church

7.00 pm Salt & Light Network Evening at Church House, Rotherham. See here for details.

 

 

Wednesday 

10.00 am   Service of Holy Communion

                   Titus 3.1-7; Psalm 82; Luke 17.11-19  

10.00 am – 3.30 pm (coffee from 9.30) Understanding Islam Study Day at Dore and Totley URC, with Dr Chris Hewer. There is no charge, although donations will be welcome on the day. Please bring a packed lunch. For further details and to book a place please contact Rev Liz Wills,  johnandlizwills@gmail.com. These days help us begin to explore what Muslims believe, a journey into understanding Islam from its own perspective. They cover the following areas:

  • Islam before the time of Muhammad.

  • Standing before God.

  • Building a Just Society.

  • ‘Open House’ – when Chris will respond to your questions.

Dr Chris Hewer comes from a background in Christian theology, education, Islamic studies and inter-faith studies and has worked in the field of Muslims in Great Britain and Christian-Muslim relations since 1986, first at the Centre for the Study of Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations at Selly Oak in Birmingham and as the Advisor on Inter-Faith Relations to the Bishop of Birmingham. His current work is to teach study days and residential courses, to develop written and electronic resources and to be available for consultation. He is an excellent communicator. 

7.30pm Housegroup at Whitegates, 8 Brincliffe Crescent

 

 

Thursday        

7.30pm Eco-Group meeting in the narthex

 

 

Friday            

10.00–11.30 am Parent & Baby Group   The group will meet in Church until 20th December. All Mums and/or Dads are welcome with their babies up to 12 months old. For further information phone Muriel 2551473 or Jean 2550198

7.00 pm Peak District Youth Music Festival concert in church

 

Saturday 

1.00 - 3.00 pm Interfaith Week invitation to Industry Mosque. Interfaith Week 2019  The Islamic Society of Britain, South Yorkshire, have extended an invitation to join them as part of the Interfaith Week 2019 on Saturday 16 November at Industry Mosque, 13 Industry Road, Sheffield S9 5FP from 1-3pm. There will be a speech, exhibition, and more.

7.00 pm Lizzie Dawson, violin & Polly Sharpe, piano Music Festival concert in church

 

 

Sunday          

7.00 pm Kaoru Bingham, piano recital Music Festival concert in church

  


NEXT SUNDAY

17th November 2019

2nd Sunday before Advent

10.30 am      Holy Communion                                      Revd Gareth Jones

We welcome Edward Thompson, his family and friends, for his baptism at this service

Readings     Malachi 4.1-2a; 2 Thessalonians 3.6-13; Luke 21.5-19


NOTICES 

SAPLC is looking for a part-time Experienced Accounts Assistant to work in the Church Office 8 hours per week – see the Job Description and Person Specification for more information.

Getting Involved - See here for some of the many ways you could become more involved at St Andrew's Psalter Lane Church!

Media Officer Clare Loughridge is our Media Officer and is 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 clare@standrewspsalterlane.org.uk or follow her on Twitter. And why not visit our  SAPLC Facebook page 


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 Fir Vale 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; They particularly need soap, shampoo, toilet paper, pasta, rice, baked beans, UHT milk, vegetable soup, cereal, tea bags and instant coffee (not ground). If you have anything suitable please put it in the box in the narthex. If you would like to donate money, see here. See here for more information on the food bank. We are delighted to pass on the news that our collection will be boosted by the members of Brentwood Tennis Club, who will be collecting at the club and bringing their boxes to add to our collection. There is still a great need, so all our donations help.The SAPLC volunteers have been asked to pass on grateful thanks for the recent donations of money as well as for our regular donations of food and other goods. Christmas at the Food Bank - the Food Bank  will be closed for 2 weeks (26th December and 2nd January 2020) but will give out double bags on 19th December. They would also love to be able to give bonus bags of treats, so would be grateful for donations of toiletries (toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, shower gel, handcream, etc), and small boxes or bags of sweets & chocolates, selection boxes suitable for children – the sort of thing we all like to get at Christmas.

All We Can and St Andrew’s Psalter Lane Church. St Andrew's Psalter Lane Church is now a partner with All We Can. All We Can works with some of the world’s poorest communities, helping people to find solutions to poverty and to become all that they can. Over the next few months we are planning to be involved in a community, Cherkos, in Ethiopia. They are struggling like all countries with climate change, poor harvest and few resources except their own determination and hard work. SAPLC is hoping to raise funds as well as learning more about Cherkos and Ethiopia. There is information on the All We Can website about Ethiopia. Look for our posters in the church and further information in the weekly notices.


The Green Box

Working Parties  Thank you to all who helped at the November Working Parties. The next Working Parties will be on Saturday 7th and Thursday 12th of December.

Sheffield Climate Alliance The next meeting is on Tuesday 19th November at 7pm at the Quaker Meeting House, St James St, S1 2EW and we'll be discussing what the 'Green New Deal' is and how it can bring real change. All are welcome.

Fruit Trees  The fruit varieties chosen for the orchard area of the church grounds are: apples - Sheaf Pippin, Bramall Lane Champagne, Potter's Delight; plum - Cambridge Gage. Local varieties were chosen as far as possible.

Cemetery Road Urban wild flower meadow The meadow attracted of lot of positive attention brightening the day of many passers-by and has become a much loved addition to the landscape helping increase community well-being and air quality. Importantly it has also provided a much needed haven for our pollinators and wildlife that are struggling in today's environment. Lansdowne Tenants and Residents Association have launched an appeal for people to donate to in order to help with next year’s wildflower meadow - visit their GoFundMe page to donate. 

Energise Barnsley A member of our Eco Group is a bond holder in this ethical company; see here for a report of their recent AGM.


Job Vacancy - Clerk to the Governing Body, Clifford All Saints Cof E Primary School. Our link school is recruiting a Clerk to their Governing Body.  This is a paid role, is flexible, and requires a few hours per month.  Experience of clerking meetings is desirable and initial support will be given by the current Clerk.  If you would be interested in finding out more please email: hbrankin@cliffordallsaints.sheffield.sch.uk by 12noon on 20 November

Minority Anglicanism Project: a research study commissioned by the Church of England on how to better support Minority Ethnic Christians in the Church of England.  You do not have to be either minority ethnic or Anglican to participate in the study as they need a broader parameter of data to understand the conditions specific to the C of E. Participants need only be over 18, live in the UK, and self-identify as Christian. You can participate here

Community Orchestra  Clifford All Saints Primary School have a growing orchestra with over 40 members from 7 to 70+ and would welcome more adult musicians.   Rehearsals are on Wednesday at 3.30 pm at Clifford All Saints school on Ringinglow Road for an hour.  The orchestra needs more instruments, a person who can repair clarinets, and a really good piano.  All enquiries to enquiries@clifffordallsaints.sheffield.sch.uk or tel 0114 266 2977.

Methodist Theology  There is an Open Invitation to anyone interested to join a group to be led by John Vincent on Methodist Theology. Please contact John to let him know if you are possibly interested, whether you want to meet monthly or quarterly, and what time of day would generally suit you. John Vincent –243 6688

Could you be a friend of PXI (Parson Cross Initiative)?  See here for details. If you would like to help PXI financially you can commit to giving £5 by Direct Debit each month at Give.net

Creating Safer Space Refresher Training  Please be aware that anyone working with Children, Young People and/or Vulnerable Adults must complete the Creating Safer Space Refresher course. Anyone who hasn't yet completed the course please contact the Circuit Office to organise training as soon as possible. Book through the Circuit office: Circuit Office; Email: admin@sheffieldcircuit.org.uk Tel: 0114 2726561. 

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 Events

Interfaith Food and Friendship Dinners Join us for both food and friendship. Bring and/or share some food; 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. We will be visiting various locations throughout the year. - the next meal will be in the Shirley House Interfaith Centre on Thursday 21st November, as part of Interfaith Week. 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.

Monthly Peace Meeting Visit the Sheffield Interfaith website to read about the possibility of holding a monthly Peace Meeting, and leave your comments or suggestions

Understanding Islam: First Steps Study Days with Dr Chris HewerIf you have not yet been able to attend one of these days but would like to do so, Chris Hewer is back in Sheffield in November and will be repeating his introductory day on Islam in various venues:Wednesday 13th November at Dore and Totley URC, Totley Brook Rd, Sheffield S17 3QS; Saturday 16th November at Blessed Trinity Catholic Church, Northfield Lane, Wickersley, Rotherham S66 2HL. These days run from 10.00 am – 3.30 pm (coffee from 9.30) . There is no charge, although donations will be welcome on the day. Please bring a packed lunch. For further details and to book a place please contact Rev Liz Wills,  johnandlizwills@gmail.com. These days help us begin to explore what Muslims believe, a journey into understanding Islam from its own perspective. They cover the following areas:

  • Islam before the time of Muhammad.

  • Standing before God.

  • Building a Just Society.

  • ‘Open House’ – when Chris will respond to your questions.

Dr Chris Hewer comes from a background in Christian theology, education, Islamic studies and inter-faith studies and has worked in the field of Muslims in Great Britain and Christian-Muslim relations since 1986, first at the Centre for the Study of Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations at Selly Oak in Birmingham and as the Advisor on Inter-Faith Relations to the Bishop of Birmingham. His current work is to teach study days and residential courses, to develop written and electronic resources and to be available for consultation. He is an excellent communicator. 

Interfaith Week 2019  The Islamic Society of Britain, South Yorkshire, have extended an invitation to join them as part of the Interfaith Week 2019 on Saturday 16 November at Industry Mosque, 13 Industry Road, Sheffield S9 5FP from 1-3pm. There will be a speech, exhibition, and more..

Dawn of the Light: Baha’i Film in Interfaith Week The Baha’is of Sheffield are also holding a meeting in Interfaith Week. It is a specially commissioned film to celebrate the bicentenary of the birth of the Bab, the Herald of the Baha’i Faith. This is to be shown at The Auditorium,Sheffield Students’ Union, Western Bank, S10 2TN Sheffield on Monday 18th November at 7.30 pm. See here for more information.

Symbolic Foods - Show & Share Certain foods form part of worship, or represent particular events in faith traditions. Come and tell us about yours and learn about others. Share them if appropriate. Can we separate symbolic foods from merely cultural traditions? Open to all faiths and everybody. 7.30 pm on Wednesday 20th November, in the Shirley House Interfaith Centre. Part of Interfaith Week.


Salt & Light Network Evening on Health and Faith In South Yorkshire, Tuesday 12th November at Church House, Rotherham.  Arrivals: 6.30pm; 7pm Start; 9.15pm Finish. See here for details.

Radical Welcome Session 3 'How Radical are we in our Welcome?' Will be held in the Shirley House Intefaith Centre at 7.30 pm on Thursday 28th November.

Southcroft Christmas Fair 11.00 am - 1.00 pm on Saturday 30th November - Refreshments, cards, gifts, plants, tombola and much more!

A Call to Prayer for South Yorkshire Churches at Rock Christian Centre, 75 Carlisle Street. 12.00 - 4.00 pm on Saturday 7th December.

The Christian Aid carol singers will be gathering on Fargate  on 7th December. SAPLC are asked to support the singing between 2.00 and 3.00 o’clock so please join in if you can. Last year the singers collected £969.

The annual SAPLC Sheffield Carols evening will be on Thursday 12th  December 6.30 - 9.00 pm - please put it in your diary! As well as delicious homemade soup and cakes (which I will be soliciting at a later date), we will have our popular Christmas Gift stall. If you have any brand new items you would like to donate (perhaps gifts you have been given which are not quite your thing), please give them to me or Gareth either at SAPLC or by dropping them round to 29 Clifford Road. Huge thanks, Jean.

HISTORY BOOK – “Nether Edge People and Places”.  The History Group’s NEW 200 page book has 49 articles written by local researchers about people and places linked to Nether Edge.  It’s available from Pril -p.rishbeth@gmail.com and Chris - chrisvenables@blueyonder.co.uk tel. 07950 432487 or from Wickwire’s on Nether Edge Road. Price £10.

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 meet on 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 sally-woodsgr@virginmedia.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 ian.mccollough@yahoo.co.uk or Steve Woodcock on 2667701/07902 097774 email woody176@hotmail.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 49 million!

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