Quaker Events

Urban Theology Forum – Victoria Hall, Sheffield, 11am-3.30pm Sat 26th November

Urban Theology Forum – Victoria Hall, Sheffield, 11 am – 3.30 pm Sat 26th November

This is the first of a series of events happening around Yorkshire and the Midlands to bring people ministering in lay or ordained roles in urban contexts (estates, inner city etc).

High Flats Meeting events in November: retreat and afternoon tea party

High Flatts Quaker Meeting Retreat: SILENCE
This retreat will be silent for most of the day, apart from the brief introduction and worship sharing at the end of the retreat. Share worship, food, and spiritual companionship.
Saturday 12th November, 10–4pm

Come and enjoy tea and cake with Friends Old and New at our Afternoon Tea Party on
Sunday 20th November 2016 2–4pm

See attachments for more details
Venue: High Flatts Meeting House
Quaker Bottom,
Firth Lane,
High Flatts,
HD8 8XU
Directions from here: http://www.highflattsquakers.org.uk/find%20us.php

Rosalie Huizzard talks about her life and witness on video

Our friend Heather Rostron has produced a short filmed interview of Rosalie Huzzard of Sheffield Central Meeting, who is over 90 years old. Rosalie talks about her life and witness as a Quaker and political activist.

An edited version, 7 minutes, is available here:
https://youtu.be/le8BEtbPE1A

The full interview of 25 minutes is available here:
https://youtu.be/UFPnaIcBE2g

Just click to support Sheffield Homeless charity

Our Friend Alastair Heron gave a generous donation which enabled the start of Emmaus Sheffield. I have been a trustee and volunteer there for a number of years. It is managed by an ex-colleague of mine from the Probation Service. There is an opportunity to support them as set out below. Please consider voting for them! Thank you, Laura Kerr

Bamford Quaker Community Woodland Working Week: 7-11th Nov.

From the Quaker Community Water Lane, Bamford, S33 0DA

WOODLAND WORKING WEEK on 7 -11th November

Greetings from us all at the Community.

This is to let you know we have room and a hearty welcome waiting for you this year. We would like to encourage you to join us and help with the stewardship of the Community’s woodland and share in the harvest.

All Day Area Meeting: Sat. 26th Nov. 10am-4pm Nether Edge

Friends – the next Area Meeting on Saturday 26th November is a very special one. We shall meet, as last year, at St. Andrews Church, Psalter Lane, Nether Edge, Sheffield. After a morning of business, including reports from Quaker Life, Meeting for Sufferings and Area Meeting trustees, we shall enjoy a shared lunch (bring a contribution to share if you can), followed by our guest speaker, Juliet Prager, deputy recording clerk from Friends House. She will be opening up discussions on “Healing the Rifts after Brexit”.

Traffic disruption on Sunday 30th and no 9am meeting

There will not be a 9.00 am Meeting for Worship on Sunday October 30th due to possible transport problems due to the 10k run taking place.

Friends should also be aware of traffic disruption when attending the normal 10.30am meeting for worship, due to the 10k run. The run is from and to the city centre along Arundel Gate and Charter Row, and along Ecllesall Road and then round Endcliffe Park on Rustlings Road, Graham Road, Riverdale Road, Endcliffe Vale Road and Brocco Bank. The race starts at 9.30 am but most roads will be closed from 8.30am, with all roads finally reopened by 4pm.

Notices, 23rd October

Diary dates
Next week there will be a brand new Sheffield 10k race on 30th October, involving road closures in the city centre and the Ecclesall Road area – please be aware and plan alternative routes to meeting if needed. There will be no 9 a.m. Meeting for Worship next week because of the road closures.

Also next Sunday after Meeting for Worship: Friends of Cresst will be having a Book and Bun Sale. Any contributions of paperback books or cakes will be welcome. Many Thanks for all your support