Notices 26th June

Spiritual Review (Jenni will give this notice in meeting)
At our recent special meeting for worship for business we agreed to start a process of spiritual review exploring the spiritual life of the meeting and our experience of worship. A small group of elders and overseers are forming a “core group” to take this forward. We would welcome any other Friends to that group for whom this particularly chimed and who would be willing to be involved. Also, if you would be willing to share your skills as a facilitator that would be very welcome. If you are interested please chat to Jenni Crisp or any other elder/ overseer .

Wednesday lunchtime Meeting for Worship
Please note that from next Wednesday, 29th June and for July and August, there will be no lunch provided before the meeting for worship at 1pm. You are invited to join with friends from 12.30pm in the social space on the first floor – and hopefully in the garden – when you can bring a sandwich or other lunch for yourself or to share. Meeting for Worship will continue at 1pm in the library for half and hour. We will consider how we wish to carry forward the mid-week meeting -joining together for lunch is very much part of the meeting – at the end of August, and may continue with friends bringing their own food. If you would like to participate in discernment about how we conduct our mid-week meeting, please talk to friends on Wednesday or Sunday or email gordon.ferguson@phonecoop.coop.

A few notices about next Sunday
It’s the Skyride next Sunday and several roads in the city centre will be closed – please bear this in mind.

We also need someone to look after the office next Sunday – please let David Edmonds know if you can help.

And then it’s Local Business Meeting – there are some interesting items on the agenda this time, that need some preparation and there are documents here and also circulated by email on: the decriminalisation of drugs for personal use, criminal justice reform and concluding our review of structures following the quinquennial review.

Looking forward
On 2nd July (next Saturday) and closer to home, Women’s International League for peace & Freedom (WILPF) are holding a garden party from 2.30 – 4.30 at 38 Ryefield Gardens, Faith & Margaret’s home. There will be a talk about “Scrap Trident Renewal”. There’s more information on the noticeboard.

Our next Area Meeting will be held in Doncaster on Saturday 9th July.

On the 11th July at 7.30, here at the Meeting House, there is an open meeting to explore the possibility of setting up a ‘seed group’ to set up a L’Arche community in Shefield. L’Arche is a community living setting for adults with learning difficulties, based in an ecumenical spiritual ethos. For more information, please speak with Alan Hurford or Kate Marks.

———- THE WAR TO END ALL WARSPLAYS ON WW1: MON. 18TH JULY 7PM —————
Rehearsed readings of two one act plays by Gill Buttery and Dave Oxley.
Monday 18th July from 7pm at the Meeting House. Please book through the Quaker Meeting House office office@sheffieldquakers.org.uk; 0114 2757390
Our friend Gill Buttery says: “WW1 was to be the war that ended all wars. The number of deaths of young soldiers and auxiliaries was astronomical as can be seen from the battlefield sites and cemeteries on the Somme and France in general. The two plays explore what soldiers, nurses and civilians had to suffer – firstly at the Somme and
then on trying to make sense of the carnage at the end of WW1 in 1918. Dave
Oxley’s and Gill Buttery’s plays examine the effect this war had on everyone involved.”