Notices, 3rd July

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

There is no Traidcraft stall next Sunday, but there will be one in August.

Quaker Faith & Practise Reading Group will be at the home of Richard and Kiri in Crookes next Sunday, 10th July starting at 7.30. We are asked to read Chapter 26: Reflections, this month.

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.

There’s a Quakers in Yorkshire event in Ilkley on Saturday, 16th July with activities for Children & Young People, lots of afternoon activities and a focus on Young Friends General Meeting.

The CRESST bikeride is coming up fast now – 17th July. There are lots of different options available and lots of ways to join in – please got to the CRESST website for more details and to register.

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; 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.”

It’s the Cresst Bring and Buy Plant Sale on Saturday 23rd July, 2.30 – 5.00pm, at the home of Ruth and John Vear – 5, Williamson Road. There will be Cream Teas and cake on sale.

Next month it’s August: The Meeting House team need helpers to join in with the annual cleaning of the Meeting House You may have already noticed that the Meeting House is already looking a little brighter and cleaner – this is because we have brought the cleaning In House and it is now done primarily by Alison and Chriss, with help from Linsay, Anthony and Christine.
Any time that you can spare would be fantastic. Please give your name to the office or sign the sheet in the GF social Area if you feel you can help us. We are looking for people who can help with the general maintenance of the building as well as cleaning. Lunch will be provided