Notices, 10th July '16

With the help of our office staff, we will have a short trial of a Coffee morning on Wednesdays starting from 13 July – 6th August inclusive.There will be Scones and Coffee in the Garden and social area upstairs from 11am – 12.30. Hope that people will come and enjoy the space and perhaps stay for the worship at 1pm.

It’s Quakers in Yorkshire 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 bike ride is next Sunday 17th July. Please look at their website if you want to join in.
Also next Sunday, after Meeting for Worship, we will be having a mini-art session to make butterflies and bees to hang in the roof garden – please come and join in!

Looking further ahead
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.

Looking further ahead it’s the Annual Remembrance Day and peace picnic on Sunday 7th August to mark Hiroshima day. Meet in the Meersbrook Park walled garden between 2pm & 5pm. Fliers on table for more details.

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

Research opportunity: we’ve had an email enquiry asking about whether anyone wants to be involved in some intergenerational research about sustainability – please see the notice on the board for more details. They’re specifically looking to involve people with three generations of the same family living in Sheffield.

Training opportunity: Quaker Peace & Social Witness are looking for two Quaker climate campaigners to train in a long term ecumenical project – please see the clerks for more info if you’re interested.