Notices, 2nd October 2016

Request from the Library Group
 Is there anyone in the meeting who would be willing and able to transfer tape recordings of talks given by Sheffield Friends from 1980 onwards onto CDs?  We have been given a donation which we would like to use for this purpose.
 Joan Egan, Daphne Gabbertas, Laura Kerr, Margaret Lawson, Beryl Rayner and Ruth Vear

Diary dates

Also on Saturday 8th October, Shena Moore and Richard Hoare are getting married, here at the Meeting House at 2 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend – it would be helpful if you could let the Children’s Work Committee know if you are bringing children and young people with you so that provision can be made.

Nether Edge Friends will be hosting a joint meeting with St Andrews Psalter Lane church on Sunday 9th October . This happened last year and was very successful. Quite a good number of the church congregation attended, so it is EXTREMELY HELPFUL to have a few extra ‘experienced Quakers’ to support Nether Edge Friends.About 5 or 6 of us went last year and it was very interesting and a rewarding experience of sharing worship with other Christians. The meeting is at 10.30, in Shirley House, right next door to the Church.

October 9th – The Sheffield Quaker Tapestry is ready to launch. The design group have been at work and now we have started to bring the design through on to the front so it is time to think about doing the rest of the sewing. We will show the workshop DVD after meeting on Sunday the 9th and follow it with a shared lunch when we will discuss which part of the embroidery some people might like to do. If you can’t make that Sunday but would like to see the film it will be available to borrow afterwards. Let Faith or Margaret know. They will bring the tapestry to meeting on subsequent Sunday’s during the next  year when they hope as many people as possible will do at least one or two stitches. If you do have any questions speak to Faith or Margaret.

Mini-Festival of Radicalism
There are 4 events over the weekend of 14th & 15th October
Friday 14th at 7 p.m.: Journeymen Theatre presents: “Feeding the darkness” – this shines a light on state sanctioned torture through story, song and poems
Saturday 15th – 11a.m. Friends Historical Society public meeting with presentations of research
3 p.m. David Boulton lecture: Christ’s Banner & the Red Flag
5 p.m. Journeymen Theatre present: “Red Flag over Bermondsey” – exploring the life of Ada Salter
Please sign up on the sheets outside on the board to let us know if you’re coming – please come along and encourage friends and family to come too. Contributions of cakes and biscuits for rrefreshments on Saturday would be gratefully received.

Another event being held here is a talk by Andrea Needham called The Hammer Blow, about how a group of women disabled a war plan. This is being organised by Sheffield Creative Action for Peace on Tuesday, 18th October from 7 – 9 p.m.

On Saturday 5th November there will be a ‘First Aid for baby and child’ course run by the British Red Cross. The course covers first aid for children from 0 to 8 years. It will be held at the Meeting House from 10am – 2.30pm (with a break for lunch). The course has been arranged by the CYPWC but as it is designed for parents, grandparents, babysitters and carers for children, we feel that many others at Sheffield Meeting may be interested in gaining the knowledge and the skills involved. We would be asking for a contribution from attendees of between £5 and £20, which makes the course considerably cheaper than the usual cost of such training. Please could anyone who would like to sign up or know more about it (including those who have expressed an interest previously) contact Jayne Herrick or any of the CYPWC committee members.

Sheffield Trees archive:
We are invited to contribute photos of Sheffield street trees to a new archive, the Sheffield Street Tree Archive (full details on the poster outside this room, or from Roger Ellis). These can be contemporary or historic; show trees before and after felling by Amey (in your street, say); or show people interacting with their local trees. A selection of the photos submitted will be exhibited in a city gallery. This practical expression of our appreciation of Sheffield’s trees is distinct from any current campaigns against Amey and the City Council.