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

The Sheffield Craft and Peace Fair takes place on Saturday 5th November, between 11 and 4.30, in the Town Hall. This meeting has booked a stall there as part our outreach activities, and we intend to offer materials about Quakers, sell Quaker Tapestry and other goods, and offer white poppies for a donation. We would welcome volunteers to staff the stall at any point during the day, and donations of crafty goods that can be sold on the stall. If you’re interested in helping out, can you please contact Tim Herrick (tim.d.herrick@gmail.com), or add your name to the sign-up sheet outside?

Our next local Meeting for Worship for Business is on 6th November – we’re starting to prepare the agenda, so please let us know if there is anything you would like to raise. In particular, at our October Local Business Meeting we were reminded that it’s time to choose our appeals for 2017. Friends were asked to suggest appeal causes to the Clerks by the evening of Friday 28th October, which is this Friday, for consideration at our November local business meeting.

Advance notice of Area Meeting next month at St Andrews Church Psalter Lane in Nether Edge on Saturday 26th November – we have booked Juliet Prager as our main speaker to lead a session on “Post Brexit Britain – healing the divisions – a Quaker response”. Offers of workshops around this theme would be very welcome – especially ones that might also appeal to children and young people.

Our friend, Roger Ellis, wants to draw our attention to an ‘End Food Poverty’ campaign being run between now and the end of March next year.Its title: The Big Conversation: End Hunger UK, aims to encourage people to think of imaginative ways of tackling issues of food banks and inequality in the UK. There are flyers outside the meeting room and a poster on the board for those interested in finding out more.

Appeal – Elizabeth Bradwell: Sheffield Alcohol Advisory Service