Notices 27th November

Diary dates
There will be a Sheffield Quaker Tapestry workshop on Wednesday 30th November at 2pm at the Meeting House.This is open to anyone who would like to come. You can work on your own practice piece, practice a few stitches, put some stitches in the actual tapestry or just come to see what we are doing. Margaret will also be working on the tapestry after meeting today so go and put a stitch or two in or just go and have a look.If you would like to get more involved and can’t manage the Wednesday workshop or would like to have more information have a word with Margaret.

Next Sunday, December 4th, it’s Local Business Meeting here. (Matthew to speak if present)
We will be trying a new experiment to get through some of our standing items more efficiently and make room for more exciting discussions – everyone on the email list will be sent out draft minutes in preparation for the business meeting, so that more time is available to discuss the less routine agenda items. There are draft minutes on the central table as well.

Linda Duckenfield is hosting an ‘au revoir’ service, prior to her ‘flitting’ from Sheffield in January. The service will be at 5.45 on Thursday, 8th December at the Upper Chapel, Norfolk Street. It will be preceded by carol singing in the yard from 4 p.m. and then followed by a buffet in Channing Hall. The service will be on the theme of Sanctuary with stories, readings, music and meditation. There will be a collection in aid of ASSIST. All are welcome.

Looking a little bit further ahead, Kevin Coogan from Manchester L’Arche is coming to the Meeting House to talk with us about how the Manchester L’Arche Community was established. This will be on Thursday, 8th December at 7.30 p.m. With refreshments from 7 p.m. If you’re interested, please come along. More information from Alan Hurford.

On Saturday 10th December between 4.00 and 7.00pm there will be an opportunity to come together and make music…community singing as well as some instrumentalists. Please let Irene Pugh or any Overseer know if you are willing to contribute something musical. Overseers will offer a simple supper. Bring extra food if you would like to, or just come and bring your voice.

Our Friend Rachel Rowlands has published a book about the Quaker Community at Bamford called: An Adventure Shared. It can be bought through all good bookshops (if ordered), but alternatively if you contact Rachel she will do a bulk order. It will cost £12 per copy. We’ll put more details round by email.