SQN September 2012

Friends,

Click here for September Sheffield Quaker News:
http://www.sheffieldquakers.org.uk/m/shqu/sept_2012_sqn_final_version.pdf

A text only version is available here:
http://www.sheffieldquakers.org.uk/m/shqu/sept_2012_sqn_final_version.txt

News and Notices September 16th

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Click here for notices for 16th September: http://www.sheffieldquakers.org.uk/m/shqu/notices16-9-12.doc.pdf

NEWS

Sustainability and Spirituality Explorations from 20th Sept 7.30pm

Three study sessions on consecutive Thursdays based on videos of last year’s Swarthmore lecture “Costing not less than everything: sustainability and spirituality in challenging times”

Walking In Sheffield; Sat 15th Sept

Friends,

Come with me and Zelly the dog on a walk around Manor Park and Attercliffe. This walk is part of the Sheffield Inner City Round Walk (download from https://www.sheffield.gov.uk/roads/travel/walking/walkingmaps/east.html). I hope to do more parts of this walk in future.

Changes to our children's meeting

The summer holidays are over and it's new schools for several of our children. It's also a time of change at Children’s Meeting!

The summer holidays are over and its new schools for several of our children. Its also a time of change at Children’s Meeting!

From September onwards, we will have different groups on Sunday mornings. We all start together at 10.25am in the downstairs room, and after welcoming each other and a short period of silence, we divide into groups:

The “21st Century Foxes” is our group for secondary school age young people. This meets twice a month, and on other Sundays is joint with the “Older Frys”.

The “Older Frys” is our group for children in Year 6 (age 10/11). This meets every week. We have a lot of children of this age!

The “Younger Frys” is our group for children of Infant school age, and Year 3 and 4, and this also meets every week.

Children in Year 5 (age 9/10) get to choose which Frys group they wish to join…

In the past there has been a creche, run by a paid worker for children aged 0-5. She has just left us, as her own baby is due in December. We are very happy for her and wish her all the best, after many years of working for Sheffield Central!

The Children and Young People’s Work Committee is hoping to recruit a new Support Worker for Children’s Meeting….the details are still being finalised. Please let us know if you would like to bring a child aged 0-5 to Meeting, and would like someone else to look after them. There will always be toys available for young children to play with, with their parents.

Interested in helping? All of our groups need 2 adults (one of which has a CRB check). So every week we need at least 4 extra adults to help the session leaders. Talk to someone after meeting any Sunday.

Sustainability and Spirituality Explorations from 20th Sept

Following the 2011 Swarthmore lecture on sustainability and spirituality (http://www.gci.org.uk/Documents/Text-of-Spoken-Swarthmore-Lecture.pdf), a three part study group series will be taking place at Sheffield Quaker Meeting House on September 20th, September 27th and October 4th.

Living Witness Link Group 5-7 October: Supporting Spiritual Community

Dear Friends

Living Witness Link Group 5-7 October: Supporting Spiritual Community

A wonderful opportunity: Yoga classes from 20th Sept

From our friend John Boutell (spingyman@gmail.com)

The first of a new series of yoga classes is on Thursday 20 September 2012 at 1.30 in the meeting house. See attached for details.

Area Meeting for Worship for Business, Sun 9th Sept, Doncaster

Friends,

The Area Meeting for Worship for Business for September is at Doncaster Meeting House on Sunday 9th September at 1.15pm. A light soup lunch will be available beforehand; friends are welcome to bring their own sandwiches if they wish.

Draft Agenda

1. Introductions
2. World Conference of Friends
3. Junior Yearly Meeting
4. Nominations
5. Appointments
6. HMP Lindholme, Hatfield and Moorlands
7. Quakers in Yorkshire
8. Dates for Meetings in 2013
9. Membership Matters
10. Correspondence
11. Next Meeting