One Million Climate Jobs – creating the future we want! 18th and 19th May

Friends,

Public Meetings supported by Sheffield Quakers coinciding with the visit to Sheffield of the National Climate Jobs Caravan:

Friday 18th May 6.30pm – 8.30pm at Quaker Meeting House,

Follow-up workshop on Sat 19th May at 9.30-12, with Occupy and World Development Movement, will make the links between climate jobs and an economy for the 99% – also at Quaker Meeting House – all welcome.

Area Meeting for Worship for Business, Wed 9th May, Sheffield

Friends,

The Area Meeting for Worship for Business is in Sheffield this Wednesday, 9th May at 7:15pm at the Meeting House after tea, served from 6pm.

Draft agenda below

Not been to a Meeting for Worship for Business before? You are most welcome, but please contact the clerks: Digby Swift (d.g.swift@btinternet.com) or Kate Napier (katnap25@talktalk.net) to get an idea of what is expected.

Wonder how Quakers make decisions in a spirit of worship without voting?
Read more here: http://www.quakerscotland.org/businessmeetings

Walking In Sheffield; Sat 12th May, 9.15am

Friends,

Please note time: 9:15am.

Join me and Zelly the dog for a walk around Mayfield – in May – on Saturday 12th May. Discover this beautiful remnant of northern hill farming on the edge of Sheffield at the time of year when it is probably at its best.

Meet at 9.15am at the Co-op on the corner of Crimicar Lane and Brooklands Avenue. Buses 120, 123, every 10 minutes, 30 mins from the city centre..

Distance 5 miles/8km.

Route here: http://g.co/maps/we5nm

Volunteers for CRESST at Peace In The Park - 9th June

CRESST (Conflict Resolution Education in Sheffield Schools) has been chosen as one of the two causes to benefit from this year’s Peace in the Park festival. This is really good news because we hope it will raise our profile with children and young people as well as raising some money.

Church Action on Poverty in Sheffield - AGM 10th May

CHURCH ACTION ON POVERTY IN SHEFFIELD

12th ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Thursday 10th May at 7.00pm
Quaker Meeting House, 10 St James Street, S1 2EW

“Capitalism, Jesus and the Coalition”
A talk from the Rev Noel Irwin of Victoria Hall Methodist Church
Followed by an excerpt from the Channel Four film “Poor Kids”

Annual General Meeting
Including annual report from the chair, the treasurer and elections for the committee for 2012-13

All welcome
Doors open for refreshments etc from 6.30 pm

Open Up at the Quaker Meeting House for children as well

Friends,

Our friend Sam Galbraith will be organizing events for children (and the child in all of us) on both Saturdays and Sundays, 2-4pm:

Sat 5th May – 2pm till 4pm “ Butterflies” workshop in basement for children and their adults

Sun 6th May – 2pm till 4pm “Symbol for Play” -individuals and children can come and draw or paint a symbol that explores a past sense of play and then strengthens and explores that symbol in the context of the present day in order to re-inspire a sense of play in our lives. Also in the basement.

National and International Quaker News

Quaker News: A quarterly update on Quaker work in the care of Britain Yearly Meeting Issue 82, Spring 2012

Click here: http://hosted.verticalresponse.com/166518/6e4b74f6d6/212413/b33edc706c/

World Conference of Friends 2012 Being Salt and Light – Friends living the Kingdom of God in a broken world.

The conference in Kenya finishes today – three friends from our Meeting are there: click here to follow the conference:
http://www.saltandlight2012.org/FollowTheConference.

The new Quaker weekly meditation group from Fri May 4th

The new Quaker weekly meditation group

The first meeting of the new Quaker weekly meditation group will be held in the Meeting House library on Friday May 4 at 10 am. We will meet at 10:00 to settle down and get centred. The guided meditation will last approximately 30 minutes from 10:30 to 11:00. You are then free to leave if you want — or stay and share your experiences. There will be no fee for this event. We will be practising the Experiment with Light meditation.