Meeting for Worship for Business Minutes - March and April 2016

Friends,

Attached are your minutes for our Meeting for Worship for business in march and April.

Sorry about the delay with March – but for the time being the minutes are still in Sheffield Quaker News. Still getting used to the new procedures.

Sheffiled Quaker News April 2016 - and March

Your latest Sheffield Quaker News,

and, sorry, March as well – slipped past somehow

New arrangements for Children and Young People

A MESSAGE FROM THE CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE’S
WORK COMMITTEE

Children will keep on growing!

Our youngest age group, the Mighty Mice, are ever mightier. Most of the Friendly Fox Cubs, will have moved up this summer to the join the Curious Quaker Wheelers, and we also have growing numbers of Quaker Oats. It is wonderful to see the children and young people thriving and confirming their own sense of community within the wider family of the meeting. Our main concern is that the balance between the existing groups has become rather uneven..

Notices 10th April

News of Friends
Sadly Chris Rickwood who was a member of our Meeting for many years has died. Unfortunately due to ill health she was physically unable to come to Meeting in recent years. The Memorial Meeting will be at 1 p.m. on Friday 22nd April at the Meeting House, followed by a burial at 2.30 at Wisewood Woodland Burial Ground.

Dates for the Diary
• The Books from the CRESST Book and Bun sale will be available next Sunday, 17th April – please buy generously.

Notices, 3rd April

Diary dates

Sheffield Interfaith Food and Friendship: Mon. 4th April 6-8pm

Food and Friendship

The last week has seen more death, destruction and hatred across our country and the world based on sectarian and religious extremism.

Let us get together to share food and learn about each other as people. We may, or may not, disagree about certain views of God- but we all want peace, security, food and friendship.

Please bring some food to share if you can; but come anyway.

We welcome everybody who would like to come
at Shirley House, 31 Psalter Lane, Sheffield S11 8YL
Monday 4th April 2016
at 6.00-8.00pm

Notices 27th March 2016

Dates for the Diary
The Book group is meeting on Saturday, 2nd April from 4.30 – 6 at the Meeting House to choose books for the next year.

The next local Meeting for Worship for Business will be held on Sunday 3rd April.

On 9th April, in response to concern around the renewal of Trident and jobs at Barrow, NFPB have organised a workshop on ‘Having More Productive Conversations about Trident’. Tim Wallis from QPSW will lead the workshop, running from 10.30 – 4.30 at Swarthmore Hall. More information has been sent round by email. Contact NFPB for booking.

Yorkshire Friends Holiday School 2016: 21st-28th Aug.

YFHS 2016 is at Bootham School, York, Sunday 21st to Sunday 28th August 2016

Yorkshire Friends Holiday School is an annual gathering for around a hundred 13-18 year olds. Each year we build a vibrant, respectful community and organise a mixture of activities – both fun and thought provoking.

For more information or an application form visit http://www.yfhs.org.uk
or e-mail yfhssecretary@gmail.com.