Challenging the Fabric of Society Exhibition Opening: Peace Muesum Bradford; Thur. 17th Nov.

Special evening event to celebrate the opening of our temporary textile exhibition, Thursday 17th November at The Peace Museum, Bradford.

Join us to celebrate the opening of our new exhibition!

The Peace Museum holds a unique and varied textile collection, including handmade banners and quilts that have been used at some of the most important peaceful protests and demonstrations of the 20th and 21st centuries.

Special Opening Event – Thursday 17th November, 5.30pm till 7.30pm.

Training for volunteers working with asylum seekers: Thur. 17th Nov.

Training for volunteers working with asylum seekers

City of Sanctuary is organising a training event for church members and others who find themselves working with and trying to help asylum seekers. It will be from 10 am to 3 pm on Thursday 17th November in the Upper Room of St Mark’s Church, Broomfield Road, Broomhill, Sheffield S10 2SE, including

- introduction to asylum ‘journey’ + questions – groups to discuss specific areas, eg. initial welcome, destitution – presentations from voluntary groups eg. City of Sanctuary Sheffield, ASSIST, SY Migration and Asylum Group

Urban Theology Forum – Victoria Hall, Sheffield, 11am-3.30pm Sat 26th November

Urban Theology Forum – Victoria Hall, Sheffield, 11 am – 3.30 pm Sat 26th November

This is the first of a series of events happening around Yorkshire and the Midlands to bring people ministering in lay or ordained roles in urban contexts (estates, inner city etc).

High Flats Meeting events in November: retreat and afternoon tea party

High Flatts Quaker Meeting Retreat: SILENCE
This retreat will be silent for most of the day, apart from the brief introduction and worship sharing at the end of the retreat. Share worship, food, and spiritual companionship.
Saturday 12th November, 10–4pm

Come and enjoy tea and cake with Friends Old and New at our Afternoon Tea Party on
Sunday 20th November 2016 2–4pm

See attachments for more details
Venue: High Flatts Meeting House
Quaker Bottom,
Firth Lane,
High Flatts,
HD8 8XU
Directions from here: http://www.highflattsquakers.org.uk/find%20us.php

Rosalie Huizzard talks about her life and witness on video

Our friend Heather Rostron has produced a short filmed interview of Rosalie Huzzard of Sheffield Central Meeting, who is over 90 years old. Rosalie talks about her life and witness as a Quaker and political activist.

An edited version, 7 minutes, is available here:
https://youtu.be/le8BEtbPE1A

The full interview of 25 minutes is available here:
https://youtu.be/UFPnaIcBE2g

Just click to support Sheffield Homeless charity

Our Friend Alastair Heron gave a generous donation which enabled the start of Emmaus Sheffield. I have been a trustee and volunteer there for a number of years. It is managed by an ex-colleague of mine from the Probation Service. There is an opportunity to support them as set out below. Please consider voting for them! Thank you, Laura Kerr

Sheffield and Balby Quaker News - October

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Bamford Quaker Community Woodland Working Week: 7-11th Nov.

From the Quaker Community Water Lane, Bamford, S33 0DA

WOODLAND WORKING WEEK on 7 -11th November

Greetings from us all at the Community.

This is to let you know we have room and a hearty welcome waiting for you this year. We would like to encourage you to join us and help with the stewardship of the Community’s woodland and share in the harvest.