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Week commencing Sunday 10th November

Be good to your neighbours,

Be good to yourself,

Be good to God

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 The Charity we are supporting from September to December is the Sheffield Neurocare Glioblastoma Appeal.

This is a cancer of the brain & is responsible for the deaths of 5.000 lives every year.

The appeal urgently needs to raise £70.000 to continue research, to find a way of extending the life expectancy of patients.

Sadly at present, patients will only survive for between one to two years.

Christian Aid for Displaced Refugees in Lebanon and Iraq Is the charity we are supporting to raise £5000 over 2 years and donations are greatly appreciated.

The Archer Project is in need of a continuing supply of Pot Noodles, tinned fish or fruit with ring pulls and breakfast cereals. Don’t forget to support the Food Bank with an extra item when you do your shopping. Please donate unwanted clean clothing/shoes/blankets/sleeping bags to Ben’s Place via Alan Brailey.

The Holy Habit for November, December and January is

Eating Together

Holy Habits:

Holy Habits: Recipe book - Seasonal food.

Another Holy Habit idea is to produce a seasonal recipe book and publish it for December 2020.

So throughout the year if you would send me your recipes that involve food that is in season in the UK and a photo would be helpful. Although we will perhaps organise a photo shoot later!!!

Thank you Paula

Switching on the lights in Castleton.

It’s the turning on of the Christmas tree lights in Castleton on Saturday 16th November.

Tim & I are doing light refreshments from 11 - 4 at Castleton Methodist Church. 

The profits will be shared between our Church charity and Sheflap, a charity we support in Sierra Leone.

If you would like to come and help us for an hour or so, we would appreciate that. If so let me know when you can help.

If you'd prefer to take part in the festivities and come and join us for refreshments that would be lovely.

Thank you Paula.

Sunday rotas. We are going to change the way we do rotas for Sunday mornings. There will be three teams each week: Sound and Vision; Welcome and hospitality; and Worship. More details at the AGM on 17th November, with the new system starting on 1 December.

Meal at Urban Choola

Following the Christmas fair on Saturday 30th November I have booked a table for 6pm. If you would like to join us please let me know. Thank you Paula.

Interested in going for a Ladies Christmas Meal in December? Hazel will book a date at the Toby in Dronfield shortly. The price this year is £11.79 for 2 courses (extra £3.50 if you want 3 courses). As soon as she has a firm date, she will put a list in the porch & ask for a £5 deposit from each lady wishing to join in.

Operation Christmas Child. Information is in the foyer on how to pack a shoe box to bring Good News and great joy to children around the world. Deadline for returning filled shoeboxes is 17 November. Thank you

Our Annual General Meeting will be held on Sunday 17 November after Morning Worship.  Please send all requests for items for the agenda, and also all Annual Reports from groups and committees to Alison Russell, no later than Wednesday 6 November.  Each Annual Report should be a short summary of the group's activities and discussions over the last 12 months. 

Lunch together at Church after the service.

Our first lunch together is on Sunday 17th November after the AGM

Pat & Kath are preparing this.

The following dates are the dates for the next 5 lunches together.

Everyone is welcome. There will be sign-up sheets so that the cooks have an idea for catering, but there will always be extra so we can always accommodate people who arrive with us on the Sunday and wish to join us.

Sunday 15th December

Sunday 19th January 

Sunday 16th February

Sunday 15th March

Sunday 19th April

Please let me know if you would like to prepare lunch on one of these dates.

Thank you Paula.

Operation Christmas Child. Information is in the foyer on how to pack a shoe box to bring Good News and great joy to children around the world. Deadline for returning filled shoeboxes is 17 November. Thank you

Coffee Rota Correction. The Coffee Lounge will be closed at noon on Christmas Eve until Saturday 3 January.

Matlock Ethical Festive Market. Sat 16 Nov 2019, 10am - 4pm, Imperial Rooms, Imperial Rd, Matlock, DE4 3NL

Matlock’s first sustainable, ethical, minimally packaged, cruelty free, Festive Market.  Free entry and easy access in the centre of Matlock. Easy links by bus and train.

Books are located as follows: in the Coffee Lounge - novels and Christian books relating to the Holy Habits Programme, can be found in the small bookcase at the back on the right. Soon, there will be a notebook to record which books are borrowed and by whom.  Feel free to borrow these books in the meantime but please return them to the shelf.  Next to the Holy Habits bookcase, are two large boxes containing books for children, including religious ones.  Many books which were in the larger bookcase have been moved to Room 5 where there is a 'Library' of books anyone can borrow, including a large selection of Bibles.  

Leaflets and flyers are located on the larger bookcase at the back of the Coffee Lounge.  These are monitored regularly and irrelevant or out-of-date material is removed.  Current and relevant leaflets have been moved there, having been removed from the table near Room 1 and from underneath the pigeonholes so those areas can be kept tidy.  Eventually, we hope to purchase suitable leaflet holders.  Posters and flyers for forthcoming events are pinned up on the 'Events' noticeboard in the foyer at the main entrance from Ecclesall Road South (next to sign-up sheets and rotas).  

Saturday 11th January 2020 - two meetings have been proposed to take place during the Saturday coffee morning on 11th January. We suggest that the Eco-Church Group meets at 10am, and then the Book Club meets at 11am. This is because some people may wish to attend both.  The latter discussion of the novel 'Purple Hibiscus', will be advertised to the local community via a notice in Banner Cross Post Office. If you foresee any problems, for example with the timing of these meetings, please speak to Paula or Alison. If you would like to read 'Purple Hibiscus', the book chosen for the Holy Habit of Eating Together, which is by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, have a word with Alison who will try to find a copy for you.  

On Monday 11th November the Holy Habits Planning Group will meet from 7.30 pm in Room 5 to plan events and activities for the current Holy Habit, Eating Together.  This habit is scheduled for November, December and January.  Everyone is very welcome to join in the planning discussion, which usually only lasts an hour.  

There will not be any evening worship at 6.30pm on 17th November.  The usual Gathering has been cancelled because that Sunday will be very busy with lots going on, that is: Cafe Worship from 10.45 am led by Rev Tim Crome; followed by our Annual General Meeting (open to all); in turn followed by the 1st of our monthly lunches - see sign-up sheet in the porch.  

Repair cafe

Sat 16 Nov 2019, 10am-4pm, Community Hall, Heeley City Farm, Richards Rd. S2 3DT

Forget the throw-away culture, many broken things can be repaired. Repair cafes are run by Repair Sheffield, on one Saturday every other month. A group of dedicated volunteers spend free time repairing everyday items such as vacuum cleaners, sewing machines, radios, and toys and gadgets. They are joined by BitFIXit, a group of volunteers and professionals which has been fixing computers since 2005 on a not-for-profit ’Pay-As-You-Can’ basis.

 Remembrance Day - Service 10th, day itself 11th

This year we're doing things a little differently in that the crosses are available with your donations for the British Legion being welcome. However we'll not be setting the sand box up outside for them. You're welcome to place your cross in the church grounds if you'd like to or anywhere of your choice. The memorial plaque will be on display as always, to remember our past members who lost their lives. We're all looking forward to our service too - where our wreath is ready to be brought forward. I personally apologise (Chris) for not preparing this notice for last week. Time crept up on me! Leadership Team

Banner Headlines. Can items for the December/January issue be sent to me by the 15th November and not as my computer has typed (!!!). The rest of the information, happily, is correct. Terry

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