District News – 2 May 2017

This Week’s News

Sad News

It is with  sadness that we have learnt of the death of Dr Mary Jefferson, widow of Revd Derek Jefferson, this morning. Our thoughts and prayers are with all who knew and loved her, especially her two daughters and their families.

3 Chair Challenge – ‘Thy Kingdom Come’

Worship and Preaching led by:
Revd Lorraine Mellor on Thursday 11th May at Hoyland Methodist Church
Revd Anne Brown on Tuesday 23rd May at Brierley Methodist Church
Revd Gill Newton on Wednesday 7th June at Kexborough Methodist Church

All services will begin at 7.30pm and refreshments will be served afterwards

Please also print & display the poster to held advertise this event: 3 Chair Challenge Poster 2017

Mission Shaped Ministry

Equipping you for a lifetime of good practice and learning in planting and sustaining fresh expresssions of church.

A Taster Session is available on Tuesday 27th June 2017 at Wickersley Methodist Church. To book your place or for more information contact Lucy Nunn at the Parish Support team: Lucy.Nunn@Sheffield.anglican.org  or 01709 309135

Download the flyer to pass this information on to anyone you think might be interested! T05 – Rotherham 2017


Church Action on Poverty in Sheffield AGM

will take place on

Monday May 8 2017 – 7.00-9.00 pm

Quaker Meeting House, St James St, Sheffield S1 2EW  (Coffee/tea available from 6.30pm)

We are delighted to invite all our friends and supporters to hear our speaker and discuss our activities and plans for 2017-18 .

Our keynote talk on ‘Radical Christianity and Politics’ will be given by  the Revd Chris Howson. Chris was a social worker before he was ordained  to the Anglican Church. After ordination, he spent 10 years in Bradford, mostly as the City Centre Priest, working on fresh expressions of church inspired by Liberation Theology. He now lives and works in Sunderland , where  he  is Chaplain to the University and works heavily with refugees and asylum seekers. In 2011, he produced a book: A Just Church: 21st Century Liberation Theology in Action. 

For further information ,please contact the CAP secretary ,Briony Broome via email: Briony.broome@hotmail.co.uk

Download the poster to help publicise this: Church Action on Poverty in Sheffield 2017 AGM invitation

Read the Spring update here: Sheffield Poverty Update spring 2017

Praying with Story – “Jonah”

Tuesday 9th May 2017 – 8.00pm – 9.30pm – Whirlow Spirituality Centre

This evening session provides the opportunity to enrich your prayer life as we consider the story of Jonah.

The evening is led by Sheila Walters who will set the tone of the evening and will then enable us to move into the prayer experience.

The cost of the session is £5, preferably payable in advance either by downloading a booking form here and returning with your cheque or by applying online here.

Fairthorn MHA Open Day

We would like to invite you to an Open House event at Fairthorn from 10.00am-3.00pm on Wednesday 17 May 2017.

Come and view the show apartment, the facilities and meet the Fairthorn Team. We would be delighted if you can join us!

RSVP:  Paulette on 0114 236 8646 or scheme.dore@mha.org.uk
117 Townhead Road, Dore, Sheffield S17 3AJ

Light refreshments available.

World Mission Conference

The Methodists for World Mission Conference is 2nd-4th June 2017 at the Hayes Conference Centre in Swanwick, this year under the title ‘Moving People: Moving Stories’.

Refugees, economic migrants and people seeking new lives in new places mean more people are on the move across the globe than ever before.  Follow the churches’ journey alongside some of these people and explore how we can become a church of all nations.


Training & Learning Opportunities

Dementia Friendly Church (In Partnership with MHA)

Saturday 13th May 2017 – Luther King House, Brighton Grove, Rusholme, Manchester, M14 5JP

A day conference exploring ways in which churches can offer welcome and hospitality to people living with dementia and their carers.

Main Speaker: Revd Gaynor Hammond, plus workshops.

Click here for further details, full programme & how to book

YMCA Learning Hub

Tuesday 16 May

YMCA White Rose are hosting their next Learning Hubs on Tues May 16th for all those who work with Children or Young People. Pippa Ankers from Care for the Family is leading the session, which will explore the changing state of families, and explore how our parenting styles affects how we work with Children and Young People.

For more information, and to book a free place, visit www.billetto.co.uk/MayLearningHub.

Contact Jonathan Buckley on 07450 778678 or jonathan.buckley@ymcawhiterose.org.uk for more information.

Playtime Conference 2017

30 September – Sheffield

Toddler groups are one of the most important ministries that communities have to reach families and give them the much needed friendships, love and confidence that bringing up a family demands.

And yet toddler group leaders need investment too. Being a group leader you are the parent, grandparent, friend, counsellor, first aider, teacher and child ‘minder’. And that’s along with many other tasks you invest your time in with your group. The Playtime Conference this year is about ‘Building Stronger, Together’. It gives you a whole day to speak, connect, share and build with others, which is vital to keep going and growing stronger.

For more information or to book a place visit: careforthefamily.org.uk/event/playtime-sheffield

Job Vacancies

MHA Chaplain

20 Hours per week, based at Mapplewell Manor, Barnsley

Would you like to make a positive contribution to benefit older people?

Spiritual well-being – rather than religious affiliation or belief – as a universal need is a cornerstone of MHA’s positive approach to ageing and we aim to provide the highest quality care and support for older people of all faiths and none.

We are looking for a person who is in good standing with their faith community to take the role of chaplain (a lay person or an ordained minister).  They will build good working relationships with local faith communities and take on pastoral care, spiritual and worship aspects of life.

An empathetic understanding of spiritual aspects of ageing and dementia, demonstrated through experience of providing pastoral care and, ideally, leading services, is essential.

For more information about the role please review the Job Description here

Closing date for applications: 28 May