Category Archives: Growing

New Programme – New Activities

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S2G Marc-June 2014Here’s the new programme from March for The Cross at Yew Lane; now the building work and new activity room is all finished we’ve been able to start developing new activities such as the new Wednesday morning Space to Grow through Art group which will run alongside the rearranged gardening sessions. Of course we’ve still got our regular sup lunch times on a Wednesday from 12.30pm for anyone who wants to come and share a meal with us – whether you’ve been with during the morning or not.

We’ve still got the regular Quiet Days and evenings which offer that time for you to explore your personal journey in a context of faith and spirituality:

Saturday 29 March

10am – 3pm

Quiet Day: Pause for Lent

Wednesday 16 April

7 for 7.30pm

Urban Reflections:  Feed my people

Wednesday 21st May

7 for 7.30pm

Evening prayer

Saturday 21st June

10am – 3pm

Quiet day: The Heart of Spirituality

Wednesday 23 July

7 for 7.30pm

Urban Reflections:  Rebuilding Jerusalem

Wednesday 20th August

7 for 7.30pm

Evening prayer

Amongst our Quiet Space Programme, we’re also creating a new space for reflection, discussion and prayer called Urban Reflections these sessions will focus on a different issue each time and provide time for a short discussion before some quiet private reflection and prayer on the topic.

And of course the  fortnightly Resting Room returns offering time and space to pray, rest, take time out and just enjoy the peace:

·         Useful for people with stressful lives wanting some ‘time out’

·         Helpful for people who prefer to read and pray in the company of others

Bring your own lunch ingredients with you – toaster, microwave, hob, oven available.

Tea, coffee and biscuits available.

Make yourself at home!

 

2nd and 4th Tuesdays each month (except holiday weeks)                        10am – 4pm

 

March                        11 & 25

April                              8 & 29 **

May                             13

June                            10 & 24

July                                8 & 22

August                        12

 

            ** extra date

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Work Day & Willow Weaving Activity

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You’re invited to join us for a work day (indoors and in the gardens) as Peter Hurley (PXI) and Charlie Hill work alongside local families and young people to create a new willow structure in the front garden. We’ll even put on some soup to share at lunchtime.

We’ll be meeting at Yew Lane from 10am, but feel free to join us when you can and for how long you can; we’ll be eating around 1pm. We’ve got all the equipment so you just need to come along – don’t forget to wrap up warm if you’re going to be outside. Ideally we’d like all children to be with an adult.

For more details and to sign up – use this link: https://www.facebook.com/events/555776324507606/

Space to Grow with Movement

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Starting next Wednesday – 5th June : Space to Grow with Movement.983616_10200153385537607_147622105_n
Do you like to dance? Would you like a bit more freedom in your life, space to be yourself, relax and grow? Would you like to meet others who feel the same? Do you want to dance and have fun this Summer?
Space to Grow with Movement is a weekly drop in class, open to anyone who would like to dance . I use different types of music and suggest ways of moving that will help you to relax and move more freely, bringing a feeling of more life and energy into your body.
All levels of fitness, age and dance experience are welcome.
Summer classes on Wednesdays in June, July and August 2013 from 10.00am—12.00
Cost: £5.00 (help with payment is available) No classes on June 26th and July 3rd.

The Cross At Yew Lane
Yew Lane
Parson Cross
Sheffield
S5 9AS

A beautiful little church hall, set back in lovely gardens, off Yew Lane, near Creswick Greave

Phone:  0759 1181 763 
E-mail: margaretdavies520@gmail.com
www.northernmovementmedicine.org

For those wanting to stay on the afternoon will also offer chance to do some gardening or just relax in the surroundings.

 

Gardening Day at Yew Lane

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On Saturday 27th April we’re having another gardening day. With all the snow and poor gardening weather that we’ve had at the start of this year, we’ve got a fair bit of Spring tidying to do …. plus we’re relaying and filling the hedge at the back and planting new fruit trees and new planters.

There ‘ll be a soup lunch for anyone wanting to come so we hope to see you there.

The session will start at 10am with lunch around 12.30pm, feel free to come for a long or short a time as you want.

“…A time to build”

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“There is a time for everything,
    and a season for every activity under the heavens:

 a time to be born and a time to die,
    a time to plant and a time to uproot,
a time to kill and a time to heal,
 a time to tear down and a time to build,

a time to weep and a time to laugh,
    a time to mourn and a time to dance,
  a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
    a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
 a time to search and a time to give up,
    a time to keep and a time to throw away,
  a time to tear and a time to mend,
    a time to be silent and a time to speak,
  a time to love and a time to hate,
    a time for war and a time for peace.”

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

These words from Ecclesiastes remind us that in nature, and in life, things change, it talks about the seasons of change that are all too familiar to those of us who garden.

Photos from our garden work day on 17th November 2012

At Yew Lane the building season is entering an exciting new phase – as well as significant work in the front garden, we hope in the next year to also refurbish and upgrade the kitchen and begin work on developing a second and completely new activity room. But as well as this physical building work we’re also looking at new activities and new sessions to take us forward into 2013, these include:

  • Thursday afternoon Space to Grow gardening and cooking sessions.
  • “Movement Medicine” dance for women (hopefully to start in January 2013)
  • Songs for the Soul singing sessions (Next session: 30th November. 7-9pm)

In  all this we are looking to build a “family” – not of course one built on birth relationships and genetics, but one based on people wanting to be together, grow with each other; share, care, love and support for each other. We don’t imagine that all our family will be Christians, or even that they will be of any faith, we simply want to offer the opportunity to be part of it everyone who wants it ….. so if that’s you we’ll look forward to seeing you.

Space2Grow Sessions

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Here’s the new Winter 2012-13 Space2Grow poster ….. as well as the Thursday afternoon sessions, we’ve got a garden “Working Day” on Saturday 17th November at Yew Lane – everyone is welcome to come and have a look around and help with planting the new raised beds. We’ll even provide snacks for lunch and plenty of drinks!

Remember … Remember

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Remember … remember … some dates for November!

The November fog and damp has arrived, but that hasn’t stopped us from planning various bits and bobs over the next month or so, here’s a list of things we’ve got to look forward to:

17th November: Garden Work Day organised by Creswick Methodists and PXI-Space to Grow. We’ll be adding new planters to the front garden and planting them up, as well as doing more work on the inner garden. We’ll also find plenty of time no doubt to sit and chat and share some food together – if you’re interested let Nick know on 07432 092 683 or just turn up on the day from about 10.30am.

24th November: The annual Christmas Fair from 10am while 12noon. Come along and grab a bargain.

Throughout November: This November Nick from PXI will be growing something different  – a moustache!

This will be as part of “Movember” which is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces in the UK and around the world. The aim of which is to raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and testicular cancer. The funds raised in the UK are directed to programmes run directly by Movember and their men’s health partners, Prostate Cancer UK and the Institute of Cancer Research. Movember works with these partners to ensure that Movember funds are supporting a broad range of innovative, world-class programmes in line with their strategic goals in the areas of awareness and education, survivorship and research.

Nick said: “Testicular and Prostate cancer is still something that many of us don’t like to think about – let alone talk about – and it’s certainly not the kind of issue you’d usually bring up over a pint or a coffee….. but for mens health its a really important issue. In my twenties I had to have a testicle removed – thankfully it was not cancerous – recently a friend of mine also had to have treatment for testicular cancer – sadly these things are far more common than we might at first realise.”

If you want to support Nicks Movember challenge with a donation – and see how his growing efforts go, you can follow this link to his Movember donation page:

http://uk.movember.com/mospace/3003789