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New Activities & Services for the Cross

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We’re looking to improve facilities at Yew Lane in the next 12-18months. We hope this will include new kitchen facilities, a new activity room, with potential for creche space and new double glazing.

So the question now is: What new activities and services would you like to see the building being used for?

Here’s some suggestions from other people – but we’d love to hear your ideas and thoughts too, you can add your comments below.

  • Art therapy sessions
  • Dance therapy sessions
  • Gardening therapy sessions
  • Other therapeutic sessions
  • Counselling & support services
  • Adult education / learning
  • Sessions for adults with learning disabilities
  • Guided meditation
  • Relaxation classes
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Christian Community

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Last Sunday a group of us met at Yew Lane to think about what it means to be a “Christian Community”.

The group itself was an interesting mix of “30-60 somethings” plus the energy and fun that a couple of small children automatically bring along with them; all felt they wanted to explore something beyond what their normal church life experience apparently had to offer them. Searching for the illusive “way” is of course the exact territory of Jesus (Matthew 7.7) and indeed Old Testament prophet Jeremiah (Jeremiah 29.13) “You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.”

Seeking out Jesus, seeking out the “way” is what we hope to continue to do as a new christian community – we’ll be continuing on our journey every fortnight from 2nd September at least until October half term.  If your interested in learning more or in taking part, please contact Rev Judith Jessop on 0114 231 3518   or ask to join the online forum http://sheffieldchristiancommunity.freeforums.org/

We will all be changed

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"Week of Christian Unity 2012" image from ctbi

For those of you with diaries with such things in them, you will know tomorrow sees the start of 2012 Week of Christian Unity, a time when Christians are invited to spend time together in worship. For those without such diaries, or those who don’t know what this week is about, here’s a bit of background.

The Churches Together in Britain and Ireland (ctbi) website talks about the theme for this week, and says:

“Change is at the heart of our Christian faith. Saint Paul said that anyone who is in Christ is a new creation, and we are called to live as children in the light.

The theme for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2012 comes to us from the churches in Poland, who have reflected upon their own experience as a nation, and in particular how, as a nation, they have been changed and transformed by the many upheavals of their history, and sustained by their faith.

Change is also at the heart of the ecumenical movement. When we pray for the unity of the church we are praying that the churches that we know and which are so familiar to us will change as they conform more closely to Christ. This is an exciting vision, but also a challenging one. Furthermore, when we pray for this transforming unity we are also praying for change in the world.”

In Parson Cross the week begins tomorrow night (18th January at 7.30pm) with worship at The Cross at Yew Lane – do feel free to join in at this or any of the other celebrations listed here:

18th January: 7.30pm Cross at Yew Lane, Yew Lane

19th January: 9.45am St Thomas More, Margetson Crescent

20th January: 12 noon Mount Tabor, Wordsworth Avenue (bottom of Southey Hill)

21st January: 7.30pm The Malt House, Monteney Crescent

22nd January: Local Sunday worship (with preacher swaps)

23rd January: 12.30pm Lunchtime prayers at SOAR Works, Knutton Road

24th January: 7.30pm church on the Corner, Buchanan Road

25th January: 9.30am St Pauls, Wordsworth Ave