Exercise to Improve Your Health

To help ensure that we all make the most of the NHS exercise advice and guidance to keep fit, mentally alert and healthy, the Crosspool Forum continues to offer a choice of Easy Exercise and Tai Chi classes.

 Easy Exercise: Tuesday morning 10:45 -11:45

Easy Exercise is a chair-based exercise aimed at people who wish to either maintain or increase their Independence, with exercises to strengthen muscles and bones. Stronger muscles help to improve circulation balance and walking, making everyday activities such as washing, dressing, shopping, or doing housework easier and less of a strain.

Tai Chi: Wednesday mornings 10:45 -11:45

Tai Chi is a slow physical exercise ideal for improving relaxation, balance and overall health and physical fitness. These sessions are great for beginners and can really help you improve your strength and balance.

You don’t need any specific clothing; just wear something you’re comfortable in and non-marking footwear

No need to book; simply come along to the Scout Hall on Benty Lane, Crosspool.

For more information contact Ian on 07713 687 955 or Steve 07902 022 950

Support Dogs – Looking for Volunteers

Could you look after a life-saving assistance dog of the future?

Sheffield-based national charity “Support Dogs” is urgently looking for volunteers to look after its puppies and young dogs before and during their training.

Sam, who has autism, with his life-changing assistance dog, Willow.

“Support Dogs”, whose training centre is in Brightside, trains assistance dogs for children with autism and adults with epilepsy and a range of serious medical conditions, enabling them to lead safer, more independent lives.

Janet Dyson with Frank

None of its puppies or dogs-in-training ever spends a night in kennels but stay with local dog-loving families in and around Sheffield. Due to high demands for its services, which are provided free of charge, the charity now needs more people to volunteer as puppy socialisers – who look after pups aged between eight weeks and 15 months – and foster carers – who look after young dogs in training, in the evenings and at weekends. Lots of support is provided, including holiday cover, and regular puppy classes.

If you’d like to find out more go to http://www.supportdogs.org.uk/volunteer or contact Support Dogs on 0114 2617800 or info@supportdogs.org.uk

Church and Community Support Worker

Church and Community Support Worker, Crosspool

St Columba’s Church Manchester Road
  • Do you have excellent administration skills but long for a role that involves meeting and connecting with people?
  • Do you have a passion for helping local churches and communities find common ground in helping each other?
  • Do you enjoy working in a varied team of employees and volunteers towards a shared goal?
  • If so, please consider applying for this newly created role at St Columba and Stephen Hill Churches, Crosspool, Sheffield.
  • We are looking to appoint a Church & Community Support Worker for 16 hours a week for a minimum term of 3 years.  We can offer flexible hours but do require some evening and weekend work. For further information please contact,  clare.fowler@stcolumbacrosspool.org.uk or 07711 500 962, who will be pleased to send you the Job Spec and Person Profile, and if helpful, chat through this new role.
  • To apply please send your CV and a covering letter to Clare Fowler, PCC Secretary, St Columba’s Church, 503 Manchester Road, Crosspool, Sheffield S10 5PL
  • Closing date for applications is 14th October 2022
  • Expected interview date w/c 17th October 2022

Prayers of Thanksgiving for the Royal Family

This Sunday, September 18th,
Services at St Columba and Stephen Hill Church
Crosspool  Sheffield  

St Columba’s Church, 10.30am service, lasting about an hour, is Holy Communion led by Steve Ellis, with Ian Parkinson, Associate Archdeacon, preaching and presiding.
During the service, there will be a minute of silence in memory of Queen Elizabeth II, and the intercessions will include prayers of thanksgiving for the Queen’s reign, of support for the royal family, the nation in mourning, and for our new King Charles III.

Stephen Hill Church 6.00pm, as suggested by the archbishops for the eve of Her Majesty’s funeral, a short service of prayer and reflection lead by Steve Ellis.

Of course, All Are Welcome to either or both services!

Kids Disney Film Screening

Melissa Sorrell, a Crosspool resident volunteering at the Montgomery Theatre,  thought some of our local families might be interested in attending a couple of kids’ film screenings and activities, the theatre is running over the next couple of Sundays.

Encanto

The Montgomery Theatre & Arts Centre, Surrey Street, SheffieldTelephone  0114 327 2456       THEMONTGOMERY.ORG.UK

“Encanto”   sing-a-long
Today Sunday 11th September
2pm- 5pm    Tickets £5.50

Big Hero

“Big Hero 6”
Sunday 18th September
2pm- 5pm    Tickets £5.50

Activities include crafts, and a film-based quiz.
Snacks and drinks provided.
Dressing up is encouraged!

Time for Quiet Reflection

THE QUEEN

Elizabeth II
1926 -20
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There will be times to come and pray as well as to sign a book of condolence during this coming week at both St Columba’s Church and Stephen Hill Church on Manchester Road, Crosspool,   

* Monday 12th September from 10.00 – 11.00 at St Columba’s *
Prayers and time for quiet reflection

* Thursday 15th September from 5.30 – 7pm *
Worship area open for private prayer, Stephen Hill Church.

On both occasions and others to be confirmed we will have a book of condolence available to be signed

Peaks PawFest Dog Show!

Calling all dog lovers to the Peaks PawFest doggie charity fun day on the green behind “The Sportsman” Lodge Moor, Saturday 17th September 2022, 12noon till 4 pm.

Peaks PawFest, along with their independent maker doggie “barket”, selling dog-related products, is holding the activity fun Dog Show to help raise money in aid of the Sheffield-based charity, Support Dogs.

Support Dogs help to transform the lives of people living with autism, epilepsy and physical disabilities, by offering them the support of an assistance dog. A Support Dog can help enrich a person’s life allowing them to live more confidently and independently.

More details about the event and tickets can be found on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/peaks-pawfest-tickets-405620761617

West Division Girlguiding needs you!

Have you an hour or two to spare each week, and are willing to volunteer?

The Girl Guides have lots of amazing Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and Rangers units based in Fulwood, Lodgemoor, Crosspool, Ranmoor and Nethergreen that would love to welcome more volunteers.

They currently have some of the longest waiting lists in Sheffield, and without more volunteers they can not guarantee to offer the opportunities Girlguiding brings to every girl who requests to join.

Volunteering opportunities range from spending time with our girls to Admin and Financial roles. Support and training will be provided.

Get in touch by emailing Emma Ede: WestDC@girlguidingsheffield.org.uk

Thank you!

Girlguiding