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Newsletter for Sunday 30th April 2017

Sunday 30th April 2017 Emergency Appeal CHILDREN ARE STARVING TO DEATH IN EAST AFRICA. ONE MILLION PEOPLE COULD DIE OF HUNGER WITHOUT URGENT AID You may already have given to support this urgent request through other organisations.  If you haven’t and wish to do so through Act for Peace there are envelopes available in the porch.  Your gift will save lives. Sunday Evening…

Newsletter for Sunday 23rd April 2017

    Sunday 23rd April 2017   Pastoral Care at Resthaven Cate Baker spoke well with us on Palm Sunday about her work in chaplaincy with Resthaven aged care. Some members have felt that they may wish to support that work with pastoral visiting. I’ve invited Cate to come to AUC and meet with interested folk next Thursday (27th April) for an information session. She can…

Newsletter for Sunday 16th April 2017

    Sunday 16th April 2017   Easter Services The times are as follows: Maundy Thursday           (13th April) 7:30pm Good Friday                       (14th April) 9:30am Easter Sunday                   (16th April) 9:30am   Please bring your Lent Event offering to our service on Good Friday.   Otherwise your gift may be received until the end of April.    …

Newsletter for Sunday 9th April 2017

    Sunday 9th April 2017   Easter Services The times are as follows: Maundy Thursday           (13th April) 7:30pm Good Friday                       (14th April) 9:30am Easter Sunday                   (16th April) 9:30am   Thank you to all who have been putting money aside or who intend to for this year’s Lent Event programs in South Sudan, Papua New Guinea…

Newsletter for 2nd April 2017

    Sunday 2nd April 2017   Geoff our minister is on sick leave at present.   We wish him well and pray for a speedy recovery.   Lent Event Week 5  –  “Jesus the Table Turner“ Teaching people how to tackle stark injustice is key to overcoming poverty. Uniting World is supporting the Church of North India to help people take a stand. Where children are…

Newsletter for Sunday 26th March 2017

    Sunday 26th March 2017   The focus of Week 4 of the Lent Event is “Jesus the Redeemer The rapidly growing Church in China is experiencing a critical lack of trained leaders for its people-with only one ordained minister for every 18,000 Christians. Our partnership with the Church in China involves helping to provide ministerial training, and it is also about listening…

Newsletter for Sunday 19th March 2017

    Sunday 19th March 2017 The focus of Lent Event this week is              “Jesus the Life Bringer “ In Papua New Guinea more than 85% people live in remote and rural areas where people die every day because of waterborne diseases. Uniting World works with local communities who’ve identified two major areas that need work in relation to water.  One is obvious access to…

Newsletter for Sunday 12th March 2017

    Sunday 12th March 2017   “Jesus the Peacemaker “   In South Sudan, ordinary people have been caught up in violence based very much on what tribal group they belong to. The peace they wish for is more than the passing of the peace that we often engage in at worship.  It is longed for, dreamed of, prayed for on the streets. Without it hundreds of thousands of…

Newsletter for Sunday 5th March 2017

    Sunday 5th March 2017   Last Wednesday marked the beginning of the season of Lent – a time in the Christian calendar when we commit ourselves to prayer and reflection and the giving up (for a time) of little luxuries and donating what we save to a Partner Church for their ministry to needy people and communities. To help us do this the Lent Event committee has…

Newsletter for Sunday 26th February 2017

    Sunday 26th February 2017   Morning Tea this Sunday Members are invited to contribute to a pleasant morning tea this Sunday to share with Gemma and Wayne Round and their family and friends as we celebrate Zoe’s baptism. Geoff   The Church Council meets on the third Tuesday of each month usually at the Church Centre at 7.30 pm. Items from the second meeting…

Newsletter for Sunday 19th February 2017

Sunday 19th February 2017   Congregation Meeting (Sunday 19th Feb) After morning worship there will be a congregation meeting to receive feedback on the draft church profile. Please come along and participate in the discussion.   Joint Nominating Committee (JNC) Nominations The JNC are tasked with the role of meeting with prospective ministers and having a…

Newsletter for Sunday 12th February 2017

Sunday 12th February 2017   The Sounds of Silence group is following on from November’s God’s Patch Service and our usual monthly pre-morning worship reflective time to offer: “An Evening with Nature”  –  Sunday, February 19th  6pm. The Service will include:                                – Music on the deck with Victoria, Eloise…

Newsletter for Sunday 5th February 2017

Sunday 5th February 2017   Thanks for your generosity The Wider Mission committee wishes to thank all who contributed to the Christmas Bowl appeal and bought cards from the Tear Fund catalogue.  Your generosity means that people and communities in need will be able to look to the future with hope for a better life. We received $ 1627 here at Athelstone for the Bowl…

Newsletter for 25th December 2016

    Sunday 25th December 2016 Christmas Services Christmas Eve: 6.30pm  Family Christmas Service          Christmas Eve: 11.00pm   Watch Night Service Christmas Day: 9.30am  Morning Worship   “Joy to the World – The Lord is come”   Christmas Bowl  – week 5  –  Zimbabwe Conservation Farming. Zimbabwe has been hit by a devastating drought, and farmers are…

Newsletter for Sunday 18th December 2016

Sunday 18th December 2016 Christmas Services Christmas Eve: 6.30pm                  Family Christmas Service Christmas Eve: 11.00pm                Watch night Service Christmas Day: 9.30am                  Morning Worship Christmas Bowl Week 4.  the Philippines Theatre for Peace and Justice The Ecumenical Theatre is a cultural theatre group established by Act for Peace…

Newsletter for Sunday 11th December 2016

      Sunday 11th December 2016   Church Profile Project Exciting news as Church Council has appointed Victoria Pederick, Jenny Riggall and Jeff Dry to the Church Profile working group and they have already met and completed a first draft of the Congregation Placement Profile template.  A subsequent meeting within the next 2 weeks will enable the group to compile the…

Newsletter for Sunday 4th December 2016

      Sunday 4th December 2016   Christmas Bowl- Week 2   Vanuatu Disaster Preparation Last year’s Cyclone Pam was only one of of natural disasters that have struck the island of Vanuatu in recent years. People in Vanuatu are frequently affected by extreme weather events like this, which can have a devastating impact on houses, farms and businesses, leading to…

Newsletter for sunday 20th November 2016

      Sunday 20th November 2016   Congregation Annual General Meeting Our AGM will be held on Sunday the 27th of November, after the 9:30am service.  In preparation, can each of the groups associated with Athelstone Uniting Church please submit a 2016 report to Sharyn (office@athelstonechurch.org.au) soon.  If your group has a photograph to submit, Sharyn will do her…

Newsletter for Sunday 27th November 2016

      Sunday 27th November 2016 ***Prayers for Athelstone Church our AGM and the Church Council Elections  This Sunday morning November 27 at 8.45 am, prior to worship, a group are gathering in the lower lounge/chapel  for a time of prayer and reflection.  We are going to share a parable, and to especially pray for the AGM, Church Council Elections and the ongoing…

Newsletter for 13th November16

      Sunday 13th November 2016   Congregation Annual General Meeting Our AGM will be held on Sunday the 27th of November, after the 9:30am service. In preparation, can each of the groups associated with Athelstone Uniting Church please submit a 2016 report to Sharyn (office@athelstonechurch.org.au) soon. If your group has a photograph to submit, Sharyn will do her…

Newsletter for Sunday 6th November 2016

      Sunday 6th November 2016   Samaritan’s Purse Shoeboxes Many thanks to all who filled shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child and all who made donations.   51 boxes were received and $279 in donations.  A great result.   AGM Our AGM will be held on Sunday the 27th of November, after the 9:30am service. In preparation, can each of the groups associated with…

Newsletter for Sunday 30th October 2016

      Sunday 30th October 2016   God’s Patch Invitation – Sunday 30th October- 9.30am for 10.00am We have made a few minor changes to the information including calling the service God’s Patch ( instead of Our Patch as we were made aware that is a patented name/organisation) we have clarified the intention for those wishing to bring a plant to the service…

Newsletter for Sunday 23rd October 2016

Sunday 23rd October 2016   Mission Planning Workshop on Friday 28th October This meets at 6.00pm for tea.  We plan for the evening to conclude by 8.30pm.  We will provide the meat for the BBQ. Bring a salad or a desert to share. The questions we will address are… What can we do together? (What would be interesting? What would be engaging? What would play to our…

Newsletter for Sunday 16th October 2016

      Sunday 16th October 2016   Shoeboxes On Tuesday, ToFs had a very successful afternoon filling numerous shoeboxes with stationery, toys, clothes, toiletries and other wonderful surprises.  A total of 14 boxes are set to go, but require the ‘postage’ of approx. $9 per box to be included.  If you have run out of time to fill your own box, you may like to give a…

Newsletter for sunday 9th October 2016

      Sunday 9th October 2016 ToFs Our next meeting is  Tuesday 11th October at 2pm at the church. (Note change of date) We will be filling shoe boxes for children overseas to receive at Christmas. Please bring along suitable items for boys and girls aged 3 to 12 years and we will pack the boxes over a cuppa and chat. All women welcome.  Jenny and Ros   Shoeboxes  …

Newsletter for Sunday 2nd October 2016

      Sunday 2nd October 2016   ToFs In October our meeting will be on Tuesday 11th at 2pm at the church. (Note change of date) We will be filling shoe boxes for children overseas to receive at Christmas. Please bring along suitable items for boys and girls aged 3 to 12 years and we will pack the boxes over a cuppa and chat. Cash donations are also welcome to help…

Newsletter for 25th September 2016

      Sunday 25th September 2016   Well done, us! In the last few weeks, we have had two major financial events at Athelstone Uniting Church. Ø  First, the Aussie BBQ and fund raiser for the Water Storage project for Kiribati raised a total of some $2,800, even though the target was only $2,500.  We will be passing this onto the World Mission Team. Ø  Second, in…

Newsletter for Sunday 18th September 2016

      Sunday 18th September 2016   Talking about Missional use of property On Friday 23rd I will be hosting a gathering of interested people to discuss the “Missional use of church property” which will be resourced by John Emmett. We will hold this in the chapel at Athelstone Church. John worked recently within the Victorian/Tasmanian synod of the UCA to…

Newsletter for 11th September 2016

      Sunday 11th September 2016   Sounds of Silence This Sunday, 11th September, “Sounds of Silence” will go bush!  We are going for a hike.   Starts at 7 am. If you are interested in coming, please ring or text Matthew Barker on 0416620913 for details on locations.   Garage Sale and Fete – Saturday 5th November Start to sort out those cupboards and…

Newsletter 4th September 2016

        Sunday 4th September 2016   Fresh Water for Kiribati The Wider Mission Committee wishes to thank all who have contributed so generously to our 2016 Project “Climate Action – Fresh Water Tanks for Kiribati”.  Just over $2,700 has been received.  A wonderful result!   Sounds of Silence On Sunday the 11th September “Sounds of Silence” will go bush!  We are…

Newsletter for Sunday 28th August 2016

        Sunday 28th August 2016 Since the Intentional Interim Ministry of Rev Geoff Hurst at Athelstone UC has been underway for nearly 6 months, it is time for us all to evaluate this season.  Members of the congregation are still able to participate in this evaluation.  You may choose to have a phone conversation (with Wendy Perkins 0408 896 220 or Rev Philip Gardner…

Newsletter 21st August 2016

Sunday 21st August 2016 August is Wider Mission Month A Great Success. Many thanks to all who made our Wider Mission BBQ and Campfire such a success. The attendance was good, the venue superb, the food and the entertainment first class. Everyone enjoyed themselves and $1400 was raised for our Mission Project  “Climate Action: – Fresh Water Tanks for Kiribati”.   A…

Newsletter 14th August 2016

Sunday 14th August 2016 Sounds of Silence – “Oceans” – This Sunday (14th), 8.15 am – in the lower Chapel Come and spend some quiet time listening and reflecting on music, sounds and pictures with an ocean theme. All Welcome !   Workshop with Robin Mann – This Sunday Robin will share with us in our morning worship, then lunch followed by a workshop for all…

Newsletter 7th August 2016

Sunday 7th August 2016 BBQ Saturday (13th August) 6.30 pm-9.30 pm This coming Saturday, 13th August, is our big night for the Aussie BBQ at the home of Lee and Mike O’Connell, 75 Koonga Avenue, Rostrevor.    If possible please wear Outback Gear and bring some coins with you for our competitions.     It’s going to a great night !   August is Wider Mission Month…

Newsletter 24th July 2016

Sunday 24th July 2016   Workshop with Robin Mann – Sunday 14th August Robin will share with us in our morning worship, then lunch followed by a workshop for all interested in music for churches.  Be ready for singing, sharing and learning. You can learn more about Robin at http://www.robinmann.com.au/ He will be bringing copies of his music and CD’s for sale on the…

Newsletter 17th July 2016

Sunday 17th July 2016   Some Information regarding the Use of the Church Buildings and Facilities The Athelstone Uniting Church is used by quite a few hirers both casual and regular – this helps us become more community aware and assists the community knowing who and where we are.  We are often referred to as the “church opposite the shopping centre” – AUC is…

Newsletter 10th July 2016

Sunday 10th July 2016   International Mission Officer at Athelstone Adrian Nippress, International Mission Officer for the SA Synod will be preaching at our morning service on July 31st sharing with us about our 2016 Wider Mission Project “ Climate Action: Fresh Water Tanks for Kiribati ” The service will be preceded by tea and coffee at 9.30 am.  Following the…

Newsletter 3rd July 2016

Sunday 3rd July 2016   Authentic Aussie BBQ and Campfire  –  “All Weather Venue” Saturday 13th August, 6.30 pm (for 7pm )- 9.30 pm at the home of Michael and Lee O’Connell, 75 Koonga Ave: Rostrevor. 3 types of Meat, Vegetarian Patties, Veggies on the Webber, Salads, Billy Tea, Brewed Coffee. Entertainment  !!     BYO drinks.     All for $20 , Family $50.…

Newsletter 26th June 2016

Sunday 26th June 2016   Mission Planning We will be working together in a Mission Planning workshop this Sunday 26th of June. We will commence presentations after our worship service. We will have 2 sessions, share in a light lunch together, continue with our conversations and conclude by 2.00pm Mission Planning seeks to answer 3 critical questions of our…

Newsletter 19th June 2016

Sunday 19th June 2016 Mission Planning We will be working together in a Mission Planning workshop on Sunday 26th of June. We will commence presentations after our worship service. We will have 2 sessions, share in a light lunch together, continue with our conversations and conclude by 2.00pm Mission Planning seeks to answer 3 critical questions of our congregation: Who…

Newsletter 12th June 2016

Sunday 12th June 2016   Sounds of Silence  –  this Sunday Meeting at 8.15 am in the bottom hall for reflection on Poetry. An opportunity for a time of quiet contemplative reflection – please feel welcome to join us. Lee O’Connell   sos@athelstonechurch.org.au   Cans of Food Cans of Soup, Baked Beans, Casserole type meals, etc. are very…

Newsletter 5th June 2016

Sunday 5th June 2016 Sounds of Silence Sunday June 12th – 8.15 am in the bottom hall An opportunity for a time of quiet contemplative reflection – please feel welcome to join us . Lee O’Connell   sos@athelstonechurch.org.au Cans of Food We are now into Winter – so Cans of Soup, Baked Beans, Casserole type meals, etc. are very welcome!   All…

Newsletter 29th May 2016

Sunday 29th May 2016 Gardening – Saturday – this week!! All who have a green thumb or would like to have one, please come along on the 28th of May between 9 and 11 am to do some weeding, cleaning the car park , some minor pruning and depending on the weather some hand watering. For more information contact Lyndon 8336 5353 Canned soup Perhaps pop an extra can of…

Newsletter 22nd May 2016

Newsletter for Sunday 22nd May 2016 Gardening at Church All who have a green thumb or would like to have one, please come along on the 28th of May between 9 and 11 am to do some weeding, cleaning the car park , some minor pruning and depending on the weather some hand watering. For more information contact Lyndon 8336 5353 Canned soup We are re-commencing our donations of…

Newsletter 8th May 2016

Newsletter for Sunday 8th May 2016 Happy Mother’s Day! We have had some helpful and positive comments on the new format of the newsletter. Don’t forget to update your entry in the Church Directory if you haven’t already. Its in the foyer. Have you seen the new website? It can be found at www. athelstonechurch.org.au. Geoff is putting up a “blog” under the section “…

Newsletter 1st May 2016

Newsletter 1st May 2016 We hope you like our new weekly newsletter format. It will evolve and change as we work to get it “just right”. Feel free to let us know what you think. We are also working on updating the Church Directory 2016. A paper copy is on the table in the entry foyer so please check that your details are  correct and make any appropriate changes. If you…
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