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Newsletter for Sunday 17th March 2019

Sunday 17th March 2019                              Greetings and welcome to this week’s newsletter A Note from Linda Faith, Hope and Love.  These three things are at the heart of being followers of Jesus.  Come join us as we continue our Lenten series based on the book ‘Being Disciples’ by Rowan Williams. Faith challenges and frames our understandings about…

Newsletter for Sunday 10th March 2019

Sunday 10th March 2019 Greetings and welcome to this week’s newsletter A Note from Linda This week is officially the beginning of Lent. We will continue our series on Being Disciples – with a focus on Forgiveness and Prayer. How do your prayers reflect your life? Through the Lord’s Prayer we’ll reflect on how prayer is grounded in hope, and changes how we live. (I…

Newsletter for Sunday 3rd March 2019

Sunday 3rd March 2019 Greetings and welcome to this week’s newsletter A Note from Linda This week, we will begin our Lenten series on Being Disciples – and Marie Bartsch will be formally welcomed as a member through a Re-Affirmation of Baptism. This will be a special service and I look forward to seeing you there. As we begin this series, I invite you to reflect on…

Newsletter for Sunday 24th February 2019

                                                                                                                                     Sunday 24th February 2019   Greetings and welcome to this week’s newsletter   A Note from Linda This week, we will have special guests come and share with us in the service.  You might remember that last year, a…

Newsletter for Sunday 17th February 2019

Sunday 17th February 2019   Greetings and welcome to this week’s newsletter A Note from Linda This week our focus is on Resurrection.  Paul preached passionately about the resurrection of the body and how this is Good News of hope.  The following quote is attributed to Martin Luther: “Our Lord has written the promise of resurrection, not in books alone, but in every…

Newsletter for Sunday 10th February 2019

Sunday 10th February 2019   Greetings and welcome to this week’s newsletter   A Note from Linda “Now I would remind you, brothers and sisters, of the good news that I proclaimed to you…” (1 Cor 15:1 NRSV) These are the opening words of our reading this week. When you read this, what do you think Paul meant by “the Good News”?  Other translations use the…

Newsletter for Sunday 3rd February 2019

Sunday 3rd February 2019   Greetings and welcome to this week’s newsletter   A Note from Linda Greetings!   The summer break is coming to an end, the church office has re-opened and it’s time for our weekly newsletters to re-commence. A huge thanks to Jan who is continuing on as our Editor – we think this is her 12th year in the role!  Jan is a great example of…

Newsletter for Sunday 23rd December 2018

Sunday 23rd December 2018 Greetings and welcome to this week’s newsletter. (Next newsletter will come out in late January for Sunday Feb 3rd.) A Note from Linda Last week we commissioned our Christmas angels and sent them out into the community as messengers of joy. Thank you to everyone who knitted and crocheted and to everyone who participated – 387 have been…

Newsletter for Sunday 16 December 2018

Sunday 16th December 2018 Greetings and welcome to this week’s newsletter A Note from Linda This week we will be commissioning our Christmas angels.  As part of our advent series of ‘Angels Among us’ we will be blessing our community with surprise little gifts of joy for people to find in the form of a knitted (or crocheted) angel.  Thank you to everyone who has…

Newsletter for Sunday 9th December 2018

                                                                                                                                       Sunday 9th December 2018   Greetings and welcome to this week’s newsletter   A Note from Linda On Sunday, we will begin week 2 of the season of Advent.  Our theme for this season is ‘Angels Among Us’. A reminder that in…

Newsletter for Sunday 2nd December 2018

Sunday 2nd December 2018   Greetings and welcome to this week’s newsletter A Note from Linda Happy New Year!  Yes, already!  This week we begin a new year in the church calendar with the season of Advent. Our theme for this season is ‘Angels Among Us’. In this series, when we talk about angels, our understanding is of ‘one who has a message’, ‘an envoy’ or ‘one that…

Newsletter for 25th November 2018

Web: athelstonechurch.org.au Email: office@athelstonechurch.org.au Newsletter: newsletter@athelstonechurch.org.au Phone: 08 8336 9905 Site/Postal: 33 Fox Ave, Athelstone, SA 5076 Office Hours: Tuesday & Thursday 9.30 am-12.30       Minister: Rev Linda Driver: Mobile 0458 500 656 minister@athelstonechurch.org.au                    Available: Tue, Thur, Fri, Sun  …

Newsletter for Sunday 18th November 2018

  Web: athelstonechurch.org.au Email: office@athelstonechurch.org.au Newsletter: newsletter@athelstonechurch.org.au Phone: 08 8336 9905 Site/Postal: 33 Fox Ave, Athelstone, SA 5076 Office Hours: Tuesday & Thursday 9.30 am-12.30 p Minister: Rev Linda Driver: Mobile 0458 500 656 minister@athelstonechurch.org.au                    Available: Tue, Thur, Fri, Sun…

Newsletter for Sunday 11th November 2018

                                                                                                                                     Sunday 11th November 2018   Greetings and welcome to this week’s newsletter   A Note from Linda This Sunday is Remembrance Day, which will commemorate 100 years since fighting seized in World War One. In our morning…

Wirra words of the week – Water

The warmer weather is fast approaching and this reminds us of the importance of water. If you are passing through the wirra and notice an empty ice cream container, please top it up for our local koala population. The dampness under rocks, logs and leaf litter also provides shelter for many smaller creatures in the wirra. Not only do the local fauna enjoy a supply of…

Wirra words of the week – Walls

Christmas is fast approaching and the wirra is drying rapidly. The native grasses have greened and are seeding and soon, we will notice the Christmas Bush (Spinosa bursaria) begin to bloom with its bunches of tiny white flowers. This year we have been challenged with wet weather on Tuesdays, but in the past Stay and Players have often looked for the shady pots in the…

Newsletter for Sunday 4th November 2018

                                                                                                                                     Sunday 4th November 2018   Greetings and welcome to this week’s newsletter   A Note from Linda I’m back!  Thanks for your prayers – I had a good week off, studying and relaxing! Our focus during November is Extravagant…

Newsletter for Sunday 28th October 2018

                                                                                                                                     Sunday 28th October 2018   Greetings and welcome to this week’s newsletter   A Note from Linda Linda is on Leave this week. We welcome Rev Andrew Robertson as preacher on Sunday morning. Have you heard of the new U City…

Newsletter for Sunday 21st October 2018

Sunday 21st October 2018   Greetings and welcome to this week’s newsletter   A Note from Linda The word for the week, as we continue our focus on Prayer, is Silence. In the Taizé daily devotion this week, brother Roger wrote:  “The essence of prayer never changes, it can take on a host of different expressions.  There are people who pray in great silence. …

Newsletter for Sunday 14th October 2018

                                                                                                                                       Sunday 14th October 2018   Greetings and welcome to this week’s newsletter   A Note from Linda This week we will continue our focus on prayer.  We’ll return to the Psalms and wrestle with the topic of how to pray…

Newsletter for 7th October 2018

Sunday 7th October 2018 Greetings and welcome to this week’s newsletter A Note from Linda Hello!! As you may be aware I have been away on study leave over the last 2 weeks. Here is a brief summary of what I did.. Community Outreach Mission Network Retreat: Our network provided a 1-day retreat for ministers, an opportunity to network with each other and to spend some quiet…

Newsletter for Sunday 30th September 2018

                                                                                                                                     Sunday 30th September 2018   Greetings and welcome to this week’s newsletter   Linda is on Study leave, returning Tuesday 2nd October   Sunday 30 September – 6pm Chill Night – a small lowkey gathering for…

Newsletter for Sunday 23rd September 2018

Sunday 23rd September 2018 Greetings and welcome to this week’s newsletter   Dear AUC family, Thank you for your participation in the same gender marriage survey.  We have appreciated hearing from so many people and have been thankful that all responses shared have been loving, respectful and honouring of the faith you each have in Christ.  We sought your response as…

Newsletter for Sunday 16th September 2018

Sunday 16th September 2018 Greetings and welcome to this week’s newsletter   A Note from Linda We’re into our third week with James and Christian Living. This week we’ll look at the power of the tongue – it can harm and it can heal. It can bring people down and it can build people up. Come and hear more! As mentioned last week, I’m going on Study Leave for the next…

Newsletter for Sunday 9th September 2018

Sunday 9th September 2018 Greetings and welcome to this week’s newsletter A Note from Linda We had a great turn out for our first Threads gathering on Tuesday.  14 people chatted about their projects, or their desire to learn, as well as the vision for this new activity.  3 others who weren’t interested in threads, still came along, sat together and had a yarn!  We are…

Newsletter for Sunday 2nd September 2018

Sunday 2nd September 2018 Greetings and welcome to this week’s newsletter   A Note from Linda Back in July, our Church Council called us to 40 days of prayer. We have now come to the end of this time of prayer and Church Council has been prayerfully discerning our next steps.   On Sunday we look forward to gathering our prayers together in both Services (9.30am and…

Newsletter for Sunday 26th August 2018

    Sunday 26 August 2018 Greetings and welcome to this week’s newsletter   A Note from Linda This Sunday morning we’ll be concluding our Jesus, Bread of Life series.   Jesus’ teaching is getting tough. (John 6:51-69)  The disciples say it’s too tough to swallow!  What do we do when we don’t understand or find Jesus’s words challenging?   Let’s explore it…

Newsletter for Sunday 19th August 2018

    Sunday 19 August 2018 Greetings and welcome to this week’s newsletter   A Note from Linda A Note from Linda On Wednesday I joined a large group of Ministers at Burnside City Uniting Church for a Minister’s Day. I am so thankful to the Presbytery Pastoral Relations and Mission Planning Team for organizing it. We began with worship and a bible…

Newsletter for Sunday 12th August 2018

Sunday 12 August 2018 Greetings and welcome to this week’s newsletter A Note from Linda This week, at 9.30am and 6pm we’ll continue on with our theme (Jesus: Bread of Life) and we will share Communion together. Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty. (John 6:35) Jesus is our…

Newsletter for Sunday 5th August 2018

                                                                                                                                     Sunday 5 August 2018 Greetings and welcome to this week’s newsletter   A Note from Linda Thanks to everyone who came to our Messy Church Taster last Sunday morning.  It was fun, it was messy, it was worshipful, it was…

Newsletter for Sunday 29th July 2018

                                                                                                                                     Sunday 29 July 2018 Greetings and welcome to this week’s newsletter   A Note from Linda This Sunday morning is going to be great! Why do I say that? Because we’re going to give Messy Church a go! Why? Because we as a church…

Newsletter for Sunday 22nd July 2018

                                                                                                                                     Sunday 22 July 2018 Greetings and welcome to this week’s newsletter   A Note from Linda “Let all that I am praise the Lord; with my whole heart, I will praise his holy name. Let all that I am praise the Lord; may I never…

Newsletter for Sunday 15th July 2018

                                                                                                                                     Sunday 15 July 2018 Greetings and welcome to this week’s newsletter   A Note from Linda “The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it” (Psalm 24:1) This is the last week of our series,…

Newsletter for Sunday 8th July 2018

Sunday 8 July 2018 Greetings and welcome to this week’s newsletter A Note from Linda “Great is the Lord, and most worthy of praise” (Psalm 48:1) This is our second week with the Psalms. The Psalms are songs, poems and prayers that express a huge range of emotions, poured out from the heart. We’ll have a look at how they can help our own prayer life. This week we’ll be…

Newsletter for Sunday 1st July 2018

Sunday 1 July 2018 Greetings and welcome to this week’s newsletter A Note from Linda It was such a joy last week to worship at the Synod meeting, led by our own worship team. Congratulations to each of you for rising to the challenge. Thanks for the hours put in to learning new music, rehearsing and travelling to and from Adelaide West Uniting Church (near the airport) 3…

Newsletter for Sunday 24th June 2018

                                                                                                                                     Sunday 24 June 2018 Greetings and welcome to this week’s newsletter   A Note from Linda This week we welcome Mike Rayson at our 9.30am worship service! The Rev’d Mike Rayson is a United Methodist Minister, serving Nameoki United…

Newsletter for Sunday 17th June 2018

                                                                                                                                     Sunday 17 June 2018 Greetings and welcome to this week’s newsletter   A Note from Linda As I write this note I have a view out the window to the sunny Gold Coast. I’m here for a meeting of the Uniting Leaders task group: a SA and…

Newsletter for 10th June 2018

                                                                                                         Sunday 10 June 2018 Greetings and welcome to this week’s newsletter   A Note from Linda This has been a week of journeying with people who, like Samuel, have heard God’s call and are learning how to listen for God’s guidance in their lives (1 Sam 3). It is…

Newsletter for 3rd June 2018

                                                                                                         Sunday 3 June 2018 Greetings and welcome to this week’s newsletter   A Note from Linda This Sunday marks the end of National Reconciliation Week.  This week all Australians have been invited to learn more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures…

Newsletter for Sunday 27th May 2018

Sunday 27th May 2018   Greetings and welcome to this week’s newsletter  A Note from Linda What a wonderful weekend we had, celebrating the Holy Spirit in a variety of ways: through a retreat, through our vibrant worship and through our new mission initiative, Spirited Sunday.  Thank you to all who helped organize and lead each of these wonderful activities and thank…

Newsletter for Sunday 20th May 2018

                                                                                                         Sunday 20th May 2018   Greetings and welcome to this week’s newsletter   A Note from Linda This Sunday we join the church around the world as we celebrate Pentecost. In Acts 2, we hear how the Holy Spirit was poured out on Jesus’ first followers on…

Newsletter fo Sunday 13th May 2018

Sunday 13th May 2018 Greetings and welcome to this week’s newsletter A Note from Linda Over recent weeks we have been promoting Spirited Sundays at The Rezz. Our first one is coming up next Sunday (20th May). This is one way that we are actively working on our desire to build connections with our community. We’ll do this by meeting in a space where the community gathers,…

Newsletter Sunday 6th May 2018

Sunday 6th May 2018 Greetings and welcome to this week’s newsletter A note from Linda Paul and I have just returned from a relaxing week away in Tasmania. We spent our time in the south east of the state enjoying the beauty of the forests, rivers, lush valleys and wild seas. Wonderful! It is at times like this when we go away, that we get to step briefly out of our…

Newsletter for Sunday 22nd April 2018

Sunday 22nd April 2018 Greetings and welcome to this week’s newsletter A Note from Linda “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens” (Ecclesiastes 3:1) We all experience seasons in our life – some major, some minor, some that last for years and some that last for just a few weeks. It seems that for many of us, this is a season of…

Newsletter for Sunday 15th April 2018

Sunday 15th April 2018   Greetings and welcome to this week’s newsletter   A Note from Linda This week we’re looking at doubt and questions and we’ll hear about the times when Jesus appeared to the disciples after having risen from death.  In John 20, we hear the story of how Thomas was invited by Christ to touch his wounds.   Somehow he is still known as…

Newsletter for Sunday 8th April 2018

Sunday 8 April 2018 Greetings and welcome to this week’s newsletter A Note from Linda What a wonderful weekend of celebrations we’ve just had!  If you missed it, here’s a brief summary: We began with a Passover Experience on Maundy Thursday.  Dean and Nola provided us with an educational evening with new experiences and lots of delicious food. On Good Friday we had a…

Newsletter for Sunday 1st April 2018

Sunday 1 April 2018   Greetings and welcome to this week’s newsletter   A Note from Linda Greetings! Well here we are, at the most significant part of the Christian calendar, when we re-tell and remember the story of Jesus’ death and resurrection. Wherever you are this weekend, I encourage to connect with the story in some way. If you are away, perhaps there is…

Newsletter for Sunday 25th March 2018

Sunday 25th March 2018   Greetings and welcome to this week’s newsletter   A Note from Linda Hosanna!  Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! We have come to the end of Lent.  This Sunday we will be acknowledging Palm Sunday with guest preacher, Rev Bill Service.  This is the beginning of Holy Week, where we will follow Jesus on the upward journey as…

Newsletter for Sunday 18th March 2018

Sunday 18th March 2018 Greetings and welcome to this week’s newsletter A Note from Linda We are in the fifth week of the season of Lent, with Holy Week fast approaching!  I’ve been inviting you to consider picking something up – something that will help you grow in your journey as a Christian disciple.  In the last 3 weeks I have suggested to be Thankful, to Act and…

Newsletter for Sunday 11th March 2018

Sunday 11th March 2018   Greetings and welcome to this week’s newsletter A Note from Linda We are four weeks in to the season of Lent and I’ve been inviting you to consider picking something up – something that will help you grow in your journey as a Christian disciple.   In the last 2 weeks I have suggested to be Thankful and to Act.  Here’s another thing to try: …

Newsletter for Sunday 4th March 2018

Sunday 4 March 2018   Greetings and welcome to this week’s newsletter A Note from Linda Here we are, three weeks in to the season of Lent. I’ve been inviting you to consider picking something up – something that will help you grow in your journey as a Christian disciple.  How are you going?  Have you tried anything?  It’s not too late… Last week, I suggested…

Newsletter for Sunday 25th February 2018

Sunday, 25th February 2018 Greetings and welcome to this week’s newsletter A Note from Linda “Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.” (Psalm 100:4-5) Last week I invited you to consider picking something up…

Newsletter for Sunday 18th February 2018

  Sunday, 18th February 2018   Greetings and welcome to this week’s newsletter   A Note from Linda Did you know that we have entered the season of Lent?  For many, this season has represented the 40 days that Jesus spent in the Wilderness.  It is a time when many give something up as a spiritual discipline, a form of fasting, to remember what Jesus went through.…

Newsletter for Sunday 11th February 2018

                                                                                                         Sunday, 11th February 2018   Greetings and welcome to this week’s newsletter   A Note from Linda   Well here we are at the end of another hot week in our part of the world.  It’s the last week of our ‘Sun-drenched summer” and we will be looking at…

Newsletter for 4th February 2018

                                                                                                         Sunday, 4th February 2018   Greetings and welcome to this week’s newsletter   A Note from Linda   I’m back! And I’m looking forward to seeing you all and hearing your news as I settle back in after a month away. As you may have heard, this month was…

Post-Christmas Letter from Linda

30/12/2017 A Letter from Linda Greetings! I hope you have had a wonderful Christmas and are looking forward to the New Year. This letter is to catch you up on a few things before I go on Leave. Thank You I would like to start by thanking you all for making Paul and I feel so welcome in the Athelstone UC community. We have really enjoyed getting to know you – and are aware…

Newsletter for 24th December 2017

                                                                                                         Sunday, 24th December 2017   Greetings and welcome to this week’s newsletter.   A Note from Linda At the time of writing (Thursday), there are 4 sleeps to go til Christmas Day (3 til Christmas Eve!!)! There are so many things to prepare before then. This…

Newsletter for 17th December 2017

                                                                           Sunday, 17th December 2017   Greetings and welcome to this week’s newsletter.   A Note from Linda Here we are already in the 3rd week of Advent! With Christmas falling on a Monday this year, our fourth Sunday of Advent falls on Christmas Eve!   That means that the Advent season has been…

Newsletter for 10th December 2017

Sunday, 10th December 2017 Greetings and welcome to this week’s newsletter. A Note from Linda What is the first thing that goes through your mind when someone brings you news? News nearly always heralds a change – whether the news is about us or someone else – we still need to do some kind of re-adjustment, don’t we? Our minds switch into overdrive: What will this…

Newsletter for Sunday 3rd December 2017

                                                                                                         Sunday, 3rd December 2017   Greetings and welcome to this week’s newsletter.   A Note from Linda Congratulations to all who helped in any way with the Christmas Tree Festival.  It is a wonderful way to connect with our local community and it gave us all…

Newsletter for Sunday 26th November 2017

                                                                                                         Sunday, 26th November 2017   Greetings and welcome to this week’s newsletter.   A Note from Linda Excitement is building here at church, as each day, more and more Christmas trees and decorations appear.   I hope that you are planning to come to the Christmas…

Newsletter for Sunday 19th November 2017

                                                                                                         Sunday, 19th November 2017   Greetings and welcome to this week’s newsletter.   A Note from Linda This is our final week in the Journey of Worship series. We will focus on Intercession (prayer for others) and conclude with the Sending Out. I hope that through…

Newsletter for Sunday 12th November 2017

                                                                                                         Sunday, 12th November 2017   Greetings and welcome to this week’s newsletter.   A Note from Linda   As we draw close to the end of our Journey of Worship series, we will focus this week on the sacrament of Communion.  This is that special time when, once a…

Newsletter for Sunday 5th November 2017

Sunday, 5th November 2017 Greetings and welcome to this week’s newsletter.   A Note from Linda We are well into our Journey of Worship series. Last week, as we gathered in a different format (in the morning around tables and in the evening with soup) we were encouraged in our faith as we were reminded that we are a for-given people. This week our focus is on Word and…

Newsletter for Sunday 29th October 2017

    Sunday, 29th October 2017 Greetings! Here is this week’s news.. A Note from Linda Are you one of those people who can clearly see God at work in your everyday life? One of those who is aware of God’s presence, even in the most mundane things of life? Yesterday, I was reminded of a friend who is like that. She speaks openly and often (to anyone who will…

Newsletter for 22nd October 2017

      Sunday, 22nd October 2017 A Note from Linda This week at 9.30am, Dean Pearce will bring us the Word, with a focus on Confession. At 6.30pm we will focus on Adoration and share about hymns or songs that have been important in our faith journey. In each service we’ll again hear from Malcolm Gordon through his The Journey of Worship DVD. Next week, on October 29th…

Newsletter for Sunday 15th October 2017

Sunday, 15th October 2017 A Note from Linda Greetings!   This week we are continuing our series on The Journey of Worship. We have been watching short videos presented by Malcolm Gordon, who is a songwriter, liturgist, theologian, and writer from New Zealand.  On Tuesday, I asked Malcolm about the church in the background of the videos.  He says it is the old chapel at St…

Newsletter for Sunday 8th October 2017

Sunday,  8th October 2017   A Note from Linda! Greetings! As you may know, one of our key mission areas is to continue to foster vibrant and engaging worship. One way that we are approaching this is by learning more about worship together in our Sunday services. Last week we looked at definitions of worship. Here is one example: Worship is the act of honouring God…

Newsletter for Sunday 1st October 2017

Sunday, 1st October 2017 A Note from Linda! As grand final fever grips our nation it fascinates me to see how passionate people become about their team. They speak with excitement, they wear their team colours, they know all the stats, they plan their time around the game and even go and watch their team in training. All this is done in community – it’s much more fun to…

Newsletter for Sunday 24th September 2017

Sunday, 24th September 2017 A Note from Linda!  Greetings! At the time of writing this note I have been part of this congregation for a whole 21 days! In that time I have started to get to know some of you, explore how we worship together and how we make decisions together and settle in to my office. It has been a steep learning curve, made easier by many helpful people…

Newsletter for Sunday 17th September 2017

      Sunday, 17th September 2017   A Note from Linda! This week our theme is ‘Welcoming with open arms’.  This has been my experience of coming to Athelstone: you have welcomed me and I have seen many examples of others being welcomed with open arms too.  Thank you! Last week I spoke about the significance of the wooden cross on the Communion Table.…

Newsletter for Sunday 10th September 2017

Sunday, 10th September 2017 A note from Linda Greetings!   Thank you to everyone for making Paul and I so welcome, we are looking forward to getting to know you all! A few notes: Thank you for wearing your name tags. They make such a difference as we learn your names. If you don’t have one, please contact Sharyn in the office. How to contact me Email:…

Newsletter for Sunday 3rd September 2017

      Sunday, 3rd September 2017   Name Badges As we welcome Linda and Paul into our Community I would like to remind you to be diligent in wearing your name badge each week.   Dean and I have moved into many congregations, including Athelstone, and know how difficult it is to remember so many new names.   People only introduce themselves once or twice and after…

Newsletter for Sunday 27th August 2017

      Sunday, 27th August 2017   Geoff’s Last Service After a wonderful 18 months at Athelstone, it will be Geoff’s last service with us at AUC this Sunday 27th August. Please come along to the 9:30am service and bring a plate of morning tea to share as we bid Geoff and Jenny farewell. Geoff will be moving on to Balhannah Uniting Church where he has accepted…

Newsletter for Sunday 20th August 2017

      Sunday 20th August 2017   A note from Church Council We would like to extend a big thank you to Dillon Mullins for all of his work on church council.  After much prayerful consideration, Dillon has resigned from church council to enable him to walk forward in faith and focus on his next chapter in life.  We have decided to keep this position vacant until…

Newsletter for Sunday 13th August 2017

      Sunday 13th August 2017   Sounds of Silence – This Sunday (August 13th) – 8.15 am in the lower chapel Please join us for a time of quiet reflection and contemplation as we look at some images of God both in form and in creation and then reflect on some of our own experiences of God.   All welcome   Spring Fair” – Saturday, 21st October…

Newsletter for 6th August 2017

      Sunday 6th August 2017   Last Chance – To Update your details in the Church Directory Please check the entry, and correct any contact details that are incorrect, tick or initial if the entry is correct. Thanks to those who have already changed their details. Sharyn   Spring Fair” – Saturday, 21st October 2017 With the exception of large…

Newsletter for Sunday 30th July 2017

      Sunday 30th July 2017   Wider Mission BBQ There are just 3 tickets left for our BBQ on Saturday August 5.   BYO drinks and nibbles.   Everything else will be supplied. Allan and Deb have the ideal set-up for a great night.  No worries if it is wet. There are plenty of undercover, warm areas in which to socialise and enjoy the BBQ and entertainment.  Venue…

Newsletter for Sunday 23rd July 2017

      Sunday 23rd July 2017   Invitation from Morialta Uniting Church to Rev. Bob Hutchinson’s Induction 4.00 pm on Sunday 30th July , refreshments will follow the service.  RSVP: Morialta Church Office, ph 8331 9344 email office@morialtauca.org.au   Winter BBQ, Saturday, August 5th Tickets are selling well for this popular event so if you don’t want to miss out…

Newsletter for 16th July 2017

      Sunday 16th July 2017   Winter BBQ, Saturday, August 5th Tickets are selling well for this popular event so if you don’t want to miss out get yours today from Friederike for $25! Under-cover dining will be available if needed.  BYO drinks and nibbles.   Everything else will be provided. Car pooling essential for parking.  Venue capacity 60.  Proceeds to…

Newsletter for Sunday 9th July 2017

      Sunday 9th July 2017   “Fete and Garage Sale”  –  Saturday, 21st October, 2017 The Fete and Garage Sale will be held on 21st October, this year, so please put this date in your diaries and plan to be involved for a day of fun together and engagement with our Athelstone Community.  The shed is very empty so we are looking for donations of all saleable…

Newsletter for Sunday 2nd July 2017

      Sunday 2nd July 2017   N.A.I.D.C. Week Today marks the beginning of N.A.I.D.O.C Week when we acknowledge Aboriginal people and their culture. Theirs is a rich heritage and together we can walk this land as brothers and sisters.   Ministry at Athelstone Rev. Linda Driver will be inducted at a special service held at the church on Wednesday the 30th of…
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