Newsletter 17th July 2016

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 highly recognisable and visible in the area.
Regularly three times a week Kiralee Luestner is using the Top Hall for her “Reach your Feet” fitness classes, U3A has two Yoga classes in the main auditorium each week and AUC hosts a Calisthenics’ club in that area one evening a week.
Rotary and Neighbourhood Watch also hold their regular meetings in the Lower Hall and Chapel through the year.
We have a music school concert and other casual hirers, sometimes service groups for ‘one off’ events in our auditorium or hall.
“Church people” use the facility too, for special birthdays, get togethers and family events.   In addition, of course, we have regular use by groups belonging to or facilitated by the AUC Congregation members like “Stay and Play Playgroup, ToFS, Friendship Group and meetings of Church Council and other groups“.  The Christmas Tree Festival bi-annually and of course Packing Day this year both used the whole facility for several days.
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
He will be bringing copies of his music and CD’s for sale on the day.
We will be asking for $10 from those sharing in the workshop to help pay Robin for his work with us.
IMPACT: An intensive in Congregational Worship Led by Michael Hawn
Sunday July 24th – Wednesday July 27th, 7:00 – 9:00pm Burnside City Uniting Church
An opportunity for the whole community to learn from Michael, consider and shape worship for your congregation
Sunday night – for everyone:  What is worship? What is the flow? How do we glorify God?
Monday night – for Ministers and leaders of worship:  creative ideas for using music in worship, making the most of space for music in worship, 
Tuesday night – for musicians, singers, choirs, bands:  connecting with the congregation, tips for leading music, songs that enliven faith
Wednesday night – for the whole team:  analyze where your church is at, what is the future for worship in your congregation, where are you going and what tools will help you strengthen ministry in your context.
All interested people are encouraged to take part.
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 service there will be a shared lunch (finger food).    Soup and garlic/herb bread will be provided.   After lunch Adrian will speak further about our project.
Authentic Aussie BBQ and Campfire
Interested in great food and entertainment ?
Then join your friends and come along to our Authentic BBQ and Campfire,
Saturday 13th August, 6.30 pm-9.30 pm at the home of Michael and Lee O’Connell, 75 Koonga Ave, Rostrevor.
Enjoy bush ballads and verse as you eat.   BYO drinks.   Billy tea and brewed coffee available.
Tickets :   Adults $ 20,  Family $50.  from Friederike, Barbara and Brian.
Proceeds to support our Wider Mission project, “ Climate Action – Fresh Water Tanks for Kiribati”.
Cans of Food
Cans of Soup, Baked Beans, Casserole type meals, etc. are very welcome!   All donations are delivered to Uniting Communities who in turn distribute them to those in need.   Please leave any contributions at the back of the church. The number of cans of soup and meals given by the Athelstone congregation for the Uniting Communities so far this winter is 233
Wider Church
For news of the wider church in South Australia and beyond please continue to use the link to UC e-news at
Contact from Alice Springs Uniting Church re “Packing Day” boxes
We received an email from Emily Hayes on behalf of the Church thanking us for the boxes we packed and sent, telling us our gift is very much appreciated by their community.
The ARC (Swim/Fitness/Sport) Campbelltown
This facility is having its Grand Opening on 24th July, 11am – 3pm
See posters on pin board at back of church for more information
Friendship Club
Term 3 – Friday, 22nd July 10 am  –  ‘Chat And Chew’ at the Church.
Rosters  –  24th July 2016

  9.30 am 6.00 pm
Flowers Raelene Anderson  
Steward(s) & Offering Ann & David Tubb  
Notices Paul Howland  
Scripture Reader Jenny Riggall  
Data Projector    
Sound Noel Maywald  
Building Steward Richard Read  
Offering Count R Walter/G Robin B O’Hara/C Pritchard
Tea & Coffee Sylvia & Noel Maywald Howland
Bakery Run   Howland


Bible Readings

17th July  –  Amos 8: 1-12,  Psalms 52,  Colossians 1:15-28,  Luke 10:38-42
24th July  –  Hosea 1:2-10,  Psalms 83,  Colossians 2:6-15 (16-19),  Luke 11: 1-13
Book Club  –  runs on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday, 9.30 am at the Athelstone Coffee Shop