Newsletter 21st August 2016

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 huge thank you to Michael and Lee for all they did to prepare for the event and provide such a lovely location. Special thanks too for the generous donation from a church family that covered the cost of the food for the night. For those who still want to give a donation to help us reach our target of $2500 envelopes are available in the porch and can be received until the end of the month. Whatever we are able to do will be greatly appreciated by our partners in the Pacific region.

Garage Sale and Fete

We will have a meeting after worship (11.00am) this week (21st August) to start to shape up the details of the Garage Sale and Fete for this year.   All those wanting to help put this together are encouraged to attend and contribute.

Children’s Garden Group

Church council is pleased to support, encourage and endorse the efforts of the Children’s Garden Group in its work to both develop the garden at the front of our property and build partnerships with our members and other community groups and individuals. It’s exciting to see responses from the children, parents and leaders from Play and Stay and the wider community to how things are growing in that area. Interesting plans are currently being made for further development. Talk with Bruce and Joy Stewart for more information. Well done.

Friendship Club

Friday, 19th August 10 am – Myal Ensemble Entertainment at the Church, followed by Soup & Sandwiches.

Cleaning Roster

We are looking for some folk who wish to serve their church by assisting in cleaning our church facility.  The intention is to use contract cleaners for the three toilets and kitchen area.  We hope to have enough volunteers to make up a roster and commence soon.  Please contact Sharyn 8336 9905 or email office@athelstonechurch.org.au  Thank you to those who have expressed interest recently.

Uniting Communities – Cans of Food

Soup, Baked Beans, Casserole type meals, etc. are very welcome!  These are delivered to Uniting Communities each week.  Thank you to all who are donating!  We have received a letter of thanks for the continued support of this organization.  Please see the letter on the notice board.  The can count is now 377.

Giving Sunday

On Sunday September 4th we will be focusing on our giving as a church. This Sunday (21st) we will be asking members to consider their financial contributions to the life of this church in preparation for this day.

Wider Church

For news of the wider church in South Australia and beyond please continue to use the link to UC e-news at http://sa.uca.org.au/uc-e-news/

Computer Assistance Centre

At Enfield Uniting Church, Main North Rd Enfield.  Free help on Wednesday mornings.  Contact Roy Milne 0417 833 224.  Details on notice board.

Advent Wreath Workshop 2016

This year this popular workshop will be held on November 19 – 1pm to 4pm.  Create a beautiful and unique advent wreath for your Advent and Christmas celebrations. All materials supplied.  Refreshments, afternoon tea, plus door prizes. Willunga Uniting Church Corner of St Jude Street & St Andrew’s Tce, Willunga. Enquiries and bookings to Jenny – 85562758 or j.esots@bigpond.com  Only $25 – pay on the day.

Community Events

Community Quiz night raising funds for Eastern Adelaide Domestic Violence on Friday 4th November at  Campbelltown Function Centre 7.00pm $15.00 per person BYO supper and refreshments.  Details on the notice board.

Contact for Notices

Please send all notices you wish included in our Newsletter to newsletter@athelstonechurch.org.au by Wednesday 6pm. If you wish to contact Sharyn in the Office the email address is office@athelstonechurch.org.au

Rosters  –  28th August 2016

  9.30am 6.00pm
Flowers Carole Walter  
Steward(s) & Offering Raelene & Rob Anderson  
Notices Barbara Hurrell  
Scripture Reader Jayne Nicholas  
Data Projector    
Sound Noel Maywald  
Building Steward Joe Vaiana  
Offering Count F Ashby-Weiss/D Walker Dillon Mullins/Bernie O’Hara
Tea & Coffee Jenny & David Riggall Howland
Bakery Run   Howland

 

Bible Readings

21st August – Jeremiah 1:4-10,  Psalms 71:1-6,  Hebrews 12:18-29,  Luke 13:10-17
28th August – Jeremiah 2: 4-13, Psalm 81: 1, 10-16, Hebrews 13: 1-8, 15-16, Luke 14: 1,7-14
 

What’s on this Week. 22nd – 28th August

Monday               4.45-6.45 pm Calisthenics
Tuesday               10-12.15 am U3A Yoga;   5.30-7.30 pm Reach your Feat
7.30 pm Church Council – special review meeting
Wednesday        6.30-7.30 pm Reach your Feat
Thursday             5.30-7.30 pm Reach your Feat
Friday                    10 am Friendship Club
Saturday              9.30-11.30 Garden working bee
Sunday                 9.30 am Church Service;   6 pm Church Service