Newsletter 24th July 2016

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 day.
We will be asking for $10 from those sharing in the workshop to help pay Robin for his work with us.
 
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.
 
Wider Mission Emphasis in August
August is Wider Mission Month at Athelstone when our focus will be on our 2016 project:
Climate Action: Fresh Water Tanks for Kiribati.
Envelopes will be available next Sunday (July 31st) in which you may place your gift in the offering any time until August 28.   In the meantime don’t forget the light lunch after morning worship next Sunday, July 31st. Soup and garlic bread will be available and you are invited to bring finger food to share.
Our other big event is the
Authentic Aussie BBQ on Saturday 13st August
One of the features of the night will be the Aussie Quiz with appropriate prizes for the winners.
Tickets are now available for this great social event from Friederike, Barbara and Brian.  They are selling fast with numbers limited to 60 so get your tickets soon!
 
Cans of Food
Soup, Baked Beans, Casserole type meals, etc. are very welcome!  The number of cans given by the Athelstone congregation for the Uniting Communities so far is 255
 
Stay and Play
You will notice that we are providing a garden activity every week.  This is in preparation for our development of the “Athelstone Children’s Wirra“, so we will be encouraging feedback from children and carers and all our helpers for each activity.  We are receiving great support and mentorship through the Campbelltown Council and there are people from the congregation who are showing interest and offering their help. IT WILL BE AN EXCITING PROJECT !!!!
 
Writing Group
G’day friends of Athelstone  –  We met on a Thursday night at 7:30pm down in the new chapel.
We swapped stories about pet burials, domestic disputes, coming of age rituals, parables of indecision and a spooky orphanage.   We had laughs, got to know each other better and looked for the “Gold” in each other’s work.
It’s all a bit of fun really.
If you like writing of any kind you are welcome to come and join us.
If you are interested please call Matthew Barker on 0416620913 or email at prettymuchbarker@gmail.com
 
 
Mission Planning – Finding our Purpose
The mission planning team is continuing its work in understanding the responses from our working. We are also offering opportunities for those unable to attend the workshop, or those who wish to make further contributions to do so via our website.
Members can make online responses into our mission planning process at …
https://athelstonechurch.org.au/finding-our-purpose/
 
Evening Service this Sunday (24th July)
As Geoff and other members of AUC will be attending the “Ignite” music course on Sunday evening we have decided to take this Sunday night “off”.
 
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/
 
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
 
Cleaning Roster
Do you like making things clean?  Here is your chance!
We need some folk who wish to serve Athelstone UC by assisting in cleaning our church facility.  No toilets involved!
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
 
 
Rosters  –  31st July 2016

  9.30am 6.00pm
Flowers Maria Hickman  
Steward(s) & Offering Jan & Gus Robin  
Notices Paul Howland  
Scripture Reader Barbara Hurrell  
Data Projector    
Sound Tara Shirlock  
Building Steward Noel Maywald  
Offering Count F Ashby-Weiss/B Stevenson D Mullins/G Luestner
Tea & Coffee Jayne & Lynton Nicholas Rowe
Bakery Run   Rowe

 
Bible Readings
24th July  –  Hosea 1:2-10,  Psalms 83,  Colossians 2:6-15 (l6-19), Luke 11:1-13
31st July  –  Hosea 11:1-11, Psalms 107:1-9 and 43,  Colossians 3:1-11,  Luke 12:13-21
 
Book Club – runs on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month, 9.30am at the Athelstone Coffee Shop