Newsletter 26th June 2016

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 congregation:

  1. Who are we? (identity question)
  2. What has God called us to be/do? (purpose question)
  3. Who is our neighbour? (contextual question)

It’s primarily an exercise in spiritual discernment – what is God saying to us about our future?

We look forward to your contribution.  This time will be a mixture of presentations and small group conversations to start us considering these 3 questions.  This is an opportunity for us to explore together what our church could look like.


Writing Group

Do you have a passion for Writing?    –    Poetry?    Fiction?    True Stories?    Short Stories?

We would love you to attend our new Athelstone Writing Group.  We will meet once a month and share each other’s work, giving constructive criticism, with the aim of putting up a polished piece in writing competitions.

Our first meeting will be on Thursday 14th July at 7.00 pm at the Church.

Please contact Matthew Barker on 0416 620 913 if you would like to b e involved.


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 etc so far is 116 !


Wider Church

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Rosters for July, August & September

You should have received your copy of the Rosters by email, however if you require a ‘hard’ copy a few are in the Church foyer, or see Gus or Jan who will print one off.  Thanks to all who participate in these duties.         Gus Robin


Church Garden  –  this Saturday morning

Rain, wind or sunny, the church garden party will be going ahead this Saturday.   The weeds are growing due to the rain.  All who want to help, be at the church between 9 and 11 am.   We appreciate your help.



Put this date in your diary  –  Saturday Evening 13th August

Authentic Outback Campfire & BBQ at the home of Michael and Lee O’Connell.    Tickets available shortly.

Money raised will help with the purchase of freshwater tanks in Kiribati.    More details to come.







Tickets through me if you like by the end of June

to avoid BASS booking fee


Lynton & Jayne Nicholas

0438 565 021

Rosters  –  3rd July 2016

  9.30am 6.00pm
Flowers Val Amber  
Steward(s) & Offering Jan & Gus Robin  
Notices Paul Howland  
Scripture Reader Ann Tubb  
Data Projector    
Sound Noel Maywald  
Building Steward Richard Read  
Offering Count F Ashby-Weiss/G Robin B O’Hara/P Howland
Tea & Coffee Winsome & Brian Ball Curtis’
Bakery Run   Curtis’


Bible Readings

26th  June  –  2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14, Psalm 77:1-2, 11-20  Galatians 5:1, 13-25, Luke 9:51-62

3rd July  –  2 Kings 5: 1-1, Psalm 30,  Galatians 6(1-6)7-16, Luke 10:1-11, 16-20


What’s on this Week

Mon 27th    
Tue 28th    
Wed 29th    
Thu 30th    
Fri 1st 10.00 am Friendship Club – Speaker Carole Walter “Antartica”
Sat 2nd 7.30 am Women’s Golf (Geoff Heath Golf Club)
Sun 3rd 9.30 am & 6.00 pm Church Services


Book Club  –  runs the 1st and 3rd Tuesday 9.30 am at the Athelstone Coffee Shop