Newsletter 4th September 2016

Newsletter 4th September 2016





Sunday 4th September 2016

Fresh Water for Kiribati
The Wider Mission Committee wishes to thank all who have contributed so generously to our 2016 Project “Climate Action – Fresh Water Tanks for Kiribati”.  Just over $2,700 has been received.  A wonderful result!
Sounds of Silence
On Sunday the 11th September “Sounds of Silence” will go bush!  We are going for a hike.   Starts at 7 am.
If you are interested in coming, please ring or text Matthew Barker on 0416620913 for details on locations.
Writing Group
Last month the writing group read each other’s tales of growing up, expectations, a fishy tale with a twist and cheque-book theft.    If you are interested in getting involved and coming to the next meeting on Thursday 15th September @ 7:30 in the chapel, then please ring or text Matthew Barker on 0416620913

Garage Sale and Fete

The date for this event is Saturday 5th November.   Start to sort out those cupboards and book shelves and more details soon.
Friendship Club
Friday, 9th September commencing at 10 am – Craft.  All Welcome!
Tofs   will be meeting this Tuesday September 6th at 2 pm at the Church.
Our speaker will be Val Pastro on “Borraloola,”- setting up Preschool and training staff.    Everyone is welcome to come and listen to this interesting speaker while sharing a cup of coffee and some warm fellowship with each other.

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  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!
John & Glenda Lawrie have moved!
They are settling into their new home in Firle and their new home phone number is  08 8332 6629

Giving Sunday

On Sunday September 4th we will be focusing on our giving as a church. We ask 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

Contact for Notices

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


Since the Intentional Interim Ministry of Rev Geoff Hurst at Athelstone UC has been underway for nearly 6 months, it is time for us all to evaluate this season.  Members of the congregation are still able to participate in this evaluation.  You may choose to have a phone conversation (with Wendy Perkins 0408 896 220 or Rev Philip Gardner 0409 077 076 of the Pastoral Relations and Mission Planning Team) or to make an electronic submission via the following link

Rosters    11th September 2016

  9.30am 6.00pm
Flowers Val Amber
Steward(s) & Offering Jan & Gus Robin
Notices Brenton Summers
Scripture Reader Grant Burton
Data Projector
Sound Noel Maywald
Building Steward Richard Read
Offering Count F Ashby-Weiss/Sam George D Mullins/C Pritchard
Tea & Coffee Winsome & Brian Ball Curtis
Bakery Run Curtis


Bible Readings

4th September –    Jeremiah 18: 1-11,  Psalm 139:1-6, 13-15,  Philemon 1-21, Luke 14:25-33
11th September – Jeremiah 4: 11-12, 22-28, Psalm 14,   1 Timothy 1:12-17, Luke 15:1-10

What’s on this Week   (5th – 11th September)

Monday               4.45-6.45 pm Waratah Calisthenics Club
Tuesday               10-12.15 am U3A Yoga;   2.00 pn ToFs   5.30-7.30 pm Reach your Feat,   7.00 pm Morialta Rotary Club
Wednesday        6.30-7.30 pm Reach your Feat
Thursday             5.30-7.30 pm Reach your Feat
Friday                    10.00-12.00 Friendship Club
Sunday                 9.30 am Church Service;   6 pm Church Service