Newsletter 8th May 2016

Newsletter 8th May 2016

Newsletter for Sunday 8th May 2016

Happy Mother’s Day!
We have had some helpful and positive comments on the new format of the newsletter.
Don’t forget to update your entry in the Church Directory if you haven’t already. Its in the foyer.

Have you seen the new website?

It can be found at www. athelstonechurch.org.au. Geoff is putting up a “blog” under the section “ Geoff’s thoughts”. Geoff is currently trying to work out how to make a scripture reading about casting out demons work from Mother’s Day!

With Love to the World

The latest devotional resource is available, in the foyer, to those who pre-ordered it. If you would like to be added to t he list for next time, please contact the office. The cost is $5.00 for four months for this daily Bible reading guide based on the Revised Common Lectionary, adapted for use in the Uniting Church in Australia.

Donations to Uniting Communities

It is getting cold, so it would be good to re-commence our donations of canned soup. These go to Uniting Communities who distribute them.  Please leave any contributions at the back of the church.

Stay & Play

recommences Tuesday 10th May 9.30-11.00am Keep them all in your thoughts and prayers.

Family Fun Night

On Friday May 20th from 6.00pm we are holding a Family Fun Night here to help us kick off youth group and other events for families and young people. Come along. We will be providing food, games and entertainment.

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/

New Times

This magazine is produced by the Uniting Church in South Australia for members to be encouraged in their faith and to learn more about our church. It’s great to take to a family member or friend as a talking point. There are always current copies in the entrance.

Life Matters

The first Life Matters session for 2016 will be on Friday May 6th at at Hope Valley Uniting Church at 10 a.m. The topic will be “Living with Dementia”… We have a speaker from the Alzheimer’s association ,who will be very informative and be able to receive any questions you may have on this topic.
It is an opportunity to learn more about this all to prevalent illness. All welcome. Morning Tea and a chat to follow. More info from Anne and Chris Headland ph. 82653066

Coming Events

Biggest Morning Tea

Thursday 12th May 10.30-12.30pm. All proceeds in aid of Cancer Council of SA, $10.00 donation. RSVP to Jenny 8336 6262

Friendship Club

You are invited to a morning of music and entertainment on Friday 13th May commencing at 10.45am. including lunch of Soup & Sandwiches . RSVP to Dianne 8337 8336 or Elva 0402 278 925. The Silver Beat Rock Band are a combination of band and choir. A gold coin donation would be appreciated.

Sounds Of Silence Quiet Day

Saturday 14th May 9.30 am -2.00 pm to register contact Lee O’Connell via email at sos@athelstonechurch.org.au
See http://athelstonechurch.org.au/activities/sos/ for more details

Live Life Loud

Uniting Church Uniting Young People. 3rd June– At various locations around the state for this high energy worship night which aims to bring local churches together to build healthy regional networks across denominations. More details on the notice board. Postcards in the foyer

Packing Day

6th & 7th June. We need more helpers. It’s a great day of purposeful fun. Please speak to Ros Howland if you can assist in any way with this event. A project of Uniting Church Adult Fellowships sub-committee National & World Mission Support. See http://athelstonechurch.org.au/activities/packing-day/ for more details

Rosters

8th May 2016

9:30am 6.00 pm
Flowers                Sue Richards
Steward(s) & Offering Ann & David Tubb
Notices Don Brown
Scripture Reader Dean Pearce
Data Projector Dean
Sound Noel Maywald
Building Steward Paul Howland
Offering Count Frederike A –W & Jeff Dry Glen Luestner & Dillon Mullins
Tea & Coffee Jayne & Lynton Nicholas Rowes
Bakery Run Rowes

Bible Readings
May 8th Acts 16: 16-34, Psalm 97, Rev 22:12-14, 16-17, 20-21, John 17:20-26
May 15th Acts 2:1-21, Psalm 104: 24 -34, 35b, Romans 8: 14-17, John 14: 8-17, (25-27)