Sunday 10 June 2018
Greetings and welcome to this week’s newsletter
A Note from Linda
This has been a week of journeying with people who, like Samuel, have heard God’s call and are learning how to listen for God’s guidance in their lives (1 Sam 3). It is such a joy and privilege to be able to listen and pray with people who are open to God’s leading. There is a restlessness in the wind.. what is God up to? May we as a congregation be open to the leading of the Spirit.
Moderator’s Listening Forum.
Ministry leaders and congregations are invited to join the Moderator, Sue Ellis for a listening forum to discuss the marriage and same gender marriage proposal/report released by Assembly.
This will be a respectful, pastoral space where we can listen together.
The Community Outreach Mission Network will be hosting one of these events on Tuesday 12th June 2-3:30pm at The Corner U.C, Warradale. All welcome.
Spirited Sunday @ The Rezz June 17
You are invited to come, bring a friend, enjoy a meal, and engage with a great speaker and great conversation. This is an opportunity for us to connect with people in our local community. This month our speaker is (Rev) Andrew Robertson. He has the role of activating community with the people who live in, play in and work in the new U City Building in Adelaide. He is also going to plant a church there. Sunday June 17 from 6.30pm at The Rezz (in the alfresco area), Hamilton Tce, Newton. Enquiries to Linda or Robyn Fry.
Where’s Linda (Tuesday and Wednesday this week)?
Linda will be attending a meeting in Queensland on Tuesday morning (12/6/18), and will return on Wednesday. She can still be contacted by phone or email.
Guest Preacher and Lunch
Our guest preacher on Sunday June 24 at our 9.30am worship service, will be Mike Rayson. The Rev’d Mike Rayson is a United Methodist Minister, serving Nameoki United Methodist Church in Granite City, Illinois (USA) as their Senior Pastor. Originally from Australia, Mike immigrated to the United States in 2005.His music has won countless awards and accolades across the globe. He will be travelling with a group of 9 from his home church. Let’s make them all welcome with a shared lunch! So please consider whether you can bring a plate of savoury or dessert to share, then let Victoria know what you will be bringing. (email@example.com or 0488-391-007)
40 Days of Prayer and Action
President-elect Dr Deidre Palmer has called all Uniting Church members into 40 days of prayer and action leading up to the 15th Triennial Assembly meeting in July. “We offer these prayers to you recognising that there will be many words flooding over us all as we prepare to go on this journey together”. Find the prayers here: https://uniting.church/40prayers/
Uniting Church Assembly – Melbourne July 8-14
Please keep the upcoming 15th Triennial Meeting of the Uniting Church in Australia Assembly in your prayers. It will be held in Melbourne from 8-14 July, 2018. To find out more about what is on the agenda, go to the Assembly website here https://uniting.church/. It includes reports relating to marriage and the Royal Commission.
No Sunday evening service on June 10
Please note that on Sunday (June 10) we will not have an evening service as many of ‘us’ will be going away for the long weekend.
Migrant Mums Morning Tea – June 12
10am-11.30am Tuesday 12 June 2018 Hub at the ArtHouse, 168 Montacute Road, Rostrevor. For details call Rachel, Community Development Officer (Children & Families) Campbelltown Council on 8366 9272
Church Rosters for July, August & September
I will be compiling these on Wednesday, 13th June. Please have any requests to me before then by phone 8337 0011 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org. . Thanks to all who volunteer Gus Robin
Man What a Meal – 23 June
This free cooking program for men over 50, will teach you how to cook a range of simple, healthy and delicious meals over a 5 week program. Funded by the Office of the Ageing, Grants for Seniors. Starts Sat 23rd June 2018 10am-12.30pm Dernancourt Uniting Church, 1 Vingara Drive, Dernancourt – To register contact Lisa 0400 790 438
Packing Day SUCCESS: thank you, thank you, thank you
Whether you provided food, helped in the kitchen, greeted people, unpacked goods, packed goods, recycled materials, put together boxes, set up/down – a huge thank you. Packing Day is a team effort and the success of the day is a reflection on the wonderful team that we have at Athelstone UC. It was a time of fun and fellowship.
We packed 43 boxes for the Aboriginal communities:
15 boxes for Maningrida
10 boxes for Yirrkala
6 boxes for Ramingining
4 boxes to Gangan
4 boxes to Barrkira
4 boxes to Dhalinybuy
We packed 25 bags and 3 boxes of goods for Goodwill. We also made up 2 large boxes of emergency clothing to be used by mission groups in Adelaide.
To Balhannah Uniting Church we sent a station wagon full of items that they will box up and send to the Alice Springs Old Timers’ Fete to be held later this year.
The items that come for Packing Day arrive packaged in a variety of ways. Thank you to the recycling team who packaged up this:
1.5 Bales (Yes full sized ‘Wool’ Bales) of cardboard and paper to Newton Recycling
7 Bags (About 70 kg) of rags and soiled clothes go to Goodwill Recycling
3 Bags of soft plastic/plastic bags goes to Coles Recycling
Bag of hard plastic and metal goes to AUC’s Recycling Yellow Bin
Rubbish to go to Landfill in AUC’s Blue Bin
A fabulous community effort – packaging about 1.2 tonnes of clothing and goods to people in need and recycling over 90% of the “waste”. Keep the first Sunday/Monday/Tuesday in June 2019 free so that you can be involved in Packing Day too. Jayne Nicholas
Stay & Play Playgroup
We will recommence in Term 3 on 31st July.
We currently have a full enrolment of 25 with 6 children on the waiting list, so new helpers on the team are always welcome. Maybe someone would like to start a new group so we can continue our outreach in this area. Bruce and Joy Stewart Phone: 83362671 or email@example.com
Uniting Communities Eastern Services
The cold winter months are with us and for many years now, the Athelstone UC congregation have been great supporters of the Uniting Communities Eastern Services office at Beulah Park by providing tinned food for distribution for those in need. Suitable food items include tins and packets of soup, “chunky” type meals, baked beans, spaghetti and other tinned meals; cereals, pasta and pasta sauce, and tinned vegetables.
Please place any items on the table inside the Church and I will ensure that they are collected and taken to the Uniting Communities office. Thanks, Brenton Summers
Noticeboard – Please check the notice board at the back of the church
Wider Church – Please continue to use the link to UC e-news at http://sa.uca.org.au/uc-e-news/
Electronic Giving – Forms are available or speak to Treasurer Glen Luestner for more information.
Website – We encourage you to visit our website.
We hope you will find interesting information about us there, and by visiting, you help make our Website easier to find through Google. www.athelstonechurch.org.au
10th June – 1 Sm 8:4-11 (12-15) 16-20 (11:14-15), Psalm 138; 2 Cor 4:13-5:1, Mark 3:20-35
17th June – 1 Sm 15:34-16:13; Ps 20; 2 Cor 5:6-10, 11-13, 14-17; Mark 4:26-34
|10th June||17th June|
|Preacher||Linda Driver||Linda Driver|
|Worship Leader||Ann P||Jeff|
|Scripture Reader||Ray Walter||Ann Tubb|
|Singers||Meg/Lyndon R/Sylvia||Jeanine/Ann B/Marie|
|Guitar||Dave / Shelley||Grant / Scott|
|Flowers||Sue Richards||Raelene Anderson|
|Sound||Tara Shirlock||Don Brown|
|Door Stewards & Offering||Crisi / Sam George||Jan / Gus Robin|
|Tea & Coffee||Jayne / Lynton||Marie H / Friederike|
|Notices||Sylvia Maywald||Sylvia Maywald|
|Offering Count||Don B / Ray W||Friederike / Lynton N|
|Building Steward||Richard Read||Paul Howland|
What’s on this Week (10 – 17 June)
|Monday||4.45-6.45 pm||Waratah Calisthenics Club||Auditorium|
|Tuesday||9.15-11.15 am||Pilates||Top Hall|
|6.30-7.30 pm||Reach your Feat (Stretch&Balance)||Top Hall|
|Wednesday||6.30–8.45 pm||Waratah Calisthenics Club||Auditorium|
|6.30-7.30 pm||Reach your Feat (Circuit)||Top Hall|
|Thursday||5.30-6.30 pm||Reach your Feat (Stretch&Balance)||Top Hall|
|Friday||9.15 – 11.15 am||Pilates||Top Hall|
|10am – 12noon||Friendship Club||Auditorium|
|Saturday||9 -11 am||Gardening Working Bee||Garden|
|9.15-11.15 am||Pilates||Top Hall|
|10-11am||Waratah Calisthenics Club||Auditorium|
|Sunday||9.30 am||Worship Service||Auditorium|