Newsletter for 14th May 2017

Newsletter for 14th May 2017



Sunday 14th May 2017


Cans of Food

It’s getting cold and I am sure that you are thinking about eating a bowl of soup to warm you up!   Cans of Soup, Baked Beans, Casserole type meals, etc. are very welcome to be donated to Uniting Communities who in turn distribute them to those in need.   Please leave any contributions at the back of the church.

2017 Christmas Tree Festival

Our first meeting for the 2017 CTF was held on recently, so  planning is well underway for the event
(23-26th November).     We are looking for assistance in putting the festival together (both with planning and throughout the festival) and would love it if you volunteered. Please contact Julie Goldsmith on 0418 811 556 or if you can assist with the festival.

With Love to the World

The Pentecost edition of this devotional resource has been delivered.  The cost is $5.00 per quarter – four months.  What a bargain!   Please pick up your ordered copies in the foyer.   As usual there is an envelope attached for your remittance which can be put in the offering for ease of payment.   We have been sent some additional copies so if you had been thinking about a daily devotion this is a good way to commence.  Talk to Geoff or Sharyn to get your copies soon.
Come and join us with your preschoolers and babies on alternate Tuesdays (even weeks of school term) from 10-00 a.m. to 11-30 a.m. at Athelstone Uniting Church, corner of Fox Avenue & Kantilla Drive
DATES for 2017 – Term 2
23rd May             6th June              20th June            4th July
New team members or offers to do other support jobs are always welcome.  For enquiries please contact either Sharyn in the office or Joy and Bruce Stewart on 83362671 or email             
Wirra Words of the Week  Pruning is used to produce more flowering in a garden.  Plants flower in a wirra as they do in nature.”  Wal Bushman.  Correa glabra var. leucoclada (rock correa), is a plant characteristic of Morialta and Black Hill Conservation Parks.  It is confined to rocky habitats and steep gorges and because of its restricted distribution, it is listed as “rare” in S.A.  It is also found in Sturt Gorge.  Its yellowish green tubular flowers are adapted for pollination by honeyeaters, their long bills able to reach the nectar at the base of the flower. They flower mainly in winter. Easily propogated by cuttings, growing to about two meters and adaptable to pruning, it makes a delightful addition to a home garden.       Joy and Bruce Stewart

Check out the Display at Campbelltown Library

The local branch of U3A have a display in the Gallery for all of this month – have a look at what is on offer.

Packing Day

Packing Day is happening again this year.
We will be collecting, sorting and packing on Sunday 4th, Mon 5th and morning of Tues 6th June.  Athelstone is packing for 4 Northern Territory coastal communities so the majority of our requirements will be summer weight clothing
However, Mens and Boys jeans and slacks will be suitable. Also light weight jumpers and cardigans for all ages and gender would be appropriate.  Other items that can be collected include:
Beanies for all ages. Manchester (cotton rugs; not heavy woollen blankets or dunas). Books, sewing aids, toys, toiletries, Good News bibles. Goods can be dropped at the church on the afternoon of Sunday June 5th 12 – 4pm and Mon 6th in the morning. If you are able to help at the church on any of the days ie Sunday, Monday and Tuesday morning please let me know. Pass the word around to your friends and families for donations, in particular lighter weight garments and plenty of menswear
Many Thanks,  Ros Howland

Wider Church

Please continue to use the link to UC e-news at
Friendship Club  – Friday 12th May, 10.00am –  ARPA with ACH – Soup and Sandwiches
Friday 19th May 10.00am –  “Mother’s Day old games we played”

Bible Readings

14th May –  Acts 7: 55-60, Psalm 31: 1-5, 15-16, 1 Peter 2: 2-10,  John 14: 1-14
21st May – Acts 17: 22-31, Psalm 66: 8-20, 1 Peter 3: 13-22, John 14: 15-21


Roster for 21st May 2017

  9.30am 6.00pm
Flowers Jenny Riggall  
Steward(s) & Offering David & Jenny Riggall  
Notices Don Brown  
Scripture Reader Jenny Riggall  
Data Projector Dean  
Sound Don Brown  
Building Steward Paul Howland  
Offering Count G Jennings & R Walter Noel Wrede
Tea & Coffee Coralie & Brenton Summers  


What’s on this Week   (15th – 21st May)

Monday               4.45-6.45 pm Waratah Calisthenics Club (Auditorium)
Tuesday               9.30am Book Club (Coffee Shop) 10.00-11.00 am Yoga (Auditorium),  5.30-7.30 pm Reach your Feat (Top Hall) 7.30 pm Church Council (Chapel)
Wednesday        6.30-8.30 pm Waratah Calisthenics Club (Auditorium),  6.30-7.30 pm Reach your Feat (Top Hall)
Thursday             9.30-10.00 and 10.15-10.45 am Yoga Class for tots (Top Hall),  5.30-7.30 pm Reach your Feat (Top Hall)
Friday                    9.00-10.30 am Yoga Class for tots (Top Hall), 10.00-12.00 pm Friendship Club (Auditorium)
Saturday              9.00-11.00 Gardening working bee 10.00-11.00 am Waratah Calisthenics Club (Auditorium)
Sunday                 9.30 am Church Service, 6.00 pm Evening Service