Newsletter for 21st May 2017

Newsletter for 21st May 2017

 Sunday 21st May 2017

Church Council Update – ” On Tuesday night the Church Council held its 5th meeting of the year, discussing a number of important matters, including:

  • Provisions required for appointment of our new minister
  • April financial statements and upcoming Auditor’s report for 2016 (expected in the coming weeks)
  • Progress on updating the AUC membership roll
  • Church building audit report which examines the building’s condition, compliance and safety assessment to be received in the coming weeks
  • A number of essential maintenance items have been identified at the Manse that require attention over the coming months.

Church Council requests your ongoing involvement and support as we, with God’s help, journey through this exciting and important period of decision making.”

Membership Records 2017 Update – Reminder

Church Council is currently updating the Membership List.  This is essential for good governance of the church, and avoids potential issues with congregational voting. You may have received an email with the details and forms are available, please see Don Brown, Di Curtis or Geoff Hurst for further information and/or to return your form by this Sunday (21st of May). Forms can be emailed to the Office. Thank you.
Lent Event 2017Many thanks to all who contributed to the Lent Event this year. A total amount of $810.20 has been forwarded to Uniting World for distribution to needy communities in Asia and Africa.  This is in addition to any donations that were sent directly to the Lent Event Sydney office.

Cans of Food

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

Planning is well underway for the event to be held on 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 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 start your journey FREE!.  Talk to Geoff or Sharyn to get your copies soon.

Yoga Classes for tots

is in recess  – please contact Kristie for information
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             

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.
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

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Friendship Club

Friday 19th May 10.00am –  “Mother’s Day old games we played”
Friday 26th May 10.00am  – Speaker tbc

Bible Readings

21st May – Acts 17. 22-31, Psalm 66. 8-20, 1 Peter 3. 13-22, John 14. 15-21
28th May – Acts 1.6-14, Psalm 68 1-10 & 32-35, 1 Peter 4.12-14 & 5.6-11, John 17.1-11

Roster for 28th May 2017

9.30am 6.00pm
Flowers Marie Hickman
Steward(s) & Offering Eric & Barbara Hurrell
Notices Don Brown
Scripture Reader Barbara Hurrell
Offering Count Don Brown & Sam George Glen Luestner
Tea & Coffee Brian & Winsome Ball
Sound Tara Shirlock
Data Projector Samantha
Building Steward Richard Read

What’s on this Week
   (22nd – 28th May)

Monday               4.45-6.45 pm Waratah Calisthenics Club (Auditorium)
Tuesday               9.30 – 11.30am Stay & Play (Lower Hall), 10.00-11.00 am  Yoga U3A (Auditorium),  5.30-7.30 pm Reach your Feat (Top Hall)
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, 5.30-7.30 pm Reach your Feat (Top Hall)
Friday                    10.00-12.00 pm Friendship Club (Auditorium)
Saturday              10.00-11.00 am Waratah Calisthenics Club (Auditorium)
Sunday                 9.30 am Church Service, 6.00 pm Evening Service