Newsletter for 25th September 2016

Newsletter for 25th September 2016




Sunday 25th September 2016


Well done, us!

In the last few weeks, we have had two major financial events at Athelstone Uniting Church.
Ø  First, the Aussie BBQ and fund raiser for the Water Storage project for Kiribati raised a total of some $2,800, even though the target was only $2,500.  We will be passing this onto the World Mission Team.
Ø  Second, in response to our special Gift Sunday appeal for special giving to assist the church in cutting its budget shortfall, we are pleased to announce that, to date, we have received $9,400, and that’s on top of your normal giving.  On this basis, and with your help, we can cut in half the budget shortfall (from $20,000 to $10,000)!

Uniting Communities – Cans of Food

Great news!   We have achieved our goal for Winter 2016 and the can count has reached 523 which has an approximate value of over $800.   A big thank you goes out to the congregation of Athelstone Uniting Church for their continued generosity.   However this does not necessarily mean we have to stop and any continuing contributions will be greatly accepted.   Brenton Summers
The Inner Wheel Club of Tea Tree Gully are holding a fundraising screening of
Bridget Jones’s Baby”, Sunday 25 September, 5.30 for 6pm at the Regal Theatre, Kensington Road.  $15 per person.    Fundraising this year for Guide Dogs SA.  If you would like to attend please see Coralie Summers.

Shoeboxes   It is time to start packing your shoeboxes!  

Remember to pack something for a child to love; to wear; to play with; for school; for personal hygiene and something special.   Brochures and boxes will be available after church from this Sunday 19th September. The collection date will be sometime in October.
I also have a request from our region’s contact person, Lynette Beck: “Please be in prayer for people who could help with processing from Oct 4 till Nov 22. We especially need at least 2 men for each shift to help with packing cartons and some of the tasks which require a bit more strength. Also, I really need people who can help as welcomers at the centre. Please consider who in your group of contacts might be suitable – 1 name with contact details would be a great blessing to me”.       If you can help in any way or need more information then please ask.   Friederike

Fete & Garage Sale – to be held this year on November 5th – 7am – 1pm

Please put this date in your diary and plan to be there and get involved in a great day of fun and sharing together.
As in other years we will have a wide range of stalls – both food and saleable items and your help on these would be appreciated.  September is traditionally “Spring Clean” time so have a sort through at home.  We are accepting saleable goods – toys, books, games, china, glassware, giftware, household goods, bric-a-brac, electrical, furniture, good quality second hand clothes – we are very grateful for all donations.  Also it’s a great time to pot up some pot plants now that the warmer weather is with us.  The Plant stall has been a great success and contributions of plants and garden accessories would be great.
Stay & Play are planning some children’s activities, on the day of the Fete & Garage Sale, among them “cook in the nook”, a “musical fence” and “bubbles” sounds like fun!!  Please start saving small plastic bottles, (spring water type) to assist with the bubble blowing.   And what about “yarn bombing the trees in the garden to brighten up the precinct?  Talk to Joy Stewart if you wish to be involved with donations of yarn or knitting, no technical skill required, long straight scarfe type is what is needed.
Night Owls Bowls at Payneham
For the past few years a group of bowling enthusiasts have been playing Night Owls between October and April at the Payneham Bowling Club.  If you are interested in joining a team, please contact Jeff Dry 0408 250 489.
Victor Harbor
A number of families will be holidaying together at the Adare Caravan Park, Victor Harbor, 7th to 14th January 2017.
If you would like to join them, please contact Trevor Curtis 0415 652 120 for more information.
Friendship Club
Friday, 30th September 10 am – Origami Demonstration with Hannah – end of term lunch at Windsor.

Disarming the Church Alarm

We have become aware that some folk are a bit uncertain of how to disarm the alarm in the church foyer.  If you would like a refresher lesson, contact Sharyn at the office.  Also if you don’t think you need your key anymore, please feel free to hand it back.
The Church Rosters for October, November and December have been done and sent out.  If you require a hard copy, some are available in the front foyer otherwise just let me know you require one.   Thanks, Gus Robin

Wider Church

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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
Bible College SA “Open Day”, Saturday 15th October – See Details on Notice board at back of Church

Bible Readings

25th September – Jeremiah 32: 1-3a, 6-15, Psalm 91:1-6,   1 Timothy 6:6-19, Luke 16:19-31
2nd October –  Lamentations 1:1-6,  Lamentations 3:19-26,  2 Timothy 1:1-14, Luke 17:5-10

Rosters    2nd October 2016

  9.30am 6.00pm
Flowers Ruth Henderson  
Steward(s) & Offering Jayne & Lynton Nicholas  
Notices Don Brown  
Scripture Reader David Walker  
Data Projector    
Sound Noel Maywald  
Building Steward Paul Howland  
Offering Count G Robin/L Nicholas A Nuryanto/P Howland
Tea & Coffee Sheralyn & Leanne Howland
Bakery Run   Howland


What’s on this Week   (26th Sept– 2nd Oct)

Monday               4.45-6.45 pm Waratah Calisthenics Club
Tuesday               9.00-11.00 am Stay & Play;  10-12.15 am U3A Yoga;   5.30-7.30 pm Reach your Feat Wednesday        6.00-8.00 pm Waratah Calisthenics Club;  6.30-7.30 pm Reach your Feat
Thursday             5.30-7.30 pm Reach your Feat
Friday                    10.00-12.00 Friendship Club
Saturday              7.00 am Ladies Golf at Geoff Heath GC,  10.00-11.00 am Waratah Calisthenics Club
Sunday                 9.30 am Church Service;   6 pm Church Service