Newsletter for Sunday 11th June 2017

Newsletter for Sunday 11th June 2017

 

 

 

Sunday 11th June 2017
 
Well done Athelstone UC!
A very successful Packing Day event was undertaken earlier this week, culminating in about 30 boxes of assorted goods being sent to NT communities. A huge THANK YOU to all those involved; from the picking up of the empty cartons to the final cleaning up of the church on Tuesday meant many people contributed. We had sorters, packers, office phone calls and emails, cooks, kitchen helpers, recycling control, delivery to Balhannah, devotions and box sealers. All your help was greatly valued and meant Athelstone UC could open its doors and welcome other church members from near and far who delivered their communities goods to be packed along with our contributions.  On behalf of the Wider Mission of the UC in South Australia, a terrific job really well done.  Many Thanks, Ros Howland
 
Sounds of Silence 
Sunday June 18th at 8.15 am gathering in the warmth of the lower lounge/chapel!!  Please join us for a time of contemplation prior to morning worship.  We are going to listen to some very contrasting versions of the song “Sounds of Silence” and then reflect on our impressions and responses. Please feel very welcome to join us. Lee O’Connell   –
 
Winter BBQ on Ambers’ Hill
Invite your friends and get your tickets from next week for our Wider Mission BBQ to be held 7 pm, Sat August 5 at Allan and Deb’s home,500 Gorge Road, Athelstone.  Cost $ 25 : 3 meats, vegetarian kebabs, vegies, salads, dessert ,tea and coffee. Tickets  are available from Friederike, Barb, Brian, Ann and Don. Proceeds to Clean Water Project, Kiribati.
 
2016 Christmas Bowl Appeal
We have just received a letter and certificate of thanks from the Australian Council of Churches for our Christmas Bowl giving  which amounted to $1,927.  That’s a good result and will go a long way to supporting needy communities in Africa and the Middle East.
 
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 -20th June – 4th July.
Email bruceandjoy@bigpond.com
 
 
 
 
Rosters for July, August & September
Nearly time to make up the church rosters for the above months.  Please let Gus Robin know if you have any special dates to consider.  Email jg.robin@bigpond.com Thanks for your participation.
 
 
 
Membership Records 2017 Update
Thanks to everyone who has helped by giving us updated details on their membership status. Amongst other things, it will help us keep track of our members for purposes of pastoral care and it will help us in understanding our discipleship.  If you still wish to help get our records clear and have yet to do so then please email or call myself or Sharyn in the office (office@athelstonechurch.org.au) Geoff Hurst
 
 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.
 
Wider Church
Please continue to use the link to UC e-news at    http://sa.uca.org.au/uc-e-news/
 
Notice Board
Please continue to check the notice board for information of events and news.
 
Friendship Club  
Friday 9th June  – Soup and a DVD
Friday 16th June  – Jigsaws
 
Bible Readings
11th June – Genesis 1.1 & 2-4a, Psalm 8, 2 Corinthians 13.11-13, Matthew 28.16-20
18th June – Genesis 18.1-15, Psalm 116 1-2 & 12-19, Romans 5.1-8, Matthew 9.35-10.8,
 
Roster for 18th June 2017

  9.30am 6.00pm
Flowers Raelene Anderson  
Steward(s) & Offering Crisi & Sam George  
Notices Brenton Summers  
Scripture Reader Ann Tubb  
Offering Count S George & B Stevenson Glen Luestner
Tea & Coffee Marie H  & Friederike A-W  
Sound Don Brown  
Data Projector Dean  
Building Steward Eric Hurrell  

 
What’s on this Week   (12th  – 18th June)
Monday               4.45-6.45 pm Waratah Calisthenics Club (Auditorium)
Tuesday               10.00am U3A Yoga (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             5.30-7.30 pm Reach your Feat (Top Hall)
Friday                    10.00-12.00 pm Friendship Club (Auditorium)
Saturday              9.00-11.00am Gardening Working Bee, 10.00-11.00 am Waratah Calisthenics Club (Auditorium)
Sunday                 9.30 am Church Service, 6.00 pm Evening Service  – Chapel