Newsletter for Sunday 16th October 2016

Newsletter for Sunday 16th October 2016




Sunday 16th October 2016



On Tuesday, ToFs had a very successful afternoon filling numerous shoeboxes with stationery, toys, clothes, toiletries and other wonderful surprises.  A total of 14 boxes are set to go, but require the ‘postage’ of approx. $9 per box to be included.  If you have run out of time to fill your own box, you may like to give a donation toward the ones that are ready.  Please see Freddie with your contribution.  Many thanks to all who have been a part of this fulfilling mission.

Summers’ Wedding

Coralie & Brenton’s daughter Melanie will be married to Ryan Douch on Saturday 22nd  October 2016 at 4.00 pm in Carclew House Gardens, 11 Jeffcott St, North Adelaide.   All welcome to attend.

Fete & Garage Sale – 5th November – 7am – 1pm

The Fete and Garage Sale is rapidly approaching and we hope all our church family will get behind this event to connect with our community and raise some funds for the work of our church.   Come and enjoy all the usual Stalls, Second hand Goods and Clothes, Electrical goods, Bric-a-brac, Plants, Cakes, BBQ, Fruit & Veg, Drinks & Busking to entertain everyone.
Top Hall – Bric-a-brac, books, toys, kitchen ware – Di Curtis is collecting items for this and would appreciate some help selling – it’s a lot of fun, please see Di if you can help even for an hour or two.
Cake Stall – Ann Brown would be very grateful for all donations of cakes, biscuits, small meals etc
Plant & Garden Stall – Please see Lyndon Rowe for donations of plants and garden items
Buskers – Please see Grant Burton
Devonshire Tea – Donations of fresh scones, jams and cream would be gratefully appreciated.   Please see: Robyn Stevenson, Coordinator
For donations of goods, pickup and volunteering on stalls – Please see Trev Curtis and Allan Amber
For setting up of marquees – Please see Trev Curtis
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”  Please start saving small plastic bottles, (spring water type) to assist with the bubble blowing.   Talk to Joy Stewart if you wish to be involved.
We could do with donations of blue, green or white wool (ocean colours)  Thank you to those who have already contributed, however we could also do with thick (8 plus ply) bright coloured wool for thefish”   There is a box in the church foyer for yarn donations.
Thanksgiving Service in the Garden for “Our Patch” – Sunday 30th October
We are planning an inclusive service on our deck and in our front garden connecting with others in our area with similar values.   This event will be a Thanksgiving for Gardens and our Environment.   Plan to meet at 9.30am in the church for a cuppa, before the service in the Garden at 10.00am and then morning tea afterwards.   Bring a plant as a focus for our worship.    You are invited to a byo picnic at the Maryvale Oval to complete the day together.
Athelstone Uniting Church is hosting the inaugural Twilight Site Visit inviting the community to see the outdoor play area at our church on Monday 31st October at 5 pm.  See Joy Stewart – info on Noticeboard.

Uniting Communities – Cans of Food

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
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, 21st October 10 am – Chat & Chew.

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
UC SA Historical SocietySunday 23 Oct at 2.30pm – Church of the Trinity 318 Goodwood Rd Clarence Park
At the UC SA Historical Society’s final public meeting for the year guest speakers, Rev. Dr Brian Chalmers and Dr Jenny Hein, will discuss insights from their research into the origins and influence of the revival movement in SA.  Jenny, a lecturer in history at the Uniting College for Leadership and Theology, will focus on temperance issues, including the influence of the Wesleyan Methodist layman, Matthew Burnett, on the beginnings of the Salvation Army in SA. Brian, who has recently completed a doctorate on SA Methodist revivalism (1838-1939), will present an overview of a century of Methodist revivalism in SA, including its extent and nature, its influence on church growth and the contributions of local and international evangelists.  All Welcome!

Bible Readings

16th October – Jeremiah 31:27-34,   Psalm 119:97-104,   2 Timothy 3:14-4:5,   Luke 18:1-8
23rd October – Jl 2:23-32,   Psalm 65,   2 Timothy 4:6-8,16-18   Luke 18:9-14

Rosters    23rd October 2016

  9.30am 6.00pm
Flowers Di Curtis  
Steward(s) & Offering Janet & Howard Jacob  
Notices Don Brown  
Scripture Reader Ray Walter  
Data Projector    
Sound Tara Shirlock  
Building Steward Paul Howland  
Offering Count S George/G Jennings B O’Hara/P Howland
Tea & Coffee Jan & Gus Robin Read
Bakery Run   Read


What’s on this Week   (17th – 23rd October)

Monday               4.45-6.45 pm Waratah Calisthenics Club
Tuesday               9.30 am Book Club,  10am-12.15pm U3A Yoga   5.30-7.30 pm Reach your Feat,   7.30 pm Church Council
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              10.00-11.00 am Waratah Calisthenics Club
Sunday                 9.30 am Church Service;   6 pm Church Service