Sunday 16th September 2018
Greetings and welcome to this week’s newsletter
A Note from Linda
We’re into our third week with James and Christian Living. This week we’ll look at the power of the tongue – it can harm and it can heal. It can bring people down and it can build people up. Come and hear more!
As mentioned last week, I’m going on Study Leave for the next two weeks from Monday 17 September and returning on Tuesday 2 October. During this time I will participate in a Ministers’ Retreat (COMN), a Pastoral Partners Seminar, a Mentoring Seminar and the UnitingWomen conference plus I’ll be working on an assignment!
As usual, if you have any pastoral concerns during this time, please contact Brenton Summers or one of the other members of the Pastoral Oversight team: Ann Brown and Bob Stevenson.
Thanks to everyone who came to our first official Messy Church last Sunday! 53 people came. Together, with the theme of Love your World, we had fun exploring faith and shared a meal together. Thanks to everyone who helped in any way – it was a fantastic team effort! Our next Messy Church will be on Sunday November 11.
Please contact Meg for more info.
Spirited Sunday – September 16 – At the Rezz
It’s on this Sunday! You are invited to come and connect with people in our local community with a great speakers and great conversations. Bring a friend, join us in the alfresco area around 6.30pm, order a meal, then engage with speaker Ivan Copley (from 7.00-7.40pm).
Ivan-Tiwu Copley OAM, JP is a Peramangk/Kaurna man who was raised around Plympton and the sand hills of Glenelg North in South Australia. His achievements for working with non-Aboriginal and Aboriginal peoples for reconciliation and the recognition of his people were honoured in 2005 with the Premier’s Award for Community Achievement, and again in 2009 when he received the South Australian of the Year Award. More recently, Ivan received the Order of Australia Medal (OAM) in 2012.
Thank you to the two kitchen fairies who moved the pie warmer to the bench so it is available for events and another one who cleaned our cupboards. We appreciate you!
Please check the kitchen for any plates you may have left lately. Sharyn
Spring to it!! Spring Fair – 3rd November – 8am – 1pm
The Spring Fair is only a couple of months away now. Time to have a spring clean and find some items to donate to our Spring Fair. Also time to pot us some plants for the Plant Stall. Looking forward to a great team effort again.
For enquiries please contact Di Curtis (0419-862-606)
Let’s make September Operation Christmas Child month!
Now is the time to start packing those shoeboxes. Lynette Beck will be sharing at church this Sunday and I will have a display/swap table set up from then on.
If you can’t put together a box, all donations whether goods or money are welcome.
Remember that we need to cover the cost of the box and a $10 fee for handling. Every little bit helps and together we can be successful.
Blessings to you all, Friederike
Roster for Oct/Nov/Dec
This has been sent out electronically. If you require a ‘hard’ copy please see Gus Robin.
We still need some volunteers for the Christmas Services; if you are able to help see Gus or Linda
For those who enjoyed our preaching series on the Psalms…
You are invited to An Introduction to the Psalms – Praise, Lament and Thanksgiving at Burnside City UC corner of Portrush Road and Fisher Street, Tusmore on Wednesday 3rd October at 7:30pm. The presenter is Dr. Liz Boase from Uniting College.This is the first of the Growing Disciples series presented by Burnside City UC encouraging attenders to become excited about Scripture, how it relates to daily life and what this will mean for them.
For your accessibility, this 90 minute session will be repeated on Wednesday October 10th at 2:00pm.
There is no cost. You are welcome!
Uniting Communities Eastern Services
In the cold winter months for many years now, the Athelstone UC congregation have been great supporters of the Uniting Communities Eastern Services office at Beulah Park by providing tinned food for distribution for those in need.Please place any items on the table inside the Church. Thanks, Brenton Summers
Stay and Play Playgroup
Term 3 25th September
We welcomed Marie to the Stay and Play helpers team last week. We value every contribution however small or large, so if you would like to join us in this continuing outreach to our local community, please make contact.
All offers are welcome.
Bruce and Joy Stewart Phone: 83362671 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
A Stitch In Time
We have had a request from a Stay and Play parent to purchase a smock and a library bag. If there is anyone who likes sewing and would like to make several smocks or library bags, we could offer them to parents for a small cost perhaps as a fundraiser. Contact Joy Stewart if you are interested in this task.
We’re Invited – to The Adelaide Connection Jazz Choir – live @ The Morialta Uniting Church
September 16th, 2 pm-4 pm (incl. 20 min interval), 26 Chapel Street, Magill. Tickets $20 – see flyer on Noticeboard
Uniting Church Adult Fellowships Mt Lofty Celebration (Nairne Uniting Church)
Invite you to join them on Wednesday 26th Sept at 3 Allargue St, Nairne – details on flyer on Noticeboard.
Electronic Giving – Forms are available or speak to Treasurer Glen Luestner for more information.
Pastoral care – Please contact a member of our Pastoral Care Oversight Team for assistance:
Rev Linda Driver 0458 500 656 Bob Stevenson 0400 641 242
Brenton Summers 0400 632 829 Ann Brown 0413 581 554
Can we support you in prayer? Here’s how:
Prayer Chain – send an email to, or call Brenton Summers, who will pass your prayer request on to a group of people who faithfully pray in response to Prayer Chain emails.
Confidential Prayers – if the issue is more personal you are invited to contact Linda for individual prayer
or one the members of the Pastoral Care Oversight team (Brenton Summers, Ann Brown, Bob Stevenson and Linda). All prayer requests going to the team will be kept strictly confidential within this team.
Prayers for Others (Sunday Worship) – Linda provides our Worship Leaders with prayer points as appropriate. Prayer points are also sourced from the Prayer Chain. If you have something you would like to be included in Prayers for Others, please contact Linda. “We are all called to pray for one another, and so we are all encouraged to offer to pray for, or with others, especially if they share a concern with you.” (James 5:13-16
Wider Church News- Please use the link to UC e-news at http://sa.uca.org.au/uc-e-news/
Website – We encourage you to visit our website: www.athelstonechurch.org.au
Newsletter contributions – Please email email@example.com by 5pm Wed.
Inner Wheel Club of North East are having a Market Day on Saturday 27th October
10am-3pm at Campbelltown Council Function Centre – see noticeboard.
16th September – Proverbs 1:20-33; Ps 19; Jas 3:1-12; Mark 8:27-38
23rd September – Proverbs 31:10-31; Ps 1; James 3:13-43, 7-8a; Mark 9:30-37
|16 September||23 September|
|Preacher||Linda||Rev Tony Nancarrow|
|Flowers||Sue Richards||Ruth Henderson|
|Door Stewards & Offering||Jan & Gus||Ann & David Tubb|
|Offering Count||Trevor G/Don B||Dave W/Glen|
|Tea & Coffee||Marie & Friederike||Jayne & Lynton|
|Building Steward||Don||Richard Read|
What’s on this Week (17th – 23rd September)
|Monday||4.45-6.45 pm||Waratah Calisthenics Club||Auditorium|
|Tuesday||9.30-11.15 am||Pilates||Top Hall|
|9.30 am||Book Club||Coffee Shop|
|10.00-11.00 am||U3A Yoga||Auditorium|
|6.30-7.30 pm||Reach your Feat (Stretch&Balance)||Top Hall|
|Wednesday||6.00-8.00 pm||Waratah Calisthenics Club||Auditorium|
|6.30-7.30 pm||Reach your Feat (Circuit)||Top Hall|
|Thursday||5.30-7.30 pm||Reach your Feat (Stretch&Balance)||Top Hall|
|Friday||10.00–12 noon||Friendship Club (Travel Talk)||Auditorium|
|Saturday||10.00-11.00 am||Waratah Calisthenics Club||Auditorium|
|9.30-10.30 am||Pilates||Top Hall|
|10.30-11.30 am||Pilates||Top Hall|
|Sunday||9.30 am||Worship Service||Auditorium|
|6.00 pm||Prayer Walk||Meet at Church|