Newsletter for Sunday 16th September 2018

Newsletter for Sunday 16th September 2018

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.

Blessings,  Linda


Messy Church

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.


Housekeeping Issues

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:


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


Prayer Requests

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


Website –  We encourage you to visit our website:


Newsletter contributions – Please email 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.


Lectionary readings

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
Worship Leader Meg Jeff
Singers Bob/Robyn/Ruth Jeanine/Friederike/Ann B
Keyboard Shelley Shelley
Guitar Chris/Dave Chris/Dave
Data Projector Samantha Samantha
Flowers Sue Richards Ruth Henderson
Door Stewards & Offering Jan & Gus Ann & David Tubb
Notices Sylvia Sylvia
Scripture Reader Sylvia Jayne
Offering Count Trevor G/Don B Dave W/Glen
Tea & Coffee Marie & Friederike Jayne & Lynton
Sound Don Noel
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