Newsletter for Sunday 26th February 2017

Newsletter for Sunday 26th February 2017



Sunday 26th February 2017

Morning Tea this Sunday
Members are invited to contribute to a pleasant morning tea this Sunday to share with Gemma and Wayne Round and their family and friends as we celebrate Zoe’s baptism.
The Church Council meets on the third Tuesday of each month usually at the Church Centre at 7.30 pm. Items from the second meeting for the year, held on Tuesday 21 February, included:
Ø  Finalisation of the Church Profile and Joint Nominating Committee coming out of the Congregational meeting last Sunday (19.02.2017). These items have been forward to Synod.
Ø  Treasurer’s Report involving the January Financial Statements, Audit requirements, Book-Keeping arrangements, various licence agreements and Uniting Church contributions to Synod and Networks. Enquiries are being made on licences and contributions.
Ø  Discussion on the formation of Portfolio Groups to carry out current activities and future initiatives of Athelstone UC.
Please feel free to discuss these items or other items of interest to you with your Church Council member.
Victoria Pederick. Chairperson/Michael O’Connell. Secretary
The Church has been successful in being awarded a Campbelltown Council Community grant for $2000 for the Wirra Children’s garden.  We acknowledge Council’s contribution of this grant and we look forward to using these funds for the further development of the garden.
Jeff Dry
Thank you to the “Athelstone Angels” who have continued the tidy-up in the Chapel and the kitchen.  Some things have been “moved” so check with Sharyn and she may be able to assist you.
Our next ToFs meeting will be on Tuesday March 7th at 2pm here at the Church.  Jenny Hurst will be sharing what it was like living in the remote Pilbara region of WA.
Please join us for a cuppa and a great time of fellowship as we listen to Jenny’s experiences.

Church Garden Working Bee

There is a garden working bee on the 3rd Saturday of each month.  So the next one will be on the
18th March 9am-11 am.  All welcome.   Lyndon

World Day of Prayer -Friday 3rd March at 10.15 am

This will be held In the Hectorville Catholic Community in Annunciation Church at 20 Montacute Road, Hectorville.
The Theme is – “Am I being unfair to you”.
Car parking available on the western side of church, and morning tea will be after the service
Friendship Club
Friday, 24th February, 10 am in the Church – Food Auction (change in programme)
Friday, 3rd March, 10 am in the Church – Pancake Day
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Stay and Play Playgroup

From 9-30 a.m. to 11-00 a.m. at Athelstone Uniting Church, corner Fox Ave  and Kantilla Dve
Term 1                  7th March           21st March          4th April
Term 2                  9th May               23rd May            6th June               20th June            4th July
Several of our past helpers will not be available this year, so if anyone feels they would have skills of furniture moving, adult counselling or a desire to work with preschoolers, please come and join the team “on deck” for Stay and Play. Police checks can be arranged through Sharyn in the office. We are looking forward to another great year so come and join us.                                                  Bruce & Joy Stewart  Phone: 83362671 or Email:
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Bible Readings

26th February – Exodus 24:12-18,  Psalms 2 or 99,  2 Peter 1:16-21,  Matthew 17:1-9
5th March – Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-7,  Psalms 32,  Romans 5:12-19,  Matthew 4:1-11

Roster for 5th March 2017

  9.30am 6.00pm
Flowers Marie Hickman  
Steward(s) & Offering Jenny & David Riggall  
Notices Sylvia Maywald  
Scripture Reader Noel Maywald  
Data Projector    
Sound Don Brown  
Building Steward Eric Hurrell  
Offering Count F Ashby-Weiss/S George A Nuryanto/N Wrede
Tea & Coffee Sylvia & Noel Maywald  


What’s on this Week   (27th February – 5th March)

Monday               4.45-6.45 pm Waratah Calisthenics Club (Auditorium)
Tuesday               10.00-11.00 am U3A Yoga,  5.30-7.30 pm Reach your Feat
Wednesday        6.00-8.00 pm Waratah Calisthenics Club (Auditorium),  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 (Auditorium)
Sunday                 9.30 am Church Service     6 pm Church Service