Newsletter for Sunday 2nd July 2017

Newsletter for Sunday 2nd July 2017




Sunday 2nd July 2017
N.A.I.D.C. Week
Today marks the beginning of N.A.I.D.O.C Week when we acknowledge Aboriginal people and their culture.
Theirs is a rich heritage and together we can walk this land as brothers and sisters.
Ministry at Athelstone
Rev. Linda Driver will be inducted at a special service held at the church on Wednesday the 30th of August at 7:30pm. Afterwards there will be a shared supper. Please mark the date in your diaries.  All are welcome!
Winter BBQ, Saturday, August 5th
Tickets are selling well for this popular event so get yours today from Friederike for $25
Under-cover dining will be available if needed.  BYO drinks and nibbles.   Everything else will be provided.
Car pooling essential for parking.  Venue capacity: 60.  Proceeds to support the provision of freshwater for Kiribati.
We’re meeting together at Elbios this Tuesday, July 4th, so wear some stars, stripes or a touch of red, white and blue.
All women welcome to join us at 67 Graves St, Newton from 2pm for a cuppa and catch up.           Jenny & Ros
News from Church Council
Some points from our last meeting

  • Bruce and Joy Stewart shared with us about the progress in the Wirra, reflecting on the journey up to this point and where to next. Please have a wander and check out all the amazing changes that are happening.
  • Ruth Carter was appointed as acting Church Council Secretary whilst Mike O’Connell is away. Thanks Ruth for volunteering your time and expertise!
  • The Audit of AUC finances for 2016 was received and accepted.
  • Get excited – in July we are going to be talking about stewardship!

If you want to know more, or have a great idea, please chat to our church council members. Thanks for your continuing prayers and support.                                                                                                                                                      Victoria Pederick
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
Notice Board
Please continue to check the notice board for information of neighboring events and news.
Friendship Club  
Friday 30th June – B U G S                             Friday 7th July Christmas in July – lunch – $5 gift
Come and join us with your preschoolers and babies on alternate Tuesdays
(even weeks of school term) from 10-00 am to 11-30 am
at Athelstone Uniting Church, corner Fox Ave and Kantilla Drive
DATES for Term 3 2017
1st August, 15th August, 29th August
12th September, 26th September
We have farewelled Michael for the rest of the year and Joy and Bruce will be away for 1st August and possibly 29th August.   Thankfully, we still have a skeleton team to maintain the high standards our carers and children have come to expect at Stay and Play.  However, numbers continue to rise and we need more helpers to allow the great team we already have, to take time for “R and R”, so please make contact, contribute and be part of this great outreach.
For enquiries please contact either Sharyn in the office or Joy and Bruce Stewart on 83362671 or email
Bible Readings
2nd July – Genesis 22.1-14, Psalm 13, Romans 6.12-23, Matthew 10.40-42
9th July – Genesis 24.34-38, Psalm 45. 10-17 or Romans 7:15-25a, Matthew 11.16-19, 25-30
Roster for 9th July 2017

9.30am 6.00pm
Flowers Jenny Riggall
Steward(s) & Offering Sheralyn & Pat
Notices Don Brown
Scripture Reader Jayne Nicholas
Offering Count D Walker/L Nicholas P Howland
Tea & Coffee Sheralyn & Leanne
Sound Don Brown
Data Projector Samantha
Building Steward Eric Hurrell

What’s on this Week   (3rd – 9th July)
Monday               4.45-6.45 pm Waratah Calisthenics Club (Auditorium)
Tuesday               9.30 am Book Club (Coffee Shop) 10.00 am Stay & Play (lower Hall)
10.00- 11.00am U3A Yoga (Auditorium), 2.00 pm Tofs (Elbios) 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              10.00-11.00 am Waratah Calisthenics Club (Auditorium)
Sunday                 9.30 am Church Service, 6.00 pm Evening Service (Chapel)