Newsletter for Sunday 30th April 2017

Newsletter for Sunday 30th April 2017

Sunday 30th April 2017

Emergency Appeal

You may already have given to support this urgent request through other organisations.  If you haven’t and wish to do so through Act for Peace there are envelopes available in the porch.  Your gift will save lives.

Sunday Evening Service

Recommences  on Sunday the 30th of April at 6.00pm

Wirra News

A huge thank you to Allan Amber with apprentice Bruce for our new climbing logs and table.  The new climbing logs will be a great asset to our activity area and the table has been added to the “nook”.  Please take time to have a look and even enjoy a climb or a sit in the wirra while you are there and guess the weight of the logs !


This coming Tuesday May 2nd will be visiting the Tea Tree Gully Heritage Museum
This includes a blacksmith demo by Fred Schmal, a tour over the museum and gardens and afternoon tea provided by the volunteers.    All friends, partners and members of our congregation are welcome.
When confirming our booking we have to advise the museum of our numbers (for catering purposes) so could you please confirm with Jenny or Ros if attending. (also let us know if you require transport).
We will be leaving from the Church at 1.15 pm.   Cost $10.00 includes entrance fee and afternoon tea.

Packing Day

Packing Day is happening again this year.
We will be collecting, sorting and packing on Sunday 4th, Mon 5th and morning of Tues 6th June.  Athelstone is packing for 4 Northern Territory coastal communities so the majority of our requirements will be summer weight clothing
However, Mens and Boys jeans and slacks will be suitable. Also light weight jumpers and cardigans for all ages and gender would be appropriate.  Other items that can be collected include:
Beanies for all ages. Manchester (cotton rugs; not heavy woollen blankets or dunas). Books, sewing aids, toys, toiletries, Good News bibles.
Goods can be dropped at the church on the afternoon of Sunday June 5th 12 – 4pm and Mon 6th in the morning. If you are able to help at the church on any of the days ie Sunday, Monday and Tuesday morning please let me know. Pass the word around to your friends and families for donations, in particular lighter weight garments and plenty of menswear
Many Thanks,  Ros Howland

2017 Christmas Tree Festival

In November we will again be holding our Christmas Tree Festival.
Preparations are already underway and we are looking for assistance in organising this year’s event. We will be holding an initial meeting to chat about the Festival on Monday the 1st of May at 7:30pm at Julie Goldsmith’s house. If you are interested in being involved or would like further information, please give Julie a call on 8337 0815 or 0418 811 556.

Wider Church

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Community Outreach Network

Just a reminder that next week is our 2nd Gathering for the year at West Lakes.
Please remind your congregation members that anyone is welcome to attend the Gatherings.
“West Lakes Gathering” Bartlett Tce. West Lakes Shore SA 5020
Engaging with Community
Church/Flinders University Partnership
Example of Marion-Warradale Uniting Church
Date:  Tuesday 2nd May 2017 Time: 6.15 pm
Come and share in a wonderful night of fellowship, beginning with a time to chat and catch up with old and new friends, as we share in a banquet of food. Followed by devotions and then we’ll be hearing from  Cam Opie  on Community Development, M-W Uniting Church. Mary Duncan – Manager Field Education, Flinders University and one of the Flinders University Student as they lead us through a workshop on how they have worked together to engage within the community. Brian Dunstan Ph 041 399 4837

Stay and Play Playgroup

10.00 to 11.30 am (please note change of time) at Athelstone Uniting Church, corner Fox Avenue & Kantilla Drive.
Term 2                  9th May               23rd May            6th June               20th June            4th July
Bruce & Joy Stewart  Phone: 83362671 or Email:

Bible Readings

30th April –  Acts 2:14a-36-41, Psalm 116: 1-4, 12-19, 1 Peter 1:17-23,  Luke 24: 13-35
7th May – Acts 2:42-47, Psalm 23, 1 Peter 2:2-10, John 14:1-14

Roster for 7th May 2017

  9.30am 6.00pm
Flowers Sue Richards  
Steward(s) & Offering Raelene and Bob Anderson  
Notices Don Brown  
Scripture Reader Ann Tubb  
Data Projector Samantha Walker  
Sound Don Brown  
Building Steward Paul Howland  
Offering Count Lynton N and Gus R Andreas
Tea & Coffee Jayne and Lynton Nicholas  

What’s on this Week   (30th April  –  7th May)

Monday               4.45-6.45 pm Waratah Calisthenics Club (Auditorium)
Tuesday               9.30-11.00 am Book Club at Coffee Shop, 10.00-11.00 am Yoga (Auditorium), TOFS meet at 1.15 pm, 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                    Friendship Club 10.00 am – 12.00 pm (Auditorium)
Saturday              10.00-11.00 am Waratah Calisthenics Club (Auditorium)
Sunday                 9.30 am Church Service