Newsletter for Sunday 30th October 2016

Newsletter for Sunday 30th October 2016




Sunday 30th October 2016

God’s Patch Invitation – Sunday 30th October- 9.30am for 10.00am
We have made a few minor changes to the information including calling the service God’s Patch ( instead of Our Patch as we were made aware that is a patented name/organisation) we have clarified the intention for those wishing to bring a plant to the service and also corrected the location of the picnic to Foxfield Oval.  Updated Invitations at Church Door.
Fete & Garage Sale – 5th November – 7am–1pm
The Fete & Garage Sale is less than a week away and we hope everyone is looking forward to being together to make the day a great success.  To prepare for the day, and after, we need helpers on:
Thursday and Friday nights at 7.30pm
Thursday night – Completely empty goods from the shed into the top hall and church
Friday night – Empty boxes and sort items for sale in the top hall and pricing of goods.
(Last year this was all done in an hour – many hands make light work!!)
Saturday morning at 6.00am  –  Set up marquees, tables and stalls and empty the church of all goods
Saturday afternoon at 1pm – Packup
Reminders re Stalls
Hold off Fruit & Veg shopping till next Saturday.   Allan will have a wide variety of fresh produce to purchase.
B.B.Q. – Don’t have breakfast at home!  Come to the Fete for BBQ Breakfast provided by Michael O’Connell and team.
Second Hand Clothes –Donations of clothes would be much appreciated by Coralie Summers.
Buskers – Great entertainment assured.  Please see Grant Burton if you would like to participate!
Children’s Garden Activities – “cook in the nook”, “musical fence”, “bubbles” and “fish making”.  Talk to Joy if you wish to be involved.
Top Hall – Bric-a-brac, books, toys, kitchen ware –see Di Curtis if you can help even for an hour or two.
Cake Stall – Ann Brown would be very grateful for all donations of cakes, biscuits, savoury meals etc
Plant & Garden Stall – Please see Lyndon Rowe for donations of plants and garden items.  If possible please mark a price on your plants for sale at the Fete.  This will be helpful to the stall holders.
Flower Stall – If anyone has flowers which they can donate to this, please contact Carole Walter 83379358, she can arrange to collect them.
Devonshire Tea – Enjoy morning tea in the church.  Robyn Stevenson would appreciate donations of fresh scones, jams and cream.
Thank you to everyone for your enthusiastic involvement so far.  We’re looking forward to a great day.
Trevor Curtis, Eric Hurrell & Allan Amber
With Love to the World
The latest three-monthly edition has arrived, commencing on 7th November.  We have ordered several additional copies at a cost of $5.00.  Orders are in the church foyer for pick up.  If you would like to try this excellent devotional resource, please talk to Geoff or Sharyn.
Uniting Communities – Cans of Food – These are still greatly accepted and appreciated.
Friendship Club – Friday, 4th November 10 am – Melbourne Cup Sweep – bring small plate of food to share.
Samaritan’s Purse Shoeboxes
AUC completed 33 of these Shoeboxes.  The first container has been loaded and ready for shipping. Thanks to all!
Our AGM will be held on Sunday the 27th of November, after the 9:30am service.
In preparation, can each of the groups associated with Athelstone Uniting Church please submit a 2016 report to Sharyn ( by Wednesday the 9th of November.  If your group has a photograph to submit I will do my best to insert it with the report.  These will then be published and available prior to the meeting.
Church Council Nominations
Ros Howland, Robyn Stevenson, Lee O’Connell and Victoria Pederick have each completed their current 2 year term on Church Council. This opens up 4 positions on Church Council for 2017/2018. Please prayerfully consider who you would like to nominate for these positions. Ros Howland is not standing for re-election. Nomination forms will be available from next Sunday, with Nominations due to Victoria Pederick by Saturday the 12th of November.
Wider Church – Please continue to use the link to UC e-news at
Woodville Uniting Church – Sat, 12th Nov, 12.30pm-4.30pm – Healing Voices (see notice board for details)
Resources Ministery Centre (Level 2, 212 Pirie Street, Adelaide -Open day – Wed, 2nd Nov (see notice board)
Hosanna Excelsis – Fri, 11th Nov, 7.00pm – Invitation to Musical “Skinks vs Repcos!” (free ticket – see N/Board)
Contact for Notices
Please send all notices you wish included in our Newsletter to by Wednesday 6pm. If you wish to contact Sharyn in the Office the email address is
Bible Readings
30th October – Habakkuk 1:1-4,   Psalm 119:137-144,   2 Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11-12   Luke 19:1-10
6th November – Haggai 1:15b-2:9,   Psalm 145:1-5,   2 Thessalonians 2:1-5,13-17   Luke 20:27-38

Rosters    6th November 2016

  9.30am 6.00pm
Flowers Val Amber  
Steward(s) & Offering Sheralyn & Pat  
Notices Sylvia Maywald  
Scripture Reader Eric Hurrell  
Data Projector    
Sound Don Brown  
Building Steward Eric Hurrell  
Offering Count G Robin/F Ashby-Weiss A Nuryanto/G Luestner
Tea & Coffee Coralie & Brenton Summers Howland
Bakery Run   Howland


What’s on this Week   (31st October – 6th November)

Monday               4.45-6.45 pm Waratah Calisthenics Club
Tuesday               9.30 am Book Club,  10am-12.15pm U3A Yoga   5.30-7.30 pm Reach your Feat
Wednesday        6.00-8.00 pm Waratah Calisthenics Club;  6.30-7.30 pm Reach your Feat
Thursday             5.30-7.30 pm Reach your Feat,  7.30 pm Fete – empty shed
Friday                    10.00-12.00 Friendship Club,  7.30 pm Fete – sort and price
Saturday              7.00 am-1.00 pm Fete & Garage Sale
Sunday                 9.30 am Church Service   6 pm Church Service