Newsletter for Sunday 23rd October 2016

Newsletter for Sunday 23rd October 2016

Sunday 23rd October 2016

Mission Planning Workshop on Friday 28th October
This meets at 6.00pm for tea.  We plan for the evening to conclude by 8.30pm.  We will provide the meat for the BBQ. Bring a salad or a desert to share.
The questions we will address are…

  1. What can we do together? (What would be interesting? What would be engaging? What would play to our strengths?)
  2. What would our ministry look like to support these things? (What characteristics and strengths in ministry do we want for our next placement? How can our congregation support that?)
  3. What 3-5 things can we focus on for the next 3-5 years? Geoff

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.
Athelstone Uniting Church is hosting the inaugural Twilight Site Visit inviting the community to see the outdoor play area at our church on Monday 31st October at 5 pm.  See Joy Stewart – info on Noticeboard.
More Information for Fete & Garage Sale – 5th November – 7am–1pm
Our Fete and Garage Sale is just a few weeks away now.  The signs are up and please share this event with all your neighbours and friends to make it a great community day and raise some funds for our church as well.
Some stalls to highlight are:
Fruit & Veg – Will you need Fruit & Veg that week?  Hold off and purchase at the Fete – Allan Amber will once again have a great array of fresh produce.
B.B.Q. – Don’t have breakfast at home!  Come to the Fete for a delicious cooked BBQ Breakfast provided by Michael O’Connell and team.
Second Hand Clothes – An array of clothes will be on sale in the church – 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 – Among them “cook in the nook”, a “musical fence” and “bubbles” and “fish making”.
We could do with donations of blue, green or white wool (ocean colours)  Thank you to those who have already contributed, however we could also do with thick (8 plus ply) bright coloured wool for the “fish”   There is a box in the church foyer for yarn donations.  Thank you to those who are knitting already.  Talk to Joy if you wish to be involved.
Top Hall – Bric-a-brac, books, toys, kitchen ware – Di Curtis is collecting items for this and would appreciate some help selling – it’s a lot of fun, please see Di 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
Devonshire Tea – Enjoy morning tea in the church.  Robyn Stevenson is coordinating this. Donations of fresh scones, jams and cream would be appreciated.
For Donations of Goods, Pickup and Volunteering on Stalls – Please see Trev Curtis and Allan Amber
For Setting Up of Marquees – Help is needed early to set up tables and marquees – Please see Trev Curtis if you can help
All hands on deck to prepare for our event!                         Thursday 3rd November – 7.30pm
Friday 4th November – 7.30pm
Saturday 5th November – 6am                                   at the Church

Please note – there is No Service this Sunday Evening (23rd) at 6pm.
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. 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.

Uniting Communities – Cans of Food – These are still greatly accepted and appreciated.

Friendship Club – Friday, 28th October 10 am – Painting with Tracy – $2 donation for materials.

Wider Church – Please continue to use the link to UC e-news at


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

23rd October – Jl 2:23-32,   Psalm 65,   2 Timothy 4:6-8,16-18   Luke 18:9-14
30th October – Habakkuk 1:1-4,   Psalm 119:137-144,   2 Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11-12   Luke 19:1-10

Rosters  –  30th October 2016

9.30am 6.00pm
Flowers Carole Walter
Steward(s) & Offering Coralie & Brenton Summers
Notices Don Brown
Scripture Reader Barbara Hurrell
Data Projector
Sound Noel Maywald
Building Steward Richard Read
Offering Count S Maywald/J Dry N Wrede/C Pritchard
Tea & Coffee Sylvia & Noel Maywald O’Hara
Bakery Run O’Hara


What’s on this Week   (24th – 30th October)

Monday               4.45-6.45 pm Waratah Calisthenics Club
Tuesday               9.0 am Stay & Play,  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
Friday                    10.00-12.00 Friendship Club ,  6.00pm Mission Planning Workshop (BBQ tea then Meeting)
Saturday              10.00-11.00 am Waratah Calisthenics Club
Sunday                 9.30 am Church Service (God’s Patch);   6 pm Church Service