Newsletter for Sunday 30th September 2018

Newsletter for Sunday 30th September 2018





Sunday 30th September 2018


Greetings and welcome to this week’s newsletter


Linda is on Study leave, returning Tuesday 2nd October


Sunday 30 September – 6pm

Chill Night – a small lowkey gathering for those who are available. Meet at the ‘usual’ table at The Rezz for dinner and debrief what’s been happening on Sunday nights in recent weeks. Thanks to The Rezz staff for their wonderful hospitality.


Let’s make September Operation Christmas Child month!

I will have a display table up each Sunday in September. These are things that you can take to put in your boxes.

Remember: If you are unable to make up a shoebox, any donations towards the costs are always welcome.

Suggested priorities for the most useful items with boy/girl in mind:

Education                            exercise book, 1 or 2 lead pencils, eraser, coloured pencils, pencil bag

Health                                  toothbrush, facecloth, comb/brush

Clothing                               skirt or shorts, polo or t-shirt

Item for Play                      ball, skipping rope, car

Soft toy/something to cuddle                    bear, doll, koala, kangaroo, animal glove puppet

Special                 carry/shoulder bag, beanie, hat or cap, sparkly necklaces, bracelets, hair clips, ribbons, sunglasses, magnifying glass, work tool (small wrench), whistle, flute or mouth organ, jumbo chalk – 3 or 4 in a snap-lock bag.                                                                                                                Blessings to you all, Friederike


ToFs will be meeting on Tuesday October 2nd at the church from 2pm

We will be making up shoe boxes with gifts and goodies as suggested in the displays at church.

Please bring along items to be distributed amongst the boxes.   We’ll enjoy a cuppa and chat as usual.

All welcome, Ros and Jenny



The next meeting of our fledging “Threads” is on Thursday 4th October at 3.00pm the venue is the Indigo Coffee Shop at the Athelstone Shopping Centre.   The survey did not conclusively show a preference for days and times and it may be that we have a “changeable” group in regard to time and venue so we can include everyone interested.

and yes, of course, invite your friends.                                                                                                  Sharyn


Campbelltown Council’s School Holiday Program for the October school holidays.

Heaps of free and low cost activities for children and families. In particular, a free bike skills session through Ride-a-Bike Right on Tuesday 2 October, 10am–12pm at the Lochiel Park Golf Course in the carpark – see Noticeboard


Morialta Uniting Church Quiz Night

Saturday 13th October, 6.30pm for 7.00pm start. $10 per person

Byo nibbles, soft drinks, wine, beer, etc.  Tea & Coffee provided.  (26 Chapel Street, Magill)  –  see Noticeboard


Uniting Communities Eastern Services

In the cold winter months for many years now, the Athelstone UC congregation have been great supporters of the Uniting Communities Eastern Services office at Beulah Park by providing tinned food for distribution for those in need.Please place any items on the table inside the Church.  Thanks,   Brenton Summers

Spring Fair – 3rd November   –   8am–1pm

We hope you have found some items to donate to the Spring Fair which is looming quickly.  With the exception of large furniture items, good saleable items are required.   This includes toys, books, giftware, glass and crockery items, kitchen ware, puzzles, games, manchester, clothes, artworks, DVD’s etc .  It is planned that the shed will be open every Sunday morning from 30th September – 9.15-9.30am for convenient drop off.

To ensure that everything is ready to go for our Spring Fair, there will be a short meeting on

Sunday, 7th October after church at around 11am.

Everyone is welcome and if you have been involved in setting up and organising stalls previously, we certainly depend on your help again.  Please put this date in your diary.   Let’s look forward to our Spring Fair and

I encourage everyone to get involved in some way.   For all enquiries, please see Di Curtis (0419-862-606)

Term 4  –  23rd October,  6th November,  20th November,  4th December

We will finish the term with a FULL HOUSE, and no respite in sight for Term 4!  We continue to have inquiries from new families and would appreciate more adult helpers on the already active team.  Every contribution, however small or large, is appreciated, so if you would like to join us in this outreach to our local community, please make contact.  All offers are welcome.   Bruce and Joy Stewart

Phone: 83362671 or Email:



Sally Stamp

This is a fundraising group operated by the Uniting Church Adult Fellowship in SA.  They collect and prepare used stamps for resale to fund a variety of different ministries.  They are always in need of postage stamps in good condition to add to their work.  Last year was exceptional as they raised over $7,000 towards freight and relocation costs for South Pacific School Aid Inc. to send shipments to the Pacific Islands and beyond.  The group was also able to donate $1,000 to Frontier Services Outback Patrol.  So please keep dropping off your used stamps at Church!


Electronic Giving –  Forms are available or speak to Treasurer Glen Luestner for more information.


Pastoral care –  Please contact a member of our Pastoral Care Oversight Team for assistance:

Rev Linda Driver 0458 500 656                     Bob Stevenson 0400 641 242

Brenton Summers 0400 632 829 Ann Brown 0413 581 554


Prayer Requests

Can we support you in prayer? Here’s how:

Prayer Chain – send an email to, or call Brenton Summers, who will pass your prayer request on to a group of people who faithfully pray in response to Prayer Chain emails.

Confidential Prayers – if the issue is more personal you are invited to contact Linda for individual prayer
or one the members of the Pastoral Care Oversight team (Brenton Summers, Ann Brown, Bob Stevenson and Linda). All prayer requests going to the team will be kept strictly confidential within this team.

Prayers for Others (Sunday Worship) – Linda provides our Worship Leaders with prayer points as appropriate. Prayer points are also sourced from the Prayer Chain. If you have something you would like to be included in Prayers for Others, please contact Linda.  “We are all called to pray for one another, and so we are all encouraged to offer to pray for, or with others, especially if they share a concern with you.” (James 5:13-16


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Newsletter contributions – Please email by 5pm Wed.


Lectionary readings

30th September – Est 7:1-6, 9-10; 9:20-22  Ps 124;  James 5:13-20,  Mark 9:38-50

7th October – Job 1:1; 2:1-10,  Psalm 26;  Hebrews 1:1-4; 2:5-12,  Mark 10:2-16


  30th September 7th October
Preacher The Music Team Linda
Worship Leader Di Robyn
Singers Jeff/Jeanine/Lynton/Ann B Bob/Allan/Marie
Keyboard Gerald Shelley
Guitar Chris/Shelley Grant/Chris/Ann P
Data Projector Dave  
Flowers Jenny Riggall Marie Hickman
Door Stewards & Offering Crisi & Sam Coralie & Brenton
Notices Sylvia Don
Scripture Reader Ann Tubb Jayne
Offering Count Sylvia/Lynton N Don/Sam G
Tea & Coffee Jan & Gus Friederike/Marie H
Sound Tara Noel
Building Steward Eric Paul




What’s on this Week   (1st – 7th October)

Monday 4.45-6.45 pm Waratah Calisthenics Club Auditorium
Tuesday 9.30-11.15 am Pilates Top Hall
  9.30 am Book Club Coffee Shop
  2.00 pm Tof’s  –  Shoeboxes Lwr Hall
  6.30-7.30 pm Reach your Feat  (Stretch&Balance) Top Hall
Wednesday 6.00-8.00 pm Waratah Calisthenics Club Auditorium
  6.30-7.30 pm Reach your Feat (Circuit) Top Hall
Thursday 5.30-6.30 pm Reach your Feat  (Stretch&Balance) Top Hall
Friday   School Holidays – No Friendship Club  
Saturday 10.00-11.00 am Waratah Calisthenics Club Auditorium
  9.30-10.30 am Pilates Top Hall
  10.30-11.30 am Pilates Top Hall
Sunday 9.30 am Worship Service Auditorium
  11.00 am Spring Fair Meeting (very short) Lwr Hall
  6.00 pm Evening Worship Chapel