Newsletter for Sunday 3rd September 2017

Newsletter for Sunday 3rd September 2017

 

 

 

Sunday, 3rd September 2017
 
Name Badges
As we welcome Linda and Paul into our Community I would like to remind you to be diligent in wearing your name badge each week.   Dean and I have moved into many congregations, including Athelstone, and know how difficult it is to remember so many new names.   People only introduce themselves once or twice and after that the new comers are on their own.   While it may seem a small thing it makes a huge difference to feeling welcome.
I encourage you to be diligent in this.                                                                                                                                     Nola Pearce
 
Kiribati Fresh Water Project
Thanks to the initiative of Jeff and Jeanine last Sunday and a couple more donations we received, we have now reached $2425 towards our target figure of $2500 for the Fresh Water project.   Let’s see if we can reach or pass our target this Sunday !     The people of Kiribati will be grateful for whatever we send them.
Recent news is that Naracoorte congregation ( with whom we are joined in promoting the Fresh Water project ) has been told that further progress has been made in putting into place the means of fresh water delivery via a special paint coating on roofs and gutters and the provision of concrete (or brick) water tanks.
 
Calling all Quiz Masters
We are holding a Quiz Night on Saturday November 11th from 7pm.   Cost $15 per person.  Plenty of great prizes and competitions.  Why not invite your friends for a fun night.  More details to come in future newsletters but make sure you mark this date in your diary.    Hope to see you there.                                                                                                     Jeff Dry
 
Rosters Time Again
Rosters for October, November & December will be made up in the next week or so.  If anyone has particular dates to be considered, contact Gus Robin, by tel. 8337 0011, by email jg.robin@bigpond.com, or in person, as soon as possible.
 
Spring Fair Meeting  –  17th September
To ensure that everything is ready to go for our Spring Fair on 21st October, there will be a short meeting on Sunday 17th September after church at around 11am.   Everyone is welcome to come and especially those setting up and organising stalls, 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)
 
ToFs  –  It’s SHOEBOX time again!
Ladies are asked to bring their goods to our next meeting this coming Tuesday, September 5th for packing.     We will meet at the Church at 2 pm.
We have received a number of items from neighbouring Churches, to ‘kick start’ our boxes.
These consist of a good number of girls’ skirts, shoulder bags for both boys & girls and a large number of pencil casesWe also have a bag full of knitted teddies.
Any queries please contact Jenny Riggall, as Ros will be away on holidays.       Phone 8395 0112
 
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.
 
Shoe Boxes of Love
I have the brochures and boxes for these; if you would like one, just let me know.
Although we will not be collecting them until late September/early October you could already be sewing, knitting or buying.   Thank you for your past involvement in this program.  Any questions please talk to Friederike 0458078839
 
 
Spring Fair Yarn bombing
The theme for the children’s activities in the wirra is “Birds, Baking and Books”.
If you would like to help yarn bomb some trees this year we are looking for knitters and crocheters to make simple bird shapes, or to make lengths of wool in greens and browns, to wrap around the trees.  Joy or Sharyn can provide you with measurements of trees, some wool and also simple bird patterns. Come and join the fun!                      Joy Stewart
 
 
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
(cr Fox Ave & Kantilla Dve). Term 3 dates  –   12th September, 26th September
For enquiries please contact either Sharyn in the office or Joy & Bruce Stewart on 83362671 or email bruceandjoy@bigpond.com.
 
 
Adelaide Royal Show   –  1st – 10th  September, 2017
The Red Dove Cafe will be opening at the 2017 Show in a brand new location (South Eastern corner of the Wayville Showgrounds near the Exhibition Dairy and Horse Area) and we look forward to serving everyone who visits.
Come see us!
 
Wider Church – Please continue to use the link to UC e-news at    http://sa.uca.org.au/uc-e-news/
 
Notice Board – Please continue to check the notice board for information of neighboring events and news.
 
Bible Readings
3rd September – Exodus 3: 1-15, Psalm 105:1-6, Romans 12:9-21, Matthew 16:21-28
     Bible Readings to be used in this week’s service – Psalm 100;  Philippians 4:4-9
10th September – Exodus 12:1-14, Psalm 149, Romans 13:8-14, Matthew 18:15-20
     Bible Readings to be used in this week’s service – Psalm 105:1-6,34c;  Romans 12:9-21
 
Roster for 10th September 2017

9.30am 6.00pm
Flowers Jenny Riggall
Steward(s) & Offering Crisi & Sam George
Notices Brenton Summers
Scripture Reader Jayne Nicholas
Offering Count L Nicholas/D Brown G Luestner
Tea & Coffee Coralie & Brenton Summers
Sound Tara Shirlock
Data Projector Dave
Building Steward Noel Maywald

What’s on this Week   (4th – 10th September)
Monday               4.45-6.45 pm Waratah Calisthenics Club (Auditorium)
Tuesday               9.30 11.00 am Book Club (Coffee Shop), 10.00-11.00 am U3A Yoga (Auditorium),
2.00 pm ToFs (lower Hall),  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 Friendship Club – Gawler Cinema “The Zookeeper’s Wife”
Saturday              10.00-11.00 am Waratah Calisthenics Club (Auditorium)
Sunday                 9.30 am Church Service, 6.00 pm Evening Service (Chapel)