Newsletter for sunday 9th October 2016

Newsletter for sunday 9th October 2016




Sunday 9th October 2016


Our next meeting is  Tuesday 11th October at 2pm at the church. (Note change of date)
We will be filling shoe boxes for children overseas to receive at Christmas. Please bring along suitable items for boys and girls aged 3 to 12 years and we will pack the boxes over a cuppa and chat. All women welcome.  Jenny and Ros

Shoeboxes   It is time to start packing your own shoeboxes!

Remember to pack something for a child to love; to wear; to play with; for school; for personal hygiene and something special.   Brochures and boxes are available after church. Cash donations are also welcome to help with the cost of sending the boxes to their new homes. The collection date will be sometime in October. If you can help in any way or need more information then please ask.   Friederike

Thanksgiving Service in the Garden for “Our Patch”

On Sunday 30th October – we are planning an inclusive service on our deck and in our front garden  connecting with others in our area with similar values.
This event  will be with a Thanksgiving for gardens and our environment.  Plan to meet at 9.30am in the church for a cuppa, before the service in the Garden at 10.00am and then morning tea afterwards.  Bring a plant as a focus for our worship.  You are invited to a byo picnic at the Maryvale Oval to complete the day together.
Fete & Garage Sale – to be held this year on November 5th – 7am –Hope you are all looking forward to the Fete and Garage Sale coming up just a month away.  If everyone can have a sort through/spring clean to identify any saleable items they may like to donate that would be much appreciated.
Come and enjoy all the usual Stalls, Second hand goods, second hand clothes, Bric-a-brac, Plants, Cakes, BBQ, Fruit & Veg, Drinks & Busking.   We are hoping that everyone in our church – will help in some way to make the day a great success.
Cake Stall – Ann Brown would be very grateful for all donations of cakes, biscuits, small meals etc
Plant and Garden Stall– Please see Lyndon Rowe for donations of plants and garden items
Buskers  – Please see Grant Burton
Devonshire Tea  –  Donations of fresh scones, jams and cream would be gratefully appreciated.  Please see: Robyn Stevenson,  Coordinator
For Donations of goods, Pick ups or volunteering on stalls – Please see Trev Curtis and Allan Amber
For setting up of Marquees – Please see Trev Curtis
Stay & Play are planning some children’s activities, on the day of the Fete & Garage Sale, among them “cook in the nook”, a “musical fence” and “bubbles” sounds like fun!!  Please start saving small plastic bottles, (spring water type) to assist with the bubble blowing.  What about “yarn bombing the trees in the garden to brighten up the precinct?  We could do with donations of blue, green or white yarn (“ ocean colours” ) and knitters, no technical skill required, long straight scarf type is what is needed. There is a box in the church foyer for yarn donations.  Talk to Joy Stewart if you wish to be involved.

Uniting Communities – Cans of Food

A big thank you goes out to the congregation of Athelstone Uniting Church for their continued generosity.   However this does not necessarily mean we have to stop and any continuing contributions will be greatly accepted.   Brenton
G’day friends of Athelstone Uniting
Our writing group has been discussing “Why do we write? What are we writing for?” while also swapping our stories for the month.  If you are interested in getting involved and coming to the next meeting on Thursday 13th of October @ 7:30 in the chapel then please ring or text Matthew Barker on 0416620913.
Night Owls Bowls at Payneham
For the past few years a group of bowling enthusiasts have been playing Night Owls between October and April at the Payneham Bowling Club.  If you are interested in joining a team, please contact Jeff Dry 0408 254 489.  (please note corrected mobile number)
Victor Harbor
A number of families will be holidaying together at the Adare Caravan Park, Victor Harbor, 7th to 14th January 2017.
If you would like to join them, please contact Trevor Curtis 0415 652 120 for more information.
No Friendship Club during School Holidays
Friday, 21st October 10 am – Chat & Chew.
The Church Rosters for October, November and December have been done and sent out.  If you require a hard copy, some are available in the front foyer otherwise just let me know you require one.   Thanks, Gus Robin

Wider Church

For news of the wider church in South Australia and beyond please continue to use the link to UC e-news at
New Times – October/November 2016 The October/November print edition of New Times is now online, and will soon be available to pick up in churches. It includes articles concerning nuclear waste, a new church planting initiative, KCO 2016, challenges and hopes for the church’s future, and much more. There are lots of letters and diary entries in this edition, too! Download or view the edition online using the links here.

Magill Church of Christ – Community Fair – Saturday 15th October  notice on board


Dernancourt UC – Fete and Auction – Saturday October 22nd

Campbelltown Schools Ministry Quiz Night Saturday October 22nd at Thorndon Park PS  – see notice


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

9th October – Jeremiah 29:1,4-7,   Psalm 66:1-12,   2 Timothy 2:8-15,   Luke 17:11-19
16th October  – Jeremiah 31: 27-34, Psalm 119: 97-104, 2 Timothy 3:14- – 4:5, Luke 18: 1-8

Rosters    16th October 2016

  9.30am 6.00pm
Flowers Raelene Anderson  
Steward(s) & Offering Crissi & Sam George  
Notices Don Brown  
Scripture Reader Jenny Riggall  
Offering Count Ray Walter & T Goldsmith D Mullins & G Luestner
Tea & Coffee Jan &Gus Robin Curtis
Bakery Run   Curtis
Sound Don Brown  
Building Steward Noel Maywald  
Data Projector    



What’s on this Week   (10th     17th October)

Monday               4.45-6.45 pm Waratah Calisthenics Club
Tuesday               2.00 pm Tof’s,   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, 7.30pm Neighbourhood Watch
Thursday             5.30-7.30 pm Reach your Feat, 7.30 Writing Group
Friday                    Friendship Club in recess over school holidays
Saturday              10.00-11.00 am Waratah Calisthenics Club
Sunday                 9.30 am Church Service;   6 pm Church Service