Newsletter Sunday 4th June 2017

Newsletter Sunday 4th June 2017




Sunday 4th June 2017

Packing Day is here!!
We will be collecting, sorting and packing on Sunday 4th, Mon 5th and morning of Tues 6th June.   Goods can be dropped at the church on the afternoon of Sunday June 5th 12 – 4pm and Mon 6th in the morning. If you are able to help at the church on any of the days ie Sunday, Monday and Tuesday morning please let me know.. Many Thanks,  Ros Howland.
Our June meeting is on the Tuesday of Packing Day (June 6th).  As Jenny and I are assisting with this event we invite all ladies to to help with the packing and for morning tea at the church.  Packing is from 9am and morning tea approx. 10.30am.  We hope you can join us.  Jenny and Ros


Sounds of Silence 
Sunday June 18 at 8.15 am gathering in the warmth of the lower lounge/chapel !! Please join us for a time of contemplation prior to morning worship   – we are going to listen to some very contrasting versions of the song “Sounds of Silence” and then reflect on our impressions and responses. Please feel very welcome to join us. Lee O’Connell   –
Come and join us with your preschoolers and babies on alternate Tuesdays (even weeks of school term) from 10-00 a.m. to 11-30 a.m. at Athelstone Uniting Church, corner of Fox Avenue & Kantilla Drive Dates for 2017- Term 2 – 6th June -20th June – 4th July.
New Links  We have welcomed new families to Stay and Play again this term. It is pleasing to see that we are forging links with the Calisthenics Group that are using the church as well as our banner continuing to draw local families to us. There is a possibility that Bruce and Joy will be away on a REVISE trip early next term, as well as probably losing Michael for the rest of the year.  With the increasing enrolments, we would really appreciate some more helpers on the team, so even if you only feel you can support us for one session, please speak to either Bruce or Joy.  Families continue to give us great feedback of their appreciation of the “team effort” involved and we know we are making a difference to young families’ lives. Email
Wirra Words of the Week
Natural rainfall is never enough for a garden.  Natural rainfall is enough for a wirra.”  Wal Bushman.  Correa glabra var.turnbullii (narrow bell correa), is the more common and widely distributed relation to last month’s plant Correa glabra var.leucoclada(rock correa).  It is found on rocky hills and plains in dryer habitat.  It’s flowers are red with green tips, and the leaves are smoother rather than the hairy almost whitish underside of the rock correa.  They also flower mainly in winter, are easily propogated by cuttings, are adaptable to pruning, and will attract honeyeaters to your home garden
Keep this date free – Saturday August 5th
For this Year’s BBQ for Wider Mission at the home of Allan and Deb – 7 pm Saturday August 5. Cost $ 25. Proceeds to Freshwater Supply, Kiribati
Membership Records 2017 Update
Thanks to everyone who has helped by giving us updated details on their membership status. This will make it easier for us to do several things…. It will make voting for a new minister easier at our congregational meeting on the 4th of June.  It will help us keep track of our members for purposes of pastoral care and it will help us in understanding our discipleship.  If you still wish to help get our records clear and have yet to do so then please email or call myself or Sharyn in the office ( Geoff Hurst
 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.
Wider Church
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Friendship Club  
Friday 2nd June 10.00am – Biggest Morning Tea
Bible Readings
4th June – Acts 2. 1-21, Psalm 104.24- , 1 Corinthians 12.3b-13, John 20. 19-23,
11th June – Genesis 1.1 & 2-4a, Psalm 8, 2 Corinthians 13.11-13, Matthew 28.16-20
Roster for 11th June 2017

9.30am 6.00pm
Flowers Sue Richards
Steward(s) & Offering Ann & David Tubb
Notices Brenton Summers
Scripture Reader Lee O’Connell
Offering Count D Walker & Friederike A-W Noel Wrede
Tea & Coffee Sheralyn R & Leanne S
Sound Tara Shirlock
Data Projector Dean
Building Steward Richard Read

What’s on this Week   (4th – 11th June)
Sunday                                 9.30am Church Service & Congregation Meeting,  12.00- 4.00pm Packing Day
Monday               9.00 – ?  Packing Day (Auditorium) 4.45-6.45 pm Waratah Calisthenics Club (Top Hall)
Tuesday               9.00 – ? Packing Day (Auditorium) 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 pm Friendship Club (Auditorium)
Saturday              10.00-11.00 am Waratah Calisthenics Club (Auditorium)
Sunday                 9.30 am Church Service, 6.00 pm Evening Service  – Chapel