Friendship  Group   

What: This is a new group and it's free. Bring your neighbours and friends for a cuppa and a chat. Future activities could include book discussions, indoor bowls and shared activities e.g. board and card games.

When: 1st Friday and 3rd Wednesday in the month. Time 10.00 am for 10.30 start to 12.30 pm The next meeting, which will be the final meeting for this year, will be on Wednesday, 13th December. 

The first meeting for 2018 will be held on Wednesday, 17th January.

Where: In the Church Hall.

Contact: Phone 6424 1294 - Email: Contact Us page.

Sunday, 10th December 2017 - Advent 2 - Peace

Read below for: Men's group, community and church social functions, Presbytery, Church Council and much more!

SHARE is the welfare arm of the Uniting Church in Victoria and Tasmania. Anyone is able to donate to the work of SHARE at anytime during the year. This year SHARE has distributed $192,000 in grants in the Tasmanian Presbytery. This figure is comprised of $50,000 for Emergency Relief, $30,000 for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, $50,000 for Mission Critical - Volunteer Co-ordination, $50,000 for North West Pregnant and Young Parent Support and $12,000 for Parents on the Inside. 

Share - website

Christmas Bowl Appeal - This is an opportunity for Christians across Australia to respond to Christ's call - to show love to people just like us who are hungry, who are sick, and people who have been forced from their homes. Christmas Bowl envelopes are now available.

Mapoon Appeal - Thank you to all who supported this appeal. The total received was $1000.

Bread tags - please continue to save the tags from your loaves of bread. These are used to help provide wheelchairs for people who are unable to source them readily in their area. Bev reported that she has now received over 38,000 tags but many more are needed.

Sammy Stamp - don't forget to save your stamps. The UCAF Special Needs fund have issued grants totalling well over $737,151.36 to projects over the thirty seven years since union. Please remember to leave the stamps attached to paper and trim the stamps leaving a 1-2cm surround to enable adequate trimming. 

Beryl's Recycled Cards - One of our enterprising ladies, Beryl, supplies a range of attractive recycled cards for a variety of occasions. These cards are available each Sunday for only $2.00 each. All proceeds are donated to worthy causes. 

Recycled card update- From the sale of the cards this year, Beryl has been able to donate $1,180 from 21st February to 21st May 2017;

June 2017 - Share Winter Appeal - $100;     July 2017 - Mapoon Project $100;      October - Evening Fellowship 'Pink Auction' - $100

Beryl would like to thank everyone for continues support. (And we would like to thank Beryl for her wonderful effort.) 

Card Display

The Cabbage Basket has raised over $900 so far this year. These donations are given to 'Act for Peace' which is under the auspices of National Council of Churches. Thanks to all who support the basket, either by donating goods and/or purchasing them.

Connect Group will be joining together for an Afternoon Tea at Madame Montclair at Latrobe on Wednesday, 13th December, 2.30 for a 3 p.m. start. 

An appeal for the Bridgewater-Gagebrook Uniting Church after their fire is underway. Please consider supporting them.

Prayer Points -

Congregation Prayer:- This week we pray those of our congregation who are preparing their annual reports.

Presbytery Prayer:- We pray for the Rev. David Webster as he celebrates the 40th anniversary of his Ordination and retires from active ministry. The service recognising the release of his pastoral ties with the Mid North West Region was held this afternoon.

Ecumenical Prayer Cycle:- Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam

Services -  :  Sunday, 17th December - Advent 3 - Joy - Worship Team B.

                     Sunday, 24th December - Advent 4 - Love - Readings and Carols

                     Christmas Day - 9 a.m. - Church Council

Lectionary Readings for 17th December:- Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11; Psalm 126 or Luke 1: 46b-55; 1 Thessalonians 5: 16-24; Luke 1: 26-38