Sunday, 23rd February - Epiphany 7


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. 


The Christmas Bowl Appeal raised $884.70 plus any donations sent directly to the appeal.


The UnitingVic/Tas Bushfire Appeal has been launched. Uniting is already engaged in many areas where the bushfires have struck.


Sammy Stamp - don't forget to save your stamps. Please remember to leave the stamps attached to paper and trim the stamps leaving a 1-2cm surround to enable adequate trimming. Up to and including 01/11/18, sales have reached about $41,342.00. Grants amounting to $46,700 have been approved to Australian and overseas projects.


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  for only $2.00 each. All proceeds are donated to worthy causes. Please see Beryl if you need cards. 

Update:

From February 2016 to December 2017 - $1555

March 2018                                         - $ 100                                                 March 2019 - Townsville flood                              - $ 100

July   - Paul's Kitchen                            - $ 100                                               August  - Uniting Share Appeal                             - $ 210

October - Foodbank                              - $ 100                                               October - Grandparents Raising Grandchildren     - $ 100

                                                                                                                       November - Uniting Share - fires in NSW              - $ 100

                                                                                                                        Total                                                                    - $2565

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


The Cabbage Basket - 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. A total of $711.70 was donated to Act for Peace last year.


Connect Group will meet at 2.30 for 3.00 p.m. start on Wednesday, 26th February. We will be continuing the series entitled 'Beholding the Cross' by Philip Gardner. 


Evening UCAF will meet for a chat night at 7.30 p.m. on Monday, 24th February.


Afternoon Fellowship Group Luncheon - 12 noon on Monday, 2nd March at Pedros, Ulverstone.


Long Weekend Barbecue - 12 p.m. on Monday, 9th March. BYO meat.


Prayer Points -

Congregation Prayer:- We pray for members of the Evening Fellowship Group as they meet for the first time this year.. 

Assembly Prayer:- For the family and friends of Hannah Baxter and her children and for all who suffer in violent and abusive relationships.

                             For people working to create a more welcoming community for refugees.

                             All those who seek to provide leadership in our Church, in whatever context.

                             May God grant our leaders courage, compassion and wisdom to be bearers of God's hope for the world into the future.

Ecumenical Prayer Cycle:- Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands.


Ash Wednesday - 26th February, 2020. 

Lectionary Readings - Joel 2: 1-2, 12-17 or Isaiah 58: 1-12; Psalm 51: 1-17;  Matthew 6: 1-6, 16-21; 2 Cor. 5: 20b -6: 10; 

Services:  Sunday, 1st March, 2020 - Lent 1- Rev. B. Cole

Lectionary Readings:  Sunday, 1st March, 2020 - Genesis 2: 15-17, 3: 1-7;  Psalm 32;  Matthew 4: 1-11; Romans 5: 12-19