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 will be held on Wednesday, 21st February.

Where: In the Church Hall.

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

Sunday, 18th February, 2018 - Lent 1

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 raised $839.15 excluding payments  made directly to the Appeal. Thank you to all who participated.

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 last year, $875 has been raised.

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 raised $1456.15 last 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.

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

Lenten Reflection begins on Wednesday, 21st February with weekly studies to be held in the front room until Easter week. The focus will be on 'The Lord's Prayer for Today.'

UCAF North West Region AGM - 10 a.m Tuesday, 20th February.

UCAF Evening Fellowship will be meeting for a chat night at 7.30 p.m. on Monday, 26th February.

Prayer Points -

Congregation Prayer:- The Friendship Group and the Lenten Reflection.

Presbytery Prayer:- Rev. Allan Thompson as he celebrates the landmark of 50 years of ordination and all that that entails.

Ecumenical Prayer Cycle:- France, Germany and Monaco. Prayer is also requested for the people of Tonga and those whose lives have been devastated by Cyclone Gita; for Act for Peace and the Tonga National Council of Churches as they provide emergency assistance to those in need. 

Services -  Sunday, 25th February - Worship Team C. There will be lunch at the Elimatta Hotel. 

Lectionary Readings for 25th February:- Genesis 17: 1-7, 15-17; Psalm 22: 23-31; Romans 4: 13-25; Mark 8: 31-38