Sunday, 26th May, 2019
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.
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.
Recycled card update - March 2016 to May 2018 $1,755.00
15 July 2018 - Paul's Kitchen $ 100.00
14 October 2018 - Food Bank $ 100.00
02 December 2018 - Christmas Bowl $ 100.00
March 2019 - UCA Assembly Emergency Relief
(Nth Qld floods) $ 100.00
Total to date ---------------- $2,155.00
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.
Friendship Group - Please note that the Friendship Group is in recess until further notice.
Evening UCAF - Monday, 27th May. Guest speaker - Rev. D. Webster.
Afternoon Fellowship will be meeting for lunch at the Gateway Hotel at 12 noon, on Monday, 3rd June.
Connect Group will meet on Wednesday, 12th June, 3 p.m. for a 3.30 start. We will be commencing our new study series..
Church Luncheon - 12 noon, Sunday, 16th June, venue TBA.
The Devonport-Don Presbyterian Church will be holding a Favourite Hymn Service at 2.30 p.m. on Sunday, 26th May. This will be followed by afternoon tea. There will be a retiring offering for the Evangelical Reformed Church of Myanmar.
Prayer Points -
Congregation Prayer:- Please pray for the Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Program as the replacement for a new coordinator, who is being interviewed for this vital position.
Assembly Prayer :- Newly elected members of our Federal Parliament, the Government and the Opposition, that their work may protect the most vulnerable Australians.
All those working for reconciliation between the First and Second Peoples.
Ecumenical Prayer Cycle:- Angola, Mozambique.
Services: Sunday, 2nd June - Rev. B. Cole.
Lectionary Readings: Sunday, 2nd June:- Acts 16: 16-34; Psalm 97; Revelation 22:12-14; John 17: 20-26