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 on Friday, 3rd November, 2017.

Where: In the Church Hall.

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

Sunday, 22nd October 2017

Extended morning tea was held to say farewell to Rev. Eileen Ray and her husband. 

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

Mapoon Appeal - The Presbytery of Tasmania is supporting the Mapoon Appeal which will run until the end of the year. The community there wants to build a Worship Centre.

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 36,700 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 (Dec/Jan) $100 to Visiting Minister's expenses - (Jan/Feb) $100 to the Cabbage basket; (Feb/March) $100 to the Lenten Appeal; (April) $100 to the Cabbage Basket; (May) $100 to Mission Possible.


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.

Please note: Crossroads will meet on November 7th for a Melbourne cup celebration. Hats are a good idea ladies!

Evening UCAF will meet on Monday 23rd October at 7:30 for our AGM and a pink auction.  Venue: front room of the hall.  Supper hostesses - Ellen and Bev. Devotions:  Betty K.

Connect Group will meet on Wednesday, 25th October at 3 p.m. for a 3.30 start. We will be continuing our studies "Called to Community" by Colette Williams. New members welcome.

Men's Group will meet at the Forth Hotel for lunch at 12.30 p.m. on Wednesday, ist November. Afterwards, there will be a game of indoor bowls at the Don Hall. 

Social Functions:  October 29th  Dannebrog lunch/train/afternoon tea. 

                               November 19th:  Bring and share lunch.

                             December 3rd:  Advent lunch at the Argosy.

We welcome the new minister of Ulverstone Uniting Church, Rev. Gospel Ralte and his wife Grace.  Induction service is on Friday 10th November at 7:30 at the Ulverstone Uniting Church.

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

Prayer Points -

Congregational Prayer:- This week we pray for the members of the Connect Group.

Presbytery Prayer:- Families in our churches, agencies, communities.

Ecumenical Prayer Cycle:- Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico

Services - Sunday 29th October - Rev. John Pettman.

Lectionary Readings for 29th October - Deuteronomy 34: 1-12; Psalm 90: 1-6, 13-17; 1 Thessalonians. 2: 1-8; Matthew 22: 34-46