Sunday, 12th August, 2018
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 Winter appeal supports the relief work of UnitingCare and funds raised in Tasmania stay in Tasmania.
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 for only $2.00 each. All proceeds are donated to worthy causes. Please contact Beryl if you need cards.
Recycled card update- From the sale of the cards from February 2016 to 31 December, $1555 was donated. So far this year, $100 was given to the Lenten Appeal in March, $100 to Mission Possible in May and $100 to Paul's Kitchen in July.
Beryl would like to thank everyone for continues support. (And we would like to thank Beryl for her wonderful effort.)
The Cabbage Basket raised $243.45 the first quarter of the year. Contributions have been somewhat affected by the fruit fly infestation.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.
Afternoon Fellowship will be meeting for lunch at Furners Hotel, Ulverstone, at 12 noon on Monday, 13th August.
Social Activity - August 19th. Soup and Sandwich luncheon followed by an outing to the Kentish Lions Musical. Cost $15.
Friendship Group - Please note that the Friendship Group is in recess until further notice.
The Wesley's first event: 12.30 - 1.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 29th August. InspirEd talk with entrepreneur Kirsty Dunphrey. Tickets can be booked through cultivated.inspired.eventbrite.com.au - $25 plus booking fee.
Prayer Points -
Congregation Prayer:- We pray for all members of Church council as they meet this week.
Presbytery Prayer:- Dr Deidre Palmer invites all Uniting Church congregations to pray for Indonesia after the earthquake devastated Lombok last week. "We pray for comfort for those who have lost loved ones, for those who have lost their homes and livelihood."
Ecumenical Prayer Cycle:- Aotearoa New Zealand, Australia
Services : Sunday, 19th August - Rev. F. Morrison
Sunday, 26th August - Worship Team B. There will be a Congregational Meeting after the service.
Lectionary Readings: Sunday, 19th August - 1 Kings 2: 10-12, 3: 3-14; Psalm:111; Eph. 5: 15-20; John 6: 51-58