Sunday, 29th March - Lent 5  

THE PROPOSED ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING INCLUDING ELECTION OF ELDERS, SCHEDULED FOR SUNDAY 29TH MARCH 2020 HAS BEEN DEFERRED.


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. $463.96 was raised in the six months from August 2019 to February 2020.


Connect Group - cancelled until further notice.


Evening UCAF - cancelled until further notice.


A Drop-in for coffee and chat at the Worship Centre is planned for when meetings are again permitted.


Prayer Points -

OUR PRAYERS  –

  • Wisdom and courage to take action to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
  • Compassion and comfort for those mourning the loss of loved ones, those who are ill, those who are isolated and those who are suffering. 
  • Uniting Church communities and members, that we may creatively find ways to nurture people in faith and Christian community and to continue to compassionately serve people who are needing practical support, love and hope during this tumultuous time.
  • Ecumenical Prayer cycle:  Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Montenegro, North macedonia, Serbia and Slovenia.

Services:  Online only via Zoom.  Sunday, 5th April, 2020 - Lent 6 - Passion or Palm Sunday 

Lectionary Readings:  Sunday, 5th April, 2020 - Isaiah 50: 4-9a; Psalm 118: 1-2, 19-29; Philippians 2: 5-11; Matthew 21: 1-11 or Matthew 27: 11-54


Uniting Women 2020 Darwin conference: "Weaving our stories together."  July 9th to Sunday 12th.  Club Tropical Resort, Lee Point, Darwin. Ladies Please consider this and join Rev. Fee.  A Presbytery grant can be applied for to help with the cost.  https://unitingwomen.org.au It might be necessary to defer this event.