Sunday, 21st July, 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.  THE CARD SHOP WILL BE CLOSED ON 14TH jULY AND 21ST JULY.

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.

Connect Group will meet again on Wednesday, 24th July (3 p.m. for a 3.30 start) to continue our series of study on "Becoming a Woman of Grace".

Evening UCAF will meet for a Soup and Dessert night at 6.30 p.m. on Monday, 22nd July.

Did you hear?   $1934 was raised with the Stowport Congregation towards Motor Neurone Disease. Thank you to all who attended the morning tea.  The quilt was won by Pam from the Penguin congregation.

Strathdevon - opening of the new extension - 2 p.m. on Tuesday, 6th August.

Jazz Festival Gospel Song Night - 7-9.30 p.m. at the Devonport Entertainment and Convention Centre.

Australian Church Women Fellowship Day -  At the Salvation Army Church, 1.30 p.m. on Friday, 26th July 

Coming up:  August 9th, 10am to 1pm.  Worskshop with Andrew McDonough.  Andrew writes the Lost Sheep books .  You will be blessed if you attend!

Prayer Points -

Congregation Prayer:- This week we pray for members of the Evening Fellowship

Assembly Prayer:- Our sisters and brothers in the Pacific, especially our church partners as they face the effects of climate change across their region.

Farmers who are experiencing record drought conditions.

Australians on Newstart and other support payments and those campaigning for better support.

Ecumenical Prayer Cycle:- Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda

Services: Sunday 28th July:  Worship Team C.                        

Lectionary Readings:  Sunday, 28th July - Hosea 1: 2-10; Psalm 85; Luke 11: 1-13; Colossians 2: 6-15 (16-19)