Sunday, 22nd September, 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.

Connect Group will meet again on Wednesday, 25th September (3 p.m. for a 3.30 start) to continue our series of study on "Becoming a Woman of Grace".

Evening UCAF will be holding a Trivia Night on Monday, 24th September.

Crossroads meets on Tuesday, 1st October.

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.

The Leprosy Mission (Australia) is holding an event at the Exeter Uniting Church on Thursday, 3rd October, 10.30 a.m. for an 11 a.m. start. 

Prayer Points -

Congregation Prayer:- This week we pray for members of our Evening UCAF group and that plans for our new premises will be approved.

Assembly Prayer:- First Peoples leaders in the Uniting Church as they raise their voices.

Those impacted by the bushfires across NSW and Qld and for the long recovery ahead.

Young people engaged in seeking common ground across our different faiths.

Tongan members of the Uniting Church as they mourn the passing of the Prime Minister of Tonga, Akilisi Pohiva.

Ecumenical Prayer Cycle:- Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Peru.

Services:  Sunday, 29th September - Mr R. Chapman.

Lectionary Readings:  Sunday, 29th September - Jeremiah 32: 1-3a, 6-15; Psalm 91: 1-6, 14-16; Luke 16: 19-31; 1 Timothy 6: 6-19