Sunday, 15th December, 2019 - Advent 3


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. 

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. A total of $711.70 was donated to Act for Peace last year.


The Christmas Bowl will again help those in need throughout the world. Envelopes are available each Sunday.


UnitingWorld has launched its annual Christmas campaign. 


Advent Studies - These studies are being led by Rev. D. Webster and will continue on Wednesday, 11th December - 2.30 for a 3 p.m. start. There will be a special Afghani meal on 18th December.


Target Christmas Appeal will support UnitingCare Australia. Funds will be raised by the sale of $1 bauble tags at the register.


Prayer Points -

Congregation Prayer:- This week we pray for those who are struggling with loss, hardship or sadness during this festive season.

Assembly Prayer:- Refugees and asylum seekers in offshore detention, and for a compassionate end to their suffering.

For all families and friends who have been impacted by the tragic deaths on White Island, New Zealand. For those in hospital because of their injuries and for those who care for them. 

Ecumenical Prayer Cycle:- China, Hong Kong, Macau


Services:  Sunday, 22nd December, Advent 4 - Worship Team B.

Lectionary Readings:  Sunday, 22nd December - Isaiah 7: 10-16;  Psalm 80: 1-7, 17-19; Matthew 1: 18-25; Romans 1: 1-7

Christmas Day Service - 9 a.m. - Rev. B. Cole