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27th October 2019

PLEASANT SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Parents, friends & grandparents are invited to a PLEASANT SUNDAY AFTERNOON of music performed by HCCS primary & secondary instrumental students at the Uniting Church, 3 Bridge Street, Balhannah this afternoon at 3pm. It is a free event but a plate of afternoon tea to share will be appreciated. Any enquiries to Michelle Bull.

All welcome!

Greetings from Judy and Phil Barling

Hello Kathy & all our dear friends at BUC,

We are both well and settling into our new home at SeaChange Village in Goolwa. and thank The Lord each day that moving into a lifestyle village as opposed to a retirement village was certainly an excellent choice.
Yes we had a great 3 1/2 away in NT & Qld and must say we were so pleased to have missed such a cold winter. We caught up with a lot of old friends and enjoyed our 10 days in Darwin. 10 years since we had been to Darwin and we were amazed at HM the city had grown. There were some amazing church services where we were always made to feel welcome. One Outback Christian service involved people of different cultures where the church was owned by the Minister & his wife. In Mataranka a service is held once a month with the ministers travelling several hundred kms from Tennant Creek and Katherine. One of those services were attended by 4 people including the ministers dog who sat on my knee during the entirety.
We are looking forward to seeing you in Goolwa and anyone who is in the area.There is so much going on both in the village & Goolwa,however our priority is to settle into our new home before we become involved in community life in Goolwa & surrounds.
We are flying to our daughter & family in NSW for Christmas and on our return caravanning to WA for Jan & Feb to spend time with our family’s.
Sam is enjoying remission and keeping positive as we continue our prayers for him and others.
Blessings and love to all

From Judy & Phil (the happy wanderers)

Operation Christmas Child Reminder

Operation Christmas Child boxes are due now. New leaflets need to be checked for changes to items for packing - the box contents are designed especially for children in developing countries. A container is available for you to put in items you would like to donate or make, and cash donations are always welcome. Any queries, see Sandra Harris ph 0438568938

Property Team Notices

There will be a Spring Clean at Church next Saturday (2nd November) from 8.00am to 12 noon.
The property team is also locating and gathering historical resources.
Do you have any memorabilia about our church?
Old photos?
Old minute books?
Worship or Sunday School memories?
Music or something from a Church social occasion?
Let Alverna know this week!

Secret Men's Business

The next gathering is on November 4 AND WILL BE A LAWN BOWLS NIGHT AT THE HAHNDORF BOWLS CLUB , NOTE THIS HAS BEEN CHANGED FROM OAKBANK TO HAHNDORF USUAL STARTING TIME 6.30 P.M.
THE BAR WILL BE OPEN FOR BEVERAGES WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO USE THIS SERVICE . PLEASE LET BARRY RIMMER OR RAY MCDONALD KNOW WHETHER YOU WILL BE ATTENDING FOR CATERING PURPOSES
phone 08 8388 4592
mobile 0417 358 973
email mcdonald@adam.com.au

Women's Night Fellowship

Fun with Cards and Board games
Tuesday 5 November at 7.30 pm
At the Church
Contact Raelene Block 0418 357 604

Oakbank Area School Pastoral Care Worker

Lauren Fleming is looking for volunteers to mentor students on Mondays and / or assist with the breakfast programme on Friday mornings.
Please contact Lauren on 0416 350 211 for further details.

Christian Reading

An electronic copy of Oct/Nov edition of New Times is now available at https://sa.uca.org.au/documents/new-times/2019/New-Times-October-November-2019.pdf

Uniting Church e-News is the weekly e-newsletter of the Uniting Church in SA. It contains News, Up-coming Events, The Weekly Reflection, Notices and Prayer Points. You can view the current web version: https://unitingchurchsa.cmail19.com/t/j-e-cejiik-tytruiuhyd-tu/

To read the Woodside Uniting Church October Newsletter go to https://balhannah.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/2019-October-Newsletter.pdf

MWANDI NEWSLETTER October 2019
Go to the following link: 2019-October-Newsletter.pdf


Ministry In Action - Roster

Sunday 27th October

Offering & Counters -
R Jones, B Crispe
Lock-up - T Wundenberg
Cleaning - S Pugsley
Display - S McDonald
Greeters & Collection -
M & P Houston
Flowers - S Adcock
Morning Tea -
T & L Wundenberg
Sound & Vision -
R Windle
Camera - G Adcock
Worship Leader - P Smith
Sunday 3rd November

Offering & Counters -
J Scott & G Adcock
Lock-up - S Harris
Cleaning - R Windle
Display - K Bassell
Greeters & Collection -
N Rimmer & J Lisk
Flowers - B Windle
Morning Tea -
J Hurst & A Rowe
Sound & Vision -
R Windle
Camera - VACANT
Worship Leader - D Rowe

Sunday 10th November

Offering & Counters -
B Crispe, D Pearson
Lock-up - F Bowen
Cleaning - A Ballard
Display - A Rowe
Greeters & Collection -
F & J May
Flowers - L Wundenberg
Morning Tea -
I & F Bowen
Sound & Vision -
R Windle
Camera - G Adcock
Worship Leader -
B Adcock

Ministry in Action Roster

The roster for Oct-Dec 2019 has been printed and can be found in the foyer. You can download a copy from this link.

Bible Readings

Oct 27 Pent 20 [30] Jl 2:23-32 Ps 65 2 Tim 4:6-8, 16-18 Lk 18:9-14
Nov 3 Pent 21 [31] Hab 1:1-4, 2:1-4, Ps 119:137-144, 2Thes 1:1-4, 11-12, Lk 19:1-10
Nov 10 Pent 22 [32] Hag 1:15b - 2:9, Ps 145:1-5, 17-21 or Ps 98, 2 Thes 2:1-5, 13-17, Lk 20:27-38

OAS Brekkie Club Term 3 Roster

Friday November 1
Barb
Barry & Natalie
Brenton
Roger
Roz
Ethan
Fay
Friday Nov 8
Ron & Cherie
Andy & Donna
Peter & Bev
Marcia
Brenton
Roger
Friday Nov 15
Ron & Cherie
Coralie
Barry & Natalie
Brenton
Fay
Ethan

What's coming up!

175th Celebrations at St Andrews Strathalbyn

St Andrews Strathalbyn Uniting Church celebrates 175 years on 2nd and 3rd November.
A community gathering with entertainment and a shared BBQ dinner commences at 5pm on Saturday 2nd next to the church ( or in the hall if weather is inclement).
Please bring meat and drinks.
Worship service at 10 am on Sunday 3rd November followed by morning tea.
Displays in the hall and church access on both days.
1 Alfred Place Strathalbyn
For more information
Contact Rev Marty Rosenberg
Phone 0407237154

Craft Fair and Exhibition

The Blackwood Community Classes presents a craft fair and exhibition on Saturday 9 November - from 9am to 4pm. The fair and exhibition will occur at the Blackwood Uniting Church (The Church at the Roundabout) 266 Main Road Blackwood. There are handmade crafts for sale, workshops, an art exhibition & community cafe. For more information, phone Jacqui 8278 7699 or email: office@blackwooduc.org.au www.blackwooduc.org.au

Balhannah/ Oakbank Carols

Balhannah/ Oakbank Carols is happening again this year at the Oakbank Area School lawns on Saturday 30th November 2019. We need volunteers to help run the behind the scene activities. Please look on the Church Notice Board for the sign on sheets for the various tasks and add your name if you can help. Please chat to Michelle Bull if you have any questions. Thank you for your support.
Just a reminder that if you have any future announcements, please email them to intouch@balhannah.org by COB on Wednesday.

Contacts

Minister: Geoff Hurst: Ph 0447 971 878: minister@balhannah.org
Church Office: 3 Bridge Street Balhannah 5242: Ph 8388 4048: admin@balhannah.org
Council Chair: chairman@ balhannah.org
Secretary & Property Bookings: Kathy Bassell: Ph 0419 833 039
Prayer Chain: Coralie: 0417 816 065: Raelene: 0418 357 604
Newsletter: intouch@balhannah.org: Website: balhannah.org
Banking Details: Bendigo Bank: BSB 633 000: A/c No 162707848: Balhannah UnitingChurch