9th December 2018

Christmas Bowl Appeal

Christmas Bowl envelopes are available at the door. The theme for our giving this year is "Love your neighbour as yourself." (Mark 12:31)

Advent Studies

In co-operation with the UCA ministers at Woodside, Nairne and Lobethal and the Anglican priest from Woodside and Balhannah we have decided to offer a short series of studies during Advent 2018. They will be held at the Woodside Uniting Church on Wednesday the 5th, 12th and 19th of December, commencing at 7.30pm. We will be exploring the theme of “God revealed in Creation” and examining how God is to be discovered in our interactions with creation leading towards God’s revelation in the birth of Jesus. Each session will take about 90 minutes and will end with refreshments. During the last session we will share together in a brief closing worship and Eucharist. This allows us to build on the work done during our Lenten studies earlier this year and help us develop further shared activities next year.

Lothethal Nativity Play

If you want to join in the fun and singing for the Lobethal Nativity Play this year please contact Di Pearson. We will be making our contribution on Tuesday December 11th.

Mwandi Orphans & Vulnerable Children's Project

Sandy Pugsley has volunteered to resume the position of Administrator for the Education Sponsorship Program and the 2019 year has begun. On the table in the foyer there are some shopping/gift bags that have been sewn by the Vocational class at Mwandi village. They are $10 each. You could use them as Christmas Gift Bags. The Project would appreciate your support.
Please consider giving a "gift of Education" this year. On behalf of your family members or friends, sponsor an orphan or vulnerable child in the Mwandi Community to enable them to attend school.

Ministry in Action

Dec 9: Refreshments - G and S Adcock: Door and Offering - L and W Beaumont: Offering Count - B Crispe, R Jones: Flowers - S Adcock: Display - S McDonald: Sound/Vision - R Pitcher: Camera G Adcock: Lock-up - K Bassell: Cleaning - S Harris:

Dec 16: Refreshments - C Kemp, M Simpson: Door and Offering - G and S Adcock: Offering Count - G Adcock, R McDonald: Flowers - M Bull: Display - K Bassell: Sound/Vision - B Rimmer: Camera B Adcock: Lock-up - K Wilhelm: Cleaning - L Beaumont: Communion Preparation - B Crispe

Dec 23: Refreshments - N Rimmer, J Lisk: Door and Offering - J and E Derks: Offering Count - G Adcock, C Kemp: Flowers - E Derks: Display - S McDonald: Sound/Vision - R Windle: Camera K Wilhelm: Lock-up - B Pugsley: Cleaning - B Pugsley:
Dec 30: Refreshments - B and S Pugsley: Door and Offering - A Moyle, A Rowe: Offering Count - D Pearson, J Scott: Flowers - J Scott: Display - K Bassell: Sound/Vision - B Rimmer: Camera F Bowen: Lock-up - F Bowen: Cleaning - S Pugsley:

Breakfast Club Roster Term 4 2018

Dec 14. Ron & Cherie, Phil, Fay, Brenton, Roger, Coralie, Peter:

Bible Readings

Dec 9: Luke 1:68-79, Mal 3:1-4, Phi 1:3-11, Lk 3:1-6

Dec 16: Is 12:2-6, Zeph 3:14-20, Phi 4:4-7, Lk 3:7-18

What's coming up

Monday 10.00am Home Group
Tuesday 10.00am Bible Study
Wednesday 7.00am Prayer Meeting


Minister: Geoff Hurst: Ph 0447 971 878:
Church Office: 3 Bridge Street Balhannah 5242: Ph 8388 4048:
Kids’ & Youth Ministry: Hayden Kuiper: Ph 0447 766 460:
Council Chair: Ron Pitcher: Ph 0419 332 209: chairman@
Secretary & Property Bookings: Kathy Bassell: Ph 0419 833 039
Prayer Chain: Coralie: 0417 816 065: Raelene: 0418 357 604
Newsletter: Website:
Banking Details: Bendigo Bank: BSB 633 000: A/c No 162707848: Balhannah Uniting Church