February 24th 2019

Compassion Australia

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This Sunday we welcome Roger Brook from Compassion Australia. He will be bringing to us a message of encouragement and hope as he draws our attention to Compassion's work around the world. We look forward to continuing to build our partnership with Compassion through its child sponsorship programme and fundraising events during 2019.

World Day of Prayer - March 1st 10.00am

Balhannah Uniting Church is set to host the World Day of Prayer this year on Friday March 1st.. We will offer hospitality to members from a number of churches in our region. This year we will be learning about the people of Slovenia. Information can be found at

Secret Men's Business

On March 4th SMB will be at the home of Ron and Cherie Pitcher, so put this date in your diary and get ready to respond next week.
Ray McDonald

BUC Womens Night Fellowship

Tuesday 5 March 2019
7.30 pm at the Church
Easter Service with Rev Geoff Hurst
Pancake Supper
Enquiries Raelene 8388 4472
Mob 0418 357 604

Pancake Day

On Shrove Tuesday, March 5th, we are planning to again make and distribute pancakes. Helpers and donations are requested.

Ash Wednesday Service 6th March

We will be sharing together in a service of prayer and repentance as we begin the journey of Lent. The service will commence at 7.30pm. All are welcome.

Church Council Update

At last Monday’s meeting we chose Peter Smith to lead church council as its new chair. We encourage all within our congregation to support Peter and pray for him as he offers this service to us. The Bonney Flat Cemetery Committee reported to us that after 21 years Michael Hughes has resigned from his role as curator. Mick’s work in the committee has been exemplary through his time of service. We appreciate his thoughtful and caring attention to his tasks and wish him well in the future. Graham Pearson was chosen to be our new curator. He will be helped by Di Percy and Richard Miller as assistant curators.

Bible Readings

Feb 24 Epiphany 7 Gen 45:3-11, 15 Ps 37:1-11, 39-40 1 Cor 15:35-38, 42-50 Lk 6:27-38

Mar 3 Transfiguration Ex 34:29-35 Ps 99 2 Cor 3:12 - 4:2 Lk 9:28-36, (37-43a)

Ministry in Action

Feb 24. Refreshments - K Johnson & J Gordon: Door and Offering - B&S Pugsley: Offering Count - R Jones & B Crispe: Flowers - J Scott: Display - A Rowe: Sound/Vision - R Windle:
Camera - R Wells: Lock-up - F Bowen: Cleaning - P Barling

Mar 3rd. Refreshments - M&P Houston: Door and Offering - B&G Adcock: Offering Count - G Adcock & R MacDonald: Flowers - M Houston: Display - S MacDonald: Sound/Vision - R Windle: Camera - G Adcock: Lock-up - B Crispe: Cleaning - M Houston

Breakfast Club Teams

Mar 1 Ron & Cherie, Peter, Phil, Roz, Jo, Brenton, Roger
Mar 8 Ron & Cherie, Peter, Barry & Natalie, Brenton, Jo, Roger
Mar 15 Ron, Bev, Roz, Jo, Barb, Coralie, Brenton, Roger


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: 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