6th October 2019

Congregation Meeting and Shared Lunch

Church Council have decided to hold quarterly congregational meetings going forward to keep the congregation up to date with what's happening in the life of our church and to keep you in touch with any issues or decisions that we are handling with on your behalf. Sunday 13 October has been set aside for our next meeting where we plan to share our financial report for the 3rd quarter of this year, plus a proposed budget for 2020. Following the meeting we will gather for a shared lunch and fellowship.

Secret Men's Business

Because of the long weekend on Monday 7th SECRET MENS BUSINESS will be held on the TUESDAY 8TH October at the home of Brenton and Gai Adcock. We will begin at 6.30 pm.
Please advise Ray McDonald on 0417 358 973 or Brenton on 0417 808 226 re attendance to aid with catering.

Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child began at Balhannah Uniting Church on Sunday 22nd September and will run for six weeks till the end of October. New leaflets need to be checked for changes to items for packing - the box contents are designed especially for children in developing countries. 10.5 million boxes were distributed last year to 112 countries and territories.

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

Christian Reading

An electronic copy of Aug/Sep edition of New Times is now available at .

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:

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Ministry In Action - Roster

Sunday 6th October

Offering & Counters -
A Pobke, B Pugsley
Lock-up - S Harris
Cleaning -D Rowe
Display - S McDonald
Greeters & Collection -
C Kemp, A Ballard
Flowers - M Houston
Morning Tea -
S Harris, R Abraham
Sound & Vision -
R Windle
Camera - G Adcock
Worship Leader -
B Windle
Sunday 13th October

Offering & Counters -
J Barnes, P Crispe
Lock-up - K Bassell
Cleaning - S Harris
Display - K Bassell
Greeters & Collection -
P & B Crispe
Flowers - L Wundenberg
Morning Tea -
G & S Adcock
Sound & Vision -
R Windle
Camera - B Adcock
Worship Leader -S Smith

Sunday 20th October

Offering & Counters -
K Bassell, R McDonald
Lock-up - F Bowen
Cleaning - B Pugsley
Display - A Rowe
Greeters & Collection -
G & S Adcock
Flowers - J Scott
Morning Tea -
I & F Bowen
Sound & Vision -
R Windle
Camera - F Bowen
Worship Leader -
B Pugsley
Communion Preparation-
S Adcock

Bible Readings

Oct 06 Pent 17 [27] Lam 1:1-6, Lam 3:19-26 or Ps 137, 2Tim 1:1-14, Lk 17:5-10
Oct 13 Pent 18 [28] Jer 29:1, 4-7 Ps 66:1-12 2 Tim 2:8-15 Lk 17:11-19
Oct 20 Pent 19 [29] Jer 31:27-34, Ps 119: 97-104, 2 Tim 3:14-45 Lk 18:1-8

OAS Brekkie Club Term 3 Roster

Friday October 11

Friday Oct 18
Ron & Cherie
Friday Oct 25
Ron & Cherie
Andy & Donna
Peter & Bev

What's coming up!

Girl's Night Out
On Tuesday 8th October at Balhannah Hotel 6:30pm.
Contact Cathy Stanford on 0411 098 726

Future News Items

Just a reminder that if you have any future announcements, please email them to by COB on Wednesday.


Minister: Geoff Hurst: Ph 0447 971 878:
Church Office: 3 Bridge Street Balhannah 5242: Ph 8388 4048:
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 UnitingChurch