15th December 2019


Operation Christmas Child

Thank you to everyone who packed boxes, donated box items and cash, made children's clothing and those great pencil cases, and especially, the prayers for the recipients.
It is now a smoothly organised event with Kath and Tony Anderson's oversight. Alverna and I delivered 48 Christmas boxes, 3 large bags of extras, 2 large boxes of new clothing and a donation of $150. Thank you for your prayers and your cheerful support of this mission. Sandra Harris
*Due to circumstances this thank you note was not added to 24th November edition of InTouch, so we apologise for this oversight*

Secret Mens Business (SBM)

Our December Christmas gathering at the home of Rex and Anne was attended by 21 men with one guest being Johan Derk's brother, a splendid night was had by all and we were spoilt by the fare placed before us. Again we thank Anne and Rex for their special effort for this special night. THANK YOU FROM ALL Ray Mac

Christian Reading

An electronic copy of Dec/Jan 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:

Please find attached the December issue of Woodside UC newsletter.
Wishing you all a blessed Christmas and safe New Year. Yours in Christ, Julie T

Bible Readings

Dec 15 Advent 3 Is 35:1-10 Ps 146:5-10 or Jas 5:7-10 Mt 11:2-11 P
Dec 22 Advent 4 Is 7:10-16 Ps 80:1-7, 17-19 Rom 1:1-7 Mt 1:18-25 P
Dec 29 Christmas 1 Is 63:7-9 Ps 148 Heb 2:10-18 Mt 2:13-23 W

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.

Ministry In Action - Roster

Sunday 15th December

Offering & Counters -
C Kemp, G Adock
Lock-up - B Pugsley
Cleaning - P Crispe
Display - K Bassell
Greeters & Collection -
B & G Adcock
Flowers - M Bull
Morning Tea -
K Johnson, J Gordon
Sound & Vision -
R Windle
Camera - VACANT
Worship Leader - D Rowe
Communion - B Crispe
Sunday 22nd December

Offering & Counters -
A Ballard, D Pearson
Lock-up - A Ballard
Cleaning - M Houston
Display - A Rowe
Greeters & Collection -
S & B Pugsley
Flowers - G Adcock
Morning Tea -
C Kemp, M Simpson
Sound & Vision -
R Windle
Camera - G Adcock
Worship Leader -
B Adcock
Sunday 29th December

Offering & Counters -
N Rimmer & S Harris
Lock-up - F Bowen
Cleaning - A Ballard
Display - S McDonald
Greeters & Collection -
K Johnson & J Gordon
Flowers - J Scott
Morning Tea -
S & B Pugsley
Sound & Vision -
R Windle
Camera - F Bowen
Worship Leader - G Hurst

What's coming up!

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