News about Gloucester Uniting Church and its people
Come along to the Card Morning at our church hall on Friday, May 11 from 10am to midday. $5 includes a delicious morning tea. All funds go to support the courageous African grandmothers who are raising their orphaned grandchildren.
High School Breakfast Club
The High School will soon be asking for volunteers to help with their Breakfast Club, which provides a nutritious breakfast for students two days per week.
This is a project that received funding from our grants programme last year.
If you would like to help, you will need a current Working With Children Check. It is not difficult to obtain this clearance.
Go to www.newcheck.kids.nsw.gov.au and fill in the application form for a volunteer check. You will then receive an application number.
Take the application number to the Motor Registry at the Council office for verification and lodgement with the NSW Commission for Children and Young People. You will then be sent a clearance number in writing which you will provide to the high school.
Gloucester Uniting Church
Women’s Bible Study Group
meeting Friday mornings in the Hall
at 10.45am for coffee/tea
Seven sessions — all welcome — bring a friend — come to all sessions, come to one
Enjoy time together for fellowship and learning around God’s word
For further information contact
Judy Caldwell 0400 403 179
Women Facing Challenges
1. Friday May 18 — Introduction
2. Friday May 25 — Tamar
3. Friday June 01 — Rahab
4. Friday June 08 — Ruth
5. Friday June 15 — Bathsheba
6. Friday June 22 — Mary
7. Friday June 29 — Conclusion
Many thanks for your giving
Many thanks for your financial commitment to God through the offerings to your church.
For those who may be interested in electronic giving the bank details of our church are below. You may organise your payment for weekly, fortnightly or monthly giving.
Name: Gloucester Uniting Church
Reference: Your name or “offerings.”
Church Council minutes
A copy of the church council minutes will be pinned to the notice board each month.
They are also available for emailing. Just see secretary Kerry Chisholm.
Similarly the Church's Congregational minutes will be available on the notice board, and emailed to anyone who wants them from secretary Shirley Hazell.
Manse leased again
The manse, which has been vacant for a number of months, has been leased to the Bucketts Way Neighbourhood Group, which will enable BWNG to provide much needed community support as part of the church's outreach programme.
A water leak was identified in the bathroom of the manse that required the existing tenant to move out to allow rectification work.
Your input required
The Elders have begun an investigation into the best use of the church hall and the limitation and impact that the existing toilets' configuration has on the kitchen and hall.
Your input in finding the best solution would be welcomed so please speak to any of the Elders if you have any suggestions.
Donations for Neighbourhood Centre
Thanks to everyone for your generous donations of gifts and food for the Neighbourhood Centre Christmas appeal. The Elders have decided to place a basket in the church in 2018 to receive donations for the Neighbourhood Centre throughout the year. We will be collecting non-perishable food, cleaning products (but NOT toiletries.) They will be taken to the Neighbourhood Centre on a regular basis to assist local people in need.
All newly re-elected elders and continuing elders were commissioned at the 4th February service by Rev Judy Caldwell. They are: John Williamson, Kerry Chisholm, Jenny Shaw, Sue Thomas, Colin Charles, Collister Reynolds, Bob Tebbet, Jeff Kite, Jillian Carson, Megan de Witte and David Collett.
Congregational chairperson is Sam de Witte, congregational secretary Shirley Hazell and hall bookings to go through Helen Parsons.