News about Gloucester Uniting Church and its people
by Presbytery Chair John Thornton of Port Macquarie
Thanks Fay by Claire Reynolds
Life’s a constant flow of people, we meet them then we part,
and some we hardly notice, but some affect our heart.
When parting from a special friend we think of what they gave.
To know them made us better -- kinder, loving and more brave.
We think of special things they did, the way they pray for us,
their simple attitude to life: do right without a fuss.
For if we tread that same straight path and choose that way to live,
we surely will be better folk and have much more to give.
Be sure to seek for others’ best like treasurers in a vault
and speak and think of all that’s good instead of finding fault.
When others seem to have much more than ever you’ll possess
just be content with what you have while cheering their success.
Make sure that you are honest; don’t lie, cheat or deceive,
and if your standard’s questioned, defend what you believe.
To tell the truth, be kind and fair -- that’s surely the best way.
Hold firm your faith and trust in God --- and pray, and pray, and pray.
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.
Claire Reynolds asks if people know of anyone sick or to whom we should send a card for any reason please let her know.
“I try to send ‘get wells’ etc but sometimes I don’t know who is on the sick list,” Claire says.
“My mobile has a message which my home phone does not – 0428 852 966.”