Report to the congregation
From Chairman John Williamson
The Church Council has been considering a number of matters that we feel should be reported in detail to the Congregation.
Firstly, as you would be aware the Manse has been leased to Bucketts Way Neighbourhood Group (BWNG) since January 2018 and has been used by them to support a disadvantaged family.
Late last year BWNG approached the Church Council and asked whether the Church would consider a longer-term lease arrangement and whether the manse could be used to house people with disabilities with a 24/7 carer in residence.
The Church Council considered the request and agreed in principle subject to a number of conditions;
1. That the current tenant family be relocated to suitable premises.
2. 2. Any alterations to the Manse to meet NDIS requirements be funded by BWNG and prior approval from the Church be obtained.
We are pleased to report these conditions have been agreed to and you will notice that the manse is currently empty as the previous tenant has been successfully relocated to an appropriate house in Gloucester owned by BWNG.
The manse is being cleaned and prepared by BWNG for occupation by new tenants.
Prayer chain and cards
The church’s prayer chain and sympathy/get well card distribution system will be split into two entities from now on.
Fay de Witte will continue to manage the prayer chain while Claire Reynolds will take on the distribution of cards. Fay's phone number is 0428 582 720.
Claire can be contacted on her mobile 0428 852 966 which she checks every day, or contact her on email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.”