March coming events

Warrandyte Uniting 50th Celebration
28 April, 10.15 am. Warrandyte Uniting Church, Melway 35C1.

The Warrandyte church is celebrating 50 years of the present building. The previous building burnt down in the 1962 bushfire. Followed by a light lunch. RSVP: John Hanson, P: 98443906, E: bandjhanson@hotmail.com.

Immanuel Singers Concert

17 March, 2.30pm. Surrey Hills Uniting Church cnr. Canterbury Road and Valonia Ave.

Surrey Hills Uniting Church Social Justice Group invites you to a concert with the Immanuel Singers who will present sacred and secular, choral and instrumental music. Funds raised will benefit SOSK (Skills, Opportunity, Survival in Kenya) which provides life-changing support for destitute women and children in Naivasha – sosk.org.au. Entry by donation. Afternoon tea included.  Info: Bron, P: 98367817.

The Richard McKinney Memorial Ecumenical Lenten Lectures

5 March, 12 March, 19 March, 8 pm.

Twenty years of women priests in the Anglican Church – Was it worth it? Speaker Dr. Muriel Porter OAM. Lecture 1: 5 March at East Ivanhoe Uniting Church Cnr. Maltravers and Lwr. Heidelberg Rd. E. Ivanhoe. Lecture 2: 12 March 12 at St. Georges Anglican Church 46 Warncliffe Rd.,E. Ivanhoe. Lecture 3: 19 March at Mother of God Catholic Church 63 Wilfred Rd., E.Ivanhoe. Fellowship and supper at 9.15 pm. Gold coin donation. Info: Rosemary, P: 9497 1017.

Wyuna Uniting Church Centenary Celebrations

14 April, 11 am Service of Thanksgiving. Wyuna Uniting Church.

Please join us for the Centenary Celebrations of Wyuna Uniting (formerly Presbyterian) Church. Followed by Lunch and Dedication of Memorial Plaque. All Welcome! RSVP: Moira Pankhurst, P: 5859 0653, E: mipank@ctemail.net.au.

Uniting Church Adult Fellowship National Celebration

16-20 October . Esplanade River Suites, Como, W.A.

Theme: Who is my neighbour? Bible study leaders: Rev Dr Elizabeth Raine and Rev Dr John Squires. Guest speakers: Sue Ash, UnitingCare West, Rev Robert Dummermuth, Nullabor Frontier Services Patrol, John Knowles, Good Samaritan Industries, Hon Justice John McKechnie, Justice of the W.A. Supreme Court. Outings and activities. Registration (includes accommodation, linen and meals): $990. Brochure/Registration: David Wang, P: 9251 5255, E: david.wang@victas.uca.org.au.

Hot Cross Bun Morning Tea at The Hub

Thursday 21st March, 10am – 12noon. Glen Waverley Uniting Church, cnr. Bogong Ave. and Kingsway.

The Hub is having a special morning tea in support of The Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal.  Come and enjoy delicious hot cross buns.  Gold coin donation. Info: Judith, P: 98038373.

Needlework and Quilt Display

9 March, 9-30 am – 5 pm. 10 March, 11 am – 5 pm. 11 March, 9.30 am – 4 pm. Myrtleford Uniting Church.

The thirteenth annual “Celebration in Flowers and Embroidery” will be held at the Myrtleford Uniting Church and hall, Great Alpine Road, as part of the Myrtleford Festival held over the March Long Weekend. We have gained a great reputation for our wonderful display of all kinds of needlework done by people from all over North East and further afield. Entry is $8.00. Tea rooms will be open serving the usual delicious slices, tea and coffee for $6. Info:  Lorraine McCarthy, P: 57271329.

100 Years Celebration

4-6 October. Hamilton Uniting Church.

Hamilton UCA is celebrating the church centenary with a Friday evening concert, Centenary Dinner on Saturday and Thanksgiving Service on Sunday. A display of memorabilia will be available throughout. We look forward to having former members and ministers join us. Info: Elaine Edwards, P: 5572 4627, E: elaine1747@gmail.com or Ian Black, E: iblack@datafast.net.au.

Chaplains Get Together

19 March and 20 March. Centre for Theology and Ministry.

Aged care, tertiary and health care chaplains from Vic/Tas Synod will meet for “two days of challenge and fellowship” with storyteller Julie Perrin and poet Podraig O’Tuama. Focus:  telling the story of chaplaincy outside the church, balancing the needs of the person against the needs of the institution and the political and funding future of chaplaincy. Info: Jim Wakelam, P: 0403264124, E: jim.wakelam@victas.uca.org.au.

Dadirri Prayer Days “Walking with God”
9 March, 10 am – 4 pm. St Andrews Beach, Rye.

Themes: Dadirri contemplative prayer; Patrick of Ireland C5th. Leaders: Robin & Bronwyn Pryor. please bring lunch to share . Ticket $10, pension $5. RSVP by 7 March

Information, P: 5988 5257, E: robron@pryor.org.au.

Drouin – Bunyip UC Parish: Contemplative Living Centre Workshop
2 March, 9.45 am for 10 am start. St Andrew’s Hall, cnr Nash Rd and Flett St, Bunyip.

Theme: What is hope? Presenter: Kaye Twining BTheol Grad Dip (Spiritual Direction) MA. Explores the question of hope, drawing upon lived experiences, values and beliefs. Bring & Share lunch at 12.30pm. Suggested donation: $20. Registration: Renee Ellerton. P: 0414 303 194. E: mebelle@gmail.com.

150th Anniversary of Pleasant St Uniting Church

7 April, 11 am. 36a Pleasant Street South,  Ballarat.

Please join us for this special 150th anniversary celebration with Moderator Isabel Thomas Dobson preaching during the service. Open to all congregation members past and present, past ministers, individuals and families who were baptised or married here and all interested members of the public. Light lunch will follow in the hall. RSVP: Lynne Jelbart by 1 April, P: (03) 5332 3028, E: joanchambers@mmnet.com.au.

International Women’s Day Dinner
7 March, 6.30 pm. Box Hill Golf Club: 202 Station Street Box Hill.

Kingswood College PFA will be hosting an International Women’s Day Dinner to celebrate women making a difference locally, nationally and globally. Guest speaker: Anna Burke, Dr. Anne S Walker AM, Christie Faulks. Tickets $60 Adults $50 Students, includes: live entertainment, speakers and dinner. Proceeds to SOSK www.sosk.org.au. Bookings: Nicole, P: 98961728, W: www.trybooking.com.

Dadirri Prayer days “Walking with God”

Saturday 11 May

10.00 am – 4.00 pm

St Andrews Beach, Rye

Themes: Christian meditation; Therese of Lisieux C19th. Leaders: Robin and Bronwyn Pryor.

Registration by Thursday 9 May

Cost: $10 or $5 for pensioners, please bring lunch to share

Information, P: 5988 5257, E: robron@pryor.org.au.

 

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