February coming events

Centenary celebration

Sunday 2 February
2.30 pm
Derrinallum Uniting Church
A thanksgiving service followed by afternoon tea marks this momentous occasion. RSVP for catering and information, Ph: 5567 6734 or 5596 2060

The Hub opens

Tuesday 4 February
10.00 am
Glen Waverley Uniting Church, corner Bogong Avenue and Kingsway
This is a space for all people, offering light refreshments, informal conversations and
a welcoming environment. It is open during the school term.
Information, Judith, Ph: 9803 8373

Celebration in flowers and embroidery

Saturday 8 March to Monday 10 March
Myrtleford Uniting Church Hall, Great Alpine Road
Join us for this fourteenth annual display of needlework and quilt embroidery, held as part of the Myrtleford Festival.
Cost: $8 for entry, homemade refreshments $6.
Information and submissions, Lorraine McCarthy,
Ph: 5727 1329 or
E: mccarthyrl@bigpond.com

Friends of the United Churches of Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands

Saturdays 22 February, 28 June and 25 October
12.00 noon to 4.00 pm
Gardiner Uniting Church
This event brings together people who have lived or worked in these countries, allowing sharing of common interests, updating on current developments, and provision of practical support.
Information, Marg White,
Ph: 9889 7345 or
Don Cracknell, Ph: 5623 6058
Lanterns at dusk: preaching after modernity book launch

Sunday 16 February
12.15 pm
Mark the Evangelist Church, 4 Elm Street, North Melbourne. Join us as we launch Rev Bruce Barber’s new book following the normal Sunday worship service. Information and RSVP, E: enquiries@hothammission.org.au

Cornish College carnival

Saturday 22 February
11.00 am
Cornish College
The festival features an array of exciting events, including a Quidditch exhibition match, Laser Skirmish and dodge ‘em cars.
Information, Robyn Kiddell, M: 0408 517 188, E: carnival@cornishcollege.vic.edu.au or
W: http://www.ticketebo.com.au/cornishcarnival

Strathdon Community’s 11th annual Art Exhibition

Friday 21 March to Sunday 23 March 2014
Prizes include “Best painting in show” ($1000) and the Joyce and Fred Carstens award ($400).
Di King is the guest artist and Pamela Pretty is the judge. Entries close on Friday 28 February at 4.00 pm. Entry Forms available from http://unitingagewell.org, fundraising@unitingagewell.org
or 9845 3105

Sacred Edge Festival

Friday 2 to 4 May
Queenscliff Uniting Church
This is a festival of arts, music and spirituality featuring an international dinner (included in the cost), Messy Space, Art Space and more.
Cost: $119 early bird (before 14 February) or $149.
Registration, Heather,
Ph: 5258 2854, M: 0478 611 481 or W: http://www.unitingqueenscliff.org.au

Foundations to build on

A history book celebrating 50 years of the St Andrew’s church building in Horsham is available for sale. It costs $20, or $25 with the 1972 Methodist and 1958 Presbyterian history books.
These two are available individually for $5.
Please add $4 for postage. Information, Jenny, Ph: 5382 4380

Updated Treasurers manual       

Accounting Services, the Interim Finance Committee and the Audit Committee are pleased to announce that the Treasurers Manual for congregations has been updated. We acknowledge the generous support provided by KPMG with the provision of an intern, Prakesh, who assisted in this process.  The manual is available electronically on the Synod website at http://wr.victas.uca.org.au/assets/5769/20130911-Treasurers_Manual.pdf
Information, Heather Ackland,
Ph: 9251 5236 or E: heather.ackland@victas.uca.org.au

Uniting Church Vic/Tas Synod Australia Day honours

MEMBER (AM) OF THE ORDER OF AUSTRALIA

Miss Norma Evelyn PEARCE, Tolmie Vic 3723
For significant service to people with a disability, and to the community of Mansfield.
Involved, Tolmie Uniting Church and the Tolmie Sports Association. Volunteer, Opportunity Shop, Mansfield Uniting Church.
Mr Andrew Paul SHEAHAN, Port Melbourne Vic 3207
For significant service to secondary education as a teacher, and through roles with sporting, charitable and community organisations.
Principal, Geelong College, 1986-1995.

MEDAL (OAM) OF THE ORDER OF AUSTRALIA

Mr Ian Henry BOCK, Mount Waverley Vic 3149
For service to the arts through a range of photographic associations, and to the community.
Current Elder, St John’s Uniting Church, Mount Waverley; also donated 10 albums (each containing 300 prints) of the church’s activities, 2010.
Mrs Elsie Mary BROWN, Marshall Vic 3216
For service to the community, particularly through charitable and church organisations.
Committee Member, Australian Support Committee, Bushikori Christian Centre Orphan Support (Aust) Inc, since 1998; Member, Working Party to Uganda, 1998 and 2003; Financial Sponsor; involved in fundraising.
Volunteer, Crossroads Foundation, Hong Kong. Church Council Member and Elder, St Andrew’s Uniting Church.
Dr Graham William CATO, Balnarring Vic 3926
For service to community health, and to surf lifesaving.
Organist, Uniting Church Balnarring
Mr Richard Alan DENT, Warragul Vic 3820
For service to people with a disability.
Board Member, UnitingCare Connections, 2000-2004; Treasurer, 2000-2002.
Mr John Donald HOWIE, Mansfield Vic 3722
For service to the community of Mansfield.
Elder, Uniting Church; Member, Uniting Church Council.
Ms Carmel Margaret HURST, Elsternwick Vic 3185
For service to aged care, particularly through innovative housing programs.
Introduced Homeshare into Australia, 1997. Established Homeshare, Wesley Mission Victoria, in the 1990s.
Mr Christopher Jebaratnam LAWTON, Narre Warren South Vic 3805
For service to the Sri Lankan community.
Elder, Methodist Church Oakleigh, for over 25 years.
Mr Alan William OULD, Benalla Vic 3672
For service to the community of Benalla.
Organist, within the Benalla Parish of the Uniting Church for 28 years; Steward for 30 years.

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