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From Church Council
From Church Council Meeting 4th November 2013:
- Date of Community camp 2014 – Friday 19th to Sunday 21st September 2014.
- Church Council training for Workplace Health and Safety Act to be held 9th December 2013.
We will be having a working bee to do a bit of spring cleaning here at the church. On Saturday, November 30 from 9:00 am we will be gathering with our brooms, dust bins, rags and spray to make this place sparkle! This is just in time for Advent, what wonderful timing!!
Parenting and Grandparenting for Faith
Sunday 1st December after Worship.
Monday 2nd December at 7pm at Walkerville.
Thursday 5th December at 6:30pm in the basement. Sunday 8th December at 9:15am at church.
Sunday School Happy Birthday Jesus Party
Sunday 8th December during Sunday School. A Sunday School Christmas celebration including a book presentation to children (even if you are just visiting for the day!).
Pastoral Care Meeting
Tuesday 10th December at 11.00am at the Manse.
2014 Uniting Church Calendarsonline.
Every year the Brougham Place community has a ‘Giving Tree’ to help support the work and mission of UnitingCare Bowden-Brompton. Beginning on December 1st, please bring along non-perishable items and place them under the tree. All proceeds go to help families in need during this holiday season.
Everything in Common Gift Stall
The young adults will be running a gift stall for Everything in Common gifts from UnitingWorld. Come buy a gift that counts! You can buy anything from food for an orphaned child, school fees for young students in India – to a goat or even a loo!!! The gifts go on sale beginning December 1.
Stress-free BYO Christmas Lunch??
Are you feeling jaded with the Christmas consumerism? Do you fancy a stress free Christmas day lunch?
There will be at least two folk in the basement at BPUC from 11.30am on Christmas day with a table set and food and drink to share. If you fancy joining them in this VERY easy BYO lunch, they would love to share with you and any of your family, your friends or acquaintances you would like to invite.
(Please let the office know if you intend to come so that we can set the table accordingly)
Not sure if it's your turn? To check see Rosters.
There is a prayer station in the chapel at the back of the sanctuary (this area is also where the children play on Sunday mornings). You will find a bowl of sand there that you can place a candle in as a form of prayer. This is available on Wednesdays during Open Church, but is also available on Sunday mornings. Please make use of this station if you wish.
Each Wednesday since 2012 we have had the church open from 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM. We have had visitors of all kinds come in. Sometimes they come to pray or chat, sometimes they're interested in history of architecture, sometimes we know and sometimes we don't.
Keeping warm at Church
Knee rugs are available for guests and those amongst our congregation who feel the physical chill of church ‐ despite our warm hearted services! Rugs are available at the back of the church. Do feel free to take and use during the services in our chilly winter!!
BPUC Cards on Sale
Packets of cards celebrating the beautiful windows here at Brougham Place are now on sale! Each pack contains 6 cards (2 of each design). $10 / packet of 6 cards. available in the church office on weekdays or from Dianne Drew on Sundays.
The church is encouraging those who wish to donate flowers for Sunday services in memory of a loved one, anniversary, birthday, etc. This may be done either by ordering an arrangement, buying the flowers and having them done by whoever is on the roster, or doing them themselves. If you are interested, please contact Mary May. Floral arrangements will be acknowledged in the Order of Service.
Have you got your name badge? You can order one today!! Order forms are available on the name badge holder upstairs. Please send your order to the Church Office or drop it in an envelope in the offering along with payment. They are available with either a magnetic backing ($8.20) or a standard pin ($5.55). Replacement magnets are also available for $3.50.
You are welcome to take your badge with you or you may keep it here at the church. Facilities for leaving your badge here are located in the Lecture Hall, the Stanley Street entrance, or they can be returned to the board at the main entrance. All name badges will be returned to the main board at the front entrance during the week.
A used stamp may not seem like much to you and me, but it can do a world of good! The Synod office collects used stamps and then sells them on. The money raised is used to pay freight on goods and schoolbooks sent to churches and schools in places such as Fiji, Tonga, Vanuatu, PNG, Solomon Islands, Thailand and the Philippines. If you can collect old stamps (just cut the envelope with a little space around the stamp itself), please deposit them in the stamp box in the Leaver Lounge.
The Pastoral Care Team would like to announce the beginning of a new ministry here at Brougham Place, the Prayer Chain. This is a wonderful opportunity for us to grow together in faith, uphold one another in prayer, and maintain a spirit of intentional living within our midst. So, how do you plug into this ministry? Make a prayer request!!
Ways to make a prayer request:
- Contact one of the prayer chain coordinators (Rev. John Hughes or Vicky Sanders)
- Contact your Pastoral Partner
- Use one of the welcome/prayer cards in the sanctuary
- Contact the church office
We look forward to this wonderful new ministry and the way in which it can further support our "belonging" to each other and this community of faith.
Please view the Prayer Chain Regulations so you understood the way the Prayer Chain would work. We are serious about protecting your privacy while being able to hold one another in care. If you have questions, please talk to John or Vicky.
Fruit for you
You can buy delicious fruit, dried fruit, and free range eggs and support international mission. The project involves fruit grown by members of the Waikerie Christian Churches and is subject to availability. Part proceeds of the fruit sales will go toward medical projects in Numfor Island, Papua province, Indonesia. Order forms are on the table in the Leaver Lounge. Orders need to be placed by the second Sunday in each month (third in November 2013) and the preceding Sunday for chocolate coated items with either cash or cheque to be accompanied with the order. Delivery is usually two weeks later (i.e. fourth Sunday)
Read updates from the Co-ordinator of the Waikerie Fruit project:
- Hello everyone,
From the next order in November (2013), honey will be packaged in 1kg plastic containers with handle for $10.00. This price is comparable with other SA honey outlets. Glass is an expensive packaging, so the producers are changing to plastic containers. If you have any thoughts on this, Graeme and I would like to hear from you.
Many thanks for your continued support.
Also the book The Light on the Hill and 150th Commemorative Pens & Coasters are still available from the Church office or Barbara Sibley after Sunday worship.
Frontier Newsdownload or as a paper copy.
New Timescan be read online.
Courses at the Effective Living Centre
The website of the Effective Living Centre lists various events in the coming months. Topics include parenting, men's issues, social issues and the sacred & creative.