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Are you interested in having a quarterly daily devotion guide that provides a reflection on the next Sunday’s lectionary? Faye Findlay will be collecting $5 from anyone interested in the Advent/Christmas quarterly copy due out in November. Please speak to Faye in the Youth Hall after church on Sunday 14th October.
Blessing the Animals
Bring your pet(s) or a photo if that’s easier/safer to worship on 14th October for a special blessing.We offer this blessing in response to the Feast of St. Francis of Assis (4/10). We will also pray for animals and pets we have loved and lost and for species threatened by extinction and for those already lost to our planet.
Student House Working Bee
Join us at the Student Houses after worship on 14th October from 11:30am-1pm. The focus of the working bee will be gardening and general cleaning up. Bring along your gardening tools (fork, spade, rake, trowel, secateurs/pruners etc. and gloves). We also need some strong folks to join us on the day, since we are going to remove some unwanted furniture from the houses to be picked up in hard rubbish.
Your rewards will be time spent working together and a delicious lunch at 1pm. Bring whatever tools you think will help with the work and please RSVP to Valentina Satvedi Leydon, our Interim Student House Support Worker, 0456 099 448 by 11th October to assist with catering for lunch.
We will meet at the Rowe’s home on Sunday 14th October from 6-8pm. We share a simple meal and liturgy at the beginning of a new week. All are welcome to attend.
Death in October
Death in October is a four week series being offered on Thursdays in Octoberby the Discipleship & Education Committee.
- Advanced Care Planning Workshop – You decide who decides – be open, be ready, be heard – guidance in preparing an advanced care plan on Thursday 18th October, 7:30pm in the Olive Way
- Grief & Loss – An experiential session to reflect on your losses – a safe and loving place to just be on Thursday 25th October, 7pm in the Church.
Out and About Group
A social group for active adults. Meet at 1.00pm on Friday 19th October to visit the Grainger Museum, Royal Pde, Parkville. More details from Helen Rowe 0423 009 813
Food Co-op Distribution Day
Saturday 20th October 10 am – 12 noon in the Olive Way room. Contact Meredith for further information.
PIEN Speaking Tour
Our congregation is a major sponsor of this important tour, organised by the Palestine Israel Ecumenical Network. See the latest PIEN update for a message from the speaker Areej.
All details of the PIEN tour (7th-27th October) are available here including three dates in Melbourne (including one hosted by us!!):
- 17th October at 7:15pm sign in for 7:30pm start – Live Webinar through Ridley College, open to the public. Prior registration required.
- 21st October at 9.30am – Worship at Brunswick Uniting Church. Areej will speak at a forum after worship, the forum will conclude with time for lunch and further discussion. RSVP 18th October to firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can make sure there is enough delicious food for everyone. We’ll be placing an order at A1 bakeries and providing fruit platters as well.
More than Cut & Paste
Unfortunately the Collage Workshop scheduled to start on 30th September has been postponed. Stay tuned for a new starting date. Contact Ann Soo for further information, 0422 842 244.
Wider Church News
Family offering to house-sit in January
A Korean Minister, his wife and two sons,are looking for a place to accommodate their mother in January 2019 when she comes to visit from Korea. Their current flat is too small to host their mother and they wondered if there was anyoneplanning to be away on holiday during January,who would be willing to have them look after their home and stay there with their mother for the month of January. If you are able to help, or know of anyone able to help could you please contact: Rev Peter Gador-Whyte, St John’s Essendon, 0417425188, email@example.com
Future of Work & Religious Faith
This ‘Religion in University Symposium‘ for 2018 will be held on Friday 26th October at the Newman College Oratory. Program details here. RSVP Friday 19th October to assist with catering to Rev. Dr. Sunny Chen, The University of Chaplaincy Co-ordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org
Pilgrim End of Year Service
The Pilgrim Theological College 2018 End of Year Service will be held on Friday 2nd November at the Centre for Theology & Ministry. All are welcome. RSVP, Friday 26thOctober to email@example.com