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Worship service this weekend

10.00am Sunday 5 September
CoroUniting church

In line with the current direction, we are able to gather for worship in person, however the following conditions apply:

Density Requirement... We are currently at 3 people per 4sqm, with no need to book in for worship.

Face masks and Singing...
  • Face masks are mandatory (see our COVID-19 Information Resource Page for a video about how to make your own). There will be spares at the church if you forget yours
  • Singing is permitted (albeit with masks) - and recommendations to change your mask when it becomes damp and after singing (ie. bring a spare). See this SA Health FB post for full details.
Kids and Coffee...
  • Full children's programs (Coro Juniors and Coro Kids) will run as usual. Children under 12 do not need to wear masks.
  • Coffee will be served before and after the service - you must sit down to drink.
Gathered worship this weekend

Worship service
10.00-11.15am Sunday 5 Sep

Bread of Life: Believing

This morning Simon continues our 4-week series Bread of Life.

We're looking forward to you joining us!
 



Serving this week? View the current roster and run sheet.

More info? See our Service Recordings page for the Bible Passage, Message Slides, Questions for Reflection and Audio/Video recordings.

Can't make it on SundayEngage with our live stream from 5 minutes before the service start time (includes service host, chat function and live prayer), or stream the service from our YouTube channel.
 
Keen to re-watchFind previous service recordings on our YouTube channel (includes kids and mainly music sessions recorded during lockdown), or on our Service Recordings page.
 

Live stream problems solved

CVUC_WIFI network key changed

As many would know, we've been having some 'issues' with the live stream these last couple of weeks, however believe that we have now solved the problem... huge thanks to Rob, Geoff and Steve for tracking it down.

We suspect there were two issues... an update from our anti-virus software and the fact that the bandwidth was being cluttered by devices connecting to the publicly available network CVUC_WIFI. Our solution? We've changed the network key. If you need access, chat with either Rob, Geoff or David.

Regular gatherings: weekly & monthly
Life Groups are key to how we grow and mature as followers of Jesus. Let us know if you're not in a Life Group and would like to know more.
Check out the below regular opportunities to gather together - weekly and monthly - and follow the link for more details or to RSVP.

Note that you may need to be logged into the website to access some links. Find out how to do this here.
Weekly: Monthly:
This weekend

8P Garden Gathering

8.30am-12noon Sat 4 Sep
CoroUniting church grounds

See our web/app for full details - all welcome

Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme... please pick herbs and salad veggies from the raised garden beds in the new garden

mainly music family night

Pirates!
4.00-6.00pm Sat 4 Sep

CoroUniting church

For all mainly music families - see our web/app event for full details.

We would love for 2-3 people to help with supervising some of the craft/games. Please email the team (or chat with David) if you can help. Thank you!

Happy Fathers Day!


Wishing dads, young and old, a day of being cherished and remembering the precious gifts your children are on Father's Day - and all days!

Please join us after the service for some COVID-safe party pies and sausage rolls. We'll have chairs set out (you'll need to eat your food sitting down) and free coffee too as well as some fun games for the kids.
Next week (Mon 6 - Sat 11 Sep)

Midweek Worship

11.00am Tue 7 Sep
CoroUniting church

See our web/app for full details - all welcome.

Prayer Evening

7.00-9.30pm Wed 8 Sep
CoroUniting church
"The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:5-7
On Wednesday 8 September we will be gathering together to pray. It is what the church does because of the confidence we have that Jesus is Lord. We pray individually and we pray together.

We will focus our prayer around  the four elements of our vision of being a people focused on Jesus. We will ask God for his provision and blessing for the church to know him in worship, to ask him for a strong loving community, to empower us for working in justice and to open the door for effectively discipling others towards faith. 

We will begin at 7pm with some worship and then be led in the four focus areas, concluding with general prayers for the church and the world. We hope to be finishing by 9:30pm.  

We hope you will be able to join us.  
Further afield...

Third Culture Cupcake Conversations

1.00-3.00pm Sun 12 Sep
CoroUniting church

Kath Williams invites you to come along and discover what God is achieving in the lives of Third Culture Kids.

Christine Gobius (the National Director of Interserve) will be sharing remotely in our morning service.

RSVP and find out more on our web/app event or Kath's FB event or chat with Kath at church on Sunday :)
Sign up to Kath's newsletter here

Baptism, Confirmation & Thanksgiving Service

10.00am Sun 19 Sep
CoroUniting church

Join us for a very special morning of celebration where we will baptise, confirm and give thanks for some of our church family. See more on our web/app event.

If you would like to discuss baptism or confirmation or thanksgiving for a child, please chat with Simon, David or Jethro.

Bloom Spring Breakfast

9.00-10.30am Sat 25 Sep
CoroUniting church

Women and girls of all ages are invited to join us for a delicious breakfast:

Cost: $10 per head

Come for some fun and time to chat and get to know each other plus details on what is ahead for Bloom. Look out for the table in the foyer for details and to pay.

For more info talk to Carolyn DentHeather Cheesman or Jenny Wichert or see our web/app event.

GENTS Father & Sons SA Camp

- ONE heart and mind
5.00pm Fri 5 - 3.00pm Sun 7 Nov
Gillwell Basecamp, Woodhouse Activity Centre

Got boys aged 8-12? GENTS Father & Sons SA Camp is a weekend away for fathers (or father-figures) and boys aged 8-12.

Check out this video and our web/app event or chat with David for more info.

Camp Directors: Hamilton McNicol, David Buxton, David Lohmeyer
Cost: $70pp
Registrations: Now open here
This is our 2nd camp for the year (our 1st camp in May was booked out) and we are already over half-full - book asap to secure your spot.
Family News & Updates

Ministering elsewhere

Please pray for Neil McIntosh who is preaching at Upper Sturt UC this weekend.

Financial Update

Wes recently read out this financial update from our Treasurer, Dave Parker.

Please have a read and prayerfully consider how the Lord may be calling you to respond. There has been a significant improvement this last month (August), including a couple of one-off gifts - thank you for your faithfulness and generosity.

Finance Update


We are a generous church and are keeping you up to date with our current financial situation both for transparency and encouragement.
Please see below for an update on our regular giving, currently around $17K (7%) behind budget (refer the above 'Financial Update' item).
 

More info? Contact our Treasurer David Parker

To give: Visit our Giving web page for all the details or Give Online.
August figures:
     Actual: $34,732    Budget: $30,000     Variance: $4,732

Year to date figures:
     Actual: $223,250    Budget: $240,000     Variance: -$16,750
Community & Other

Position Vacant

Bible College SA are advertising for a part-time librarian (starting at 2 days/week) to commence in early 2022.

See here for full details with applications submitted by 5pm Friday 24 September.

Positions Vacant

JRM Stonework are looking for a junior/labourer and a truck driver. The company is based in Coromandel Valley and work all over the state.

See here for full details or check out this brochure. Jon Moore writes: "We are a small Christian-owned professional company looking for someone to fit into our non-swearing, non-smoking, friendly team culture."

Check out their FB and instagram for an idea of the work and some testimonials.

Indigenous Bible translation

Phil Townsend continues in his position as Director of the Australia – Timor Group for SIL. See this 3-minute video about the opportunities to work in Australia alongside Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. There are various roles in linguistic work, Bible translation and Scripture use.

This is his current newsletter.

If you would like to get in touch, you can ring (0468 931 370), email or check out the Wycliffe website. Phil is happy to drop round and have a chat, so let him know what would suit you.

Bloom - Teen Girls Gathering

1.00-4.00pm Sat 4 Sep
Cheltenham Community Centre
62 Stroud Street North, Cheltenham

This free event is for teen girls (aged 13-18) and the women who care for them. The aim is to encourage and empower girls to know that they are beautiful, worthy and enough.

Speakers: Anna Doecke and Bindy Taylor

Synod Resourcing Expo

9.00am-4.00pm Sat 18 Sep
Adelaide West Uniting Church and Yarthu Apinthi
312 Sir Donald Bradman Dr, Brooklyn Park

This free event is one of six resourcing expos in SA aiming to connect and resource people.

Speaker: Rev Canon Dave Male (via zoom from the UK)

The theme of ‘Chasing the wind of the Spirit’, speaks to God’s activity already occurring around us and the Spirit calling us to follow to where God’s mission is taking the church; making disciples to be part of God’s mission in congregations and through connections with local communities.

Interested? Speak with Claire Bell (0427 330 021) and head along as a group.

SQUAD Camp

9.30am Sat 2 - 10.00am Tue 5 Oct
Old Woodhouse Manor
Woodhouse Activity Centre
39 Spring Gully Road, Piccadilly
SQUAD Camp is for girls in Year 7-12 with an opportunity to take part in a Rite of Passage process for girls in Years 11 & 12.

Camp Director: Alaina Frost
Cost: Earlybird rates ($265) close Sun 8 Aug
Registrations: Now open here

BELONG – SQUAD Camp is a place for connection. Everyone matters here.

BELIEVE – A safe space to explore faith, ask questions and journey together.

BECOME – Who am I? What kind of woman do I want to be? What is my purpose? At SQUAD camp we create opportunities to explore these questions and hear from some amazing women who have walked the road before us.

GENTS Camp SA 2021

"Forged in the Fire"
9.30am Sat 2 - 2.00pm Tue 5 Oct
Mylor Adventure Camp
32 Wingrove Road, Mylor

GENTS Camp is for boys in Year 7-12 with an opportunity to take part in a Rite of Passage process for boys in Years 11 & 12.
Camp Director: Connor Beaty & Tim Watson
Cost: Earlybird rates ($265) close Sun 8 Aug
Registrations: Now open here

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