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Worship service this weekend

10.00am Sunday 22 August
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, so there is no need to book in for worship this week.

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 however you must sit down to drink it, even if you are outdoors.
Gathered worship this weekend

Worship service
10.00-11.15am Sunday 22 Aug

Bread of Life: Word

This morning Simon is back on deck and will be starting a new 4-week series Bread of Life.

We're looking forward to you (and him!) 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 'issues'

We've been having some 'issues' with the live stream these last couple of weeks. We've done some testing, sent lots of emails, been in touch with our ISP, and have some plans in place (which include the option of shutting down wireless access via the CVUC_WIFI network).

Please be patient as we try to find the source of the problem and if you are unable to stream live on Sunday, we apologise in advance and encourage you to catch up later on YouTube or on the Service Recordings page of our web/app.Thank you for your patience!

Photos

Seg will be taking some photos over the next couple of weeks to use in some of our communications. Chat with her or David if you have any questions or would prefer not to be photographed. We are aware of permissions for our children however will also check directly with parents before using any images where a child features prominently.

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

Update on Simon

Simon is back on deck... yay! Thank you all for your prayers :) Do please continue to pray for his ongoing recovery - he is so glad to be well enough to join us all again and to be able to preach!

Next week (Mon 23 - Sat 28 Aug)

Women's Coffee & Chat

10.00am Fri 27 Aug
Bracegirdles, Blackwood

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

Blokes, Beverages & Barbeques

6.30pm Sat 28 Aug
CoroUniting church

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

Further afield...

Baptism info session

7.45-9.00pm Thu 2 Sep
CoroUniting Ministry Centre

Interested in finding out more about baptism? Come along to our info session. RSVP on our web/app event.

Our next Baptism, Confirmation & Thanksgiving Service is on Sun 19 Sep.

mainly music family night

Pirates!
2.00-4.00pm Sat 4 Sep

CoroUniting church

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

We would love some help in the kitchen (serving food / washing dishes) and also setting back chairs in the church afterwards (from 6.30pm). Please email the team (or chat with David) if you can help. Thank you!

Prayer Night

Evening of Wed 8 Sep
CoroUniting church

Join with us as we pray as a church for several different areas of our life and witness together including:

  • An awakening of people's hearts
  • Being a people of prayer
  • Our finances

More info available shortly.

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.

She will (hopefully!) be joined by Christine Gobius, the National Director of Interserve who will also be preaching 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 :)

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 in the next few days. We're planning an info session on the evening of Thu 2 Sep.

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

Calling all women...

Here is a survey for the Bloom ladies’ ministry.

Could you please complete it online or, if you prefer, paper copies are available in the church at the Welcome Desk. We are excited to get together with you all soon.  

Please complete the survey by Sunday 22 August. 

Much love,

Carolyn Dent, Lauren MacKenzie, Heather Cheesman and Jenny Wichert

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. Further information will be available shortly.

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 $20K (10%) 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.
July figures:
     Actual: $26,524    Budget: $30,000     Variance: -$3,475

Year to date figures:
     Actual: $188,518    Budget: $210,000     Variance: -$21,482

Note that due to the lockdown the July figures only include one cash banking. We anticipate that this will result in an additional $1200 (approx) from July being reflected in the August figures.
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.

Spare cots?

Genesis Pregnancy Support is getting referrals daily from social workers requesting cots for their clients who are financially struggling to meet this need. Their stock is gone and they have 2 on the waiting list. 

If you have a good quality second-hand cot that is less than 10 years old they would love to give it our to a family in need. They are also in need of prams, baby baths, car seats and bassinets!

Call on (08) 8352 4044 or Email the team for further information.

Connect Women's Conference

10.00am-4.00pm Sat 28 Aug
Westbourne Park Uniting Church
27 Sussex Street, Hawthorn

After an exhausting year plus of being locked in and locked down, having to adjust and adapt at a moment’s notice, you’re invited to come and be re-filled and re-fuelled at our Connect Women’s Conference.

Sit under the teaching of our guest speaker Steph Tai, join an elective or two and indulge in good food prepared just for 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

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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