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Gathered worship this weekend

Worship service - Baptism & Confirmation
10.00-11.15am Sunday 19 Sep

Strengthened by Grace

This morning we delight in celebrating the baptism of Nari Duncan and the confirmation of Jack Cheesman, Andrew Buxton and Bella Cheesman.

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.

COVID info: See our COVID-19 Information Resource Page for details, noting that face masks are required for all aged 12+ (supplies available) incl. during singing (except for those singing as part of the worship team) and you'll need to sit down for your coffee/tea both before and after the service.

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.
Coffee Update

We have now changed the payment system for coffees from a fixed cost to a 100% donation basis - you are free to pay whatever you would like for a coffee, whether this be $1, $5 or $10.

All proceeds from coffee sales go towards supporting our ministry intern, Seg.
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 (Fri 17 - Sun 19 Sep)

1079 Life at Coro PS

1.00-3.00pm Fri 17 Sep
Coromandel Valley Primary School

1079 Life will be broadcasting live from Coromandel Valley Primary School this afternoon with a special focus on Jenni Forder's role as the school's Pastoral Care Worker (PCW).

Tune in to find out more!

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 exciting all-day event will feature a variety of workshops, discussions around property, diversity, climate action and much more. There’ll also be live music and the chance to join in the conversation as we listen to a special recorded presentation between Rev Canon Dave Male and Rev Ruthmary Bond.

To attend, you must register by Friday 17 September.
Check out the day's program here
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.
Next week (Mon 20 - Sun 26 Sep)

Women's Coffee & Chat

10.00am Fri 24 Sep
Bracegirdles, Blackwood

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

Youth Group - All In Quiz Night

6.30pm Fri 24 Sep
CoroUniting church

This night is open to the whole church, so invite some friends make a table of 8-10. Let us know you’re coming and we’ll put you on a table, and come see if you can take out top prize 🏆
  • $10 per person (free for youth)
  • BYO snacks for your table
  • RSVP via email or 0417 451 884
Keen to see you there!

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.

Blokes, Beverages & Barbeques

6.30pm Sat 25 Sep
CoroUniting church

Postponed due to the AFL Grand Final...!

Watch this space for more details...
Further afield...

8P Garden Gathering

8.30am-12noon Sat 2 Oct
CoroUniting church grounds

See our web/app for full details - all welcome. Check out these great photos from last weekend's gathering :) These photos and more can be found on our web/app photo album.

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

Coro Juniors Team Meeting

11.30am-1.00pm Sun 10 Oct
CoroUniting chapel

See our web/app for full details - for all on team as well as those who would like to find out more.

Lunch provided. RSVP for catering purposes.

RSVP for the Coro Juniors Team Meeting

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.

This is our repeat 2nd camp for the year (our 1st camp in May was booked out) - book asap to secure your spot.
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
Family News & Updates

Staff Leave

David will be taking 3 weeks' annual leave from Mon 20 Sep - Sun 10 Oct inclusive.

Masks in Coro Juniors / Kids

We've had a few of our team asking and so clarified with SA Health earlier this week... when leading or helping in Coro Juniors or Coro Kids, masks do not need to be worn.

This is similar to the exemption for Child Care centres where Child Care workers are not required to wear masks. Masks must still be worn by leaders and helpers when in the main service, however they may be removed when helping or leading during Coro Juniors / Kids sessions.

Church Council Minutes

The latest (June 2021) Council minutes have now been uploaded to our web/app.

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

Saiyarak Update

Saiyarak, an HIV/AIDS support group in Nan Province, Thailand, is a group of about 40 adults and children affected by HIV who provide a network of support in their communities through microenterprises, education support, health education, holiday programs and family support.

They are supported by a group of people in Australia based at CoroUniting. You can read their latest update (Sep 2021) on our web/app or directly here.

Stay tuned for more info and photos next week :)

Generate - Positions Available

Generate Presbytery has three opportunities to serve our leaders and congregations:

See here for details on the positions and how to apply. Applications close 5pm Friday 1 October.

Operation Christmas Child

Lee Newman is once again coordinating Operation Christmas Child with shoeboxes available to pack in the foyer. Pick up a box and a flyer for more info.

Completed boxes should be returned by Sunday 17 October.

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.

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: $300 closing Mon 27 Sep
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: $300 closing Mon 27 Sep
Registrations: Now open here

Check out the video below - see any familiar faces?

Bible College SA Open Day

10.00am Sat 9 Oct
Bible College SA
176 Wattle Street, Malvern

A great opportunity to learn more about studying at Bible College SA, meet the Faculty and tour the campus. If you have been thinking about studying at Bible College, and have further questions about what this might look like for you, head along and speak with one of the team who would be delighted to explore these options with you.

Register to attend on their website, or contact the office on (08) 8291 8188.
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