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Gathered worship this weekend

Worship service
10.00-11.15am Sunday 3 Oct

The Heart of the Gospel

Join us as Simon continues our series Grace that Saves! Grace that Divides as we work our way through The Gospel of John.

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 1 - Sun 3 Oct)

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

BDC Offering


From Oct 3-Oct 10 we will take up an offering for the BDC (Building a Discipling Culture)  ministry. Over the last 18 months we have had 16 people at Coro engage in intentional fortnightly discipleship coaching through BDC, learning the words, the ways and works of Jesus. This is called discipleship and part of the mission of God through the church is to train everyone to do the same. We are coached for free by Tim Piesse from Crossway Baptist in Melbourne; however part of our response to their generosity is an annual love offering for BDC so that other churches may learn to follow Jesus' way of disciple making through BDC.  You can give via an envelope near the front doors or online at corouniting.org/give and select BDC in the "cause" options in the dropdown menu. 

Daylight Savings this weekend!

2.00-3.00am Sunday 3 Oct

Do your part. Save the daylight. Next weekend. 2am. Don't be late.

Next week (Mon 4 - Sun 10 Oct)

Midweek Worship

11.00am Tue 5 Oct
CoroUniting church

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

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
Further afield...
Lunch with Bob Moles and Bibi Sangha

12.30pm Sun 24 October (BYO lunch)
CoroUniting church

Coro members, Bob Moles and Bibi Sangha will share their stories over a BYO lunch of work seeking to overturn miscarriages of justice in our legal system. They have fascinating stories to share and will also speak on how faith in Jesus and His calling motivates their work.  Bob and Bibi will speak for 30 minutes to be followed by Q and A.

 

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

Farewell Ray and Jill

Ray and Jill Elford have moved to a different home and will now be attending Malvern Uniting Church. We will farewell them in the service this Sunday. To read Ray's reflections about the move click here.

Staff Leave

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

Preaching elsewhere

Please pray for Neil McIntosh as he preaches at Clarendon Uniting Church this Sunday October 3rd.

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

Raising Kids Who Care

7.00-8.00pm Mon 13 Oct
an online discussion to support your parenting

Wondering how you could influence your children to make better choices through their life?

Bring the whole family and join author Susy Lee online for a conversation with your family. She'll facilitate a topic to show how easily you can achieve this at your house.

This online conversation will use the techniques described in Susy's new book "Raising Kids who Care: Practical conversations for exploring stuff that matters, together" (available at Koorong).

More info or to register for this free conversation? Check out this page on the mainly music website (this conversation is enabled through mainly music, but open to all families with primary and teenaged children).
 

Susy Lee was the guest speaker at our recent Leaders2go Day Retreat (for leaders with influence in Children & Family ministry across Australia & NZ held at CoroUniting and online on Sat 11 Sep).

The Great Cycle Challenge

Jason Carmichael is riding for the Great Cycle Challenge again this year during October, riding 750km and hoping to raise $500 to support Kid's cancer research. Please click the link below to find out more, and make any donations. 

https://greatcyclechallenge.com.au/Riders/JasonCarmichael

 

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.

You can also view several pages of photos of people and activities over the last few years here.

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.

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.
Connect with us...
Check out this new digital launchpad - a one-stop shop to connect with us online, including subscribing to our e-news (ummm...). Look out for these around the church building and give it a go!
Email the Church Council or Elders with any church matters you'd like to discuss.
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