Book now to reserve your seat for this week's worship service

Worship service this weekend

10.00am Sunday 1 August
CoroUniting church

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

Booking in for Worship...
  • There will be a cap on the number of people who are able to attend. Please don't let this scare you away though... If you'd like to come, book! (Note: this includes children and infants)
    • Total number of people we can accommodate is around 115-120 (including overflow areas)
  • You will need to book in unless you are fulfilling one of these roles (in which case your family will still need to book in):
    • Service Host, Preacher, Persian Lead, Tech Team
    • Worship Team, Coro Juniors Team, Coro Kids Team
    • Stewards (incl. COVID Marshal), Staff
  • Please do not just turn up without a booking as you may be unable to stay if we are at capacity.
  • If the service is full, or you prefer to engage from home, the service will be live streamed as usual at corouniting.online.church and via our YouTube channel.
Overflow areas...
  • Seats will be allocated according to when you arrive on Sunday. Once we reach our capacity in the main sanctuary you will be directed to overflow areas until the children move to their programs.
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
  • No singing or dancing (even if wearing masks)
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.
Book now to reserve your seat for this week's worship service
Church Camp postponed

Church Camp postponed

13-15 August

Unfortunately the latest COVID restrictions have played havoc with our plans for Church Camp and we have had to postpone (again...). See this email for all the details.

Gathered worship this weekend

Worship service
10.00-11.15am Sunday 1 Aug

Bread of Life: Signs

This morning Simon will start our new 3-week series on John 6, 'Bread of Life', as we travel 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.

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.
Book now to reserve your seat for this week's worship service
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

Women's Coffee & Chat

10.00am Friday 30 July - CANCELLED

Cancelled for this month. We hope to meet again in August.

Blokes, Beverages & Barbeques

6.30pm Saturday 31 July - CANCELLED

Cancelled for this month. We hope to meet again in August.

Care Team mini-workshop

12.00-1.00pm Sunday 1 August - POSTPONED

Postponed until later.

Next week (Mon 2 - Sun 8 Aug)

Midweek Worship

11.00am Tue 3 Aug
CoroUniting church

Cancelled for this month. We hope to meet again in September.

The Marriage Course - new material (filmed 2019)

The Marriage Course

7.30-9.30pm Tuesdays from 3 or 10 August
CoroUniting Chapel

Join David & Kate Buxton for our first in-person Marriage Course for over 2 years!

COVID-19 has affected us all in many different ways, and the additional pressure can take its toll on our closest relationships as well.

Register now... starts shortly... space for 1 more couple...
The Marriage Course is a wonderful chance to spend some quality time together in a relaxed date-night setting. There is no group work and each session focuses on a different area of relating.

Topics covered: Strengthening Connection – The Art of Communication – Resolving Conflict – The Power of Forgiveness – The Impact of Family – Good Sex – Love in Action

If you've wondered about the course but not yet taken part, or are keen for a refresher, you'll love this all-new version (filmed in 2019). See more (including this flyer) on our Marriage Course page and register on our web/app event. Limited to 6 couples to comply with current density requirements.
Find out more and register here...

8P Garden Gathering

8.30am-12noon Sat 7 Aug
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
Further afield...

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

Sun 1 Aug

Please pray for Neil McIntosh as he preaches at Kangarilla UC this Sunday.

Got kids?

Several of our kids and youth serve in a variety of ways on Sunday mornings, connecting with the wider body and ‘being church’ together. Their gifts are used for the good of the whole and all of us are richer for it!
We’d like to encourage you to ask your kids how they might like to be involved if they’re not already - there are many opportunities - either up-front or behind the scenes, eg. helping with communion, being part of the worship band (incl. singing), helping with the Coro Juniors (from Year 5) or morning tea, assisting the stewards etc.

We’re not looking to fill the roster, but are simply being intentional about being intergenerational :)

Interested? Have a chat with David

Coffee update

A few things coffee-related to let you know about:

A reminder that all proceeds from our coffee goes towards supporting our ministry intern (8 hours per week)
We have some new folk learning the ropes serving coffee in the mornings - please be patient and encourage them as they get up to speed.

We have changed our coffee supplies from Coles to Hark! - a local Adelaide coffee business run by Christians.

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 $18K (10%) behind budget.

More info? Contact our Treasurer David Parker

To give: Visit our Giving web page for all the details or Give Online.
July figures:
     Actual: $26,701    Budget: $30,000     Variance: -$3,299

Year to date figures:
     Actual: $161,993    Budget: $180,000     Variance: -$18,007
Community & Other

Walk a Mile in my Boots

Beacon Volunteers are taking part in this walk to help end homelessness during National Homelessness Week, August 1-7.
Carol Knight writes: "Please join us or support us by making a donation to end homelessness." She and others plan to walk on Fri 6 Aug. Contact Carol (8278 7410) to make a donation or for more details.

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


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

Check out the video below - see any familiar faces?

The Chosen

If you haven't yet started watching 'The Chosen', can we encourage you to do so? We're watching it on YouTube with our kids and are transfixed...
If you want to find out more, check out this review (from America's leading Catholic magazine), head to thechosen.tv or start watching from episode 1. You can also download the app (which you'll need to continue watching from Season 2).
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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