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Gathered worship this weekend

Worship service
10.00-11.15am Sunday 17 Oct

One thing I do know

Join us as Graham Buxton 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.
Financial Giving at CoroUniting
Last Sunday we launched our giving program where you may pledge your giving for 2022 towards the ministry of God through our local church.

We ask that your response be back to us by Sunday 31 October in order that we can effectively plan and budget for next year. You can fill out the online form or pick up a hard copy from the church. Check out the short video below for more info.

Thank you for your partnership with us. 
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 15 - Sun 17 Oct)

The Online Pandemic

Pornography and Christ's Redemption
9.30am-12.30pm Fri 15 Oct
Blackwood Hills Baptist church

Aged 16+? Join us for this free seminar:
  • The Truth and Lies about Pornography
  • How do we vaccinate ourselves, and our children against online addiction?
  • Christ’s unconditional love, forgiveness and transforming power

Youth Group

Mini Games Mayhem + 'The Gospel'
6.30pm for 7.00-9.00pm Fri 15 Oct
CoroUniting church

Come and join us (incl. Yr 6s) for a fun night as we kick off Youth Group for the term - term plan available shortly on the theme Gospel Goggles.
Further afield...

Lunch (BYO) with Bob & Bibi

12.30pm Sun 31 Oct (note change of date)
CoroUniting church

A key response of being a people focused on Jesus is work enacting God’s justice.

Over a BYO lunch, Coro members Bob Moles & Bibi Sangha will share of how they seek to overturn miscarriages of justice in our legal system. They have fascinating stories to share of this work and how their faith in Jesus and His calling motivates their work.

Bob & Bibi will speak for 30 minutes to be followed by Q&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

The Gospel of the Kingdom

with David Kowalick
9.30am-4.00pm then 7.30-9.00pm Sat 20 Nov
CoroUniting church

Join us as David Kowalick leads us in a day exploring what Jesus meant by the Kingdom of God and why this is good news for the world. Come and be equipped not only to know the hope that Jesus is for the world but to be equipped to speak it.

See our web/app event for full details including a program (printed copies available at church).

Church AGM

11.30am-12.45pm Sun 28 Nov
CoroUniting church

Join us as we report back on 2021 and look forward to 2022. More info shortly.

Family News & Updates

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.
September figures:
     Actual: $29,431    Budget: $30,000     Variance: -$569

Year to date figures:
     Actual: $252,461    Budget: $270,000     Variance: -$17,538

BDC Offering


Thank you to all who gave to the BDC (Building a Discipling Culture) offering over the last couple of weeks. We are waiting on the total amount given and will let you know asap.
From Oct 3-10 we took 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. 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 and part of our response to their generosity is to take up an annual love offering for BDC so that other churches may learn to follow Jesus' way of disciple making through BDC. You can give online at corouniting.org/give by selecting BDC in the "cause" options in the dropdown menu. 

Click here to watch a video about how the BDC program is having an impact.
Community & Other

Support Jason Carmichael

Jason Carmichael is taking part in 2 different cycling challenges over the next few weeks:

  1. The Great Cycle Challenge - riding 750km during October and hoping to raise $500 to support kids' cancer research. Find out more, and make any donations here.
  2. The Ride With Me 2021 Challenge - riding 200km between 30 Oct and 3 Nov and hoping to raise $350 to raise awareness for mental health and suicide prevention (through Love Me Love You). Find out more, and make any donations here.

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.

Workshop: Exploring God's Invitation to Care for Creation

9.30am-5.00pm Sat 30 Oct
Scots Church, North Terrace, Adelaide

Are you keen to explore what the Scriptures say about caring for God's world? Join Sally Shaw in this workshop for Christians aged 20-50. There will be a mix of experiential and creative activities (indoor and outdoor) with biblical reflection.

Lunch, refreshments and a travel allowance ($35) provided. Register by emailing or phoning (0418 154 195) Sally Shaw (this project is part of her Doctor of Ministry research).

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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