CONNECTION – 8 AUGUST


PENTECOST 11

We acknowledge the original custodians, the Wadawurrung people of the Kulin alliance, of the land on which our buildings of worship stand and on which we gather.

COMMUNITY NEWS

FOR TODAY

& THE COMING WEEK

COVID RESTRICTIONS
With changes to the COVID19 restrictions, in-person services will recommence this Sunday. There is a limit of 50 people who can attend in-person services and BOOKINGs are essential. Please contact the church office to book a seat and consider if you can access the online service and free up a seat for those who cant. Online services will be provided via our private Facebook group.

Relay for Life – cancelled for 2021 but donations still possible

Just letting you know that due to Covid still hanging around and for the safety of all participants, the Wyndham Relay for Life committee has decided to cancel the Wyndham Relay for Life 2021. It was a tough decision, but we look forward to relaying it in 2022. But you can still donate and contribute to cancelling out cancer… I am donating my beard for the cause

Yes, it’s coming off on Sunday 12th September (the date for the cancelled Relay) after church and will post a video of it on Facebook. If Covid restrictions allow, we’ll have a ceremony at Crossroads for those who want to see it live. I urge you to donate to be able to see me without my wizard beard. I have had the beard since 1997 so most of you won’t know me without it. (From Roland G)
Please donate HERE – for this worthwhile cause. If you don’t want to donate online you are welcome to provide your donation to Roland or Rose directly and we will add it to the Crossroads Team.

Statement from the Heart

If there is enough interest, an online (Zoom) discussion group will be held over a limited number of weeks, to be held on Sundays from 4 to 5pm.
A study guide on the Statement from the Heart was written by and for Second Peoples seeking to explore and pursue a truthful, just and meaningful relationship with First Peoples. Our commitment is towards First and Second Peoples walking jointly together in an intentional relationship we call ‘Covenanting’.
If you are interested, please email Robert R with your name.

The Church Office

The Church Office is open every weekday morning from 9.30am to 12 noon. Our volunteers are Helen, Margaret, Elizabeth, Julie, Jan and Rose and they do a variety of things to keep the Church running smoothly and assist Annetia. If you have any questions about anything that happens at Crossroads, these are the people to ask. We are blessed to have such helpful and dedicated volunteers. You can contact the office on 9741 1084 or email office@crossroadsunitingchurch.org.au

Wyndham InterFaith Network Places of Worship Discovery

This popular event, providing opportunity for meeting people and understanding the world faiths located in this municipality, is on again! 40 places are available. Hare Krishna, Virgin Mary Mosque and Sikh Gurudwara Sahib and Crossroads Uniting are all included in the bus tour on Wednesday 1 September, from 9 am to 4 pm, organized by WIFN.
Participants will board the bus at 9 am at Kelly Park, 2b Synnot Street Werribee. Please wear face mask and carry a hair covering. A vegetarian lunch will be provided free at Hoppers Crossing Gurudwara Sahib.
RSVP open from August 1, is essential. https://www.trybooking.com/BTAEO or phone Laurence Gray 0401 337 696.

Write a letter to the Prime Minister?

All over Australia, people of faith are writing their individual letters to Prime Minister Scott Morrison asking for serious climate action — hundreds of us. Will you join us?
At 11:00 am after worship at Crossroads next Sunday August 15 we have tables booked at Teddy Picker restaurant 5/116 Watton St. We hope you can join us for coffee or whatever else tempts your taste buds. We will have all the information & materials you need to write your letter. It can be just a short letter in your own words and we will collect from you to send.
It would be great if you could advise Sandra S, Rob B or Annetia G regarding your plans to join us so we can advise Teddy Pickers of numbers attending. See this webpage: https://www.arrcc.org.au/letters?utm_campaign=day_of_action_launch_call&utm_medium=email&utm_source=arrcc

Intrepid Women Empowerment Gateway

Intrepid Woman is one project from M-Power Community Services Inc. (Their main activity is registered as mental health and crisis intervention primarily serving females). Temi Ajayi is the founder and co- organiser with Luciana A who is representing Justice Task Group .
The objective of the camp is : to provide a Word of hope through some talks, encouragement through handwork, relaxing workshops and Bush walks; happiness through singing and dancing and share with everyone a heart of gratitude. Healthy, Happy and Hopeful. 🥰
Who can join us: adults aged 18 to 80, at Lake Dewar Lodge Bacchus Marsh, 10–12 September (2 days & nights); cost is $150 ($90 pensioner). Applications close 20/8/21, contact Luciana A for more details and bookings.

Prayer time online

Every Tuesday at 5.30pm the Rev. Annetia Goldsmith is inviting you to prayer time online via Zoom (Meeting ID is 892 8799 9241). “Come along and join me in prayer for the day that has been and the week to come.” (Until September 28 – 8 meetings to come.)

Volunteers are always needed

Volunteers are always needed to keep the in-person services going. Covid requirements for cleaning, QR log-ins, morning tea need volunteers now! Contact Rose G.

The heating is back!

We discovered the fault which caused the heating to close down. So we now have heating everywhere!

What’s On This Week

  • Monday: 9.30amPlaygroup
  • Tuesday: 5.30pm Online Prayer Group (Zoom 892 8799 9241)
  • Wednesday: 7.30pm Church Council (Zoom)
  • Thursday: 10am Church gardening; 8pm Home Group TBC.
  • Friday: 6pm African Youth

Worship Plan for this coming week

15 August 2021

Bible Readings

2 Samuel 18:5–9, 15, 31–33; Ephesians 4:25–5:2; John 6:35, 41–51; Psalm 130.

Rosters for 8th (& 15th)

  • Greetings: Margaret Bull (Carol Nancarrow)
  • Flowers: Luciana Aragon (Bev Cox)
  • Music: Gina Lee (Wendy Barnes)
  • Audio-visual: Paul Kirkman (Rob Bradley)
  • Prayers of the People: Neil Tolliday (Margaret Bull)
  • Reader: Noel Savory (Ian Gainey)
  • Sign-in: Bev Lambie (Sandra Savory)
  • Cleaning: Judith O’Keefe, Dorothy Rookes (Noel Savory)
  • Morning Tea: Alpie Bong, Rengata Taboru, Jan Sillitoe (Suzanne Walker & Julie Rees)
  • CRUNCH: ? (Lauren Duckworth)

Housekeeping & Help

Pastoral care will be maintained during these difficult days but it is subject to the rules regarding access to hospitals and aged care homes.

Please contact Rev. Annetia Goldsmith for any pastoral care needs.

CHURCH OFFICE INFORMATION

The office is open on weekdays 9.30am–12noon.

Telephone 03 9741 1084.  Postal address is PO Box 2156 Werribee 3030.
Email office@crossroadsunitingchurch.org.au