CONNECTION – 14 AUGUST 2022


PENTECOST 10

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

Forty years of waterways protection

Distinguished guests and members of Werribee River Association celebrated four decades of local conservation activism, when the book “Forty Years of Waterways Protection” edited by Lisa F was recently launched.
Since the Werribee River Association began in 1981, many local heroes have participated in diverse roles including clean-up of rubbish, community education and tree planting.

In the early stages, it was difficult for the public to access the river as property titles extended to the middle of the river. Historian Heather N (pictured) wrote in 2006 “(members) concerns were for water quality, indiscriminate tree and soil removal, dumped cars, overgrowth of weeds, lack of habitat for wildlife and contaminants entering the river. Private landowners were the default land and water managers…”

Congratulating the Association members, Councillor Jasmine H said: “The impact of urbanisation on this precious natural waterway has brought about 40 years of conservation activity. We need to preserve our natural assets, waterways and Ramsar Wetlands. This is a very special historical book.”

Rob B spoke of some of the groups and agencies associated with the Werribee River Association. He mentioned the initiative of the Justice Task Group at Crossroads Uniting Church, supportive since 2012. “The Tangaroa Blue campaign against plastics in the marine environment led to the formation of Beach Patrol in 2015, now an important Australia-wide community based hands-on clean-up leader in litter reduction.”

John F, (pictured) Werribee Riverkeeper since 2014, is a member of the international Waterkeeper Alliance. John’s leadership has assisted the Association’s partnerships with Wyndham City Council, Western Water, Nature West, Holcim, Birdlife Australia, and Environment Justice Australia.
For copies of the “40 years of Waterways Protection” contact admin@werribeeriver.org.au (NT)

O.S.L.O. Occasional Sunday Lunches Out

28 August 12md at the R.S.L. here in Werribee. Senior meals plus a roast on Sundays. Everybody welcomed but please contact Elaine or Lorna before Thursday 25 Aug for catering numbers.

Beach Patrol 3030

We will meet today at 11.30am in the Wyndham Harbour carpark (near the marina); the clean-up will take place along the northern beach and pathway ending at Crawford’s Road. This picture shows the big haul of rubbish we collected at Crawford’s Road in June. The site has stayed much better but we will again concentrate most of our efforts around Crawford’s Road so we stay on top of things. We will all be ready for a warm cuppa at the shipping container Cafe Wyndham Harbour around 12:30, courtesy of Wyndham Harbour management.

Volunteers are always needed to keep our congregation going!

FIRST AID OFFICER
Crossroads needs a volunteer First Aid Officer who:

  • has a current first aid and CPR certificate (or is willing to obtain them).
  • be able to access and manage first aid processes and techniques in a calm manner
  • be physically able to perform techniques such as CPR resuscitation
  • be aware of both your own and others well-being
  • can ensure the first aid kit is fully stocked at all times
  • be able to fill out incident reports and liase with the congregation and Synod to eliminate risks.

FOOD SAFETY SUPERVISOR
Crossroads will need a volunteer Food Safety Supervisor from November 2022 who will:

  • hold a current Food Safety Supervisor certificate (or be willing to obtain one)
  • ensure the kitchen complies with all relevant food safety standards
  • perform checks on the kitchen for any breaches of food safety
  • act as a point of contact for all food handlers in the church as well as food safety authorities
  • ensure all volunteers in the kitchen maintain a high standard of hygiene
  • consult on the preparation of meals at self-catered camps.

WORKPLACE SAFETY OFFICER OH&S
Church facilities and worship centres are workplaces and we are committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace for all occupants, such as employees, clients, congregation members, visitors, contractors and volunteers.
Crossroads needs a volunteer Safety Officer who:

  • will coordinate health and safety systems.
  • will identify hazards, assess risks to health and safety, put appropriate safety controls in place and provide advice about accident prevention and occupational health to Church council and the congregation.

If you can help, please contact the Church office ASAP
Help is needed now for our congregation to keep all our activities going!

What’s On This Week

  • Today: 11.30–12.30pm Beach Patrol
  • Monday: 9.30am Playgroup
  • Thursday: 9.30am Gardening Group (Crossroads)
  • Friday: 1pm Sew ‘n’ Sow (Crossroads)

Bible Readings – 14 AUGUST 2022

Isaiah 5:1–7; Hebrews 11:11–29; Luke 12:49–56; Psalm 80:1–2, 8–19

ROSTERS:

SUNDAY

Minister

Greetings:

AV: 

Morning Tea: 

Flowers: 

Music:   

Reader: 

Prayers:

14 August

Audrey K 

Margaret D

Jacob L

Jan S & Liz B

Lorna H

Gina L

Val T

Neil T

21 August

Rev Annetia G 

Julie R

Paul K

Jan B & Zelda C

Bev C

Wendy B

Salote T

Annetia G

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:

Audrey will be the primary contact on Mondays and Thursdays and Annetia at other times.

CHURCH OFFICE INFORMATION

The Church Office is open Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 12.00pm.

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