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
ASH WEDNESDAY (22 Feb) SERVICE: 7.30pm
Relay for Life
Relay For Life is a fun and moving experience that raises vital funds for the Cancer Council’s research, prevention and support services.
Relay is a chance for the Wyndham community and Crossroads UC to recognise and celebrate local cancer survivors, those going through a cancer experience and their carers, to honour and remember loved ones lost and to raise money to help save more lives.
Crossroads UC has been involved in Relay since 2011, and we welcome Hoppers Crossing UC to come along and join the Crossroads people who take part in Cancer Council’s Relay For Life each year to make strides towards a cancer free future.
The Wyndham Relay is on Saturday 25th March 2023 and starts at 11am through to 11pm at the Victoria University Sporting Complex in Hoppers Lane, Werribee.
You can join the team and/or sponsor us via our Relay web page –
or just come along on the day to urge us on. For more information you can speak with Roland or Lauren.
Prayer Meetings and Bible Studies
The Rev. Fa’amata’u L will be leading Prayer Meetings and Bible Studies on Tuesdays at Crossroads church, for all members of both congregations.
- 10am – 11.00am Prayer [for the world, the church, for others and for ourselves] 45 minutes prayer and 15 minutes BYO morning tea and cuppa and fellowship.
- 11.30 pm – 1.00pm Lectionary bible discussion. For an hour or so we look at the gospel lectionary reading for the upcoming Sunday.
We conclude with a BYO lunch and fellowship for the remainder of the time.
Presbytery of Port Phillip West Notes Feb 2023
Meetings of the Presbytery in Council are being held at St Albans Uniting Church, and Presbytery office is located there.
Rev Andrew Boyle was appointed the new Chairperson. Andrew’s former settlements include Chair of Presbytery of Port Phillip East.
Regionalisation: Presbytery adopted a missional mapping strategy which will aim to create up to five regions with congregations linked in clusters for mutual support and team ministries developed.
Ministerial moves: the Rev. Feke Kamitoni was inducted into the congregation of St John’s Essendon on Sunday February 12. Pastor Alanee Hearnshaw was inducted into the congregation of St Cuthbert’s Lorne in November.
Current supply ministries include: Rev. Bob Thomas, Surf Coast Parish; Rev. Peter Gador-Whyte, Ocean Grove-Barwon Heads; Rev. Dr Kevin Yelverton, Belmont; Rev. Tevita Holani, Moriac-Barrabool Hills.
Rev. Richard Arnold presented a report from Presbytery’s Climate Action Group. Sixteen people have now volunteered to be “Climate Champions,” advocating for responses to global warming in their congregations.
Prayer points: Pray for the Presbytery Ministers and Secretary: Rev Jeanne Beale, Rev Linley Liersch, Rev Narelle Collas and Mental Health Chaplain Rev Fiona Boettcher, Secretary Heather Loader. (NT)
Victorian Council of Churches
reports that Lewis Cardinal, a Trustee of the Parliament of World Religions will join in discussion with Cathedral First Nations Canon Uncle Glenn Loughrey regarding the Voice to Parliament at a free public meeting at 7.30 pm in St Paul’s Cathedral, city, on Monday 20 February. Lewis is a leader of the Woodland Cree First Nation of Northern Alberta, Canada, and co-chair of the Canadian Aboriginal Commission for Human Resources.
With Love to the World: daily bible guide
Lyn O’M has four spare copies of the daily bible reading guide available.
Boys’ Brigade – Tuesday night – 7:00pm to 9:00pm at, contact Scott W or firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Swimming Night – Tuesday 28/02/2023, 7:00pm to 8:30pm (Juniors)/7:00pm to 9:00pm (Seniors) (FREE). Meet at AquaPulse, 80-82 Derrimut Road, Hoppers Crossing
Name badges now available
Hoppers and Crossroads people, let’s get to know each other. Place your order with Rose or volunteer staff in the Crossroads UC office—Monday-Friday 9.30-12 noon. There will also be a form to complete in the foyer on Sunday. Please pay your money first—cost for each badge is $14. (NT/RG)
Friends of Skeleton Creek
Friends of Skeleton Creek has a weeding and watering day on Sunday 26 February, 1–3 pm at Emu Foot Grasslands. Join other locals in nurturing our local creation. All ages welcome. Bring sunhat. Gloves, water, tools, and afternoon tea supplied. See https://bit.ly/3YmVYmZ.
The flower is Linum marginale, or native flax lily.
Occasional Sunday Lunch Out (OSLO)
Altona Sports club, 11 Altona Road. We came here last year and everyone enjoyed their meal. It is booked for 12md next week and everyone is welcome but Elaine B or Lorna H would like to know you are coming before Thursday 23 Feb. for bookings. (LH)
Men’s Group Breakfast – Saturday 4th March 2023 at 8.15am for 8.30 start.
The Views, Function, Bar and Grill- 350 K Rd, Werribee South VIC 3030. Calling all the men of the Hoppers Crossing and Werribee Crossroads congregations for a time of food, fellowship, and planning men’s activities for the year. Participants pay for their own meals and drinks.
RSVP – Seth Deal 0424846446 or Site Tupua 0432586282
The Victorian Council of Churches International Women’s Day Breakfast will be at 7.30 am Wednesday 8 March on the first floor of The Manse, Wesley Uniting Church, Lonsdale Street, City. Attendees will purchase their food from the menu provided. Further information, contact Sandy Boyce at VCC (0499 726 213)
- 19 February: 9.30am Rev. Fa’amata’u Leota
- 22 February (Ash Wednesday): 7.30pm (FL)
- 26 February: 9.30am Rev. Fa’amata’u Leota
What’s On This Week
- Monday: 9.30am Playgroup
- Wednesday: 2pm Seniors Afternoon Tea
- Thursday: 9.30am Gardening Group (Contact Geoff G — all welcome to help!)
- 19 Feb: Exodus 24:12–18; 2 Peter 1:16–21; Matthew 17:1–9; Psalm 9 & 99 (Transfiguration)
- 26 Feb: Genesis 2:15–17, 3:1–7; Romans 5:12–19; Matthew 4:1–11; Psalm 32 (Lent 1)
Rev Faama L
Nancy Mc & Margaret D
Rev Faama L
Mary D & Julie R
Rev. Fa’amata’u Leota (0404 592 359)
Audrey Kateena & Annetia Goldsmith are on leave.
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.
CHURCH OFFICE INFORMATION
The Church Office is open on weekdays from 9.30am to 12.00pm only.
Telephone 03 9741 1084. Postal address is PO Box 2156 Werribee 3030.