OUR COMMUNITY NEWS FOR TODAY AND THE COMING WEEK
The Office Volunteers
The office at Crossroads is staffed by a dedicated group of talented and experienced volunteers who are passionate about our Church and in making everything run as smoothly as possible. The office is staffed on weekdays between 9:30am to 12 noon.
Our team provides administrative support for Mike (the Minister), answering phone calls, walk-ups and emails. They look after the variety of groups who use the facilities, print the weekly newsletter and help organise weddings, funerals and church events.
It’s the little things that make the difference, and our team do their best to make sure everything is done and things go smoothly.
During the week Blair Dixon (volunteering his time for over 20 years) looks after Fridays; Wednesdays find Helen Grech (17 years of service) helping out with a smile. Julie Hamilton is our newest volunteer looking after Tuesdays (1 year of service), and Mondays and Thursdays are managed by Rose Geilen (8 years of service).
I would sincerely like to thank the team for their efforts and their time. The office is the centre for coordinating the church activities each week and without these wonderful people things would be that much harder. If you would like to volunteer your time and talents at the church office, or elsewhere at Crossroads, let us know.
EVENTS AND NOTICES
The Fête – Saturday 21 October
Preparations for the annual fête are underway. The stalls this year will be: BBQ, Hot Potatoes, Devonshire Tea, Cakes and Jams, Books, Craft, Nearly New, Second-hand Jewellery, Lucky Dip, Chocolate Toss, Plants, Face Painting and Trash &Treasure.
A new stall this year will be Second Hand Craft Supplies such as wool, material, cottons, scrapbooking supplies, etc. Please look through your stash for items to donate.
We would welcome donations of items for all the stalls and we still need volunteers to help on the day and to clean up afterwards. Our cake stall is always popular and Margaret Wade would love to hear from anyone who can bake for the stall. Don’t forget to include a list of ingredients on your cake, and no cream is allowed due to council regulations. Rose would like to hear from anyone who can bake scones for the Devonshire Tea stall.
Please contact the office if you need to have items collected. Donations can be dropped at the Church from 4.30pm on Friday 20 October and volunteers are needed to set up stalls.
Next meeting of the Fete Committee will be after Church on Sunday 15 October.
Wyndham Interfaith Network
Did you know that there is an Interfaith Network operating in our town? Neil Tolliday is a member of the committee, and tells us that a “Places of Worship” tour will take place on Wednesday 25 October, commencing at Crossroads at 9.15 am (note earlier time than advertised last week). After Crossroads the tour will take in Wyndham Baptist Church on Derrimut Road and then the Virgin Mary Mosque on Hogans Road. Lunch will be part of the tour. If you are interested in joining the tour, you’ll need to speak to Neil Tolliday.
Hymns we love to sing
East Geelong UC (195 Ormond Road) is hosting an “afternoon of music and friendship” with the Des Camm Jazz Band, the Coppin Choristers, and organist Andrew Kerr on Sunday 29 October, from 2 to 3.30 pm, followed by afternoon tea. Gold coin donation.
9.30 am Family worship, led by Rev. Mike Lewis.
5.30 pm Soul Food: share a simple meal, and using a variety of new resources, seek to deepen your discipleship in creative, challenging and fun ways.
Following worship today
Please join us for morning tea in the foyer.
Activities this week
Monday: Playgroup, 9.30 am in the Foyer.
Card-making, 7.30 pm (At the Geilen's).
Wednesday: Bible Study (KYB) 9.30 am (At Joy Clancy’s).
Church Council 7.30 pm (Church).
Thursday: Bible Study (At the Savorys’)
Friday: Sew ‘n’ Sow 1 pm (At Dorothy Rookes’).
Next Sunday — 15 October 2017
9.30 am Family worship, led by Rev. Mike Lewis.
NOTE: Return your Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes
Rosters for Next Week
Duty Elder: Phil Barnes
Morning Tea: Julie Rees & Judy O’Keefe
Flowers: Lorna Hodge
Reader: Deb Cochran
Greeting: Julie Rees
AV Desk: Paul Cochran
Prayers: Mike Lewis
Piano: Wendy Barnes
Bible Readings next week: Exodus 32:1–14; Philippians 4:1–9; Matthew 22:1–14; Psalm 106:1–6, 19–23.
Prayer Calendar this week :
Strathmore Congregation (Minister Rev.Juliette Tautala’aso); Sunbury Congregation (Minister Rev. Stan Clarke).
Housekeeping & Help
Chocolate Throw—help needed
Chocolate bars (100–200 gm size) are needed for the Chocolate Throw stall at the fête – please donate and leave at the office, or give them directly to Sandra S.
Plant stall—help needed
Volunteers to help with the Plant Stall are needed. If you could assist for an hour or two, please let Carmel Woodward know as soon as possible so a roster can be worked out. To ensure we have enough time to price all the plants, would everyone who is donating plants to the plant stall, please deliver them to the Church by 7.00pm on the Friday night.
If you or someone you know might value some pastoral support, please contact Robyn Tomkins or Mike Lewis.
If you have spare tip tickets, it would be very helpful if the church could use them—see Geoff Gook.
Have you paid particular attention to the very large Last Supper stained glass window and the “Suffer the little children” one in our church?
Blair Dixon has compiled the story of these two windows and compares the Last Supper window with two others in churches in Melbourne. A copy of the illustrated information will be available from the 22 October at a small charge of 30¢ to contribute to the cost of printing.
It will be available after church at the Fair Trade table, or copies can be obtained from the office during the week.
CHURCH OFFICE AND NEWSLETTER
Office hours are Monday–Friday 9.30 am–12 noon.
Telephone 9741 1084. Postal address is PO Box 2156 Werribee 3030.
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