VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Parramatta Family & Local Court Support Group

27 years ago, a volunteer service began at the Family and Local Courts in Parramatta in reaction to a lack of support and positivity in places that both sought to resolve family disputes and misdemeanours of the law. A group was formed from local Churches in the area, to lend an ear, and a smiling face, and a hand of kindness by way of a cup of tea and a biscuit to those attending the Family Court and the local Court.

The support group are seeking the help of all churches to see if there are people who might like to be a Rostered Volunteer about three hours a month for serving tea and coffee at either or both of the courts. Choice of day or week of the month is available ie. 3rd Tuesday. Time is usually between 9am and 12.30pm. See the noticeboard for contact details.

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Silver Threads Outing to Picton

We still have seats available on the bus for our next trip.

When: Wednesday 10th June, 2015
Time: 9am to approx. 3.30pm return. Please meet in Church Car Park at 8.45am.

Cost: Bus Ride only $3.00
Morning Tea: McDonald’s Stop
Lunch: Picton Bowling Club

Visit: Thirlmere Trains $16.00 per person (optional) and/or Picton Gardens

It is a great day and we would love to see you join us.

Please confirm with Glynis if you are interested in coming.

Email: glynisnash@yahoo.com.au

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Reflection on Pentecost

Pentecost celebrates the many and varied expressions of God’s love and wisdom. The spirit blows where it wills, embracing all peoples. God’s spirit touches every life, aiming us toward communion, inspiration, and creation. A living God calls us to expect great things – of ourselves and of God. This adventurous Spirit is surely at work among the Pentecost Christians.

Their experiences drive them to share words of graceful transformation with people of all nations. Lives are joined and transformed, despite the differences of race and class. We are one and many in God’s ever-surprising Spirit. Let us breathe in God’s spirit, making every moment a prayer and a mission.

– Bruce Epperl, www.patheos.com

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Kid’s Church Leaders & Helpers Wanted!

We are still looking for volunteers for Kids’ Church for the next 10 weeks while Joyce is away. All resources and materials are available so if you could possibly help out even for a week or two, please put your name on the list on the table in the foyer, next to the dates you are available. Otherwise, please email ghuc.7hills@gmail.com with the subject line ‘Kid’s Church Volunteering’, and our office admin will pass it on. 

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Service of Closure For Rev Sharon Cutts

Wentworthville congregation invite you to a service of closure for the Rev Sharon Cutts, who is taking up a placement with Broken Hill congregation. The service will be in the  afternoon of Sunday May 24 at 2.30pm, and will be followed by afternoon tea.

Enquiries to 9769 0356 or wentyuniting@gmail.com.

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Raising Hope Gala Raffle

Parramatta Mission is holding a raffle in conjunction with their Raising Hope for Women Facing Homelessness Gala. First prize is 5 nights in Phuket, Thailand. Tickets are $10 each and are available from Tracey on 9891 2277 or email tracey.taylor@parramattamissi on.org.au.

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