The Visit of Bishop Dilo Canagasabey

The Northmead Tamil Congregation invite you to hear the Rt. Rev Dilo Canagasabey the Bishop of Colombo and his wife Harshi, who will be speaking about the church in Sri Lanka and the ongoing response to the political situation there.

The date is August 16th Tuesday morning from 9.00 – 12.00 noon, and the venue will be Northmead UC, 3-7, Hammers Road, Northmead and morning tea will be provided.

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Parramatta-Nepean Presbytery Adult Fellowship Gathering

You are invited to the Annual Presbytery Gathering to be held on Saturday 23rd July at Quakers Hill Uniting Church. The day commences with morning tea at 10am followed by a service at 10.45. Lunch is BYO with tea/coffee/cold drinks provided. There will be a program of entertainment following lunch until about 2.15pm. For more information please contact either of the ladies listed on the flyer on the noticeboard.

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News from Xavier L.

We have received an email from Xavier with an update on the work of the Trans-India Ministries. They have commenced a new school and are able to serve many people with their work. Xavier also advised us that Mr Noble, whose theological studies the Ministry has been supporting has successfully finished his second year and is now looking for support to enable him to finish his final year. If you are interested in supporting Mr Noble and his ministry please see Kevin for the details of where to send your support.

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Galston Uniting Church Concerts: Foray in France

Galston UC invite you to the next concert in their ongoing series. It will be on Sunday 10th July from 3pm – 5pm. Music will be presented by the foray quintet, who will be presenting a programme of profound and lively music with French/America connections. Refreshments are provided and tickets are $30, booking details on the flyer on the noticeboard.

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News from Picton, Re: Floods

We have received news from Presbytery about Picton UC following the flooding 2 weeks ago. The Uniting Church and Manse at Picton are fortunately on high ground and escaped damage.

However the Anglican Church was flooded and Geraldine Clarkson, the UC pastor at Picton, has offered Picton Uniting as an alternative venue for their services.

There was major flooding in the township which has impacted most businesses and many households. Geraldine writes that “livelihoods have been ruined but we are thankful no lives have been lost”.

Please keep the people and churches of Picton in your prayers, including Geraldine who has particularly asked for them; and those who are supporting the town as they recover from the floods.

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Ladder Restrictions

Restrictions are now in place when using a ladder on Church property. There must always be two people present at all times. Under no circumstance can this directive be breached.

It is recommended to use the extension ladder as it can be rested against the building/wall whereas the step ladder stands alone. Thank you for your cooperation.

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Volunteers Needed Urgently! BBQ @ July 2 Election Day

A clip board has been placed in the foyer for you to write your name, preferred duty and time. There will be no letters sent out this year to confirm your role and time. Any time you can spare will be greatly appreciated.

If anyone would like to donate cakes for the Child Care Centre’s Cake Stall, please bring them along on the day and give them to Kylie or one of the Child Care Centre staff.

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St Stephens Uniting Church: Public Forum

St Stephens UC in Macquarie St, Sydney, are hosting a public forum on the global displaced persons crisis, ‘I was a stranger and you invited me in’. It will be on Tuesday 28th June, commencing at 6.30pm for 7-9pm. A number of senior church leaders will be speaking and you are invited to attend.

More details are on the noticeboard.

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