Not wanting to emulate the shops, however given the slower delivery rates of letters through Australia Post these days, those of you who still like to send Christmas cards may be interested in the charity cards we have available.
Val Grills, our Leprosy Mission “champion”, is ordering cards through the mission to sell to our regular church supporters this year. If you would like to place an order through the church, please send an email to the office and we will let you know what is available once Val’s order has arrived. You can also support the Leprosy Mission through their online shop here:
They have some beautiful and useful items available which would make great gifts for the people you’re missing. Our friends at the Leprosy Mission have called to let us know that they are praying for us and to offer their support – some of you may remember the visit of Tim and Amar last year to share the good news of the work they are doing to help people with Leprosy overcome discrimination and have a good quality of life.
Uniting Christmas cards are available in packs of 10 for $10 from the office on Tuesdays and Fridays. Cards can be dropped off to you in the 3216 postcode.
Uniting World is working with our church partners in other countries to try to limit the impacts of COVID-19 as well as other work of poverty mitigation and peace building. You can support their work through purchasing gift cards which represent things like health care or school packs, or goats and chickens!
If you’d like to place an order, you can check the online “Everything in Common” gift catalogue here:
at Christ Church Hall, cnr Moorabool and McKillop Streets, Geelong…
on Saturday 27th June 2020 from 9.30am- 1.30pm….
knitted and wearable items
cakes and slices
jams and preserves
plants and bargain bins!
… and lots more too!
….social distancing and all health restrictions will be met, and there’s lots of on site parking! …don’t miss this great opportunity to get that special present for that special someone.. or for yourself! …
Friends, the office is receiving quite a few end of financial year appeals for support from local community organisations as well as our Uniting Church agencies. I thought I would post them here in case these are causes you would like to support.
Anam Cara House: https://www.givenow.com.au/anamcarahouse19
Barwon Health Foundation: https://barwonhealthfoundation.org.au/
St Luke’s is holding a Garage Sale on Saturday 22nd of February from 8am to 12 noon.
Funds raised go toward activities supported and undertaken by St Luke’s, including Men’s Shed, Repair Cafe, providing Household goods to newcomers and others in need, and much more. You are welcome to book a site at the sale and sell your own items too!
Uniting Churches of the Uniting Barwon Local Engagement Group
(LEG) are joining forces with Uniting to host a BIG Pancake Day Event
in the center of Geelong City. This is a fantastic opportunity to showcase our UCA presence across our wonderful city and support local community needs. Proceeds earmarked for Uniting Housing and Homelessness Support Services in Geelong.
Volunteers are needed for the following tasks:
Set-up – Pack Up: 9.00 to set up stall/kitchen From 1:00 to pack up
Cooks – to prepare and flip pancakes.
Runners – to replenish supplies to the stall
Admin – to do the paper-work and monitor the finances
Servers – to dish-up pancakes
Hosts – to be a friendly presence on the day, to share info about local congregations (and to distribute any hand-outs your congregation would like to share).
Coordinators – to coordinate volunteers, and oversee operations at the Central City stall site, and the kitchen.
LET’S GIVE GEELONG A BIG DELICIOUS TASTE OF OUR UCA HOSPITALITY – AND THE CHANCE TO HELP OUT THE VULNERABLE IN OUR COMMUNITY.
CONTACT LISA STEWART – Lisa.Stewart@vt.uniting.org TO REGISTER