Closure service Rev Dr Helen Dick
Our new chairs have finally arrived and don't they look fantastic. Thank you to our band of volunteers for helping to set the chairs up.
Induction Rev Julie Lawton-Gallard
STORY OF THE BACKDROP
A little look behind the scenes at all the work Lesley and her team have put into creating the beautiful back drops.
Our very talented artist Lesley Rankin and her helpers have been very busy creating this year’s nativity scene. Many hours of hard work have gone into creating this work of art and we thank Lesley for her dedication and commitment.
Farewell Service for Rev. Ian and Shirley Lord
The church was full to capacity last Sunday as we said farewell to Rev. Ian and Shirley.
We wish you both every blessing as you embark on many new adventures.
What talented people we have here at the Church we are truly blessed. Lesley Rankin has finished her beautiful artwork and with the help of Greg and John it is on display. Congratulations to Lesley and her team on such a beautiful art work. We are looking forward to welcoming you all back to Church on Sunday so you can see it for yourself. Photo credit Lesley Rankin.
Covid safe Volunteer training day
On Saturday we held a volunteer training day in preparation for the return to in-church worship. Thank you to the wonderful volunteers who came along to learn about the new Covid-19 requirements. We give thanks to God for our volunteers.
We thank him for the joy we have in his presence because of you. 1 Thessalonians 3:9
Thank you Gwen
A small group of the Community Breakfast team met at the RSL last Wednesday for a cuppa and a chat with Gwen Woods. A gift was presented to Gwen by Denise Collins as a show of our appreciation for Gwen's inestimable efforts during the passage of Community Breakfast from it's inception in 2016 through to it's Covid-forced suspension earlier this year.
Gwen's "can do" approach to whatever comes her way and her amazing ability to connect with love and compassion with folk from all backgrounds has endeared her to many and has provided the tenacity that ensured the Community Breakfasts gave many folks a safe harbour for a couple of hours each week.
Later this year Gwen will be relocating to Victoria to live closer to other members of her family and our love and blessings go with her as she takes on this new adventure... Gwen will indeed be truly missed.
Florence Drury turns 100
The celebration planned for our centenarian, Florence Drury, had to be cancelled as all church activities were suspended due to the pandemic. However, as can be seen in the article below, Florence fortunately was able to celebrate her 100th birthday with family and friends just prior to the restrictions being introduced. Florence certainly is an amazing lady who has lived an amazing life, we honour her and her many achievements.
Congratulations to our oldest member Florence Drury on reaching 100!
Seen here celebrating this auspicious achievement with Rev. Anne Wright and Julia Barker.
Our Uniting Teens Easter Project has gone well.
The bags include beanies made by 4C's Craft, home made cards, crosses, poems, sayings, chocolate eggs, smarties, comics and a fun egg that grows in water all in decorative bags. The cards include Easter traditions and messages from our Congregation as well as a laminated copy of the poem Cross in my pocket.