Thank you to the congregation
Last Sunday we enjoyed a marvelous congregational lunch celebrating the ministry of the Stahlbergs and wished them well on their journey back to Denver, Colorado. Barbara McKinnon and Shirley Farrow wish to thank the many helpers who contributed both food and labour on the day. In particular they would like to thank James Widdowson and Robert Barber for assisting with setting up, the Mumford/Sennitt family for organizing and operating the BBQ, Annette Davies for assisting with food preparation, Milton, Jacqui and Craig Simondson, Jenny and Robin Stewardson, Gilbert Farrow and Christine and Garry Brown for their magnificent work clearing and washing up. We were also fortunate to enjoy exotic Indonesian sweets provided by our visiting Indonesian friends, in addition to the tasty salads provided by Anna Field, Lynn McAlister and Margaret Billson.
Welcome to Toorak Uniting Church
|Sunday, 1 November at 11:15am:||Meeting of the Congregation.||Church.|
|Tuesday, 3 November:||Melbourne Cup Holiday Office Closed.|
|Friday, 6 November:||Rev Christopher Page returns to TUC.|
|Sunday, 8 November at 2:00pm:||V Davey concert: Flute Duo||Church.|
|Sunday, 15 November 9:30 12:00:||Church Fundraising Stall.|
|Sunday, 29 November at 10:15am||Grandparents service and lunch.|
|At 3:00pm:||"Music for David" concert.||Church|
Meeting of the Congregation
There will be a meeting of the congregation on Today, 1 November immediately after the 10.15 service. The agenda is to adopt the budget for 2016, to appoint Peter Corrigan FCA as auditor for 2016 and to appoint Patricia Begg and Alison Legge as our representatives on Presbytery for 2016. Copies of the budget are available at the rear of the church today and from the office during the week.
Toorak Spring Virginia Davey Concert Series 2015
|J.S. Bach:||Trio in D minor|
|Bernard Sanders:||Drei Stücke|
|Caesar Giovanni:||"Theme for a quiet day" for two flutes|
||and other works|
Church Fundraising stall
Sunday, 15 November, 9:30-12:00. Donations of cakes and produce essential! Contact Lyn McA or Lenore N.
Food for Friends
The annual Food for Friends appeal takes place from Friday, November 27th to Sunday, December 6th. "Food for Friends" is an ecumenical appeal that asks Safeway customers to donate a purchased item which is then passed on to one of a number of frontline ecumenical charities. Last year, the appeal raised approximately $40000 worth of goods for needy families. The success of the appeal lies in the volunteers who stand at the entrance to the Safeway supermarkets in Hawksburn and the Toorak Village and hand out leaflets informing shoppers about the appeal and then receive donated goods in a prominently positioned trolley. If you are able to volunteer your time, please contact Barbara McKinnon (ph 0405987890 or Barbara.firstname.lastname@example.org) and let her know your availability. Alternatively, you can add your name to the sign up board at the rear of the church. Volunteers are sought for the following timeslots:
Woolworths Toorak Village
|Fri 27th Nov||9am -11am||11am -1pm||1pm - 3pm||3pm - 5pm||5pm - 7pm||7pm - 9pm|
|Sun 29th Nov||
||12pm - 2pm||2pm - 4pm||4pm - 6pm||6pm - 8pm|
|Wed 2nd Dec||9am -11am||11am -1pm||1pm - 3pm||3pm - 5pm||5pm - 7pm||7pm - 9pm|
|Sat 5th Dec||
||1pm - 3pm||3pm - 5pm||5pm - 7pm||
|Sat 28th Nov||9am -11am||11am - 1pm||
|Mon 30th Nov||9am -11am||11am - 1pm||1pm - 3pm||3pm - 5pm||5pm - 7pm||7pm - 9pm|
|Thurs 3rd Dec||9am -11am||11am - 1pm||1pm - 3pm||3pm - 5pm||5pm - 7pm||7pm - 9pm|
|Sat 5th Dec||9am -11am||11am - 1pm||
Time for Fellowship Lunch
.Is on Monday, 30 November, 12-2pm. Topic is "The future of the Fellowship Lunch". All welcome.
Shares 2015 Christmas card range is now available.
Each pack of 10 cards is only $8.50.
A mixed pack of 10 cards, containing two of each card, is also available.
To order call 1800 668 426.
Sample cards on display in the office.
Postage and handling charge: $7.50-10.00.
Visit of Jim Diers to Australia, November, 2015
The dynamic workshop presenter and facilitator, Jim Diers, from Seattle, USA will be back in Australia from 19-20 November, 2015. Jim is an entertaining and powerful teacher about effective community building. So many Australian and New Zealand communities have benefitted greatly from his input. To read more about the tour and the workshop themes Jim is willing to present: bankofideas.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Jim-Diers-flyer-4.pdf. If youre interested in using Jim in your community, contact Peter Kenyon at email@example.com .
Attention kitchen users
Please take care with freezing food, gently moving the drawers and ensuring that the freezer is securely shut before you leave. Thanks.
News from Kinross Arts & Spirituality Centre
Sunday, 15th November
Tuesday, 15th December
Corner of our Eden Solo exhibition by Tea Ercoles
The works on show are paintings and a large outdoor mosaic inspired by my garden.
This exhibition is mounted as a fundraiser for the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre.
For all exhibition enquiries and bookings please telephone Lyndel Wischer on: 9829 0340 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Kinross House page on the TUC website. You are also welcome to call in to the Kinross House Office which is normally attended 10 am 3 pm, Tuesday Friday or by appointment.
Lectionary Readings for 8 November 2015, Pentecost 24
Ruth 3: 1 5; 4: 13 17; Psalm 127; Hebrews 9:24 28; Mark 12: 38 44.
The liturgical colour for Pentecost is green.