From Kay Killick –
Time is running out to prepare yourself for a big afternoon at the Bateman’s Bay Uniting Church, Cnr Catlin Ave & Beach Rd on SUNDAY, MARCH 25 at 2:00 pm.
That’s right the Bateman’s Bay Variety Concert is back bigger and better than ever. The dazzling line up offers something for every one. Richo’s Ragtime Band offers just that – ragtime jazz to get you moving in your seat. As befits a Sunday afternoon the Rusty Pipes will enter the barbershop and sing songs that will soothe the soul. Local actor, Andrew Pond plans to step out of the limelight to do a vocal or two. The Coastal Bootscooters will shake their things and award-winning author Hunter Calder will read from his forthcoming memoirs.
And if that isn’t enough for you, the legendary afternoon tea will provide food for the soul.
A donation of $10 will be gratefully accepted. Proceeds go to 4 yr old Annabelle Potts’ ongoing treatment in Mexico for an inoperable brain tumour, and the fund for struggling farmers at Longreach. And to tie this all together is the familiar face of emcee Kay Killick to ensure nothing gets out of hand. So front up with a happy face and a warm heart – it is guaranteed to be warmer as the afternoon goes on. Enquiries: Kay Killick 4471 7600.
Presbytery members came from all over the region – some braving roadworks that closed access roads into Canberra – to gather at North Belconnen Uniting Church who graciously hosted our first Presbytery meeting of the year. Thank you North Belconnen for your welcome and hospitality.
As well as the business part of the meeting which Congregations’ Presbytery reps can fill you in on, there was information about some of NSW and ACT Synod’s projects which will involve us all:
The 41st Annual Canberra Region Presbytery Adult Fellowship Gathering will be held at Braidwood Uniting Church, 64 Monkittee St, Braidwood on Saturday 7 April 2018 at 9.30am for morning tea – the program for the day will conclude by mid afternoon.
The Guest Speaker is Rev Noreen Towers speaking on ‘This is My Story’. Nobody can tell your story better than you.
Noreen is quite possibly well known to many people. She trained as a Methodist Deaconess with her first appointment at Liverpool in 1963-64. Then followed forty years in ministry to homeless people at Wesley Mission. The book, No Fixed Address, written by Margaret Reeson documents this story.
Empowering Leaders of today and tomorrow
Where: Chittick Lodge, Bridges Road, Gerringong $75 inc food & bed
The Illawarra Presbytery is running a second Youth Leadership Training Course on the weekend of 18th – 20th May, for youth between the ages of 16-25 who are in leadership positions within our Uniting Churches. They are extending an invitation to any youth in Canberra Region Presbytery who fits this target group. Enquiries: Kim Jones kimjones444[at]yahoo.com.au
Feedback on last year: Canberra Region Presbytery was invited last year also. Annette from Mount Dromedary has given us feedback: