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Numbers - up to 20 people in congregation
SERVICE Sundays (Until further notice)
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Mason St Warragul
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Group next meeting
9th November, 7.30pm
in the chapel (2nd
Tues. in the month)
Open to all men in WUC (and friends) so
whether you’ve been a regular member over the years or
have never attended you are most welcome to join us.
We look forward to seeing you.
Group is back!!
our warm & cosy Chapel
LUNCH TIMES 12.30pm
enjoy a Lunch-time of fellowship
with a very friendly group of women
10 November, 12.30pm
Victoria St Warragul
in the Shed
Men invited to join in the mate-ship and in the interesting
business of Model Railway development.
A bit of this & that, from Des Parker
a contrast, the first half a neck and neck struggle with each
side dominating at different times. Then, woosh, an
overwhelming and dominant display. A long time between
‘flags’ and much celebration for ‘Dees’ supporters.
Commiserations to the ‘Bulldogs’.
know it’s a bit hard for you to read congratulations to the
‘Dees’ from a Magpie supporter, but there it is!
And ‘congrats’ to all of the teams than made the ‘8’
and those who struggled during the year. As my Dad used
to say when our teams were at the bottom of the ladder: ‘it
takes a lot of strength to be at the bottom of the ladder
because you are holding all of the other teams up!’
guess that we all find ways to rationalize when our team does
not win, or things do not go as we would wish.
Sometimes that is good. If we use the rationalization to
hide from the truth it’s not so good because we allow
unresolved matters to build up, and that can create anxiety.
If we deal with the truth, which is sometimes difficult and
unpleasant, we have a chance of resolving the matter.
the number of people being first and second dose vaccinated,
we are moving towards some freeing up of restrictions.
This should mean a return to being able to have the full
congregation meet in the Worship Centre on the first Sunday in
November. I remember that when our children were small,
they could not attend Kindergarten unless they were
vaccinated. Exemptions could be granted when there were
medical reasons for not being vaccinated. Today, if you
want to visit certain countries there are vaccinations that
you must have otherwise you cannot visit.
vaccinations, and the implication of not being vaccinated have
been around for a long time. Restriction of travel and
the number of people that you could visit has been very
difficult for many people. Phone calls etc are good but
they are not a long-time solution to meeting someone in
person. We will get there, let’s hope that this will
be sooner rather than later. Although we can’t meet in
each other’s homes, it is great to see the delight that
people feel when they meet someone they know when shopping.
Even with much of the face hidden by a mask, the delight can
be seen in the eyes, the posture of the body and the vitality
of the conversation. It’s a great time for a
conversation, although short, and recharging the batteries of
our soul and mind.
September issue of UCAF (Uniting Church Adult Fellowship)
magazine contains a picture of six ladies seated around a
table which contains a feast of sandwiches, cream sponge cake,
tea and coffee. All on a table covered by an attractive
lace cloth. This was their first meeting in their new
church. The members of the Tatura Uniting Church had
sold the church and purchased what was the Gallery Café in
the main street.
an adventure! A number of congregations have made
similar changes in response to their inability to maintain old
buildings and their wish to become a new church for a new age.
That’s not hiding from the truth but looking at how it might
open other opportunities.
About Our Church Grounds & Gardens - from
busy morning in the garden last Saturday, BUT so much easier
because of the work people have been doing all through the
year. Our main job was tackling the weeds in the
blue-bell wood. A bit of weeding outside the kitchen
and some labyrinth repairs of vanishing bricks and rabbit
very big THANK YOU to each and every one of you who have
just kept on top of things progressively. Others have
obviously been pulling weeds and the mop tops look amazing.
mornings on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays seems to be our best
plan in these rather uncertain times. So hopefully we
will see you on the 9th of October, 10.00am - 12.00pm
if you are about.
of the people in the garden - doing a great job!
are some of the beautiful plants in our garden blossoming
photos from our church garden
State and Commonwealth elections are not too far away…
this is about elections of members of the church to the Church
Council, Elders and Members of Presbytery. How this happens
will depend upon the level of restrictions in place at the time...we
may be able to meet together in the church at that time. So,
at this stage we are planning for a Congregational meeting to be
held following worship on Sunday 7th November for these elections.
If we are unable to meet as a congregation on this day we will make
about this meeting, and any changes to the arrangements, will be
distributed to all members via email or hand delivered. The
notices will include nomination forms for Church Council members,
Elders and Members of Presbytery.
Safety Measures… You may have noticed in the newspapers and on TV
that over the past few years there have been several problems in
buildings. Cracks in the wall of high-rise buildings, collapse of
buildings, incorrect cladding that caught fire have probably been
the most dramatic. From surveys of buildings, including houses
and churches, it was clear that the Essential Safety Measures, which
were regulated in Victoria some years ago, have not been followed.
These regulations are now being enforced. They are aimed at
ensuring that any building used by the public is safe for people to
use. What this means for us is that we need to do such things
as keep careful records of our regular checks that the doors,
heaters, lights, fans, cooling, electrical and gas fittings to name
a few, all operate properly and safely. The Presbytery is
offering advice about professional assistance to make sure that we
do all that is required. On behalf of the Church Council, John
Currie is establishing a small task group to make sure that we are
doing all that is required.
the delivery and installation of the new Data projector has been
delayed because it is not available yet. Covid 19 has resulted
in significant delays in manufacture and delivery.
we are expecting delivery of the acoustic panels during late October
with installation during November. Installation takes about
five working days.
you to those who have donated to ‘Sight’ and/or ‘Sound’.
Further donations can be made through the Church Office.
Please mark your envelope “Sight” and/or “Sound” so it can
be allocated to the appropriate project.
from Around the Congregation
of the good news that has come to our ears while we have been under
happy 80th to Tom, and happy 95th to Norma (getting closer to that
telegram from the Queen).
home: to Marja and Jack after their extended travels.
many celebrations are being had in one of our church households.
Peter and Meredith are celebrating the engagement of their daughter
Steph, to Sarah. They are celebrating the great news of
becoming grandparents - their daughter Erin, and her husband Evan
are expecting their first baby sometime in early March. And,
Erin has been nominated by her school for the 2021 Victorian
Education Excellence Awards, and is in the top three finalists in
the Outstanding Primary Teacher Award category.
to Rev Ian and Margery on the birth of their first grandchild -
Naomi - born to their son and daughter-in-law. When travel
permits, Germany will be the first destination for Ian and Margery
to see their little bundle of joy.
Church Office has received a lovely letter expressing the
appreciation of our members who reside at Abbey Gardens Warragul,
for all the efforts made to keep them involved in our congregation
with the weekly notices, orders of service and reflection notes.
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