CONNECTION – 9 FEBRUARY – EPIPHANY 5


Crossroads Connection
We acknowledge the original custodians, the Wadawurrung people of the Kulin alliance, of the land on which our buildings of worship stand and on which we gather.

COMMUNITY NEWS FOR TODAY & THE COMING WEEK

Relay for Life

The Wyndham Relay for Life event will be on the 14–15 March 2020, starting at 11:45am on Saturday and walking through to midday on Sunday. We invite you to join us by either joining our team and/or helping raise money to end cancer.

Relay For Life is a community fundraiser where teams take turns to walk around a track in a relay-style, overnight event. You can stay for the whole event, do a shift on the track, or just visit have a chat and enjoy the entertainment.

If you’d like to join in on the fun and help, why not join our team! Head to the Crossroads Relay For Life team page to REGISTER

You can find out more about Relay by watching this video

Thank you so much for all of your support, and we hope to see you at the Relay!

Come along to Bunnings on Sunday 16 February between 9 am and 4 pm to get a delicious BBQ sausage and drink from the Crossroads Relay for Life team members and help us to raise funds to fight cancer.

 

Presbytery people: Linley Liersch

Local congregations such as Crossroads UC can expect strong support from the Presbytery of Port Phillip West, now that a new minister is on the leadership team; the Rev. Linley Liersch.

Linley Liersch, Mission Development Strategist, has hit the ground running, with planning meetings of Presbytery. Half of Linley’s responsibilities are with the Synod of Victoria and Tasmania, as our regional liaison person “equipping Leadership for mission”. Synod’s new key department combines theological education and empowering lay people for  mission.

Growing up in Glen Waverley, Linley’s family attended Glen Waverley Uniting Church. She trained as a teacher, and soon moved over to working in Christian education at Doncaster UC.

After working as a Family Minister at Coatesville (Oakleigh South) she completed her theological education at Pilgrim Theological College.

Her ten years as a Uniting Church minister began at Seymour-Avenel-Nagambie, and recently Horsham and District, including Dimboola.

Linley says “My passion is Christian education and empowering lay people. For example, I want to develop Presbytery’s training of lay preachers, both on-line and in learning hubs where people strengthen each other”.

“And, I’m a big fan of Messy church, where kids and adults learn together in creative activities. I’m keen also to visit congregations, to share in developing mission education opportunities”.
Let’s pray for Linley and her new work in the Presbytery of Port Phillip. (NT)

Worship Plan for this week

Today

9.30 am Family Service (Rev. Valerie Johnson)

11.30 am Beach Patrol (Campbells Cove beach)

12 pm Lisu Service

2.30 pm Dinka Service

Activities this week

Monday: 9.30 am Playgroup; 7.30 pm Card Making at Geilens’

Thursday: 8 pm Home Group at Savorys’

Friday: 9.30 am Uniting Playgroup; 5 pm African Youth (Hall)

Saturday: 10 am–4 pm Church Council retreat (Foyer)

Bible Readings – 16 February 2020

Deuteronomy 30:15–20; I Corinthians 3:1–9; Matthew 5:21–37; Psalm 119:1–8.

Rosters for Next Week

Rosters for 16 February 2020

Minister: Rev. Ian Pearse
Duty Elder: Rose Geilen
Greeting: Robert Renton
Morning Tea: Nancy McEwen & Mary Dixon
Flowers: Bev Cox
Prayers of the People: Rose Geilen
Reader: Kevin Edgar
AV Desk: Paul Kirkman
Piano: Asanka Pakura

For your prayers this week…

  • For the Church Council as it begins the year with a planning meeting next Saturday.
  • For the Beach Patrol volunteers from our church.

Meet Toby

 

 

 

 

and Summer Cochran;

FOR YOUR INFORMATION

Church Councillor nominations

Forms are available from today for nomination of members of the congregation as Church Councillors. Any member of the congregation is entitled to be nominated, but the expectation is of a commitment for three years for attendance at the monthly meetings (2nd Wednesday, 6 pm) and assistance with rostered duties on Sundays. Nominations close on 16 February, and elections will be held at the AGM on 23 February.

Justice Task Group

As we begin a new year, Crossroads/Hoppers Crossing UCs Justice Task Group is recruiting new members (see Micah 6;5 "The Lord requires this - do justice, love mercy and walk humbly with your God"). Come to our meeting on Monday 10 February, at 7.30 pm, at the community centre, Heathglen Village, 2 Glendale Court, Werribee. Let's hear your ideas. We'll plan for discipleship and justice activities in Crossroads and Hoppers Crossing UCs; and for linking with other people in the Wyndham community.

Enquiries - Rob Bradley or Christine Morris

OSLO: February 23

Welcome to all new members and visitors to our ‘after church lunches’ on the 4th Sunday of each month. We visit local hotels or restaurants who are reasonably priced many with senior discounts. We car-pool as some of our church members need transport. These lunches are a great way to meet other members of the church and on occasions can be quite lively! This month we are going to a favourite venue “The Phoenix Hotel” at 22–30 Wallace Avenue Point Cook.

Senior meals are $14 main course, $16 for 2 courses. Please contact Elaine or Lorna before Thursday

20 Feb for numbers.

Beach Patrol today: Campbells Cove Beach

Housekeeping & Help

If you or someone you know is in need of pastoral care, please don’t hesitate to contact either Robyn Tomkins or Robert Renton.  We’re keen to make sure that when people know that someone has gone into hospital or is otherwise ‘out of sorts’, that they are not forgotten.  If we don’t know that someone has suffered some misfortune we are not likely to be able to visit or offer support in some way; so please let us know in such a circumstance.

CHURCH OFFICE AND NEWSLETTER

The Church Office is open 9.30 am–12 noon, Monday–Friday

Telephone 03 9741 1084.  Postal address is PO Box 2156 Werribee 3030.
Email office@crossroadsunitingchurch.org.au