Special Notices

CHILDREN OF NAURU: For Action by Individuals and Congregations in any Church 

The Uniting Church has made a statement regarding the Children in detention at Nauru. This is for your consideration.
Click HERE to access that statement

 

Church Council Elections for 2019

We can elect up to 9 members. They may seek election from 1-5 years. There are 5 vacant positions (and 4 nominations received as indicated)

  • Anne Craig (one Year)
  • Alan Field (one year)
  • Pat Keep (three years)
  • Ruth Williamson (three Years)

The following people still have one year tenure left

  • Wayne Abbott
  • Graeme Koch
  • Neil Pontifex
  • Jill Sprigg

In summary, 4 of the 9 positions are filled leaving the congregation to appoint up to 5 more. Nominated people must receive 2/3 congregation support to be elected to Church Council.

Members seeking to be elected need to nominate the length of tenure sought (between 1 and 5 years). They need to provide a brief election statement and photograph by 6th January to Anne Craig.

Nauru Detention Centre

Adare Worship1

Formation of a Joint Nominating Committee (JNC) to consider the placement of a Minister of the Word.

(1) The following people have been elected to make up the JNC

NEIL PONTIFEX
LESLEY CROFT
DORIS LUSH
WAYNE ABBOTT

PIP BURFIELD (Proxy)

Presbytery have nominated REV IAN DOW to chair the committee. He will be supported by REV NAOMI DUKE.

(2) The Church Congregation Placement Profile has been accepted by the congregation as representative our church requirement for a Minister of the Word. Click HERE for details.

(3) A special general meeting held on the 7th October considered our financial position as offerings no longer meet budget planning. A further review will be undertaken at the AGM of the congregation on November 25th 2018.

  • For the moment we will seek a full time Minister replacement and will maintain office services.
  • The congregation has been asked to consider their level of giving, and those who have stopped giving (in protest to the decision to allow two views of marriage) have been encouraged to reconsider as its implications for Adare are worrying.

Samaritan's Purse - "Operation Christmas Child"

Thanks to Max and Margie Vincent who have again arranged the forwarding of 80 gift boxes full of love and inexpensive items that children who have never received a gift at Christmas will really appreciate. Over the past 20 years, the congregation at “Adare” has filled in excess of 1900 boxes - this year we exceeded 70 boxes - thank you Adare!

Boxes generally included items such as

  • Exercise books, pens, pencils & sharpener, rubber, item of clothing (age group) a ball, doll
  • something to play with, beanie, cloth bag etc.

Adare Uniting Church

Samaritan's Purse - Operation Christmas Child

Samaritan's Purse - Operation Christmas Child

UCA ASSEMBLY STATEMENT ON MARRIAGE - JULY 2018

The decision by the 15th Assembly of UCA is to hold two equal and distinct views on marriage, to honour the diversity of Christian belief among its members.

The careful, faithful discernment provided by members of the Assembly, recognised and honoured the traditional view of marriage. At the same time, the alternate view of other members was equally recognised and honoured.

The Uniting Church will hold two equal and distinct views on marriage. Ministers, congregations and faith communities who hold to the traditional view of marriage will continue to marry as before. Ministers and congregations who wish to celebrate marriage between two people of the same gender are now able to do that. This means LGBTIQ people (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Questioning) can fully participate in the life of the Uniting Church.

As a whole church, we are are called to graciously recognise and live within these different positions.This is reflective of the vision of Sue Ellis, Moderator, - living together in the unity of the kingdom of heaven through the example of the mustard seed bush parable, which Jesus speaks of in Matthew 13:31-32.

The President of the Assembly, Dr Deidre Palmer distributed a pastoral letter to Uniting Church congregations (10/01/19)and faith communities outlining the decision by the 15th Assembly. You can view the letter HERE.

Rev Prof Andrew Dutney reflects on the decision to approve same-sex marriage by the national council of the Uniting Church at the 15th Assembly meeting. in an article you can read HERE.

Where to now?

Weighing it all up!

ADARE CHURCH CAMP 2019

Our Adare church camp for 2019 will be at the Mannum Caravan Park on Friday 5th, Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th of April. If you haven’t booked your site or cabin yet please do so ASAP by ringing the Park direct on 8569 1402. If you haven’t been before and would like some more information, please speak to Lesley Mableson, Heather Osborne or Ruth Williamson. If you are new to Adare, the camp is a wonderful opportunity to get to know people. All are welcome

 

MANNUM CHURCH CAMP

PRAYER GROUPS

Adare Church conducts regular prayer meetings twice a week, coordinated by Peter Cranwell.

They are held:
Sundays from 3:30pm – 4:30pm and
Tuesdays from 7:00am – 8:00 am.
Both groups will be based within the church sanctuary.

The prayer format will be based on the Conversational Prayer style. Everyone is welcome: there is no requirement to be able to pray out loud.

Please contact Rev Susan or Peter Cranwell for more details.

When you feel depressed and want someone to listen, why not talk to God?

KAIROS MINISTRY:

Click here to learn about Kairos Ministries and how Adare Uniting Church can make a difference in the lives of those currently in prison. We can be part of providing hope for those who will exit from prison to again be part of our community.

CHURCH GARAGE SALE Saturday 12th January, 2019
If you can help before (setting up Tuesday, 9th January), during or clearing up on the Saturday, please let Pauline Read know. This year Ann Richardson is in charge of the plant stall. Donations of well established pot plants would be very much appreciated.

CHURCH GARAGE SALE RESULTS 2018:

The following was raised:
Cakes, Produce & Plants:              $1,129.95
Toys & Games:                                $1,826.60
Furniture & Electrical:                  $2,275.65
Books:                                                  $692.45
Manchester/Lifestyle:                   $1,518.90
Bric-a-brac:                                        $855.85
Morning Tea/Lunches:                  $798.40
Barbeque:                                          $374.10
Stamps:                                              $233.10
$9,705.00

Less incidentals/dump fees             $37.00
As at 14/1/2018                            $9,668.00

In total $94,575.50 has been raised by the last 12 garage sales.

Pauline Read - Coordinator

National Church Life Survey:

In 2016 the Adare Uniting Church participated in a National Survey relating to Church life.

The Church Life Profile can be viewed anytime online by people .
·        Go to 2016ncls.org.au/profile-number
·        Copy and enter Adare Church Profile Number  -  ZHXQDZ

Look for the bold print View Our Summary Profile - available now and click on it (For the moment you can skip the two steps above and click on the link).

You are encouraged to look closely at the outcomes and talk freely about them.

How should we use these results?

Kiara at the Garage Sale 2018

National Church Life Survey

The Carters

Ryan, Juanita and family, members of Adare Uniting Church, are currently working with Youth with a Mission (YWAM). To see their latest newsletter and to hear of their exploits and prayer needs, click HERE.

The family have prepared a one minute video (August 2017) to share with the Adare Uniting Church Congregation. Click HERE to view it.

The Carter Family in the Ukraine

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