DATES

Wednesdays 10am – Midweek Service

Thursday’s 1.30-3.30pm – St Jimmy’s rehearsal (during school terms)

Fri 13 Dec 6pm – Trivia Night at Lakes Anglican, Kanwal

Christmas Services Dates:-

Sun 15 Dec, 5pm – Family Christmas Event followed by free Sausage Sizzle. 8pm – Lessons & Carols

Sun 22 Dec,6pm – Blue Christmas

Tues 24 Dec, 8pm – Christmas Eve Holy Communion

Wed 25 Dec, 9am – Christmas Day Holy Communion

Notice Board

*To anyone that has been wanting to hear the Sunday Sermons unfortunately I’ve had problems getting them uploaded- there’s been a glitch in the system. I am able to get some of them up but not all of them will work. UPDATE- An IT support group has been working on this with me recently but they haven’t been able to rectify the problem yet.

*Trivia Night on Friday 13th December, 6:00pm at Lakes Anglican Church, Kanwal. All details in flyer! On the night there will be a raffle with all proceeds going to farm families in the Tamworth area. (They are working with the Uniting Church there.)

*The Herald Advent issue– Please contact Ann Berry if you can help with this. She especially needs someone technically capable who can take the individual Microsoft Publisher pages and collate them into a PDF document ready for printing.

*St Jimmy Singers rehearsal her Thursdays at 1.30 until 3.30 with afternoon tea provided. All are welcomed to come and join this choir!

*Anglican Women have a Lenten Retreat next year. Fri 28 Feb-Sun 1 Mar or Tue 3-5 Mar. Pick up a flyer from the foyer or see Leonie Toovey for more info. Also it’s Thank You Box time again. This time supporting the Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) Donor Relations. Please pick up a box.

*It’s a requirement that everyone involved in ministry to children, young people & any vulnerable people must undertake Safe Ministry Training every three years. Please check your certificates to see if you are due. Please see Jenny Hurst or call Annie in the office for assistance. Register for training at:- www.newcastleanglican.org.au/safe-ministry/safe-ministry-training/ Important information on Working with Children Check Renewals from The NSW Office of Children’s Guardian:- The Working With Children Check lasts for five years, so If your contact details are up to date, you will receive a notification when it is time to renew your WWC number. A WWC number is like a driver licence – the number stays with you and is renewed before it expires. Do not reapply – you simply renew, and your WWC number will remain valid for another five years. Renewal applications cannot be submitted until three months before your expiry date but please try to do them as soon as you receive this renewal due notice. Then please let Jenny Hurst or Annie in the office know when you receive confirmation of the renewal so that we can update our records. Thanks to all those that have already given Annie notification of these renewals.

*Information on supporting Jasmine Horrocks:- It’s best to use the website at:- https://support.afes.org.au/support-jasmine-horrocks-newcastle-university-newcastle-4941 You can set up a direct debit or deposit system depending on your preferences (on the last page of the donation portal you can get the AFES office bank account details and a unique reference ID). Or you can also fill out a paper form and post it to the AFES office. Alternatively the church has offered to process cash donations, this can be done by putting the money in the plate in an envelope marked ‘Jasmine Horrocks’ (Although she can’t properly track individual donations through this method). If you need any assistance with this please see Jeremy or Jill or Annie in the office.

*Our farmers are still doing it really tough. You can make a donation to help them at https://westernaircare.org/help-donate/ or at www.buyabale.com.au/hunter or phone—1300327624