DATES

Wednesdays 10am – Midweek Service- (NB- NOT on New Year’s Day)

Christmas Services Dates:-

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.

*After Next Sunday Annie will be away for the following 3 Sundays. Ann Berry who usually does this weekly notice sheet in her absence will also be away. Please note also that NO Sunday service roster reminders will be sent for the 12 & 19th January so please refer to your emailed or printed quarterly rosters to see if you are rostered on. Printed Quarterly Rosters are now available on the church table.

*The Sunday Evening Café Church is now in recess.

*Coffee with Friends is also in recess until school recommences next year.

*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.

*There’s a campaign to recruit some more SRE teachers now so that they are ready to go for the new year. There’s a spreadsheet on the hall noticeboard that has the school name, co-ordinator’s details and the day and time that teachers are needed. Are you able to help? All you need to do is to contact the co-ordinator on the list and go from there. They have training in the core modules on Feb 1 & Feb 8 next year at Kincumber Anglican Church (please note this is a change of venue from the Uniting church).

*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