​ABOVE: Days for Girls Working Bees continuing in 2018 


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SUNDAY, 1.30pm         Church Council           (Please note change of date!)  At this meeting of Church Council, elections will be held for the positions of Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, Assistant Treasurer and Convenors of the following committees:  Pastoral Care, Worship and Education, Property and Safety, Public Relations, Social Concerns.

SUNDAY, 1.30pm                     A meeting of the Social Concerns Committee will be held in the Alston Halls. 

SUNDAY, 5pm [Kew UC]          Special Service for those living in rooming houses in Kew and Hawthorn.  A sausage sizzle will follow.

Thursday 19 April, 10am                    Walk on the Level meets in Nungerner Street.

Friday 20 April, 7-9pm                       ECOS will meet in the Alston Halls for English conversation and supper together.  New chatters are always welcome. 

Wednesday 18 April, 6.30pm              The Dinner Out Together group (DOTs) will share a meal together at Box Hill RSL.  Rosemary Lade has kindly offered to co-ordinate this group so please let her know if you are going, 9853 5692, and transport can be arranged.

Sunday 22 April, 1.30pm                    Paton Seminar
Guest speaker Jennifer Wendelken will present on “Christianity in China”.

Sunday 29 April, 2.30pm                    Concert organised by Stuart Shearman.  Featuring Rowan Kidd, organ, Victoria Krizos, piano, and voices Sun Niew Lyew/Stuart Shearman, Batia Galon/Raya Topchian, and Greg Galon.  Entry by donation.

Guest preacher in April:
22 April:          Rev Dr Apwee Ting (a consultant in resourcing ministry in the Assembly)

Thanks from Balwyn Chaplaincy       We have received a note of thanks for the Congregation’s recent donation of $105.  This is profit from our morning teas each Sunday.

Thanks from Uniting               We have also received thanks for the donation of $342.00, together with a personal note expressing sincere sympathy at Mary’s passing and acknowledging her considerable financial contribution over so many years through the sale of her marmalade.  We all miss her.

Accommodation needed                      Baeyi Kim has a friend who is coming to Melbourne to study English.  She is looking for a share room or a home stay from 27 April.  Her plan is to study English near Carlton, so if somewhere is closer to Carlton is better for her, but she will be okay to stay somewhere near our church as well.  She has a sincere faith in God and she will be attending our church while she is in Melbourne.
If anyone has a spare room and is willing to take someone in their home, earning rent too, please speak to Baeyi.

Thursday 19 April, 7.30 for 8pm                     “The Great War Through an Australian Artist’s Eyes – Arthur Streeton paints the Western Front
Auburn Uniting Church Hall, Hepburn Street, Hawthorn.  Julie Dodds-Streeton will present an illustrated talk based on her research of the renowned Australian artist Sir Arthur Streeton’s experience as a war artist in the Great War.  Arthur Streeton was her late husband’s grandfather.  For tickets go to www.trybooking.com/UENM ($23-33 online) or available at the door.  All funds raised go towards the restoration of the heritage-listed Auburn Uniting Church Tower.  For enquiries phone Elizabeth Bethune on 9818 2726.  See www.auburntowerfriends.org.au

Sunday, 22 April at 2.30 pm    “Music for the Theatre”                       The Camberwell Chorale, Camerata Orchestra and well-known Melbourne soloists will present selections from The Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables, and well-known Choruses and Arias from the Operas of Puccini and Verdi.
Conductor – Douglas Heywood, Soprano – Lee Abrahmsen, Mezzo Soprano – Kerrie Bolton, Tenor – Michael Lapina, Bass – Jerzy Kozlowski
At Hawthorn Arts Centre, Burwood Road, Hawthorn.  Tickets $45 (Conc $40, Students $25)  Contact 03 9278 4770 or visit www.hawthornartscentre.com.au

Sunday 20 May, 9.30am                      Maroondah Singers – An ‘Extra Special’ 50 year celebration             Mountview Uniting Church Mitcham, cnr Maroondah Hwy and Doncaster East Rd, Mitcham                   Fifty years ago, the then Mitcham Methodist and Presbyterian Congregations took up joint occupancy of their new buildings – Mountview Church Mitcham, preceding Union by about ten years.  Coincidently, a large, significant community choir was formed the same week and found accommodation in this new suite of buildings.  They are still there.  To celebrate this ‘coming together’ the Maroondah Singers will join the Uniting congregation at the 9.30am worship service on 20 May.  All are welcome at this great service of praise in music, especially past congregation and choir members.  For information phone John Williams on 9874 3957.

Uniting Copies of the Autumn newsletter are at the back of the Church.  It contains interesting articles on helping asylum seekers, building confident families, Lifeline, housing for regional youth.  There are also suggestions for how to get involved or volunteer with Uniting.


Lectionary:    Acts 4:5-12;  Psalm 23;  1 John 3:16-24;  John 10:11-18

10.30am                      Morning Worship                    Rev Jacob Yang & Rev Dr Apwee Ting

Rosters for 22 April                 
Readers:  Pat Sands, Lucy Kim*
Leaders on Duty:  Keith Head, Hak-song Lee                                        
Flowers:  June Stockman
Stewards:  Marj Doherty, Betty Blaskett, Eun-chun Park, Victor Lee, Daniel & Samuel Han                                           
Morning Tea:  Joan & Barry Taylor