Rev. Graham Sturdy
On 13 April 2022 St Andrew’s by the Sea Glenelg received an update from the Uniting Church in response to the South Australian government announcement of further easing of some COVID restrictions which take effect on Good Friday 15 April 2022. Acting General Secretary Sue Page and Moderator Bronte Wilson wrote:
The restrictions that relate to churches are as follows:
Mask requirements in all indoor public places have been removed––but strongly recommended in crowded spaces. An individual’s choice to wear a mask should be supported for those who wish to maintain this practice.
QR codes and contact tracing records are no longer required.
…Pending further information, the following requirements continue to apply to church activities until further notice:
· COVID Safe Plans
· COVID Marshals
· Hand sanitising and frequent cleaning
So, while masks are no longer required, we are encouraged to support one another as many of us may choose to continue the practice for the time being.
St Andrew’s is hosting John Coleman as artist in residence in May 2022 to lead a week-long creative community event to celebrate and strengthen the chords between us.
Activities during the week from Sunday 15 to Sunday 22 May 2022 comprise of both paid and unpaid events. As space is limited, we ask you to please book your desired events – both paid as well as free – on EventBrite at https://air_jcoleman.eventbrite.com Bookings are open now.
The flyer below sets out more information about the week.
Thirty-nine were present for the St. Andrew’s gathering last night––another great mixture of people from across the community.
Guest speaker Chelsea’s offering focused on curiosity and self-awareness. She drew our attention to the cultural expectations we might carry and encouraged us to become curious about them and aware of how they are at play in us as individuals and in our communities. Using the image of composting, Chelsea gave examples from her life of times she became aware of stories that inhibit love and community and how she let go of them and allowed them to be composted into useful fertiliser for the future.
A more complete report of the input from the community will be available in the future.
A reminder that the clocks will “fall back” on Sunday morning as daylight savings time ends this weekend.
Attached is a soft copy of the newsletter. Printed copies are available at St. Andrew’s.