Category Archives: Notices

Mandatory Mask Wearing

Dear all,

A concern for what is perceived to be a relaxing of COVID safe practices in the wider community and at St. Andrew’s was raised by several volunteers.

Many volunteers are at St. Andrew’s two or three times each week, some of whom bring a long history of medical and other relevant experience to their volunteer work. We spent time considering how we might strengthen again some of these COVID safe practices, most of which only apply to the ministry during the week (i.e. Community Support, Emergency Relief and Op Shop activities) rather than what happens on Sunday morning.

One of the decisions taken is to make mask wearing mandatory once again unless one is eating or drinking

Even though this is not a requirement of the government or the Uniting Church at this point, medical advice continues to support mask wearing as a significant way to protect oneself and the community.

Masks will continue to be available at St. Andrew’s for those who need them.

Please wear a mask and help us keep each other safe. Thank you.

In Peace,

Christine

Rev. Christine Gilbert
Minister of the Word
St Andrew's by the Sea Uniting Church

92 Jetty Road, Glenelg SA 5045
P: (08) 8295 1771
E: [email protected]

Hiring: UCG Coordinator

St. Andrew’s Uniting Church is made up of a vitalised community engagement ministry that feeds body and soul through its UnitingCare Glenelg (UCG) agency.

UCG is searching for its next Coordinator (22 hours a week) to give oversight and support to its weekday drop-in centre and Tuesday evening meal.

A role description is available below. Or visit St. Andrew’s during opening hours and speak with Rev. Christine Gilbert about this opportunity.

Easing of COVID-19 restrictions from Good Friday

Hello all,

Yesterday (13 April 2022) we 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.

Below is a reminder of the times for this weekend:

In Peace,

Christine

Rev. Christine Gilbert
Minister of the Word
St Andrew's by the Sea Uniting Church

92 Jetty Road, Glenelg SA 5045
P: (08) 8295 1771
E: [email protected]

Artist in Residence: John Coleman

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.

In Peace,

Christine

Rev. Christine Gilbert
Minister of the Word
St Andrew's by the Sea Uniting Church

92 Jetty Road, Glenelg SA 5045
P: (08) 8295 1771
E: [email protected]

Newsletter Issue 2 of 2022

Hello all,

Thirty-nine were present for the St. Andrew’s gathering last night––another great mixture of people from across the community.

(L-R) Rev. Chelsea Size, Rev. Christine Gilbert, Ben Williams

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.

Peace,

Christine

In Peace,

Christine

Rev. Christine Gilbert
Minister of the Word
St Andrew's by the Sea Uniting Church

92 Jetty Road, Glenelg SA 5045
P: (08) 8295 1771
E: [email protected]

Easter Services 2022

Good Friday15 April10:00 amWorshipA reflective service of prayer, scripture, silence, music and candle lighting.
Holy Saturday16 April9:30 am to noonQuiet MorningGather at the Waite Arboretum to behold and to be held in the love of God.
Easter Sunday17 April6:30 amForeshore Dawn WorshipA simple ecumenical celebration of the resurrection.
Easter Sunday17 April10:00 amWorshipA service of joy and new hope.

Mark your diary: Community Gathering 31 March @ 7:00 pm

We will hold our first of two community gatherings for 2022 on Thursday 31 March at 7:00 pm. The evening will include a guest speaker who will share stories and thoughts to inspire.

Please mark the date on your calendars and plan to attend this significant time when we catch a glimpse of the fulness of our community and ministry.

In Peace,

Christine

Rev. Christine Gilbert
Minister of the Word
St Andrew's by the Sea Uniting Church

92 Jetty Road, Glenelg SA 5045
P: (08) 8295 1771
E: [email protected]