Glenelg Brass Band and Port Adelaide City Band are presenting their last free concert for 2022 in St Andrew’s by the Sea Uniting Church, Glenelg. See details below:
Rev. Christine Gilbert, Minister of the Word at St Andrew’s by the Sea Uniting Church Glenelg will be leaving at the end of her contract. Your invitation to say farewell to Christine is below:
Friends, please note the dates when community support, op shop and food relief services at St Andrew’s UC Glenelg will be closing for the 2022-23 Christmas and New Year holidays.
For the period between Tuesday 6 December and Friday 16 December, the cafe is serving coffee, tea and snacks only.
Note that the final Tuesday Community Meal for the year at Mary’s Kitchen is Tuesday 6 December.
We are still searching for someone willing to collect a shower van from Puddle Jumpers in Kilkenny, drive it to St Andrew’s in Glenelg and return it to Kilkenny following the shower service.
No special licence is needed, just a desire to help others maintain healthy hygiene and feel their best.
We can work around the day that is best for the volunteer driver(s) but we need the day to be consistent, especially during the three-month trial period.
If you are willing and able to help, please ring us on 8295 1771 to discuss.
Friends, as we all realise through experience, the cost of living has increased and the strain on many is great. As a result, the community support pantry at St Andrew’s is always in need of restocking.
Please consider donating when you are able. Ideas of items you can donate are below.
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.
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.
On 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.
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.