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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]

Gathered Worship this Sunday, 6 Feb 2022

Dear Friends,

At the Leadership Council yesterday, it was decided we were in a place to resume gathered worship beginning this Sunday, 6 February. In order to help keep ourselves and one another safe and healthy, we agreed to share the following information with you:

  • Please consider getting vaccinated and/or getting a booster (third dose) if you have not done so already. St. Andrew’s will once again host a walk-in clinic in February for all three doses. I will let you know the dates when they are confirmed by the UCG Board and SA Health.
  • Be prepared to QR code or sign-in when you enter so we have a record of your attendance.
  • Please do not attend worship if you are feeling unwell or you are a close contact of someone who has COVID. (See the Uniting Church SA or SA Health websites for the most up-to-date definition of a close contact.)
  • Current health advice recommends the use of surgical or N95 masks against the Omicron variant. Cloth masks are significantly less effective. St. Andrew’s will provide surgical masks for those who wish. Masks will be required.
  • Finally, we intend to limit our inside exposure to 1 hour and therefore we’ll be encouraged to connect with one another outside the courtyard after worship.

As with the ministry throughout the week, we are doing all we can to minimise risk as we remain in community loving, serving and praying. Therefore, with these necessary precautions aside, I hope to see you on Sunday.  

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]