ODYSSEY 2014

Come join us to hear Hobart’s

Choir of High Hopes

ODYSSEY 2014

Appearing at the Festival of Voices Handmade Series 2014

Sunday 6 July, 2.00 pm

Peacock Theatre, Salamanca Place

  • New and original songs written by Choir members
  • Performance devised especially for the Festival of Voices appearance.

Enjoy the privilege of seeing what happens when Choir members turn their often undiscovered talents to song writing and theatrical drama to express hope for the future and describe their individual pathways through life.

Led by a talented team of music professionals, the repertoire emphasises the constant striving of Choir members to live positive and courageous lives.

Tickets $24 online at festivalofvoices.com

Please share this flyer with friends and colleagues and invite them along.

Choir of High Hopes – Rebuilding lives through the power of song.

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Raising money to help other people: Three events.

Fund raising night for deaf Children of Tajikistan 

Wed 14th May,  6pm at Blue Illusion fashions,  Magnet Court, Sandy Bay—Invite your friends along to our next fundraising night at Blue Illusion.   From 6.00 pm.   Shop while enjoying a glass of champagne.  10% of the money from purchases will go to our project.  There is no entry fee.

RSVP to sandybay@blueillusion.com  or call 6223 2349

Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea at Wesley

An afternoon tea will be held at Wesley Hall, 58 Melville Street, Hobart on Saturday 24 May commencing at 2.00 pm to raise funds for the Australian Cancer Council.  The event will include a talk about Australia’s first public library – the Wesleyan Library, 1825. Visitors arriving before   2.00 pm may also have time to view the display, “On Morning Wings”, which commemorates the missionary ships, “Triton”, “John Williams” and “Dayspring”. To book please phone  Colleen on 6231 4481 or Rachel on 6231 4033.

 BCC Africa Quiz Night

Saturday 24th May, beginning at 7.00 pm.

Hobart North Uniting Church, cnr Elizabeth & Swan Streets North Hobart

Tickets: $20.00pp including Supper.   Tables of 8: $150.00

A bar will be provided, serving beer, wine and soft drinks.

All funds raised on the night will support the children of the Bethlehem Community Centre, Kenya.

To register your attendance, please contact Hobart North Uniting Church (62313109, leave a message) or office@hobartnorth.ucatas.org

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Winter is approaching- can you help others keep warm?

Bridgewater Gagebrook Op Shop

is extremely short of blankets, doonas, sheets and home wares. If you are able to assist in providing these much needed items, could you drop them off at the Op Shop (Tottenham Road, Gagebrook, between 10am-2pm) or leave at Wesley, Scots Memorial or Hobart North church offices and we will pick them up.

Many thanks. Church Council at Gagebrook.

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A Destiny Together: Justice for Indigenous People

UNI005-ADT-DL-Facebook-CoverA Destiny Together is a call from the Assembly of the Uniting Church in Australia to all Church members to participate in a week of prayer and fasting for justice for First Peoples. It is a reflection of the Church’s commitment to work together for justice, recognition and reconciliation and to bear witness to the genuine transformation of relationship that is possible through God’s love in Jesus Christ.

A nationwide week of prayer, fasting and reflection

The heart of the week will be a nationwide movement of Uniting Church members, groups and congregations engaged in prayer, fasting and reflection.  Hobart North will join “A Destiny Together “ in worship over the next 2 weeks, together with morning (8.30-9.00am) and afternoon (5.30-6.00pm) prayer and reflection, each lasting 30 minutes.  The resource for this will be provided by the Assembly and UAICC.

A public prayer vigil in Canberra

A Destiny Together will feature a public prayer vigil on the lawns of Parliament House in Canberra, on Tuesday 18 March. All Uniting Church members are invited to come to Canberra to participate in this service—a public witness to both our grief at the continued injustice, racism and exclusion suffered by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and our belief that recognition, justice and reconciliation are possible when we work together. The vigil will be led by the Chair of the Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress (UAICC), Rev. Rronang Garrawurra, and UCA President, Rev. Prof. Andrew Dutney.

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Waters of Harmony Concert

Water 2014

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water day 2014Concert for World Water Day-Harmony 2014

 

 

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Celebrations at Hobart North

You are invited…

to the

Opening of Hobart North’s renewed Church & Community Centre,

(corner Elizabeth and Swan Streets, North Hobart)

Sunday, 2nd March.

11.00am         Worship.  Preacher:  Rev Carol Bennett, Synod Liaison Minister, UCA Synod of Victoria & Tasmania

Noon             Shared Lunch, and opportunity to explore the centre.

2.00pm           Official Opening by Mr Dan Wootton, Moderator, UCA Synod of Victoria & Tasmania.  Afternoon programme in the worship centre, featuring music, some words and pictures, and a celebration cake!

2.45 p.m.        Afternoon Tea

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Advent at Hobart North… will be exciting!

We are coming to the point where we need to move out of our building for three weeks.  The builders, painters, electricians etc need unlimited access so they can finish the building renewal project in a safe and timely way.

So, on the first three Sundays in December (1st, 8th, and 15th), we will be meeting for worship at the Mount Stuart Community Hall, Byard St, Mount Stuart (corner of Byard St and Darling Parade).

Worship will be at 9.30 a.m. and will include a L.I.F.T. (Learning In Faith Together) programme, together with many of the familiar elements of the Advent season… and probably some surprises!  Morning Tea will be included as normal.

And then…   Sunday 22nd December will be our first worship gathering in the renewed building!!  The celebration is still in planning but will include opportunity for ‘tours’ of the new centre and a ‘bring-to-share’ lunch.

Worship on Christmas Day will be at 9.00 a.m. as is our normal Christmas practice.

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Hobart North: Walk for Worship, and Stories of Hope

Due to works over the weekend which will mean that we are without power, there will be no 9:30am service at Hobart North this Sunday  20th October .  Instead, we will be meeting for worship at 2:00pm, at the GA Wood Hall at Scots Memorial.  The speaker there will be Dr Andrew Glenn about his recent trip to China representing Uniting World, the Uniting Church’s overseas partnering agency.  Andrew will share with us stories of hope and life.  EVERYONE IS WELCOME!

October is also “Walk to Worship” month, and so for those who are interested, a group will be meeting at 9:30am, at The Springs on Mount Wellington, to walk for worship.  We will choose a route to suit the people who participate, but there will be some kids there so it won’t be too taxing.  Bring a morning    tea to have “on the trail”.  Can you please give Tim  Bickerstaff an indication of whether you will be attending, and we will make sure to wait for you.  You can leave a message for Tim through the Hobart North office on 62313109.

 

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Conversation about Marriage

Following on from the National Assembly meeting of the Uniting Church in July 2012, the Assembly’s Doctrine Working Group (DWG) has been charged with offering the church some resourcing in the area of marriage.

A series of conversations is being held across Australia at present to help inform that work.

The Tasmanian conversation will be facilitated by Rev Sharon Hollis.

Date:  Wednesday 18th September, 2013

Time:  6.30-9.30pm

Where: Clarence Uniting Church, 2 York St, Bellerive

Who:  Any member of the church who would like to be part of this initial discussion.

This consultation is a preparatory step on the way towards the DWG preparing a paper for discussion across the Uniting Church in Australia on marriage, and the relevance of our theology of marriage for the possible recognition of same gender relationships by the state and legal authorities. It is a consultation process to help the DWG understand the variety of views on marriage in the UCA.  The consultation will take three hours and the aim is to help people unpack the issues and provide comments back to the DWG.

Once the discussion paper has been written, there will be further opportunities to make comment and offer feedback.

 

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