With the beginning of the school term, Sunday Kids and Sunday Minis is in session again, catering for children in two age groups. Minis is for the under-8s, while Kids is for those 8plus. These age groups are flexible, to accommodate children who feel more comfortable with others they know personally. A program of stimulating and fun activities is devised each week by the teachers to provide a time of painless learning by the young people.
Pancake Day, held on April 21 had multifaceted benefits. There was the opportunity for the members of the Education and Social Committee to play host to the congregation, which they did in style, baking up a storm of deelicious pancakes which were devoured with great gusto indicating high appreciation from all present.
Order have now closed. Don't forget to collect your lamingtons on May 18th, between 2 and 5pm. Thanks for your support!
Our first lamington drive for 2013 is in aid of the Uniting World project, helping to save the lives of women and children in south Sudan.
Large, delicious hand-dipped lamingtons are available: Plain or cream lamingtons are only $10.00 per dozen.
"Operation Christmas Child" is a project run by The Samaritan's Purse, in an effort to provide material help and joy to children in places where disadvantage is the norm rather than the exception. For the last six years the congregation of Marsden Road UC and their families and friends, under the leadership of Pat, have rallied to provide a gift for a child in South East Asia or the Pacific Islands.
Each person starts their collection with a shoe-box or a box of a similar size and covers the top and the bottom in Christmas gift paper.
For the past 15 years or so, Pat Dunk has been organizing the two lamington drives Marsden Road Uniting Church has each year.
The preparation for each effort starts two months in advance, with the distribution of order forms at both Marsden Road and Eastwood Uniting Churches as well as through the letterbox drop in the surrounding suburbs.