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Clarence Uniting Church Activities



Faith in Community

Faith in Community Sundays are the 4th Sunday each month and beginning with breakfast from 8.15 am. Our service at 9.30 is one where our worshippers can choose their own adventure. While we gather together at the beginning of our worship time we can then choose to stay in our creative worship or move to the chapel for a traditional service. For more information please speak with our Minister Rev. Ann Perrin 0458 816 661



Reel Faith: movies to spark discussion

3rd Friday of the month.
6:00pm - Bring dinner to share;
6:45pm - Movie
Post movie - discussion, teat and coffee and cake.



UCYouth@Clarence

UCYouth@Clarence is the Youth Group of Clarence Uniting Church. It meets on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of each month during Public School terms, and is open to all youth of High School and College age under the leadership of Kathryn McGuinness and Ricky Beswick (from Glenorchy Uniting Church. We welcome more membership. Our purpose is to provide a safe, friendly environment, while enjoying fellowship and encouraging confidence through Christian life with games, cooking, crafts video and conservation.



Pastoral Care

Members from both Bellerive and Lindisfarne meet each quarter with the Minister to discuss the needs and concerns of our congregations. Appropriate support is offered through prayer, visits, calls, email, meals, flowers or transport without being intrusive or disrespectful.



Bible Study at Bellerive

Thursday 6:00pm for dinner, 7:45pm bible study, 9:00pm finish
Tuesday Bible study 2 - 3.30pm (venue TBC)



Prayer Circle at Lindisfarne

Wednesday 12.30 (BYO lunch) – 1.30pm



Walkers Group

The Walking Group leaves from Bellerive Church every Saturday morning at 10am to walk for about 50 minutes. If you would like to join in just turn up.



Sorell Mission Team

– Uniting to re Uniting – check the website for the Friendship Group



Cuppa and a Catch-up at Bellerive

4 to 6 weekly at date and time TBC



Connections - Craft and Conversation Group

The Connections group meets weekly for a chat and a cuppa. Group members are welcome to bring along their own craft project to work on, or to simply enjoy the conversation and friendship with other women around the table.

The group also enjoys working on projects which benefit the Community. Currently the group is coordinating a project to recycle old denim jeans into warm lined quilts for people in need. To date over 55 quilts have been lovingly crafted and donated to the homeless, the Dunalley fire victims and the detainees at Pontville detention centre.

A stack of denim quilts lovingly crafted by the Connection Group

The group has also knitted teddy bears for children in crisis.

Where: Bellerive Uniting Church, cnr York and Clarence St, Bellerive.
When: Wednesdays from 10.00AM – 12.00.
Cost: $2.00 donation towards school chaplaincy in the local area.
Contact: Claire 04 0888 3084
Gwen   04 2844 2679

Making the Most of Inherited Jeans



Connection Group in front of denim blankets

Members from left Elaine Martin, Claire Green, Margaret Ranson, Margaret Hoey, Elaine Holman, Jan McGrath with some of their blankets.

About five years ago the Clarence Uniting Church's Unicorn op shop, on Hobart's eastern shore in Southern Tasmania, had a problem.

The shop was inundated with unwanted denim – jeans by the truckload were being donated but no one was interested in buying them, even at $1 a pair.

Back at the church, a member of the congregation was wishing she could offer the city's homeless something warm to snuggle under at night. The idea found its way to the church's Connections Craft and Conversations Group.

The craft group transformed the jeans into blankets with a polar fleece underlay, meaning the op shop was able to deal with one of its biggest frustrations.

Since then more than 200 blankets have been donated to UnitingCare Tasmania, the Hobart City Mission and Loui's Van for the homeless. Other homemade blankets were given to UnitingCare Tasmania clients in Southern Tasmanian public housing communities at Bridgewater and Gagebrook.

Connections coordinator Claire Green said the group, which began nine years ago, is proud of its ability to support local endeavours as well as care for each member, regardless of their church affiliation.

"Some of the members live alone and do not have a lot of interaction, some have expressed how much the group has helped them," Ms Green said While not a member of the congregation, Gwen Edwards said she had always felt comfortable attending Connections since fronting up to her first meeting about three years ago.

"I have made a lot of dear friends and the support that comes from each and every one is wonderful," she said. "I look forward to catching up with everyone each week and if I cannot attend I really miss my time there."

From Crosslight 19‐3‐2017.



Unicorn Opportunity Shop

2018 has been different, but still exceptionally profitable. Firstly, we no longer have our own bank account, with all moneys being deposited into the Church account. This has had its teething problems, but now working well.

Up till beginning of November, we were receiving our usual stock and rubbish. My fall caused a re-think and the Shop was shut for two weeks while a transformation took place with all working so hard. Lots of new rules and the Bin permanently closed. This is working well, with donations brought into the shop and no rubbish outside. May it long continue.

We have had sickness and operations during the year, but hopefully 2019 will be healthier.

Lovely new shelving in store room built by David Heap which is much appreciated.

I am sure David, Denise and David McLaughlin are glad of a rest from emptying the bin and I thank them very much for all the years they did. To my wonderful volunteers for their friendship and effort in keeping 46 years of community service going, I thank you.

So far we have given $52760 to eighteen different organisations for very worthy causes.

For our furry friends:

When requested, clothes to the needy and one lot is going to an Indian Orphanage.

Baby singlet bundles for the Royal Hobart Hospital and also clothes to abused Women's Shelters.

St Vincent's are very helpful in taking rags and some overflow.

Thank you to all who help show the community what we can do.

Noeline Heaven



Clarence Fellowship

This group meets monthly at 2pm on the second Wednesday, either in the church or in the home of one of our members. A short devotional is presented at the start of every meeting. New members are always welcome.

The group meets at 2pm at various venues. For more details on each Session please contact the Secretary,
Peggy Young on 03 6243 9131.





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