The Uniting Church Adult Fellowship met today at Guildford Wesley Chapel for their annual fellowship day.
Men and women from churches far and near came together for worship and their Annual General Meeting. Representatives attended from Uniting Churches in Armadale, Beldon, Bicton, Bunbury, Capel, Como, Forrestfield, Forest Lakes, Glen Forrest, Gosnells, Guildford, Kalamunda, Kardinya, Mandurah, Noranda, Pinjarra, Quairading, Rockingham, Rowethorpe, Scarborough, South Perth, Swan View, Victoria Park, Wembley Downs and Wesley Perth.
The morning began with Carolyn Dickie, a member of Guildford Wesley Chapel, providing a brief history of the church and the extensive renovations which have been made over the years to restore the church.
Aladina Foster brought news of what the UCAF National Committee for 2009 – 2012 is currently focussing on.
The Gosnells Community Choir treated the gathering with some wonderful music including Hallelujah which got everyone’s feet tapping.
Rosemary Young from Frontier Services was the guest speaker. Rosemary highlighted the effects the Global Financial Crisis has had on Frontier Services and how people in rural areas are continuing to struggle. Frontier Services is the hands and the feet of the whole church, the work they do means so much to the people they share it with. Rosemary shared some of the projects which are happening here in WA including the struggle the Gascoyne region is currently having with no minister and people leaving the area, the provision of community services in Katherine and high care centre in Derby.
Certificates of Appreciation to Octogenarians were presented by Rev Lee Edwards.
Following a delicious lunch the Annual General Meeting was held. Rev Viv Larkin, joint associate general secretary (pastoral) chaired the meeting.
The next fellowship day will be on Tuesday 31 August 2010.