ADVENT AT ST MARTIN’S 2016

Advent is the season which leads into the celebration of Christ’s birth at Christmas. During Advent we heard about the events leading up to the nativity and we lit a series of candles which spoke of the themes of HOPE, PEACE, JOY and LOVE. On Christmas Day we lit the fifth candle for the Christ Child.

On Sunday 11th December – we had a special Children’s Service and the placing of Christmas gifts under the empty Christmas Tree. It was a very special service and some little people acted out the nativity story. Launch Housing (previously Hanover Services) were extremely grateful for the generous donations of gifts.

Children's Christmas Service

Children’s Christmas Service

On Sunday 18th December a choir of about 20, comprising our Singers, plus friends and relatives, presented the cantata “Night of Miracles” to a congregation of about 60. Retelling the story of the nativity in song and word, it was an enjoyable performance. Our thanks go to the choir and special thanks to Geoff Hinde who conducted with patience and perception, to soloists: Katrina Pezzimenti, Graeme Webster, Shirley Tillett and Geoff Hinde himself, and to our pianist Tanya Chaves.

Christmas Eve – the 40th Anniversary of the Beaumaris Community Carols was held at the Beaumaris Community Centre. This started out as a gathering of families at St Martin’s Church and grew so popular that a larger venue was sought. This was an exceptional night of choral singing with the Southern Community Band accompanying the MLOC (Mordialloc Light Opera Company). St Martin’s Choir did a number of pieces and Katrina and Lucinda Pezzimenti also performed some duets. Our own Roger Wilson O.A.M.,was the compere for the 39th time! Beaumaris Community Carols

TWILIGHT FETE FRIDAY 4TH NOVEMBER 3-8pm

Beaumaris Uniting Church Twilight Fete Friday 4th November 3-8pm

Our church community is gearing up for its Annual Twilight Fete which will be held at St. Martin’s Church on Friday 4th November from 3:00pm until 8:00pm.

There will be fun for everyone – afternoon teas, snacks and kids activities after school including Craft, Face Painting & a Jumping Castle.

Yummy meals from 5pm including a barbecue, baked potatoes with fillings, salads and desserts.

Bargain Stalls Galore including Books, Clothing & Accessories, Linen Bric-a-brac, White Elephant, Children’s Toys, White Elephant, Jewellery, Novelties and Craft, Plants and home baked cakes and preserves.

The community contributing to the Twilight Fete includes the St Martin’s 3 y.o. Kindergarten, St. Martin’s Play Group, The Royal Flying Doctor Service, the Kallara Callistenics Group.

There will be other stall holders as well.

COME AND JOIN US WITH THE FAMILY FOR AN ENJOYABLE AFTERNOON & EVENING.
A FETE JUST LIKE THEY USED TO BE!

BAYSIDE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA CONCERT

Bayside Chamber Orchestra

Bayside Chamber Orchestra Concert

There will be a concert at St Martin’s on Sunday 14th August at 2.30 pm.
All who attenBayside Chamber Orchestraded the previous performance last year, enjoyed the concert very much, so we look forward to the return.
Tickets: Adults $20, concession $15, children under 9 free. Afternoon tea included.
Bayside Chamber Orchestra is a newly formed classical ensemble performing familiar and lesser known chamber and orchestral works. The group is comprised of professional and local amateur musicians drawn together by a passion for chamber music.
Program – Schubert, Haydn, Faure, Gounod, Morris

Something lost and found, a young man’s homage to Mozart, two icons of the French romantic repertoire and a new work by Melbourne composer Carolyn Morris create a delicious blend of old and new for the Bayside Chamber Orchestra’s second Resonance concert.

Composed when he was just 19 years of age, Schubert’s 5th Symphony is often viewed as the young composer’s homage to his idol Mozart and Haydn’s Cello Concerto in C was long considered lost before it was discovered in a library in Prague in 1961. It has since gone on to become a mainstay of the cello repertoire.

Bookings: Tickets available online at Try Booking. The bookings link will be posted to  , or contact Claire Nicholson on 0409 861 535 tickets can also be purchased at the door.

EASTER

Join us for Easter at the Beaumaris Uniting Church

EASTER SERVICE TIMES 2016

Palm Sunday – 20th March

Choral service – 9.00am

Good Friday – 25th March

9.00am Service followed at
10 45am by ‘Stations of the Cross’ beginning at St Michael’s 32 Dalgetty Road, Beaumaris and ending at Stella Maris Catholic Church, Charlotte Street, Beaumaris.

Easter Day – Sunday 27th March

9.00am Service

PALM SUNDAY

Palm Sunday Choral Service

Palm Sunday – Choral Service

Palm Sunday this year is on the 20th March.
A choral service will be held on this day which tells the story of the last week of Christ’s life in word and song.
Choir rehearsals for this service will be held at 7:30pm at St. Martin’s on Thursday 3rd March, Tuesday 8th March and Thursday 17th March.
Anyone who enjoys singing is invited to join the choir for the occasion. We would welcome participation by friends and relatives to augment the choir.

PANCAKE DAY – SHROVE TUESDAY

Pancake Tuesday 2016

A great community evening was held at St. Martin’s at 7pm on Tuesday 9th February in the Church Hall.
70+ people enjoyed a variety of pancakes & exceptional fillings plus beverages with all money raised going to Uniting Care.
It was a wonderful evening with family and friends from the St Martin’s Uniting Church and St Michael & All Saints Anglican Church down the road, and St. Andrew’s by the Sea, Black Rock,  sharing an evening of chatter and conviviality together.
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WOODY’S WORLD CONCERT

Woody's World at Beaumaris Uniting Church

A wonderful Concert was held at St. Martin’s Beaumaris on Friday 22nd January at 11am.

More than 90 young children and adults attended this highly interactive and fun show, which featured live music, great songs, puppets, “sock snake handling” as well as square dancing.

Parents and grandparents were just as enthralled by the entertainment as the youngsters and it was non stop action and excitement from the moment we entered the church hall.

A wonderful event for the community and one we’d love to host again.

For more information about this great entertainment group visit their website: http://www.woodysworld.com.au

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