Church pre­sen­ta­tion on the Nige­rian Faith project in Jos

Southern Riverina news - - NEWS - Beth Beres­ford

The wor­ship ser­vice at Fin­ley Unit­ing Church this Sun­day, Jan­uary 13 will fea­ture Ruth Hodge as guest speaker.

Ruth and her hus­band Kent are founders of Chris­tian Faith Min­istries in Nige­ria.

They of­fer hu­man­i­tar­ian aid to the Nige­rian city of Jos, by pro­vid­ing a cri­sis care home and giv­ing com­mu­nity mem­bers pur­pose and skills to make them­selves a bet­ter fu­ture.

They also aim to show God’s love for all peo­ple in­stead of vi­o­lence and war.

Ruth, who grew up in nearby De­niliquin, will be shar­ing the lat­est in­for­ma­tion on this work dur­ing the ser­vice.

At the con­clu­sion there will be a shared lunch.

All are wel­come to come along and hear of the won­der­ful work of Ruth, Kent and their team.

The Angli­can Church’s craft days each Wed­nes­day from 9am have once again re­sumed for 2019 in the church hall. Ev­ery­one is wel­come.

This year’s first com­bined churches of Fin­ley ser­vice will be held Sun­day, March 5 in the Fin­ley High School au­di­to­rium.

All are wel­come to come along,.

Bring a plate for morn­ing tea and join us in ser­vice and fel­low­ship.

The Fin­ley Bowl­ing Club will be con­duct­ing an ‘all cash prize’ bingo ev­ery Tues­day, from Jan­uary 15.

Eyes down at 12.45pm. Cof­fee, tea and cake will be avail­able at the break.

A raf­fle will also be run in con­junc­tion with the Can As­sist Fin­ley Branch for $1 per ticket. This will be drawn at the end of the sec­ond ses­sion each week.

All pro­ceeds will go to Can As­sist Branch Fin­ley.

Cost to play is $5 per book, which gives you 20 games. Single or mul­ti­ple books are avail­able.

Each book pur­chased re­ceives one free raf­fle ticket.

The more peo­ple who at­tend the higher the cash prizes, and the more we can raise for Fin­ley Can As­sist.

Please sup­port this worthy cause.

The Fin­ley Bowl­ing Club will be host­ing the Hutcheon and Pearce Bowls An­nual Med­ley Tour­na­ment to­day.

It will be a full day of bowls with 28 teams all com­pet­ing for a prize pool of $2000.

It will be shared be­tween first, sec­ond and third places.

Morn­ing tea, lunch and af­ter­noon tea will be served at a cost of $25 per head.

A great day is planned for all.

Satur­day, Jan­uary 5 was a night of com­edy at the Bowlo with vis­it­ing co­me­di­ans MC Evan Hock­ing, Richard Stubbs from Triple M and Pommy John­son en­ter­tain­ing mem­bers and guests.

This was the first fundrais­ing ac­tiv­ity for 2019 with a grand to­tal of $1325 be­ing raised for the Com­mu­nity Gym.

A great night was had by all with a buf­fet sup­per be­ing avail­able for guests by new cater­ers Kelly and Matthew.

Fin­ley’s Boomerang Bag group is look­ing for vol­un­teers and will be meet­ing on a va­ri­ety of days in 2019.

The group is mak­ing gro­cery bags from do­nated ma­te­rial.

They are look­ing for some­one keen to iron ma­te­rial for straps and also some sew­ing vol­un­teers who can bring their sew­ing ma­chine with them.

The bags are to be made to sell as fundrais­ing for Can As­sist. To join the group call Lyn on 0423 206 590.

Tai Chi classes re­sumed last week. Any­one in­ter­ested in start­ing Tai Chi, please call Veron­ica on 0413 678 389.

The Fin­ley Fol­lies Life Ball group re­turned to the Fin­ley War Me­mo­rial Hall yes­ter­day for their first games of 2019.

As al­ways, they wel­come new play­ers over 50 years to come along and learn as you play.

Games hare held each Tues­day from 10am at the hall for a small fee of $3 for the morn­ing.

The Save the Fin­ley War Me­mo­rial Hall/ Com­mu­nity Craft Shop is open Wed­nes­day to Satur­day with a ter­rific se­lec­tion of goods avail­able, in­for­ma­tion re­gard­ing the hall and tick­ets for the on-go­ing raf­fles.

There will be two raf­fle days held at the IGA Fin­ley the first be­ing Satur­day, Jan­uary 11.

These are $5 and $2 raf­fles. The $5 tick­ets are for a first prize of $400 of fuel and sec­ond prize of $100 of fuel.

The $2 raf­fle is for a $100 voucher at Daisy Mae’s.

Wel­come to 2019 and a very Happy New Year to all.

As you can see, we ac­tu­ally have some news in the col­umn this week, other than the my own ad­ven­tures — or should I say mis­ad­ven­tures.

Christ­mas was won­der­ful be­ing with fam­ily and friends we haven’t seen for quite some time, as you might imag­ine, but mostly my dad and el­dest son.

Yes, we did have a bit of a hiccup which meant a day in Can­berra but we man­aged to get through Christ­mas with­out any Beres­ford calami­ties.

As promised last week, I in­tro­duce you to my dad Andy Shan­non (see photo).

The photo was taken in his lounge room on Christ­mas Day and he sends greet­ings and warm wishes to what he still calls my­self and Graeme’s ‘‘new home and friends’’.

Thank you to all who contributed to this week’s ‘From Fin­ley’.

Please feel free to con­tact me with your news, sto­ries and pho­to­graphs and re­mem­ber I am al­ways will­ing to come to your event for in­for­ma­tion and pho­tos.

You can con­tact me on 0401 318 263 or at beth­fromfin­[email protected]

My dad Andy Shan­non and I dur­ing Christ­mas. He sends his best wishes to all my read­ers.

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