Church presentation on the Nigerian Faith project in Jos
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.