About our Lay Ministry Team

  • Mudgee

    The Mudgee Lay Ministry Team is made of 10 congregational members.   The team plans and leads worship;  meets regularly to consider our mission, addresses pastoral and everyday concerns and celebrates our life as a congregation in the Mudgee community.  

    The team is elected for 2 year term by the congregation. 




  • Southern Cudgegong

    The Southern Cudgegong Lay Ministry Team is made of  8 congregational members.  The team meets monthly, sharing ideas for their worship and community activities with support from the Resource Minister in developing their skills.

    The team is elected for a 2 year term by the congregation.

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About Our Worship


  • A Reflection on Trinity Sunday

    adapted from  https://oblates.ie/gospel-reflection-for-trinity-sunday/

    and with thanks to Rev. Greg Smith. 

    As Trinity Sunday approaches preachers, both lay and clergy, pay close attention to the roster in the hope they are not the one to have to try to explain this mystery.

    No matter how hard we try, we will never fully understand this deep mystery. And although we can%u2019t even begin to get hold of or grasp the fullness of the Trinity, our faith helps us in some small way to experience its power and presence in our lives. The Trinity is part of our Christian faith and tradition. It cannot be fully understood with the head, but it is a reality that we are called to experience and believe in through our prayer and our heart.

    When we use the word %u2018mystery%u2019 to talk about the Trinity, we are not talking about a puzzle or a riddle that is to be solved. The Trinity is a mystery that is so deep and meaningful that its riches can never be exhausted. The Trinity is the unique relationship of creative love that exists between the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Through the gift and grace of our baptism we are personally invited to be part of this dynamic and life-giving union. As Romans 5:5  tells us, %u201C%u2026. the love of God has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit which we have received.%u201D

    In moments of prayer and Christian living, we experience the love of the Trinity and we are transformed. This is a free gift that always comes from God. It is made real and visible through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus. Through the outpouring of the Holy Spirit we are encouraged and strengthened to live our lives as followers of Jesus.

    We are made in the image and likeness of a triune God who is not remote or distant, but God who became flesh and now lives amongst us. We are created in the image of God the loving Abba who creates us, of Jesus the Son who saves us and the Holy Spirit who continues to strengthen us. As we celebrate this wonderful feast, I pray that each of us will continue to be blest in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.

    As Trinity Sunday approaches preachers, both lay and clergy, pay close attention to the roster in the hope they are not the one to have to try to explain this mystery.

    No matter how hard we try, we will never fully understand this deep mystery. And although we can%u2019t even begin to get hold of or grasp the fullness of the Trinity, our faith helps us in some small way to experience its power and presence in our lives. The Trinity is part of our Christian faith and tradition. It cannot be fully understood with the head, but it is a reality that we are called to experience and believe in through our prayer and our heart.

    When we use the word %u2018mystery%u2019 to talk about the Trinity, we are not talking about a puzzle or a riddle that is to be solved. The Trinity is a mystery that is so deep and meaningful that its riches can never be exhausted. The Trinity is the unique relationship of creative love that exists between the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Through the gift and grace of our baptism we are personally invited to be part of this dynamic and life-giving union. As Romans 5:5  tells us, %u201C%u2026. the love of God has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit which we have received.%u201D

    In moments of prayer and Christian living, we experience the love of the Trinity and we are transformed. This is a free gift that always comes from God. It is made real and visible through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus. Through the outpouring of the Holy Spirit we are encouraged and strengthened to live our lives as followers of Jesus.

    We are made in the image and likeness of a triune God who is not remote or distant, but God who became flesh and now lives amongst us. We are created in the image of God the loving Abba who creates us, of Jesus the Son who saves us and the Holy Spirit who continues to strengthen us. As we celebrate this wonderful feast, I pray that each of us will continue to be blest in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.



  • We welcome you to join us as we journey with God, striving to love and serve the community.




  • What does our community need?

    We are wanting to find ways to support and contribute to our community - helping families, children, our senior citizens and others who live in our communities of Mudgee and Rylstone. Who are the groups who are struggling? What is it they need? How can we bring relief, support, encouragement to make life easier? 

    If you would like to make suggestions, or have an idea to try contact us as mudgee@mudgeerylstoneuniting.org.au. All ideas are welcome.