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

  • Worship, learning, fellowship, pastoral care and mission at Mudgee Uniting Church and Rylstone Uniting Church are led by our current supply minister, Rev. Greg Smith, and members of our Ministry Teams. Everyone's God-given gifts are important as we serve one another and the community.

          What is Lent?

             from Rev. Greg Smith

    Each year when we start talking about Lent and Easter,the same question is asked by both church and non-church people: 

    What is Lent?  Is it an official Christian holiday?   Is it biblical?     

    What does it mean to observe Lent, and are Christians %u2018required%u2019 to do so?

    So here are some answers to those questions:

    Lent is the span of time in the church calendar that starts with Ash Wednesday and ends with Easter Sunday. Ash Wednesday commemorates the beginning of Jesus%u2019 40-day fasting and temptation in the desert, and Easter Sunday commemorates Jesus%u2019 resurrection from the grave after his crucifixion.

    Lent, then, is generally observed as a time for Christians to reflect, repent, and pray as a way of preparing their hearts for Easter. It is commonly observed by many Christian denominations%u2014Catholic, Anglican, Uniting, and others%u2014although not every Christian church or denomination does so. Because Lent is not officially instituted in Scripture, observing it isn%u2019t in any way a %u2018requirement%u2019 of Christianity. However, Christians from many different theological persuasions choose to observe it as a way of focusing their thoughts on Jesus Christ during the Easter season.


  • 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.