A nice view of our garden.
Bringing communities together with a Day of Prayer The Uniting Church NSW/ACT has declared a state-wide Day of Prayer, 1 December, in response to the bushfire crisis that has gripped NSW and has encouraged all congregations to continue prayers for affected communities and emergency services throughout Advent* The Moderator of the Uniting Church NSW/ACT, Rev. Simon Hansford said, “Bushfires have devastated so many communities and our emergency services continue to work tirelessly and sacrificially to protect and support us.” “The day will give those affected by the fires the opportunity to reflect, to feel the support of community and to prepare together for a potentially long season ahead.” “We want to support communities and to back that up with critically needed money and supplies for those suddenly and unexpectedly in need,” he added. The Church launched The Moderator’s Bushfire Appeal and is asking for special collections across churches on 1 December. The Church coordinates 300 ecumenical and inter-faith chaplains in evacuation centres through the NSW Disaster Recovery Chaplaincy Network, a ministry of the Uniting Church in Australia (Synod of NSW and ACT) and has pledged to do whatever is at its disposal to help communities that have been devastated by bushfires. All of this is us.
A different way to look at the things we do.
How to encourage reading!!
Here is a beautiful poem. Mission is real, mission is service- out in the world with the mess and the unpredictable.
Here’s a thought!
Something to ponder on.
Radical hospitality and invitations!
The Moderator message in response to the fires.
A great venture- reaching those with needs.
A read to think about.
Feeling stressed? Needing some time out? Join us tomorrow at 10 for a time of quiet and reflection. Retreat for just a little while- all welcome.
Today our community garden was part of the Open Garden event. Visitors were welcomed with delicious food, garden activities and workshops . Thank you to Angela who oversaw it all. More tomorrow- come and see the beauty of a communal venture.
Let’s celebrate the way a new approach has connected community and a Uniting Church!
A message of encouragement and reflection from Saltbush.
Starting to think about Advent worship? Order advent candles for your wreath. $80 + postage for the set. Hand dyed, each set unique texture. Orders taken until October 31, for delivery by mid-November. See more candles on our website: mudgeerylstoneuniting.org.au.
Uniting Church in action!
A thought ...
Getting comfortable in the way we do things may feel good- but does it open our eyes, hearts and hands to the message of Jesus?
Maybe someone is able to attend?