The Flying Padre, David Shrimpton, will be visiting us again this coming Friday. Everyone is invited to a Pot Luck dinner and chat at the Mudgee Church at 7pm Friday 16th. Please bring a plate to share.
The challenge of worship!!
A lovely way to bring community together! Nature is such a great shared experience.
Some food for thought in this post. Individually we respond to Lent but how much impact in the community when a church collaboratively makes a commitment such as this. Visible commitment.
Silence is a treasure, and a chance to really listen, with your whole being.
Laura introduced our Lenten reflection beautifully this morning. The rainbow is God's promise to be with us always
Tomorrow is Lent 1. We will be reflecting on the promise in a rainbow, and Jesus' desert experience. Everyone welcome from 9.30. Morning tea will follow and then some focussed discussion for our future. Looking forward to the fellowship! 😀
Women's World Day of Prayer is an ecumenical sharing opportunity that highlights the lives of women in different locations around the globe. Each year it is held in a different local church, and the service is written by women in a specific country globally. This year, the service is written by women from Suriname. It is on Friday March 2, 2018. Locally, you can attend in Rylstone at Rysltone Uniting Church, or in Mudgee at St John's Anglican Church (see flyer). Everyone is welcome to pray, praise and learn about the lives of others.
Well done Lithgow!
The second wonderful event yesterday was the launch of Jorie's new book, A Poet in the Parish. A book of poetry and reflections written over Jorie's time in Gulgong. We heard a reading about a snail - Jorie's ability to put words together to deliver strong messages of faith, love and peace are inspiring. Copies are available for purchase.
Yesterday we had a wonderful morning. During our church service, our Ministry team was commissioned by the congregation. The team is charged with the responsibility of nurturing faith, leading worship, supporting all other members of the congregation. A great group with lots of ideas!
Flying Padre- Broken Hill Flying Patrol A late post, but here are some lovely photos of Molly and Alexander 'testing' Pastor David Shrimpton's aircraft after his recent radio equipment updates at the Mudgee Airport. 28.1.2018 Young Alexander was so excited perhaps I have a future flying Padre on my hands. *Post by Laura Johnson
Ash Wednesday service this Wednesday 7pm. Everyone welcome.
As we approach Lent, you may be thinking about your response this year. Will you give up something each day, challenging yourself to do without and to remember the sacrifice of Jesus? Or will you take up a spiritual practice that is new? This time of focus can bring new insight, new strength and new spirituality. The idea in this link may inspire you.
If you follow the links in this post there are some beautiful words for this,Transfiguration Sunday.
A fair for those who have their own Facebook business, and would like a chance to share with a wider community. Come and see what our local community members have to sell - and share in the creativity of our community. Those interested in having their own stall - please contact Denise on firstname.lastname@example.org for registration form. Registration for a stall closes 16/02/2018.
Exploring The Lectionary bible study starts again tomorrow night, Tuesday, at 7pm at the church. Everyone welcome to come along and explore together.
A reflection that reminds us of the real message of Christmas. While we move on through the seasons of our year, our work as people of God in the world is always there.
It’s nearly Pancake Day!
Speaking our faith is sometimes difficult but here are some thoughts.
This afternoon at 3 pm at Mudgee Airport you can check out the Flying Padre’s plane and I am sure hear more stories of life in the air. All welcome. And thank you David for sharing with the Cudgegong Cluster over the last weeks. It’s been great!
Jorie Ryan’s latest book ‘A Poet in the Parish’ will be launched by Rev Greg Smith on February 11th after the 9.30am service at 10.45 in the Tea room. Everyone welcome!
A message for us all.
The flying Padre, Pastor David Shrimpton and his wife Jenny, arrived in Mudgee today. They will be here for a week or so while the plane has some modifications done. David will be speaking at the Rylstone Sharing Shed at 5.30 tomorrow night at Rylstone Uniting Church and on Wednesday night at Lets Chat at the Mudgee Church at 7pm. On Sunday 21st he will bring the message at the Mudgee Church and on Sunday 28th at the combined service in Rylstone at St James Anglican Church.
Friendship that includes genuine interest in how others live their lives of faith can only enrich our own faith. In 2018 reaching out hands of friendship beyond our comfort zone may be the way that each of us makes a difference.
Worship Sunday 9.30am. This week "And a voice came from heaven, ‘You are my Son, the Beloved; with you I am well pleased." Mark 1:11 (NRSV). Why did Jesus need to be baptised by John? Rev Greg will be leading worship and Communion will be celebrated. Everyone Welcome!
Have you ever thought about ministry in remote outback NSW? Here's a chance to learn! From 13 - 22 January we are hosting the Flying Padre , Rev David Shrimpton , in Mudgee while his plane is serviced. If you are interested in this outback ministry, keep these dates in mind: Sunday 21 January - Mudgee Uniting Church 9.30 am. Sunday 28 January - Rylstone Combined Service at St James Anglican Church Rylstone. 9.30 am Other chances to hear about this ministry: Tuesday 16 January: Sharing Shed at Rylstone Uniting. 5.30-7 pm. Light meal provided. Wednesday 17 January: Let's Chat at Mudgee Uniting. 7 pm Everyone welcome!
A beautiful prayer for New Year's Eve. May your year be blessed, and one where you find peace and joy in your faith.
Happy Christmas to all our FB Friends, from Mudgee uniting church!
Don't forget we are collecting goods for the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre this Christmas. Suggested donations are disposable nappies. tissues, soap, cooking oil, rice, tinned tune, sanitary supplies, toiletries etc. Collection box is in the church, bring your goods to any service or drop in when the doors are open. Lets make a real difference to those in need. Collection will continue until end of December.
A reflection on Christmas for us to ponder.