Journeying with God as we love and serve the community

Active Easter Worship!

As part of our Easter Day service, we involved everyone in the celebration. it's great when all ages are active!

Easter Sunday rainbow

The rainbow was God's covenant to His people. It reminds us of His presence in our lives every day.

Sharing the Joy of Easter Sunday

The children helped by giving out Easter eggs to everyone.

Easter Sunday

Our Easter Sunday service saw us bringing colour back to our church after Good Friday's starkness. We all helped!

 

For thinking...




The Term 2 Grapevine is now available at the Grapevine tab. 

Find out more detail about coming events, and life in our Cluster when you read it. 


What is a Breath Prayer? 

Prayers come in different forms. Prayer has the power to move us beyond ourselves into the world around us.

Jean Wise wrote about breath prayers: short, simple prayers that can be murmured, chanted, sung or spoken in one short breath. 

'Breath prayers can be helpful when you just don%u2019t know what to pray, like in times of spiritual dryness or difficulties. A breath prayer expresses dependence and trust in God that often produces a calm and a sense of nearness to the Lord'.  (www.healthyspirituality.org)

They can be as simple as:

Come Lord Jesus, come. 

I'm listening. 

Breathe on me, oh God. 

Strengthen me today, Lord. 

Let me know your peace. 

Teach me patience, loving God. 


For more ideas, and insight into breath prayers, go to information


Mudgee Uniting Community Garden

Come join us, to garden, chat, relax, enjoy nature.    


Mondays

12.30 - 2.00

Kids in the Garden ~ Mondays

10am-12noon

Garden & Graze   

Saturday May 12: 2.00 - 4.00 pm

Sunday May 20: 11.00 am - 1.00 pm

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The Mudgee Uniting Community Garden Working Group next meets on June 4th at 7.30 pm in the Mudgee Uniting Church Hall. 

This group oversees and manages the ongoing development of the garden, and is keen to involve all those interested in seeing it grow and thrive as an inclusive and safe place to be.

If you are interested in being involved, please email




Community Celebrations

Many things are happening over the next month. We look forward to meeting you at any of our events. 




First Sunday of every month:
Crossroads Service
Mudgee Uniting Church 
6.00 - 8.00 pm 
An inclusive  time of worship and fellowship. 
 

May 


Sunday 6 May
Worship in Gulgong
Gulgong CWA Hall, Herbert St.
2.00 pm 
Worship, and afternoon tea. All welcome. 

Wednesday 23 May
Bloke's Night Out 
The Courthouse Hotel 
6.30 pm
Come along and bring a friend. A relaxed meal, with time for talk and friendship. 
 
Sunday May 27:
Cluster Gathering 
Lue Hall
12.00 - 3.00 pm
Our two congregations will join together
for lunch and an afternoon of activity. 
Bring yourself, bring your family
or bring a friend.
Everyone from our wider communities are welcome.
 
Exploring the Lectionary 
Tuesdays: 
Mudgee Uniting Church 
7.00 - 9.00 pm
Thursdays:
Rylstone Uniting Church
3.00 - 4.00 pm
Learn more about the readings that guide our worship each week. 
Everyone welcome







About our Community


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.


The Seasons of the Church Year.

The Christian year is divided into seasons, beginning with Advent and moving through to the Season on Easter.

Advent is the time of preparation leading up to the birth of Jesus. The colours of advent are purple or blue, with rose, being used for the third week which is the week of Joy.

Christmas is the season from Christmas day through to Epiphany. The colours are white and gold, representing the birth of Jesus.

After Epiphany is the season leading to Transfiguration Sunday. While the colour for this season is green, on Transfiguration Sunday white and gold are used to signify the import of this day.

Following this is Lent, the time of preparing for Easter. During this season the colours are purple and black, and the focus is on Jesus' journey from preaching widely to arriving in Jerusalem and the significant events of Holy Week.

Easter Day begins the season of Easter, 50 days from resurrection through to Pentecost. White and gold or yellow are used to symbolise this time of celebration for the life of Jesus.  The season of Easter finishes on Pentecost Sunday.

On Pentecost  Sunday we decorate our churches and selves with red and orange or gold representing the tongues of the spirit.

After Pentecost we enter the long season of Ordinary time, represented by the colour green. This long season takes the church through to the beginning of Advent (Christ the King Sunday in November) and is a time of growth, deepening of faith and learning to live in the way of Jesus.


For more information about the life of the church, see these links:

http://christiancalendar.squarespace.com/the-seasons/

https://pymble.unitingchurch.org.au/resources/liturgical-calendar/

http://www.crivoice.org/colorsof.html

     

  


Words of Wisdom

“The more you pray, the less you'll panic. The more you worship, the less you worry. You'll feel more patient and less pressured.”

“If there is no laughter, Jesus has gone somewhere else. If there is no joy and freedom, it is not a church. If there is no celebration, there is no real worship. ”

Steve Brown

“Prayer is where the action is.”

John Wesley

“Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness. ”

Desmond Tutu