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.


    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

         

      

  • 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.