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...




Uniting Church of Australia

15th Assembly 

ABUNDANT GRACE, LIBERATING HOPE

For the 15th Assembly and the following three years, this theme invites us to live by God%u2019s abundant grace %u2013 reflecting God%u2019s generous and overflowing love, in our relationships with one another, in our local community contexts and in our relationships in the wider world.

Assembly begins on July 8, with the installation of the new president, Dr. Deidre Palmer. Over the next 3 yeasr, she will lead us in the enactment of the theme, Abundant Grace, Liberating Hope. 

Read more about the focus issues that will be discussed, explored and debated. Members of the assembly come from across Australia, and include ordained ministry agents and lay members of the church. 

You can find out more at:

https://uniting.church/assembly-theme/


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 

(check the FB page)

Saturday  2.00 - 4.00 pm

Sunday  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

A quiet month - staying in to avoid the cold, and keep warm! 




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

July 


Sunday 22 July 
Let's Chat!
Mudgee Uniting Church  
2-3 pm
A chance to chare ideas, thoughts and reflections on a range of topics important to us all.  
 


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

“When you focus on being a blessing, God makes sure that you are always blessed in abundance. ”

Joel Osteen

“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

“ A compassionate nation starts with me. Be the first to make a change, ”

Anon.

“Everything in life has its own time. There is time to celebrate and there is time to mourn. This is the time for reflection and transformation. Let us look within and change into what we ought to be.”

Aaron Saul