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!

 

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Call Rev Greg Smith

0429916191

You can contact us through our website - see Contact us in the menu bar.

The Season of Easter

The next 50 days are, in the life of the church, a time when we celebrate the life of Jesus, and learn of the early church, following the disciples as they walk among their communities, and do as Jesus told them to: 

Go into all the world and preach the Good News to everyone. 

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Here in the Cudgegong Cluster we share the Good News in our weekly worship services, in our playgroup times, and in our Community Garden. We meet together to study the Bible, to plan our worship, to share in times of fellowship and learning. 

Using social media, we share the news with the broad community in posts and pictures, messages and interactions. We want you to know how amazing and beautiful the hope that Jesus brings to the world is.

We welcome all who come to share with us, to visit and to sing, pray and talk with us. 

If you want to know more, contact us through the contact tab on this page. 





Mudgee Uniting Community Garden

It's thriving!


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

Mondays

12.30 - 2.00

Kids in the Garden ~ Mondays

10am-12noon

Garden & Graze ~  Sundays twice a month

11am - 1 pm

Find us on
 Facebook page Mudgee Uniting Community Garden
or 
mudgeeunitinggarden@gmail.com

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Looking ahead

May 
Sunday May 27:
Cluster Gathering 
Lue Hall
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 communies are welcome. 
12.00 - 3.00 pm



Community Celebrations

What's Happening? 



We enter a season where the weather cools down, we engage with each other and share the changing of seasons. 
  

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

April  

Tuesday April 17: 
Lectionary Studies
Mudgee Uniting Church 
7.00 - 9.00 pm
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Sunday April 22:
Let's Chat in Mudgee
Mudgee Uniting Church
A chance to share thoughts
on hot topics in our lives.
2.00 - 3.00 pm

Thursday April 26:
Lectionary Studies 
Rylstone Uniting Church 
3.00-5.00 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

“Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies. ”

Mother Theresa

“God created us for this: to live our lives in a way that makes him look more like the greatness and the beauty and the infinite worth that he really is. This is what it means to be created in the image of God.”

John Piper

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

Desmond Tutu