We need to talk

Same Gender Marriage Forums On 23rd May a number of people from this Presbytery attended the Same Gender Marriage Forum held at Wesley Uniting Church in Canberra, one of many the Moderator, Rev Simon Hansford, has been holding to discuss the Same Gender Marriage proposal ahead of the Assembly decision in July.

Two questions  guide the conversations: How will we bear witness to Jesus Christ, within our community, as we have this conversation? How will we find a way forward, together, with Christ?

In Synod’s magazine Insights Simon says:

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Saltbush gathering in Tamworth invitation

Please register online at Eventbrite: Saltbush Scattered Community Gathering.
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Rev Simon Hansford, Moderator (standing) and Rev Mark Faulkner, Director of Rural and Remote Ministry Initiatives, at the Uniting the Scattered Community Day in Dubbo earlier this year.

The Moderator, Associate Secretary, Acting Executive Director of Uniting Mission and Education and Director of Rural and Remote Ministry Initiatives are inviting Presbytery Chairpersons and Ministers from our rural and coastal Presbyteries to a Scattered Community Gathering. Saltbush is committed to actively working across a broad church and has also invited representatives from other bodies and urban Presbyteries.

Friday 14th. September 5-8.30pm
Saturday 15th. September 9am-12.
at Tamworth Southside Uniting Church, 440 Goonoo Goonoo Rd, Hillvue NSW 2340

This gathering will be a positive, practical opportunity for the following:

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UnitingWorld – Connecting communities for life!

Here at UnitingWorld we believe that life is richer, fuller and more truly human when we reach beyond ourselves and work together with our global neighbours.  Right now, we’re running our End of Year Tax Appeal and thanks to our partnership with the Australian Government, tax-time donations can go up to six times further in ending poverty.
For every $5 we receive in Australian Aid funding, we first need to raise $1.
Arrange a speaker at your church: If you would like to learn more about the hard-working communities we support in Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, India, West Timor and Zimbabwe, please contact HowardC@unitingworld.org.au to arrange a speaker at your church.

Gospel Service at Moruya

Soprano, Fiona Jones

Next one – November!

On the weekend of the 19th and 20th May the town of Moruya celebrated the River Of Art. As part of this Moruya Uniting Church held a Gospel church service.

Well the Gospel Service went off on the morning of 20th May and it was a ripper! Kay’s sermon on prayer was half as long as the one at the big wedding the night before and twice as good.

Congratulations and thanks to Kay Killick for putting together such good group and individual set of support acts and leading the service.
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