Posts from November 2018

Posts from November 2018

Somers Camp

Somers Camp is now 62 years old and has been taking over 100 young people from years 3 to 10 on camp in the July school holidays to spend time together, to hear the Good News and to just be themselves.  40 leaders join us aged 16/17 plus.  They are trained in general leadership skills, how to have faith conversations, Safe Church and the values and ethos of the Uniting Church. The leadership conference is offering the Saturday as a…

Christmas Puddings

Once again there will be Christmas Puddings for sale this year and as we have done other years we will be making to your orders. Proceeds from this Fundraiser will go to The Malawi Children’s Foundation to support the running of the Nursery School previously established through the generous donations of members of the MUC congregation. All orders are to be placed with Sharon Hyne by 11 November. Sharon, together with Helen Turnham will cook and supply your puddings. The…

Psalm 88

O Lord, God of my salvation, when, at night, I cry out in your presence, let my prayer come before you; incline your ear to my cry. For my soul is full of troubles, and my life draws near to Sheol. I am counted among those who go down to the Pit; I am like those who have no help, like those forsaken among the dead, like the slain that lie in the grave, like those whom you remember no…

Ministers Note – November 2018

In the coming month or two we shall begin hearing Christmas Carols piped into supermarkets and shopping centres. In times before education systems promoted widespread literacy, carols – along with hymns – acted as educational tools to aid the remembrance and spreading of stories, doctrine and theology. In fact even into the modern era, often the verses of the theology many people can most easily recall were authored by Wesley, Watts or Newton from hymns, rather than Paul, David or…