St Ives Uniting Church
Finding meaning in Christ, finding purpose in life.

 

 

 

 

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We worship together with the Hwaebok Korean community at 9.30am each Sunday. The services are in English, with Korean translations available. Refreshments follow on our Fellowship Terrace.

We celebrate communion on the first Sunday of each month. The services cater for all ages and you are welcome. We are a warm friendly group who are progressive, open-minded and commited to helping people think through the big questions of life: relationships, meaning and hope.

Please click on the following link for a copy of Sunday Liturgies and Homilies - Sunday Reflections

THE MAGIC OF MUSIC PROGRAM 2019

Our next concert is to be held on

Sunday July 21 2019 at 2.30pm - The artistry of four talented musicians from the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, bring loved classics on harp, flute, violin and cello.

Sunday August 18 2019 at 2.30pm - The incredible performance of Simon Tedeschi (piano) and Australia's Living Treasure actor John Bell in their latest collaboration with Keats' poetry and Schubert's music "Bright Star". Not to be missed!

Click on the following links for The Magic of Music 2019 Flyer and Booking Form

For further information on our Concert program please contact Mrs. Fay Laginestra on 9144 6044 fay.laginestra@bigpond.com or Church Office.

PLAYGROUPS - Everybody welcome

Monday 10.00 am - 12 noon - Korean spoken on Mondays.

For further information contact Hee Jeon 0433 429 727 or Church Office.

Tuesday 10.00 am - 12 noon. Click on the following links for further details St Ives UC Playgroup flyer or Playgroup webpage.

For further information contact Eve Edmonds on 0422 388 258 or Church Office.


GARAGE SALES 2019

Our next Garage Sale is Saturday November 2nd 2019.

For details of all events contact Church Office 9144 5795 office@stivesuc.com.au


July 2019

Ordinary Time

For those of you curious about how the rhythm of readings that we follow Sunday by Sunday actually works, you may be interested to know that we are now in what is called Ordinary Time. We should not construe the term itself, to suggest that the readings are less interesting than those of the other parts of the year, such as Christmas, Easter, and Pentecost; but that ordinary time constitutes periods in the church calendar where, we settle down to deepen our thinking, free of the ‘hype’ if you like, of the high flung festivals. This is why the colour for ordinary time is green: the colour of growth, of development.

Ordinary Time is the longest season of the Christian calendar and actually comprises two periods in the Christian liturgical year that are found in the calendar of the Roman Rite of the Catholic Church, as well as the Revised Common Lectionary, that is followed by the Anglican Communion, Methodist churches and United churches, Lutheran churches, Old Catholic churches and Reformed churches. In Latin, the name of this time is tempus per annum translated as time during the year.

The two periods of ordinary time are these: the first, begins on Epiphany Day (in the Anglican Communion and Methodist churches) or the day after the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord (in the Catholic Church) and ends on the day before Ash Wednesday, which initiates Lent. The second period, begins on the Monday after Pentecost, the conclusion of the Easter season, and continues until the Saturday before the First Sunday of Advent. In some traditions, the first period is celebrated as Epiphanytide, and the latter of these periods is observed as Trinitytide.

Hope this helps to answer your questions……

Geoff



ASSEMBLY STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS

Click on the following links for copies of the Assembly Standing Committee Reports on Marriage and Same-Gender Relationships.

08 Marriage and Same Gender Relationships and B23 Standing Committee Reports on Marriage and Same Gender Relationships

We are proud to be part of the Uniting Church in Australia.

For further information please click on the following link Uniting Church in Australia