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

 

 

 

 

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Worship Service Cancellation

In accordance with Uniting Church policy our services have regrettably been cancelled from Sunday March 22nd 2020 until further notice.

Please click on our Contacts Page for ongoing assistance details.

Pastoral Letters from Geoff Dornan during COVID-19 church service cancellations. Please click on the following links.

Thursday March 26th 2020 Thursday April 2nd 2020

Thursday April 9th 2020 Thursday April 16th 2020

Thursday April 23rd 2020 Thursday April 30th 2020

Thursday May 7th 2020 Thursday May 15th 2020 and COVID-19 Information Update from Synod - May 12th 2020

Church Council Pastoral Letter Thursday May 21st 2020

Thursday May 28th 2020

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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

A warm welcome awaits you at St Ives Uniting Church on the corner of Mona Vale Road and Douglas Street.

The Magic of Music 2020 Concert Series Cancellation

The Church Council have decided to cancel the above series. Please see note below from our Concert Organiser Fay Laginestra.

"It is with great regret that I have to announce today that our Magic of Music concert series for this year has been cancelled. As increased controls for the coronavirus pandemic are announced, it has been decided that our church's concern for the community must be the first consideration.

Measures so far taken by Government have been describd as "intermediate", so we believe we should not take any risks with our audience with the possibility of further restrictions being announced.

Many entertainment, music and theatre organisers have already taken similar action and cancelled events.

We hope everyone will understand our concern to do everything possible to minimise the risk of increasing cases of coronavirus.

Warm regards Fay Laginestra"

PLAYGROUPS Cancellation

Due to Coronavirus our Playgroups have unfortunately been suspended from March 19th 2020 until further notice.

For further information see the contacts listed below.

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

For further information contact Jin Ryu 0422 888 031 or Church Office.

Tuesday 10.00 am - 12 noon.

For further information contact Laura Loveridge 0417 200 256 or Church Office.

Click on the following link for further details. Playgroup webpage.

 

GARAGE SALES 2020

Our next Garage Sale in May has been cancelled due to Coronavirus.

The next scheduled garage sale is in November. Please do not leave goods for the garage sale at the church during this Coronavirus shutdown. Many thanks.

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

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