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

CHRISTMAS SERVICES

You are invited to attend our Christmas Services. They will be led by Rev Geoff Dornan and Rev Jeremy Kim.

The Carol Service will be held on Sunday December 15 at 9.30am. A service of lessons and carols will be followed by morning tea with mince pies on the terrace.

Sunday worship is on Sunday December 22 at 9.30am.

Christmas Day service is on Wednesday December 25 at 8.30am.

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

Please click on the following link for our Christmas 2019 Visitation Booklet

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 Church Office.

 

GARAGE SALES 2020

Our next Garage Sale will be held in May 2020.

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

 

On Sunday October 6th 2019 during worship, the congregation were invited to write down on a paper leaf an action they would take to reduce impact on the environment.  The leaves with responses upon them were attached to a previously leafless tree.

 


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.

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