Resuming worship, church picnics and other things that are happening in our congregation this week.
In August we are going to resume face to face worship. Worship has been a foundational practice of God’s people throughout history. It is about us giving praise to God and as we do being shaped as Christ’s disciples for mission in this world. We will never compromise on the fundamental purpose of worship, yet how we have worshipped has changed over the centuries. In these COVID19 times we have had to alter the way we worship. When we resume face to face worship there will be changes to things such where we sit, singing, touching others. There will be restrictions on numbers necessitating changes in times and venues for worship and requiring us to pre-book to attend.
But more importantly than this, we are considering how we can make our worship services more accessible for those who do not currently worship with us. As a missional church we are concerned about our friends, family and neighbours who do not find themselves part of God’s church. Please pray that we might understand what we need to do to offer others a place in our worshipping communities.
In addition to our face to face worship, we will continue to offer online worship and the provision of worship sheets.
Please see the attached worship schedule. Please note this is version two which is different from that released on Friday 17 July.
Six months after coming together, it's exciting to think how much has happened so far this year.
On Sunday 19 July 2020 an adult member of our congregation will be baptised as part of our 9 am service. This service will be online as usual. However, there is opportuntity for people to gather in person for this worship service.
Face to face worship will be at 9 am Sunday 19 July at Tarragindi, 24 Pope street. Before you attend you MUST pre-book. Due to government restrictions there are only a limited number of people allowed on-site. Booking will be on a first in first served basis.To book click on the attached link.
Exciting news, we're planning for resuming our face to face worship. Hear what David has to say.
Also important information about worship on 19 July 2020.
Starting Thursday 9 July at 7:30 am and then every week after that, David Fender invites everyone who is interested to join him in reading scripture together. We’re going to meet on zoom. You can join by computer or phone.
Zoom details are
Meeting ID: 852 5813 5545
We're going to use a method called SOAP. There is an attachment to explain more about SOAP.
For those seeking to better understand our neighbours, Southside Uniting Church is running an online course titled, "My neighbours—their stories: Stories of religions in our area, past and present”, led by Rev Heather Griffin. This course will be held over eight weeks on Zoom starting Wednesday 22 July from 7pm.
Zoom link: us02web.zoom.us/j/84075993969
Zoom meeting ID: 840 7599 3969
For further information, please contact [t](mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org)he church office.
Heather ran this course earlier in the year and 15 people from our congregation engaged in it.