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In this email you will find the latest updates and information from Terrigal Uniting Church. If you would like something to be included in future editions, please get in touch!

Minister's Message

This week we are starting the whole-of-church bible study, where we are exploring the big question of how our loyalties lie with God as well as this world and how we can be citizens of two places; heaven and earth. The four week study will be a very challenging one, but will be an excellent way to explore how we live out our faith in real and practical ways.

Through the Covid-19 pandemic, there have been incredibly challenging situations for all of us. One of them is how we keep ourselves safe but still care for others around the world who are doing it tough. Our faith calls us to compassion, but our nation also needs to protect its borders. It is moments like these where we really need to think about how we live out our faith. How do our Christian values shape what we do? What is the living Spirit of God calling us to do and to be?

We need to pray for the leadership of our nation and of each state; that in the midst of all the competing voices they hear God's voice. We need to pray that God's voice will be there and that our leaders will hear and follow that voice of God. For the last 18 months I have been constantly thankful to God for the way we have been kept relatively safe compared to many other nations around the world. I am proud of our nation for all it has done. I am also a citizen of God's kingdom in the midst of all this. What do I do to follow God's call? How do I live out God's call to compassion? I don’t know the answers, but I am sure the scriptures and the Spirit of God can guide us.

To step into faith just takes belief, but to apply our faith to every moment of our lives - now that is a challenge. But it is a challenge worth doing.

Blessings,
Richard
The Repair Cafe is open again this Saturday (28th May). Please share the event and come along between 10am-1pm (even if it's just for a coffee)!

Whole of church Bible Study

The whole-of-church study starts this week! Richard will be preaching on this for the next 4 weeks, and many groups have started the first study already.

There are still booklets available in the foyer, or if you would prefer to complete the study electronically, you can do so using one of the following links:

Online Booklet (not editable)
PDF download (editable)

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If you would like to join a small group for this study, please contact the church office. There will also be a Zoom meeting held on a Sunday night after the 6pm service that anyone is welcome to join (link details to come).

This week we pray for...

  • Wesley Mission
  • People who are homeless
  • COVID-19 outbreak in Victoria
  • People affected by volcano in Goma
  • Cyclone affected area in India
Some additional points are listed on our prayer boards at church:
If you have a prayer request, you can email it to prayer@terrigalunitingchurch.com, or place a note in the prayer jar (near the prayer boards) at church.

People who are homeless

Thank you for your continued support to the prayer focus.

As winter approaches we may embrace the cold nights and warm homes but there are many in our community who are not so fortunate.
This month our prayer focus is around people who are homeless and the organisations that tirelessly work to feed, clothe and provide shelter for those in need.
 
We pray that we will all have a heart of compassion that goes beyond prayer as we look to those who are homeless, or struggling just to make ends meet.

We pray multiplication of supplies and shelter to enable no-one to go without this winter.

We bless the organisations and volunteers that provide love and care for people who need their support.
 
Anne & Arthur Hand prayer@terrigalunitingchurch.com

CC21

Church Camp is happening in October and we can't wait to get our community together for a well-deserved weekend away to the beautiful Shoal Bay.

There'll be time to relax and unwind, lots of opportunity to hang out and reconnect with each other, time to worship and learn, and we're excited to announce that the Moderator Simon Hansford will be joining us for the weekend as a guest speaker!

We'll send out more info soon, but for now SAVE THE DATE - October 15-17.

If you're keen and want to put your name down early, send us an email and we'll save you a spot!

Kids and Youth

School Holidays are fast approaching, and that means Kids and Youth Holiday Clubs are just around the corner!

Bookings are now open on our website for the Kids Holiday Club, and details about the Youth Event will follow soon!
Come along to 4:12 Kids on Fridays at 4pm, and 4:12 from 6:30pm. Click on each of the below images to view our awesome term program!

Upcoming Events

May Congregational Project

This is the last Sunday of our Congregational Project. We will once again be making pizzas after the service, and there will be a table where you can make a donation towards the Edgar Eager Lodge in return for a pizza..

If you would like to donate electronically, you can transfer directly to the church account with the description "Wesley Mission". 
Account Name: Terrigal Uniting Church
BSB: 634634 Acc: 100026775
 
We meet for worship each week at the following times:

Sunday 8am (Traditional with hymns) | Sunday 9:45am (Family worship) 
Sunday 6pm (Contemporary) | Tuesday 11am (Traditional with hymns)

You are welcome to attend any service that suits you.

Upcoming Readings

Sunday 30th May
2 Corinthians 5:16-21; John 17:6-26
Sunday 6th June
Matthew 22:34-40

Catch up on last Sunday's Service:

Community Events

Tuesday 1st June, 7.30pm - 9.00pm
 
Doug Purnell: A retired Uniting Church Minister, Doug is now an internationally accomplished artist, where his work focusses on enabling people to see/hear the voice of the Spirit in fresh ways. He has curated 12 Contemporary Stations of the Cross exhibitions with over 100 Australian artists. Doug has also authored four books.
 
Dianne Swan: With a nursing background, Dianne is retired and lives in Legacy House, Gosford.  Dianne experienced some horrendous series of events while visiting her son's project in Africa recently and is in the process of writing a book “A Walking Miracle” following 3 days post hip replacement surgery in a Uganda Hospital. 
 
SIP Central Coast is an Ecumenical & Interfaith Speakers Forum with Q’s & A’s. The focus is on developing understanding & encouraging conversation about Spirituality through sharing one’s life journey.

Tithes and offerings

Thank you for continuing your generous offerings!
 
If you would like to give a tithe or offering to the church, you are welcome to do this online. Alternatively you can place your offering in the box on Sunday.
 
Click here to tithe online

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