Copy
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!

Covid Restrictions Update

The heightened Covid restrictions are still in place this weekend. This means masks still need to be worn in places of worship, and we can't sing yet. As a result we have again postponed morning tea and pizza Sunday until next weekend.

Minister's Message

This week is National Volunteers Week

I want to thank everyone who volunteers in the life our church or in our wider community. Our society could not function without the work you do.

Our church survives as a result of our volunteers doing different tasks to make us into the community that we are. I am constantly amazed at how generous and self-sacrificial people are.
 
I found an interesting article that quantifies how valuable volunteers are to our Australian economy. Being budget week, I thought I would share something like this:

Research by Dr Lisel O’Dwyer from Flinders University has calculated that volunteering contributes a whopping $290 billion to the Australian economy each year.

For comparison, the mining industry which is our biggest official contributor to GDP, contributed $202 billion to our economy at last estimate.

So if you are one of the people who volunteer at our church or somewhere else in society, you're worth more to the Australian economy than a coal miner (no offence to coal miners).

And in doing the work of a volunteer, you are doing a ministry of service; something Jesus Christ calls us to do.

Thanks so much.

Blessings,
Richard

This week we pray for...

  • People who are homeless in our society
  • Countries suffering from COVID-19 outbreaks
  • Peace in the Middle East
  • Family’s who have lost loved ones recently
  • Praise for our many volunteers – at church and in society

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.
 
You will hear more over the next few weeks including our guest on the 9th May from Wesley Mission.
 
Anne & Arthur Hand prayer@terrigalunitingchurch.com

Whole of church Bible Study - Starting May 30

The books for our upcoming study are ready to collect!

If you have requested several books for your small group, you should find a bundle with your name on it. If not, there will be a pile of individual books to take. If you are able, please leave a small donation to cover printing costs in the donation box provided.

_____________________

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)

_____________________

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).

Elders Elections

Thank you for voting in our Elders Ballot over the last few weeks. We're pleased to announce that all of the nominated Elders have been elected and will commence their role of Elder as of this month. An official commissioning service will take place soon. 

Music Coordinator Job Opportunity

We are currently seeking expressions of interest for the position of Music Coordinator. Permanent part-time, 10-15 hours per week (negotiable).

Reporting directly to the Minister of the Word, the Music Coordinator is responsible for organising music for worship, nurturing musicians & introducing new music into the life of our church.

The successful applicant will have proven musical ability, strong leadership and communication skills, as well as excellent attention to detail and time management.

They must be a committed Christian with spiritual maturity coupled with a strong passion for worship in keeping with the ethos of the Uniting Church.
 

Applications need to be emailed to admin@terrigalunitingchurch.com by Sunday 23rd May.

Upcoming Events

Taize Worship

Please note: Taize Worship will be taking a short recess over the winter months and will resume in September.

May Congregational Project

During the month of May we are supporting Wesley Mission and the redevelopment of the Edward Eagar Centre for the homeless. 

Due to COVID restrictions, we will be moving the Pizza Sunday Fundraisers to May 23rd and 30th (restriction permitting). These will be held after the 9:45am service to raise money for the project.

If you would like to donate throughout the month, you can transfer directly to the church account with the description "Wesley Mission". 
Account Name: Terrigal Uniting Church
BSB: 634634 Acc: 100026775
 

Kids and Youth

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!
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 16th May
Galatians 3:1-9, 23-29
Sunday 23rd May
Acts 2:1-4; Galatians 4:1-7, 5:16-26

Morning Tea

If you would like to volunteer for morning tea duty at the 8am service, please contact the church office.

Catch up on last Sunday's Service:

Name Badges

We will be placing a name badge order shortly. If you would like a badge, please email your request to admin@terrigalunitinchurch.com.

Stamps

Did you know we still collect stamps at the church? These can be placed in the red tin on the bookshelf next to Richard's office. Whole stamp albums are also accepted.

For enquiries, contact John Oliver - 4368 2563.

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

Connect with us

Phone: 4385 1248
Online:
Facebook
Website
YouTube
Email
View this email in your browser
Copyright © 2020 Terrigal Uniting Church, All rights reserved.


Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list.

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp