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18th October 2020

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In this email you will find updates from Terrigal Uniting Church, including our minister's message for the week, news about our community and information about worship. If you have something to include in our weekly news, please email admin@terrigalunitingchurch.com.

Returning to on-site worship

It was great to have people back in the building last Sunday!
If you are planning to attend this week, please make sure to register in advance via our website.
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Minister's message...

I was born in Tasmania, and I am proud to be Tasmanian even though I have lived more time in New South Wales than Tassie. I think if I was asked to define where I am from it would still be Tasmania. It is more than just the place where I was born, it is a part of who I am.

I can’t ever imagine that I will ever live in Tasmania again. In fact, I hope I don’t ever have to leave the Coast. But Tassie is a part of who I am.

I think of my faith in similar ways.

Our faith is not what we say.
Our faith is not what we do.
Our faith is who we are.

Its identity is deeper than just words or actions; it is a part of our existence. Our faith is a relationship with a living God. Our faith lives in the light of the resurrected Jesus Christ and it shapes the depth of who we are. 

I love the image of God shaping us constantly. Like a potter shapes clay, we are molded in to God's people slowly and constantly over time. It becomes a part of our deep identity. A part of us that just is.

It may take a long time to have that identity embedded, but the delight is that our faith can become a part of who we are.

Blessings,
Richard

Kidslife

The most recent Insights Magazine (the monthly publication from the Uniting Church in NSW & ACT) has featured our very own Kidslife program!

Copies of the magazine are available from church (article on p. 12), or you can read the full article here https://www.insights.uca.org.au/kidslife-we-are-all-invited/

To catch up on all 12 Kidslife episodes, visit our website.

A message from our Music Pastor...

Hi everyone,

It is with mixed emotions that I let you know I will be resigning from the music ministry at the end of this year. I have been blessed with the opportunity to serve in this role over the past 3 years, and it has been a real privilege to facilitate worship through music over this time. 

I will be staying on in my communications and design role, so I'll still be around, and I look forward to seeing what new and exciting things God has planned for us as we welcome in a new music leader next year.

Please join me in praying that our search will be successful and that we will find the right person to take on this role.

Kristy

Upcoming Events

Throughout this week, please be praying for...

  • HSC students
  • Scripture in Schools
  • 4:12 Kids & Youth
  • Richard and staff
  • Church family in hospital
  • Kylie & Seang in Cambodia
  • Floods in Cambodia
Some additional points are listed on our prayer boards at church:
Prayer update:

Faye and Laurie Reid would like to express their appreciation for all the prayers and support they have received from the church community over the past few weeks. Faye will be going home from hospital this Monday while Laurie will follow at a later point in time.

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Upcoming Readings

Sunday 18th October
1 Samuel 1:9-11, 19-20; 2:1-10
Sunday 25th October
2 Samuel 7:1-17
 

Catch up on last Sunday's Services:

Bible Society Gathering

Wednesday 28th October at Terrigal Uniting Church

You are invited to The Bible Society's special 'Thank You Fellowship Gathering'. We would be delighted if you would join us to hear about the impact of the work you have enabled us to do. We will also enjoy sharing light refreshments together.

This is not a fundraising event; however there will be an opportunity to hear about our bequest program. To RSVP call Rhiannon on 0417 467 076 or email thankyou@biblesociety.org.au by 7th October 2020.

2021 Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) Training

Two Foundational training programmes in Pastoral care will be offered on the Central Coast in 2021. There will be an online and a Face-to-Face option. Starting in February students can train in Gosford Hospital and the training can be used towards formal chaplaincy qualifications with the Sydney College of Divinity.  What we offer is an excellent way to develop your pastoral ability and become equipped for ministry with a public or church setting.

If you are interested in training or for further information please contact:
Chaplain Frank Wortley on 02 4320 2253 or Francis.Wortley@health.nsw.gov.au

Tithes and offerings

Thank you for continuing your generous offerings during this time. 
If you would like to give a tithe or offering to the church, you can do this online. 
 
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