Coming up this week via zoom
Worship at 10:30 am and 7:30pm- Pentecost
Bring a candle with you to light during our worship together as we remember the coming of the Holy Spirit to the disciples. You may also like to wear red (n.b red pyjamas and dressing gowns are appropriate worship attire at this time)
Please feel free to login up to 30 minutes before our worship together for a time of relaxed conversation
Study Group at 7:30pm is paused for this week.
Church Council meets at 7:30pm- a specific zoom link will be sent to members.
To join any of the above please use the following zoom link:
To link in via telephone please call:
+61370182005 and use meeting key 3801578825 followed by the # key
Other Events this week
Monday 1st June-
Paddington Children's Centre Board meeting at 6:30pm. Members should have received papers and location details
Friday 5th June-
Service of Thanksgiving for the life of James Edward Searle at Paddington Uniting Church. Please keep Jim's family in your prayers at this difficult time. Due to COVID-19 physical attendance is limited only to invited guests.
Journaling as a Spiritual Discipline
Last week during worship we had the privilege of hearing about journalling as a spiritual practice from Rev. Jean Shannon- Head of Chaplaincy and Pastoral Practice from Uniting. If you missed worship or want to explore Jean's reflections on journaling please click on the following link:
PUC Virtual Choir
The second performance of our PUC virtual choir is now live. Thanks to everyone who participated.Check out our performance here:
COVID-19 World Community Links
The Week 10 links are focussed on learning more about our First Nations people as well as mindfullness and literature.
Find these links further below in the newsletter
Offering of ourselves and our resources to God through Paddington Uniting Church
The mission and ministry of Paddington Uniting Church is assisted by the contributions of our worshipping community. If you worship with us regularly and/or would like to contribute to God’s work in our community please do through one off or regular direct debit to:
Account Name: Paddington UC Direct Giving
If you are guest worshipping with us, please don’t feel you need to contribute. The gift of your presence is present enough
Next week during worship we will learn about the Spiritual practice of fasting from Rev. Kent Crawford
10:30am & 7:30pm
Spirituality & Physical Distance
I am planning to spend a few weeks during worship speaking about how we can use different spiritual practices to help ourselves and our world in the current time. If you have a suggestion for a particular practice we could explore during this time please email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to volunteer to assist with liturgy please let me know. Any help is greatly appreciated
SUNDay Worship resources
If you would like a copy of the liturgy to follow along during worship, please click the following link:
If you need some assistance to access zoom please click the following link:
Tuesday Evening Study Group
Our study group will meet again on Tuesday 9th June at 7:30pm.
All are welcome. No prior knowledge or experience is needed. Join at any point along the journey, even if you have not attended before or engaged in this type of study.
The focus of our study is 'The Universal Christ' a recent book by Richard Rohr, an American author, spiritual writer, and Franciscan friar based in Albuquerque, New Mexico
In preparation for our discussion please read Chapters 6 & 7
If you are wanting to join please purchase the book in preparation over the coming weeks. It can be found at a range of online retailers or in digital editions. If you would like some advice about where to purchase the book from please contact Marjan: email@example.com
COVID-19 World Wide Community Links
Feel like some virtual travel and theatre experiences? This week’s links will give you several fun choices.
If you find any links in your online travels you would like to share with your Paddington community, please forward them to me and I’ll chose the best ones each week.
National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements.
To celebrate this year's theme "In This Together", our Indigenous Program team have collated a list of resources to inform and inspire a greater understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, language and culture, challenges and opportunities.
This documentary by award-winning health journalist Shannon Harvey takes us on a 30,000 kilometre journey around the world as she interviews 18 leading scientists including molecular biologist-turned Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard, best-selling author Daniel Goleman, pioneering neuroscientist Richard Davidson, and the father of contemporary mindfulness, Jon Kabat-Zinn in her attempt to investigate and research to see what would change if she meditated every day for a year. At a time in which there has never been a greater need for a cheap, simple, and effective solution for psychological suffering, this story begins as a year-long experiment and ends up being a life-changing experience.available to watch online (free) from 27 May to 3 June
Welcome to Wander – a walk through beautiful spaces accompanied by the world’s favourite voices.
A lovely series by filmmaker Beau Kerouac, benefiting Britain’s Mental Health Foundation and helping quarantined people virtually visit some of the world’s most beloved parks and cultural institutions, accompanied by some of the world’s most beloved literary and artistic voices.