Coming up this week

Sunday

Worship at 10:30 am & 7:30- 'Dining with Jesus'

This week we are looking at the feeding of the 5000 and considering the distinctive features of faith filled hospitality

A reminder that you are welcome to return to worship with us in person should you wish, with zoom options continuing for those who would still prefer to stay at home. We be requiring those who attend in person to observe physical distancing and a range of other strategies to ensure we are COVID safe.

For further information please see below

Tuesday

Church Council @7pm

Thursday

Open Table between 11am & 2pm in the Church Hall

All of the above events (with the exclusion of Open Table) will occur via zoom teleconferencing. please use the following zoom link:

https://zoom.us/j/3801578825

Password: 160411

To link in via telephone please call:

+61370182005 and use meeting key 3801578825 followed by the # key

Did you know that ?

Paddington Uniting Church will feature on ABC's 'The Sound' this Sunday, August 2 at 5:30pm, during 'Boy & Bears' acoustic performance of their new single 'Limit Of Love.' For further details click on the image

The 30th July is the International Day of friendship? Why not take a moment this week to rech out to a friend you haven't spoken to in a while. For further details click on the image

The 4th August is National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day. National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day officially started in 1988 and is now the largest day to celebrate Aboriginal children. Authorities recorded the 4th August as the birthday of many children they took away from their parents. Today the day focuses on Aboriginal children's themes like poverty, education access and celebrates their strengths, pride and culture. For further details click on the image

Sunday 2nd August is National Tree Day. Why not plant a tree, or buy someone you love a plant to bring some beauty into their world ?For further details click on the image

Music classes for preschoolers will soon be held on Wednesday morning's in the Church Hall? For further details click on the image

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

BSB:634634

Account Number:100039830

If you are guest worshipping with us, please don’t feel you need to contribute. The gift of your presence is present enough

Future events

Next Sunday

Worship @ 10:30am & 7:30pm

SUNDay Worship

This week we continue to use a dual mode of worship whereby that those people who would like to return to the church building for worship can so so. Zoom worship will also continue to be available. We are expecting to operate in a 'dual mode' for some time to give people both choice and comfort. A couple of things you need to know if you are coming along to worship in person:

  • in line with public health advice please do not return to physical worship if you are in one of the vulnerable categories

  • You will been to maintain physical distance at all times from others in the building. Please do not hug, shake hands etc.

  • tea and coffee facilities will not be available at this time. Please feel free to bring a takeaway beverage from a local business and/or a water bottle

  • if you are coming to any of our buildings in the foreseeable future you will need to register your attendance, confirm that you are well and are not aware of any recent exposure to COVID-19 and provide us with your phone number

  • You will be asked to apply hand sanitiser or wash your hands when you arrive and we encourage to do this again as you leave

  • Singing will be limited to 'singing with your hearts' rather than your voice, or humming.

  • You may be asked to wipe down your chair after use (gloves and cleaning materials wikl be provided)

  • We can not have any more than 50 people in the church building at one time (less in the hall). We don't anticipate this being a problem for us, but should this unexpected situation occur, we will need to ask people to return for our next service, or make alternative arrangements that suit each individual

  • if you feel more comfortable wearing a mask and/or gloves you are very welcome to do so

  • Paper liturgies and hymn books will not be used. The liturgy will be displayed on the large screen in the church. You may also like to bring a copy of the liturgy below on your mobile phone or device

  • Should we at some time share Holy Communion, individual pre-prepared portions will be used

If you would like a copy of the morning liturgy to follow along during worship, please click the following link:

If you need some assistance to access zoom please click the following link:

Open Table

The Open table community will be joining in a Yoga Workshop this week with Andrew.

Everyone is welcome at Open Table so if you would like to come please do between 11 & 2pm this.

Lunch will be provided in a manner that is safe. Sadly this means that our normal practice of sharing a communally prepared lunch is not possible. But the opportunity to share each other company, our stories and our thoughts about the world is infinitely more valuable. We will meet in the hall (unless our number require a bigger space). All people in attendance will be asked to respect physical distance and register their attendance in line with Public Health requirements.


Tuesday Evening Study Group

Thanks to everyone who has shared in our study of 'The Universal Christ' over the past 3 months.

Our next Study is planned to begin in September where the focus will be the Gnostic Gospels.

This new study will be have 3 different integrated components including:

  • Sunday Worship

  • Newsletter reflection

  • Tuesday Evening Study Group

We look forward this new exploration