Coming up this week

Sunday


Sunday 15th November 2020


Worship at 10:30 am & 7:30pm- NAIDOC WEEK

This week we will pause to honour our First Peoples by reflecting on NAIDOC week during our worship together

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. Face masks will also be available and recommended for all who attend in person.


To via zoom go to: https://zoom.us/j/2882614272

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. Face masks will also be available and recommended for all who attend in person.

For further information please see below

Wednesday

Gnostic Gospel Study Group. Further details below

Thursday

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

Changing of Access Arrangements at PUC- as a part of regular ongoing maintenance and standardisation of risk control strategies the Church Council recently resolved to change all locks and all security codes that are necessary to access the Hall and Church, and to put in place a new policy and procedure so that we are able to better manage access to our very busy site. For those who currently have keys and codes, please do not attempt to enter the site before you have checked to make sure the changeover has not been completed as you will risk setting off alarms. If you are concerned or have any questions about this process please contact Rev. Danielle on 0432 924 626 or any other member of the Church Counci:

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

Coming up At Paddington Uniting Chruch


Sunday 22nd November

Worship at 10:30am- instead of gathering at Paddington UC at 10:30am you are invited to visit another Uniting Church Communities online worship service. You might like to try:

Worship at 7:30pm- Lectio with Gavin


Advent & Christmas @ Paddington UC


I absolutely LOVE Christmas Carols. Despite the reality that they are often a little theologically dubious and contextually inappropriate given our warm summer climate there is something cosy and warm and familiar and just totally JOYOUS about them. and would love to know your favourites so that we can use them during Advent & Christmas. What is your favourite Christmas Carol or Christmas song ? Please send me an email (danielle@paddingtonuca.org.au) or text (0432 924 626) and let me know and I will try as hard as possibly to use them all over the advent/Christmas seasons.

Singers and Musicians wanted for our Christmas Market

We are hoping to open up the Church to the community as they visit the markets on either Saturday 19th December and/or the evening of Wednesday 23rd December (tbc). If you are available to help in anyway please let Danielle know (email (danielle@paddingtonuca.org.au or phone/text 0432 924 626) . It would be great to gather a small group of us to sing and play some Christmas carols whilst the community come into the church to reflect the Christmas Story that will be presented through a range of reflective 'stations'. Please don't think you need to be an expert to be part of this. All contributions are welcome and help will be provided to anyone who wants to come along. Remember that the heart of the Christmas story is the Christ child who came to what was a very imperfect community, gathered together in the middle of the mess of the world.

Advent & Christmas Liturgy and Celebrations

Over the next few weeks I am planning to start to put together our advent and Christmas liturgies. If you have any ideas or thoughts about what we could include, or ways we can celebrate as a church please let me know. Any help would be appreciated as this is my first year at PUC and I am not yet aware of your normal traditions. COVID-19 also makes everything quite different this year. It would be good if we could think up some creative ways to worship and celebrate together.

If you have thoughts or ideas please send me an email danielle@paddingtonuca.org.au or call/text 0432 924 626


SUNDay Worship

This Sunday we will focus on NAIDOC week during worship. This years theme is Always was Always Will be. During worship we will explore how we as Christian Community are called to respond. For further information about NAIDOC week click on the image below.

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. Following government advice we will also be offering Face Masks to all in attendance. 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

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