250/252 Warnervale Road, Hamlyn Terrace NSW 2259
02 4330 5334

WELCOME TO THE Warnervale Regional Uniting Church A Centre For Community WORSHIP TIMES
Meeting for Worship to be reviewed
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at August Church Council meeting

Worship Times
Welcome

After careful consideration

Church Council decided

not to recommence worship services at this time.

The matter will be reviewed

at the August meeting.

The safety of all continues to be the priority.

Worship Times
Welcome

After careful consideration

Church Council have decided

not to recommence worship services as yet.

The matter will be reviewed

at the August meeting.

The safety of all remains the priority.

SOMETHING TO INTEREST YOU

SOMETHING TO INTEREST YOU

BIBLE
STUDY

We have 4 different groups with room for more.

Contact: 4330 5334

PATCHWORK &
SEWING GROUP

Come along and join in on Tuesday mornings.

Contact Dorothy 4393 0878

JEWELLERY
MAKING

Come along and join in on Friday mornings. 

Contact Anne 4393 9876

FRIENDSHIP
GROUP

4th Thursday each month. Outings and Guest Speakers.

A group for men and women

Contact Dorothy 0422 046 100

THURSDAY
LUNCH

2nd Thursday each month

Wyong Golf Club

Contact Carolyn 0410 651 437

Over 50’S
Excerise

Wednesday morning

Church Hall

Kate Clark 0425 269 685

Pilates
Classes

Mondays & Wednesday

Morning and evening

Caroline Fadi  0410 529 270

Pregnant Pilate
Classes

Thursday evening

Contact Rebekah

Tai Chi
All ages

Monday 12.30pm &

Tuesday both am & pm

David Ross 0410 050 080

SPECIAL EVENT
Gingerbread House Making 

Due to ongoing concerns re social distancing Church Council have decided to cancel this event for 2020. We look forward to hosting this annual night next year at Warnervale Regional Uniting Church

Partnering With The Community
TOAST 2 GO

Our volunteers provide Monday morning toast for children in local public school.

Working together to support our community.

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SCHOOL SCRIPTURE CLASSES

Bringing stories from the Bible to local Public School Children.

All teachers appropriately accredited.

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CENTRAL COAST AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

We have members on the Committee which aims to prevent, reduce and eliminate domestic and family violence on the Central Coast through education, awareness, advocacy and community engagement.

We assemble White Ribbon packs for distribution, participate in annual walks and have a White Garden with an area for quiet contemplation.

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THE HIPPY PROGRAM (BURNSIDE)

2yr home-based early learning and parenting program. We assist Burnside with catering and graduation venue.

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FOOD COLLECTION (BURNSIDE)

We actively collect food to be distributed through Burnside (Wyong).

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SOCKS & JOCKS (WE CARE UNITING)

We support We Care Connect, a community not-for-profit program helping vulnerable children on the NSW Central Coast, by providing new socks and undies.

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Vision of a Pilgrim People

We will become a holistic centre enriching life and community through Christian faith, worship, social support, learning, physical and artistic endeavour. We will celebrate the connection of Spirit, Body and Mind through faith in God and working with, and for, our local communities.

Reading for Upcoming Worship

 “If a fellow believer hurts you, go and tell him—work it out between the two of you. If he listens, you’ve made a friend. If he won’t listen, take one or two others along so that the presence of witnesses will keep things honest, and try again. If he still won’t listen, tell the church. If he won’t listen to the church, you’ll have to start over from scratch, confront him with the need for repentance, and offer again God’s forgiving love.

“Take this most seriously: A yes on earth is yes in heaven; a no on earth is no in heaven. What you say to one another is eternal. I mean this. When two of you get together on anything at all on earth and make a prayer of it, my Father in heaven goes into action. And when two or three of you are together because of me, you can be sure that I’ll be there.”

Matthew 18:15-20  The Message

A Look at the Reading

Jesus explains here what to do if a fellow Christian does something wrong against you. You should go to the one that did the wrong deed and show him his fault as a private matter between two Christians. If the guilty person says sorry, that would be the end of the matter. He should stop his wrong behaviour and confess it to God. If the guilty person refuses to listen, you should take one or two other Christians with you to speak to them again. If he still refuses to listen, these other Christians would then be witnesses to the situation and bring it to the members of the church. The misguided person may even refuse to listen to the church members. Then the members must consider that the  person is not listening to God or following God’s commandment to love one another.

The agreement of even two Christians to pray about a matter will bring great results.  Prayer must be for what God wants and must be in faith. Prayer must be in the ‘name’ of Jesus.  To pray in Jesus’ name is to pray for what Jesus would want. Where the smallest group of Christians are together in his name, the Lord Jesus is there. God is always ready to hear the prayers of his people.

Prayer

Lord,

you have given us the one command.

Here’s what it is.

“Love your neighbour as you love yourself.”

 Love does not harm its neighbour.

So love does everything the law requires.

Help us to be obedient of your command.  Amen.

using Romans 13:10 NIRV
   

HALL BOOKINGS

For any enquires regarding pricing and availability of our facilites, please contact us.

IMPORTANT: Users without Public Liability insurance must apply for coverage with the Uniting Church at least 14 days prior to the event.

Main Hall

Main Church Hall

6 sided room with seating for 200. Small raised area. LVT floors and good acoustics. Tables available. Air-conditioned.

Multi-Purpose

Multi-Purpose

Rectangular room with kitchen access seating 80-100 or approx. 65 seated at tables. Able to be divided. LVT flooring. Air-conditioned.  External access to safety gated grass area.

 

Office Spaces

Office Spaces

3 available for permanent exclusive hire or casual hire with the largest 26.3 sq.m. All have Air-conditioning. 2 have external and internal access. Carpet flooring.

 

LATEST NEWS FROM OUR FACEBOOK PAGE

Though we fracture God’s creation,

though we stand so far apart,

though we fail to love each other:

comfort, comfort.

Every wall will crack and crumble,

every stranger will be friend,

every one embrace another:

comfort, comfort.

Comfort, comfort all my people

with the comfort of my word.

Speak it tender to my people:

All your sins are taken away.

© Robin Mann 1975
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NEWSLETTER SUNDAY 9th AUGUST 2020

This Sunday’s Service for the Home has been prepared by Rev Liam Miller and will be posted shortly.

Church office; 4330 5334
Postal Address: Post Office Box 6111, Gorokan, 2263
Website -http://warnervaleunitingchurch.org.au
Facebook - www.facebook.com/warnervaleregionalunitingchurch

CHURCH COUNCIL NEWS – Covid-19 Safety
Following the NSW Government decision to announce a high state of alert, and tighten restrictions for the next few weeks, the Uniting Church Synod has strongly recommended all churches take extra care to keep people safe. Our Church Council executive is passing on to you the advice received so that we can all understand and play our part to minimise the risk of further outbreaks. The Church Council will consider this further when it meets on 17th August and keep you informed. In the meantime, we will keep on with our weekly “In Home” worship, prayers, and pastoral contacts.
May God’s peace and loving presence be with us all.
Alan Swain, Church Council Chairperson
nswact.uca.org.au/media/9046/covid19-guidance-note-14-update-from-nsw-premier-4-aug-2020.pdf

JOIN US IN PRAYER
For those grieving loved ones and friends who have died from COVID-19, especially people who were unable due to safety requirements to be with them at the time of their passing.
Our Church's community service agencies, particularly in aged care, as they respond to the new wave of COVID-19 cases.
This prayer for people in lockdown areas was written by Assembly theologian-in-residence Rev Dr Ji Zhang.
People who are homeless and at risk of homelessness. May God grant us the compassion to ensure they are cared for through this crisis and beyond.
Congregations and Church Councils who are again suspending face-to-face worship due to local outbreaks of the pandemic.
As a new wave of COVID-19 infection spreads and the death toll rises, the National Council of Churches in Australia, is encouraging member churches to pray together for an end to the pandemic.

TODAY’S READINGS
Gen 37: 1-4, 12-28
Ps 105: 1-6,16-22,45b
Rom 10: 5-15
Mt 14: 22-33

ONLINE SUNDAY WORSHIP SUGGESTIONS
1. Turramurra Uniting Church online – just type this heading into your on-line search for easy directions to connect to 9am Family worship, 10.45am Traditional worship or 6.30pm Young and young at heart worship.
2. Streaming- Uniting Church in Australia Assembly (Facebook page) – 10am service – different UCA church each week.
3. Television – ABC. Songs of Praise 11.30am
You may consider inviting a church member near you to come and visit for a service. Remember hygiene and spacing

INVITATION from Rev LIAM MILLER
As we continue to wrestle with what it means to worship and witness while distanced and dispersed, it is helpful to continue to return to the stories at the centre of our faith, the gospel accounts of Jesus' life and death.
To that end, I would like to extend an invitation. Starting Monday August 3rd I am attempting a new devotional practice, I am going to hand write the gospels. The plan is to write out 10 verses a day, starting with Matthew until the end of John (if I can make it to the end).
I'm sure there will be days missed, or cut short, but it is a practice I am going to cultivate, and perhaps you might like to as well? It is always helpful to be doing things like this when you know you're not alone.
In addition to this, I am going to be on the Toukley Facebook Page most mornings (just how many is children dependent) reading the section for the day, offering the shortest of short reflections and closing in prayer. If you like, you can go to the page (www.facebook.com/toukleyunitingchurch) to watch, as a compliment to the practice of writing. Hopefully, through all of this we will encounter both the familiarity and strangeness, hope and comfort, challenge and promise of the good news of Jesus the Messiah.
Rev Liam Miller
New Growth Minister (Toukley),
Uniting Church in Australia

OFFERINGS
The banking details for direct debit -
Account name Warnervale Regional Uniting Church
BSB: 634 634
Account Number; 100023625
Offering cheques can be sent to Church Post Office Box 6111, Gorokan, 2263.
Marked: Attention Treasurer
Thank you to the people who have direct debited and sent cheques for what they would normally put in the plate at Sunday Worship. Grace.

RE-COMMENCEMENT OF DONATIONS
Dear church family,
With the relaxation of some lockdown restrictions, Church Council would like to re-commence collections of food for Burnside and children’s underwear and socks for We Care Connect.
Items can be dropped at the Worship building twice weekly.
Mondays: 1-2pm
Wednesdays: 11am-1pm
In these difficult days and with the onset of winter, there is great need in the community.
Long-life food items and canned goods etc for Burnside, please check the expiry date on packaged items.
We Care Connect appreciate underwear and socks for children to age 14 years and winter pyjamas, particularly for ages 3-8 years.

REFLECTION FOR TODAY
1Peter 2: 9-10
We are called to a position of incredible significance. As a consequence of Jesus dying to pay the price for our sins, we have been called to a royal priesthood of God.
PRAYER
Dear Lord Jesus, words can’t describe the privilege you have given me in allowing me to represent your truth and grace to the world. May I carry your reputation with care so that you are honoured. That is all I ask, in Jesus’ name. Amen.

THURSDAYS TOGETHER -
If you would like to join this group contact Dulcie, dulbru@bigpond.net.au

Prayer:
At 11.00 a.m. each day (or a time suitable for you) take a few minutes to pray for - Restoration of God’s Church in this world through the Spirit of Jesus Christ.
Thank you,
Blessings, Dulcie

Please feel free to contact any of the below
Pastoral Care; Rev Roger Hibbard; Lyndon Hewitt-Davies
Church Council; Rev Alan Swain
Or any church council member or your pastoral carer- even if it is just for a chat.

We have available a children’s activities pack each week. If you are not receiving one but would like one for your grandchildren or other little ones you know (suitable for 5-10),
Please leave a message on the office email ucawarnervale@gmail.com or almaswain@bigpond.com

WINTER EDITION OF WAGTALES.

WAGTALES is a long-standing community newsletter produced by Uniting Burnside.
In this edition we have online parenting courses, support services and programs that are available for you in term 3. Due to COVID-19 Warnervale Parenting Program are currently unable to provide any school holiday events.
Click on link below to access;
www.dropbox.com/s/1a6svhp5650yhrh/Wagtales% 20Newsletter%20-%20July.pdf?dl=0

PLEASE SEND ALL NOTICES FOR THE NEWS SHEET BY TUESDAY EVENING TO: ucawarnervale@gmail.com

Please remember to save stamps, however few, for mission funding.
Many thanks, Jill Farnsworth

God’s blessings and a Happy Birthday to each of our congregation members who are celebrating a birthday this week.
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Church Council News – Covid-19 Safety

Following the NSW Government decision to announce a high state of alert and also tighten restrictions for the next few weeks, the Uniting Church Synod has strongly recommended all churches take extra care to keep people safe.
Our Church Council executive is passing on to you the advice received so that we can all understand and play our part to minimise the risk of further outbreaks.
The Church Council will consider this further when it meets on 17th August and keep you informed.
In the meantime we will keep on with our weekly In Home worship, prayers and pastoral contacts.
May God’s peace and loving presence be with us all.
Alan Swain, Church Council Chairperson
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CONTACT US

Address:

251 Warnervale Road,
Hamlyn Terrace
NSW 2259

CONTACT US

Address:

251 Warnervale Road,
Hamlyn Terrace
NSW 2259