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One Great Sunday of Sharing 19 July 2020

The declaration that the Uniting Church in Australia is a multicultural Church for all God’s people sets us on a journey of continual discovery and renewal. One Great Sunday of Sharing helps us to keep this focus at the heart of our … Continue reading

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COCU48A.19July2020

ReadingsGenesis 28:10-19aPsalm139:1-12, 23-24Romans 8: 12-25Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43 MUSIC You Have Searched Me, Lord, And Known Me NETTLETON 8.7.8.7 D (“Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing”) You have searched me, Lord, and known me! All my life is in your care. … Continue reading

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COCU47A.12July2020

ReadingsGenesis 25:19-34Rebekah gives birth to twins, who wrestle with each other from the womb. Then, Esau, the older twin, sell his birthright to Jacob for a bowl of stew.Psalm 119:105-112The psalmist celebrates God’s word, committing to obeying God’s commands even … Continue reading

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#blacklivesmatter

In Australia we concluded Reconciliation Week on June 3rd. We have witnessed what has been happening in the USA and many other places in the world with the horrifying treatment of George Floyd at the hands of 4 police officers … Continue reading

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COCU45A.28June2020

ReadingsGenesis 22: 1-14Abraham takes his son Isaac out to sacrifice him to the Lord, but God stops him and provides a ram for the offering instead.Psalm 13A psalm of lament in which the psalmist cries out to God, but also … Continue reading

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UCA Anniversary.22 June1977 (closest Sunday is 21st June 2020)

The Uniting Church in Australia celebrated the formal union of the Congregational, Methodist and Presbyterian Church on June 22nd, 1977.

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COCU44A.21June2020

(Also, closest Sunday to UCA Anniversary) ReadingsGenesis 21: 8-21Abraham sends Hagar and Ishmael away, but God promises to make Ishmael’s descendants into a great nation. When Hagar and Ishmael find themselves without food and water in the wilderness, God comes … Continue reading

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World Elders Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD), June 15

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Men’s Health Week, 15th-21st June

Men’s Health WeekMental Health: Inactive men are 60% more likely to suffer from depression than those who exercise.Sleep: Men who sleep 7-8 hours a night have a 60% decreased risk of a fatal heart attack than those who sleep five … Continue reading

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COCU43A.14June2020

ReadingsGenesis 18: 1-15 (21:1-7)God appears to Abraham in the form of three visitors whom Abraham welcomes and serves. And they promise that in a year’s time, Sarah will have a son. But, when Sarah laughs in disbelief, the strangers reaffirm … Continue reading

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