Monthly Archives: July 2018

National DonateLife Week 29thJuly-5thAugust 2019

See more on the Donate Life website (Australia) (Note: In the UMC in the U.S. it is the second Sunday in November which is close to Thanksgiving and is viewed as a time to come together around the issues of life and … Continue reading

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COCU50B.5thAugust2018

Readings 2 Samuel 11:26 – 12:13a After Bathsheba is finished mourning for Uriah, David takes her as his wife, but God sends Nathan to confront him with his sin. Using a parable of a lamb, Nathan gets David to condemn … Continue reading

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Fairtrade Fortnight, 7th-20th August 2020

Coffee, chocolate, tea and cotton can all be produced by farmers and workers earning exploitative wages, child labourers, or in environmentally damaging ways. Looking for the Fairtrade Mark removes the shadow of doubt. When you make your coffee Fairtrade, you can … Continue reading

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Music – various

Music is not inserted into worship; rather worship is inherently musical. We are a singing people. How we sing together and what we sing together reflects our faith, our church, our union with fragile creation, our thoughts and our feelings … Continue reading

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Lay Preachers Sunday, 5thAugust2018

Lay Preachers Sunday in the Uniting Church in Australia is on the first Sunday in August each year. 2018 suggestions for Order of Service – 2018-08-05-Lay-Preachers-Sunday

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United Nations World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, 30thJuly2018

The United Nations defines human trafficking as “The recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring or receipt of persons, by means of the threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, of fraud, of deception, of the abuse of … Continue reading

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COCU49B.29July2018

Readings 2 Samuel 11:1-15 After David sees Bathsheba bathing, he sleeps with her and she becomes pregnant. Then, he summons her husband, Uriah, who is away at war, and attempts to get him to sleep with his wife to cover … Continue reading

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COCU48B.22ndJuly2018

Readings 2 Samuel 7:1-14a  David decides that he wants to build a temple (house) for God, but God, through the prophet Nathan, refuses him, and tells him that he is not the one to build a temple, and that God … Continue reading

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COCU47B.15July2018

Readings 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19: David brings the Ark of the Covenant to Jerusalem in two attempts, the second after hearing how Obed-Edom, in whose house the Ark had been left, was being blessed. Then, as the Ark enters Jerusalem, … Continue reading

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COCU51B.12August2018

Bread of life – art work by Rev Mark Hewitt Bread of Life by Steve Garnaas-Holmes Why nibble on the Bread of Life when you can chow down? Why only smell it, faintly, when you can feast upon it, every … Continue reading

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