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Please Note:  Some of the Services and Activities have associated web pages.  They are listed after the timetable and brief description below.

Leura Weekly Bulletin

The PDF file below contains the  Leura Uniting Church bulletin for the 16th September  2018.
Bulletin 16.9.18   If you click on it, it should open in your browser.

Alternatively, you may download the file.

Extracts from the Bulletin appear below.

What’s happening….

.                        September

Fri   21  UN Peace Event
Thur 27-30        Women’s Conference,  Brisbane

.                      October

Sat   6   Garden Fair
Sat   13 Pilgrimage Mt Solitary

 

Pentecost 17              Mark 8:27-38             16 September, 2018

Concerning Proverbs 1:20-33 Mark 8:11-26

Our society today is preoccupied and sated with devices that give us knowledge. We are seeing and becoming aware of the limits knowledge has on its own. False news, biased reporting, the bias or lack of research of the information given. Sadly lacking are devices and sources that give us wisdom. Where do we find wisdom? Dictionary (Merriam Webster) have these definitions about wisdom:

  1. Knowledge that is gained by having many experiences in life.
  2. The natural ability to understand things that most other people   cannot understand.
  3. Knowledge of what is proper or reasonable: good sense or    judgement.

Wisdom is shaped by our beliefs, values and ethics and this determines the wisdom of our choices The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction. Proverbs 1:7 NIV

I have been gaining knowledge about how to care for and maintain a beehive. I am finding bees drowning in our bird baths. How do we prevent that happening?

People are self diagnosing and treating themselves by the internet.

Jesus gave a sign to the crowd of 4,000 and then the 5,000. It was not the miracle of the loaves and fish. What was the sign? We sometimes need wisdom to recognise the signs.

Our information analysis and knowledge indicate that Leura church can maintain a 50% ministry person . The wisdom that is needed is to choose someone who God wants to be here to grow the ministry to the region.

                                                            Ross Neville

 

 

Note: Schedules of some Leura Activities for  2018
are at the bottom of the page.
Service Times and other Activities

Our regular service is on Sundays at 9.30 am. The first Sunday of every month is a Contemporary Service, the third is a Communion Service. We also have a children’s group, a youth group, a Taize service, a reflective service and various community support activities. Details of services may be found by following the Services and Activities link.

Following are links to dedicated pages for some of the Services and Activities

Messy Church a project on a new way to worship (see flyer at bottom of this page)
Youth and Children Activities   A description of activities for young people (see flyer at bottom of this page)
Day Retreats  An opportunity for renewal and refreshment of faith.
Open Hearth  a sharing place to assist all members of the Mountains community.
Pilgrimages   we seek God, and spiritual refreshment, walking in the bush.
Quiet Reflection a guided meditation and reflection on the readings for the week.
Reflection and Expression Retreats  are about creative movement, dance, improvisation and music . They are inspired by being ‘enlivened by the Spirit’.  In recess
Taizé Service  renewal through common prayer, singing, silence and personal meditation.

 

 

Activities of Leura Uniting Church
Sunday

Morning Worship – 9.30am
Taize Services 3rd Sun. 5pm
Contact Carolyn 0413 993 368

Monday

Playtime – 10am-12noon during school term. Contact:Denise Cameron 4782 6556

Tuesday

Open Table– 11am-1pm in Katoomba Hall. Contact: Bron Dawes     0421 181 288

Wednesday

Primary Learning Support Centre 3.15pm at Katoomba Uniting Church.
Contact: Betty Allen 47573435

Thursday

Quiet Reflection 1pm in Church
Contact: Louise Mattay 4782 2931

Thursday (continued)

Leura Singers 7.15-9pm.

Primary Learning Support Centre  3.15pm Katoomba Uniting Church   Contact Betty Allen 4757 3435

Saturday

Leisure Learning – Sew & Chat – 10am-2pm in church hall (2nd Saturday of month)
Bev Plaizier 4757 2580/Pat Slinn 4759 2668

Drawing and Painting Group 1.30 pm – 4 pm     (2nd Saturday of month) Bev Plaizier 4757 2580  bevplaizier@bigpond.au

Mt Solitary Pilgrimages: 2nd Saturdays
10 March, 14April ,12 May, 8 Sept, 13 Oct,10 Nov
Contact: revmel@bigpond.com

 Retreats: Saturdays 7 April, 7 July, 1 Sept,
3 November. Contact: Carolyn 0413993368

 

 

Attention ALL Leura Uniting Church Members!

Things are changing, and have changed!!

LEADERSHIP AND ADMINISTRATIVE STRUCTURE

At the September 24 Congregational Meeting, the Congregation voted in favour of restructuring our Church Leadership Team. This means that our present Church Council will be ‘disbanded’ and on October 29, we will be voting for a new leadership team of 12, who will be Elders, forming the new Church Council. The Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer will be elected from within the new Church Council, after the Council has been formed. Six areas in leadership and administration have been identified, with two Elders responsible for reporting back to Church Council for their area:

WORSHIP                     Worship leaders, Worship Group, special & regular Services, Taizé, Thursday Services

PASTORAL CARE       Pastoral Elders, Congregation visitation, fellowship activities for congregational community building, cell groups, pastoral friends’ group

WIDER MISSION          Junction 142, Learning Support Centre, Open Table, Ritz Nursing Home Services, Evangelism, Bidwill, craft/sewing groups, new projects, development of spirituality at J142

CHILDREN & YOUTH   Messy Church, Playtime, SRE, P1, children in church

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION         spirituality and development, Bible Studies, Retreats, Christian education workshops, interfaith

FINANCE & PROPERTY           Administration, reporting to congregation and others as required, auditing, care and maintenance of property

PLEASE NOTE: Our present Elders, who have previously looked after the pastoral care of the congregation, will be known as Pastoral Elders and will be part of the second identified area of ‘Pastoral Care’. These Pastoral Elders may be also nominated as Elders of the Church Council.