Leura Uniting Church

Leura is located in the Blue Mountains, New South Wales,
100 kilometres west of Sydney.

IMG_1739

IMG_1770

Leura Uniting Church is located on the corner of Grose and Megalong Streets, Leura.

LUC Grose street copy

Face to Face Services resume on Sunday 25th September

The Services is also available  over Zoom and the links are below.

Rev Ian Pearson  will be conducting the morning worship in place of Ross Neville.

The Zoom links are:

9.30 am Sunday Morning Service

Join Zoom Meeting

https://uca-nswact.zoom.us/j/92687697749?pwd=L0FBbjVWYmlTbEtPSi9uaUpnazM3QT09

Meeting ID: 926 8769 7749

Passcode: Leura

Normally, there are no restrictions on who is able to attend   
Complete details in the bulletin, available here
Note: the Leura Uniting Church Service is being recorded, and can be downloaded  from the Worship Resources page here
 

Our Congregation

Our congregation is chaired by the Reverend Dr John Cox. More details can be found by following the Our Community link.
We embrace diversity, and welcome all who seek to know more of God.

LUC logo 2

Leura Uniting Church, in addition to this website of information and activity pages,  has a Facebook page.

The web address is https://www.facebook.com/LeuraUnitingChurch , or,  just search for Leura Uniting Church on Facebook.

 

You will find  resources for Worship by following the link Worship Resources
Service Times and other Activities. as restrictions allow

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.

At the bottom of this page are links to dedicated pages for some of the Services and Activities.

Hall Bookings
the hall is unavailable until further notice. The hall of Leura Uniting Church is available for regular and occasional bookings.  Please contact Peggy Goldsmith or by email, tulipgold@bigpond.com

 

What’s happening….

.      September

Sun 25  Twilight Service    5pm
Thu 29   2pm Police Remembrance Blackheath UC see Bulletin for details

 

Material for Services is available on the page Worship Resources

Also,

The Uniting Church Synod of NSW and ACT has put out a list of churches who provide online worship services on a Sunday.
As well as reading our Leura services you might like to look at one of the “live” services on line.Just click on the link below.

https://nswact.uca.org.au/covid-19-information-for-presbyteries-and-congregations/livestream-options-for-worship-during-covid-19

A list of Leura Activities for 2022 are at the bottom of the page.

Reflections on this week’s Bible readings

From the Bulletin ….

Pentecost  16      25  September,’22    Luke 16:19-31

 

The Bible and the World in Collision

(Luke 16: 19-31 and 1 Timothy 6: 6-19)

When the rich man in the parable found himself in Hades ‘being tormented’ he saw Lazarus next to Abraham. He seems to have recognised the two of them. Notice two things. The rich man asks Abraham for a favour. And what is it? To get Lazarus to come and serve him! I have two questions for you: Do you know anyone who would behave like that rich man? And what does the request of the rich man tell you about how he lived and died?

‘We brought nothing into the world, so that we can take nothing out of it’ (1 Timothy 6:7). What a simple philosophy! Yet there are many today who would happily ignore that line from the Bible. Today’s two readings illustrate a collision with the dominant cultural narrative of our times: that we measure quality of life by the supposedly successful exploitation of the world’s resources. That cultural narrative has, unfortunately, led to many millions of people suffering like Lazarus at the gates of the rich.

The rich need to find their joy in letting go and letting others live. The scientist and ecologist Tim Flannery speaks like a prophet and writes like a theologian on this topic when he says, ‘I am certain of one thing—if we do not strive to love one another, and to love our planet as much as we love ourselves, then no further human progress is possible here on earth.’

 Mark Hillis

    

Quiet reflection,  Trinity

NB. Quiet Reflection is in temporary recess

Following is the most recent Quiet Reflection summary

 

And so the endless round dance continues with the overflowing love of dancers’ shared Desire that all humans be ecstatically the wiser for the dance

 

 
 
 
Other nearby Uniting Churches

Katoomba – Sunday Worship   9.00am – Contact Ann Palmer 4782 1880

Blackheath – Sunday Worship 10.30am – Contact Bob Hendy 4787 7007

Hazelbrook – Sunday Worship 9.30am – Contact Marjorie Leggatt 4759 1228

Other Uniting Church Congregations

To view other  Congregations of the Uniting Church in Australia follow the link,
Find a Church

 

Current Activities

Links, in red, lead to pages with more details about the activity.

Day Retreats  An opportunity for renewal and refreshment of faith. Please follow link for details.
Drawing and Painting Group     Postponed until further notice see Weekly timetable on the Services and Activities Page.
Leisure Learning – Sew & Chat   Postponed until further notice see Weekly timetable on the  Services and Activities Page.
Open Table  a sharing place to assist all members of the Mountains community.
Pilgrimages   we seek God, and spiritual refreshment, walking in the bush.  Starts from Leura Uniting Church at 8.30am.  
Mel  will be walking to Mount Solitary on further dates to be announced. He will celebrate Holy Communion at the Southern Escarpment, overlooking the Southern Highlands. He will leave Leura UC at 8am sharp. Under Covid restrictions, he can only take 4 people with him, so please let him know if you intend coming ‘on our picnic’. Please note, though, that the walk to Mount Solitary itself is not a ‘picnic’!
Playtime   10am-12noon on Mondays during school term.
Quiet Reflection a guided meditation and reflection on the readings for the week. The text of the reflection is available on this website each week Here is the link. The quiet reflection is in temporary recess.
Taizé Service   renewal through common prayer, singing, silence and personal meditation.  On the 3rd Sunday of the month.