Leura is located in the Blue Mountains, New South Wales,
100 kilometres west of Sydney.
Leura Uniting Church is located on the corner of Grose and Megalong Streets, Leura.
Minister: Rev Myung Hwa Park – 0400191880
9.30 am (Zoom link below)
5pm 4th Sunday of the Month Twilight Service
The 9.30am Service is also available over Zoom and the links are below.
The Zoom links are:
9.30 am Sunday Morning Service
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Meeting ID: 926 8769 7749
Normally, there are no restrictions on who is able to attend
Complete details in the bulletin, available here
This weeks bulletin is: LUC Bulletin 12.3.23
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.
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.
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, email@example.com
January – See notice sheet above
Material for Services is available on the page Worship Resources
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.
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 22 6 November’22 Luke 20:27-38
Where, on Earth, is heaven?
Carl Sagan challenged faith based on the biblical flat earth understanding of the shape of the Universe by suggesting that if Jesus had ascended at the speed of light, and if he had kept up that speed for the last two thousand years, then he hasn’t left our galaxy yet.
There are many dangers in reading the biblical texts and worldviews literally.
It is possible though to engage the texts faithfully as parable and story.
Though Jesus’ own understanding of the Universe contained a flat Earth, he nevertheless points to heaven here and now on the Earth beneath our feet more than in an afterlife spent above the colander dome of the sky.
In Luke, Jesus counters the misdirection of the Sadducees who were looking upwards, by looking down at the Earth where God is concerned with the living rather than the dead. An afterlife did not seem important to Jesus.
So, friends, where might we see heaven now? Could heaven be in the soils beneath our feet? In a woman sweeping her house to find a lost coin? In a burglar imaging God surprising us by turning up at unexpected places and times?
It is in unlikely places like these, Jesus says in his many parables, that we might experience heaven … right here on Earth.
As always, today’s preacher may have a different view altogether to the one expressed here. Which goes to show how wonderfully diverse are our interpretations of our Scriptures can be! Ian Pearson
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
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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.