Leura Uniting Church

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

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

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Church  Services in Leura Uniting Church 
will resume on Sunday 5 December at 9.30am

There are no restrictions on who is able to attend,  with the exception of unvaccinated people for whom restrictions will apply until 15 December.  
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

DUE TO THE NEW COVID RESTRICTIONS
WE CANNOT CONDUCT A FACE TO FACE SERVICE.

 
 
The service will all be conducted on Zoom with a couple of participants only in the church.
 
 

Our Congregation

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

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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. when 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 Ross Neville on 0247 031 761 or by email, rossneville01@gmail.com

 

What’s happening….

.            December

Sat  4   Mel’s Communion service in Leura Forest, departing LUC at 8am. More details here
Sun 5  Sunday service resumes in Leura Uniting Church at 9.30am. 
see bulletin for details. Bulletin is  here

Wed 15  ‘Hard to Merry’ Christmas Gathering 7.30pm.  details near bottom of page, below

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 2020 are at the bottom of the page.

Reflections on this week’s Bible readings

From the Bulletin ….

Advent 1                     28 November, ’21          Luke 21:25 – 36

 

I have been a little apprehensive about putting a few thoughts together for this Bulletin. Rules and regulations for Covid have changed so regularly and sometimes so radically and I have cancelled travel arrangements so often that I have been tentative about any predictions. However, regarding next week, I am brimming with confidence that we will once again gather face to face in our much loved church.

 It seems such a long time ago that I led the last service in the church before the long lockdown. What a strange experience; donning gloves, sanitizing hands before Communion; having the strange experience of masking up while not  actually speaking. Then getting used to leading services on Zoom (did I ever get used to it?).

I can barely wait until we can meet face to face. I expect this is an event keenly anticipated by many. I expect none more so than Paul, who has in effect led us every week through his management of Zoom: much appreciated, sterling commitment.

So, as we head into Advent, may the Peace of the Lord be with us all.

Mel Macarthur.   

Quiet reflection,  Jesus is here …

 

 

In our present time, in the womb of human and cosmic history, God is nurturing and preparing for the birth of the new heaven and new earth and in the midst of the Covid pandemic the Word of God urges us to be people of hope. 

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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. The next Day Retreat will be announced shortly.
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   Postponed until further notice 10am-12noon on Mondays during school term.
Quiet Reflection Postponed until further notice a guided meditation and reflection on the readings for the week. The text of the reflection will still be put online each week. The reflection is on Thursdays at 11.30am
Taizé Service  Postponed until further notice renewal through common prayer, singing, silence and personal meditation.  On the 3rd Sunday of the month.  The next Taizé Service will be on the 18th April.