This Sunday is Thanksgiving Sunday in the life of our church and I just wanted to send this special email to update you on three ways that you can participate. Even though we are in lockdown and our three worship services will be online, there is still many things to be thankful for. So how can you be part of Thanksgiving Sunday?
Connect in with the worship services.
All our worship services are online and this Sunday in particular it would be great to gather together at 9am, 10:45am or 6:30pm to watch them live together. The links are:
9am Worship Livestream – Click here to watch online (from 8:55am Sunday)
Kids Church Activity Sheet – Click here to download
10:45am Traditional Worship (prerecorded) – Click here to watch YouTube service
6:30pm Night Church (FB Premiere) – Click here to watch online (from 6:29pm Sunday)
Thanksgiving Sunday Morning Teas
We know that people are feeling a bit zoomed out but we also know that people are desperate to see everyone, so we have put together five specialized zoom morning teas which we are encouraging everyone, just for thanksgiving Sunday to come along to one of them. Even if you are from the 10:45 or evening congregations, you are still very welcome (and encouraged) to pop in to a morning tea.
They will run from 10:10am to 10:30am-ish and is just a chance for you to see and interact with some people from your church fam. To make it interesting, we have different conversation themes for you to choose from:
Footy Talk with Steve K and Cam G – Click here for zoom (10:10-10:30am Sunday)
Talking TV Shows and Recommendation with Lynda H – Click here for zoom (10:10-10:30am Sunday)
Gardening and Dogs with Wayne and Jenni P – Click here for zoom (10:10-10:30am Sunday)
Great Train Journeys with Sue and Bill B – Click here for zoom (10:10-10:30am Sunday)
Casual Catchup with Anne C – Click here for zoom (10:10-10:30am Sunday)
A Thanksgiving Offering is a way in which we can respond to God’s blessings by sharing those blessings with others. It is a once-a-year special offering – above and beyond our regular giving to the church – designed to make a missional difference both within and beyond our church. Church Council in consultation others have come up with a short list of projects that are currently not resourced by our Church Budget. We encourage you to read through the projects below and prayerfully consider whether you may be able to support one or more of them financially. All the information for Thanksgiving Offering can be found at www.turramurrauniting.org.au/thanksgiving/
Thanksgiving Offering Projects:
- Resourcing the Reopening of Groups
- Easy Fold Tables (especially for our seniors)
- Blessings our missionaries / Nimbong
- Donating to local charities – The Dish, Fusion, Frontier Services and Parramatta Mission
- Church Coffee Machine
Three ways that we can together celebrating God’s goodness. We’d love to see you online on Sunday for our Thanksgiving Sunday celebrations!