Posts by Phil Swain

Posts by Phil Swain

Link and Resources on the Uniting Church 15th Assembly

Some helpful links and resources to go along with Phil’s sermon – Reflections on the Uniting Church 15th Assembly: Summary of the 15th Assembly Uniting Church takes a strong stance on Domestic Violence Uniting Church Recognises First Peoples’ Sovereignty News – Marriage and Same-Gender Marriage Unconfirmed Minute: Marriage and Same-gender Marriage Reflection on Decision on Marriage by Rev Prof Andrew Dutney The Assembly’s Decision on Marriage – a personal reflection by Rev Graham Perry Pastoral Letter from UCA President Dr…

Update on our Children, Youth and Family Pastor Position

Update on our Children, Youth and Family Pastor Position It is almost just over 2 months since the Church Council embarked on a new direction with our Children, Youth and Family ministry.   Since Huw’s departure, we have been blessed with the amazing youth leaders in our congregation who have stepped up and helped not only continue Kids Church, Junior Discipleship, Turrazone and SquareOne, but also start Emerge.  And we have seen growth – especially in Turrazone which has doubled in…

July 2018 Newsletter

Featured in the July Issue of Turramurra Uniting Church Newsletter: Sabbath – TUC’s Take a rest July Update on our Children, Youth and Family Pastor Position What’s happening in July Report from our Congregational AGM and Church Council Meetings Update from the five mission priority action teams The newsletter for July is available now.  Download here. The Calendar for July is available now. Download here.  

“Take A Rest” July

The word “Sabbath” is an interesting Biblical word that we probably should take more note of.  One of the 10 Commandments tells us to remember the Sabbath and keep it holy by not working (Exodus 20:8).  The word Sabbath was first used a few chapters earlier (Exodus 16) when the Israelite were going out to collect Manna (bread from heaven) every day, God encouraged them to on the 6th day collect twice as much so that on the seventh day…

Spirituality at the Table

After our 9am worship where we spoke about the importance of the table in hospitality, Ann R (one of our church members)  was reminded of a book that she had read on this topic that was very meaningful to her.  She has sent me this review with the encouragement for all of us to read this book and think and pray deeply on the significance of the table, any table, where our love and the love of God can be…

June 2018 Newsletter

Each month our church puts out a monthly newsletter with articles, updates, upcoming events and information on the different groups. The newsletter for June is available now.  Download here. The Calendar for June is available now. Download here.