Posts from March 2020

Posts from March 2020

Keeping in Touch : 31 March 2020

Hi All, I hope you are all managing ok and keep yourselves well sheltered.  Thanks to everyone who watched the service on line last Sunday. You can catch up with it at… https://balhannah.org/ There is also a copy there of the sermon that I wrote, No promises that I will write future ones though. After I finished up with our service I “dropped in” to folks Bridgewater UCA using Zoom. They had done something different to our service but they…

General Secretary’s Letter to Congregations and Ministers (31 March 20)

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UC e-News 31 March 2020

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Keeping In Touch – March 29th 2020

InTouch 29th March 2020 Stay connected – https://balhannah.org/ John 11:1-6 Now a certain man was ill, Lazarus of Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha. Mary was the one who anointed the Lord with perfume and wiped his feet with her hair; her brother Lazarus was ill. So the sisters sent a message to Jesus, ‘Lord, he whom you love is ill.’ But when Jesus heard it, he said, ‘This illness does not lead to death; rather it…

Keeping In Touch – March 24 2020

Hi All, You may have received some strange emails from me over the past few days as I have been sorting out some different means of messaging members of Balhannah Uniting Church that will better suit our needs through this time of transition. I call it a time of transition as I don’t think that things will return to normal. We are moving towards a new normal. This doesn’t mean that familiar things and behaviours won’t return. They will. We…

Letter from the General Secretary and Moderator (23 March 20)

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John 9:1-3

As he walked along, he saw a man blind from birth. His disciples asked him, ‘Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?’ Jesus answered, ‘Neither this man nor his parents sinned; he was born blind so that God’s works might be revealed in him. 

The ninth commandment and COVID-19

You shall not spread a false report. You shall not join hands with the wicked to act as a malicious witness. You shall not follow a majority in wrongdoing; when you bear witness in a lawsuit, you shall not side with the majority so as to pervert justice; nor shall you be partial to the poor in a lawsuit. Exodus 23:1-3 The Westminster Catechism says, “The duties required in the ninth commandment are, the preserving and promoting of truth between…

Information for Presbyteries and Congregations regarding Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

No images? Click here unitingchurchsa.cmail20.com/t/j-e-qlhjydk-tytruiuhyd-b/ Information for Uniting Church in South Australia Presbyteries and Congregations regarding Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) 13 March 2020 The Synod office is receiving increasing numbers of calls from congregations seeking advice on how to manage services and pastoral care during the global outbreak of COVID-19. We are also aware of congregations who are already taking positive steps to reduce anxiety amongst members and to help prevent the spread of the virus. We thank presbyteries and congregations…

UC e-News 10 March 2020

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UC e-News 10 March 2020

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Letter from the General Secretary – Response to Coronavirus

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