Thursday, 29 October 2020

Marsden Road Uniting Newssheet November 2020


                                             Marsden Road Uniting Church
203 Marsden Road Carlingford   
                                                               Monthly Newssheet November 2020   

Greetings to you out there in your homes. As we worship in our homes in the homelands of the Wallumedegal people. We acknowledge their Elders, past and present.

We hope that you will experience the presence of God in and through the Service, privately or as a Family joining with the people of God who continue to gather in Spirit although not physically.

                                       November Services by Zoom, Web and Delivery

 1     9.30am All Saints Sunday Service Virtual Holy  Communion (Zoom)

8     9.30am Pentecost 23 Sunday Service (Zoom)

10   7.30pm MRUC Church Council Meeting (Zoom)

11   6pm SCC Presbytery Meeting (Zoom)

       7pm MRUC Advent Study

15   9.30am Pentecost 24 Sunday Service (Zoom) Guest Preacher

18   7pm MRUC Advent Study

22   9.30am Christ the King Sunday Service (Zoom)

25   7pm MRUC Advent Study

29    9.30am Advent Sunday Service (Zoom) Guest Preacher

       9.30am Closure of Ministry, Rev Nicholas Fried at  Eastwood Uniting Church

                                                                   CHURCH SERVICES

Worship which is found On-line and Delivered by Hand to people. How you can access these services, Newssheet and Rev John’ and Margaret’s/Joan’s weekly Blog: 

  1. Through Live Zoom on the Internet on Sunday at 9.30am
  2. On Marsden Road Uniting Website:
  3. Receiving as printed Documents in Mailbox.
  4. Facebook:


  • Please consider offering via EFT – Direct Credit See details of Church Bank Account below.
  • By stewardship envelopes - set aside the money in them & bring to Church at the next service at MRUC
  • A/C Name: Marsden Road Uniting Church

BSB: 634 634              A/C: 100049856


Marsden Road Prayer Cycle


 The October Prayer Cycle has been sent to those for whom we have Email addresses. If you deliver services to those without Internet/Computer, please print these in Landscape and print on both sides flipping on short edge. It folds in three as a pamphlet.


Advent Study Groups             
We have selected Following Hope - Five Studies for Keeping Hope Alive by Sharonne Price as our Advent study.

Due to a kind donation most of the cost of Study Guides has been covered and therefore will only be $10 each. Books can be obtained through Rev John.

The study titles are: Journeys of Hope, Waiting on God, Making it Real Keeping it Real, From Optimism to Joy Following Hope

Night Group- Wednesday night’s 7.00-8.30pm - 11, 18, 25, November, and 02, 09 December, - Venue: by Zoom                            

Church Council Meeting by Zoom.

Next Meeting 7.30pm Tuesday 10 November 2020 – please send Ruth Reports and any busines for meeting ASAP



Most Meetings and Worship will Continue Virtually by Zoom, or other Methods until the Covid-19 Pandemic is Controlled, and it is safe for us to meet again.


New Head of Mission Enablement for Synod of NSW & ACT

Rev. Dr Raymond Joso was inducted as the Head of Mission Enablement for the Synod of NSW and the ACT on Friday 16 October.  The induction service took place at United Theological College’s chapel. Due to COVID-19 requirements, only 31 people were allowed in the building, while others watched from Zoom.

Moderator Simon Hansford presided over the service.


Climate Action Plan of Assembly

As part of its new Climate Action Plan, the Assembly has begun to measure its carbon footprint. Their goal is to become carbon neutral by 2040 by reducing emissions 5% each year. Their Climate Action Plan calls on all to be accountable to oneself and to the wider Church and to the community. Assembly will continue to share this journey with all and hope to receive feedback from members of the Church.

For people interested, some websites we are finding useful include:


Each time a person stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance. Robert F. Kennedy 


Minister of the Word

Rev John Candy 0411 267 639 or 98681658 or

Church Council Chairperson:         Ruth Henderson 9875 2194

Church Council Secretary:             Susan Halgren 9858 1409

Elders’ Chairperson:                        Alan Craymer 9874 0531

Elders’ Secretary:                            Elaine Forrest 9874 7231

Congregation Meeting Chair:         Warwick Roden 9874 7584

Property bookings/enquiries:         Warwick Roden 9874 7584



Rev Johns’ Weekly Blog:

Weekly Blog on the Sunday Service:

Please send messages & items to share to Rev John by Tuesday night. Phone: 9868 1658 or email:  


Did you notice the dip in the temperature during the week? Your help is very welcome in building stocks of canned, warming foods which will help those less fortunate than ourselves. Also remember that many lonely people depend on their four-footed or bird friends for company and those need feeding too.

Those who would prefer to make a financial donation to Community Aid (amounts of $2.00 or more are tax deductible) can be made using their website or the form sent out last week.

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