Thoughts and prayers? Do good, seek justice!

Thoughts and prayers? Do good, seek justice! Isaiah 1:1, 10-20 & Luke 12:32-40   Today, I want to speak about thoughts and prayers. That is a phrase which seems to have entered common usage in recent years. When tragedy strikes, there is a strong impulse for us, as people of faith,

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Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also

Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also Hosea 11:1-11 & Luke 12:13-21 “The land of a rich man produced abundantly.” So begins the parable set in this week’s Gospel reading (Luke 12:16). And the story which follows tells of abundance, investment, and increasing treasure. So, today, I want

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What does it mean to be a Good News Church?

What does it mean to be a Good News Church? Luke 10: 38-42 At the workshop we held on 23 June, we set a foundation for work which will now take place, in Church Council and across the Congregation, to shape our future in the ways identified. There were more

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What does it mean to be a Good Neighbour?

What does it mean to be a Good Neighbour? Luke 10:25-37 View Photos of Synod referred to in this sermon. At the workshop we held on 23 June, we set a foundation for work which will now take place, in Church Council and across the Congregation, to shape our future

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Jesus Sends Out the Seventy-Two

Jesus Sends Out the Seventy-Two Rev. Anne Ryan Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 2 years ago I had to retire from active ministry due to ill health.  Since I’ve retired I’ve been slowly reassessing what is most important in my life and asking questions I never have before – like – now

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The Anniversary of the Uniting Church

The Anniversary of the Uniting Church Galatians 3:23-29 I want to talk today about change; and I will start with a joke. Now, I have discovered that there are many, many jokes about change – about changing light bulbs, in particular – that relate to the church, and as the

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Trinity & Reconciliation Sunday

Trinity & Reconciliation Sunday Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Romans 5:1-5 and John 16:12-15 Today’s sermon was shared between Rev. Dr John Squires and Rev Elizabeth Raine. Due to technical issues, there isn’t an audio version yet and the transcript does not include the story about the rabbits. Today is Trinity Sunday. Trinity Sunday

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Pentecost

Pentecost – All together … with one accord Acts 2:1-21 & John 14:15-17 Sermon Transcript “When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place.” So writes Luke, of the group of the earliest followers of Jesus, as they were gathered together in Jerusalem. Luke initially tells

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Renewal Artwork

Renewal – What does it look like for QUC? This Sunday, being Pentecost we shared the 10th and final panel in a series of artwork. We had the artist Vera Krisko-Jowe join us and share in an interview about the process. Below is the story behind each of the 6 stages.

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