Sydney Presbytery published Sydney Presbytery Annual Report 2022 in About Us 2022-12-12 14:34:53 +1100
Sydney Presbytery published Sydney Presbytery Annual Report 2022 in News + Updates 2022-12-12 14:13:02 +1100
Sydney Presbytery Annual Report 2022
"If we are to lead Christ’s people in Christ’s way, we must ourselves be people who have walked with Christ. May God help us to be such people as we lead his church and I look forward to working alongside you in serving God’s world." Rev. Viniana Ravetali, Chairperson
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Sydney Presbytery published Vital Leadership Courses 2022 - UME in Training + Resources 2022-03-30 13:31:20 +1100
More info here: https://ume.nswact.uca.org.au
Sydney Presbytery published resources test 2022-03-01 14:53:22 +1100
Sydney Presbytery published Annual Report 2021 2021-12-09 11:31:36 +1100
Sydney Presbytery published Sydney Presbytery Annual Report 2021 in News + Updates 2021-12-09 11:01:06 +1100
Sydney Presbytery Annual Report 2021
"It is an honour and privilege to present Sydney Presbytery’s Annual Report for the financial year 2020-2021. This is a brief summation and glimpse of the enormous task and missional work that has continued to take place during these challenging times as we seek to live our purpose in ‘Leading the Church to Life’ (our mission) and ‘Thriving, well-resourced, missional churches’ (our passion)!"
- Rev. Vini Ravetali, Chair of Sydney Presbytery
Sydney Presbytery published CSU Magazine 2021 in News + Updates 2021-11-18 15:31:34 +1100
CSU Magazine 2021
Presenting the 2021 edition of CSU Magazine! A collection of creative works by members of Christian Students Uniting
Sydney Presbytery published Vital Leadership Directory in Pastoral Relations Committee 2021-10-26 10:32:18 +1100
Sydney Presbytery published On the Way - A Pastoral Note from Jenny in News + Updates 2021-10-14 15:02:28 +1100
On the Way - A Pastoral Note from Jenny
If you can’t fly, then run.
If you can’t run, then walk.
If you can’t walk, then crawl,
but by all means, keep moving.
Martin Luther King Jr.
There seems so much excitement around as NSW begins to loosen restrictions and allow some greater freedoms for people. There is also a lot of anxiety and fear, as well as some people wondering what all the fuss is about. As I read the news, I see articles about “Freedom Day,” and “what it will look like when Sydney emerges from lockdown,” and so on. Reading deeper, it doesn’t take much time before it becomes apparent that people view “freedom” very differently. For some, it is all tied up in ‘what I can do,’ and for others, it seems to be more about ‘how do we navigate this new post-pandemic landscape together.’ For many it will be a mixture of both, and probably much more.Read more
Sydney Presbytery published SP Fortnightly September 30 in News + Updates 2021-10-01 09:37:17 +1000
Sydney Presbytery published Life & Witness Training Day in News + Updates 2021-09-10 10:03:23 +1000
Life & Witness Training Day
The Life and Witness Consultation provides an opportunity for the congregation to:
- Clarify their sense of identity
- Renew their understanding of context in which they work
- Reflect on and evaluate their direction and missional goals
- Identify their leadership needs, and other resources, that might be needed over the next five years
- Assist with the deployment of resources, and the implementation of missional goals
To register for this training, please email: [email protected]
Sydney Presbytery published Synod 2021 Parish Mission Video in News + Updates 2021-09-03 10:22:12 +1000
Synod Parish Mission Video
Rev. Kent Crawford interviews the CEOs of Parish Missions across the Synod to discover how they have operated during the pandemic, how their work and ministry has been affected and the way forward.Read more
Sydney Presbytery published Perfect Love Casts Out Fear - A Video Reflection by Joy in News + Updates 2021-09-02 14:40:21 +1000
Perfect Love Casts Out Fear - A Video Reflection by Joy
As we look around us, in this time of COVID pandemic, we see a fearful and divided community. I believe we are called as a Church to speak into this fear and division, words and actions of love, peace and healing.Read more
Sydney Presbytery published Learn to Rest - A Pastoral Note by Jenny in News + Updates 2021-09-02 11:56:15 +1000
Learn to Rest - A Pastoral Note by Jenny
“I don’t think he knows what mood he’s in today. It’s been a roller coaster.”
Message from my son about his (3 1/2 year old) dog this week.
I think it sums up what I’m hearing from a lot of people about how they are feeling at the moment. I’m sensing a lot of confusion - in one minute we might be angry that things are so messed up, and the next minute we might celebrate something new that we have had to learn to accomplish. One moment we might be pleased that we can stay at home to work (well, I don’t have to get out of my Ugg boots, and I can hang out the washing between meetings and tasks) and the next moment we are lamenting the lack of socialisation.Read more
Sydney Presbytery published It's not my dog - A Pastoral Note from Jenny in News + Updates 2021-08-26 14:45:55 +1000
"It's not my dog" - A Pastoral Note from Jenny
It’s not my dog, I don’t have to take it for a walk.
Just before I went on leave recently, a colleague shared this saying with me. I am quite sure this colleague did not realise the impact it would have on me, and how often I would repeat it as a kind of mantra. I certainly didn’t expect that to be so when I frantically wrote it down “just in case I forgot it later.”Read more
Sydney Presbytery published One Brick in the Wall - A Reflection by Susan Russell in News + Updates 2021-08-17 14:05:21 +1000
One Brick in the Wall - A Reflection by Susan Russell
On the wall near the café in Wesley Mission at 220 Pitt Street Sydney, you can read the following words attributed to John Wesley:
Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.
How do we do this 300 years post John Wesley’s plea? How can you make that difference in your own corner of the world, when you are dealing with your own issues, looking after family, juggling work and caring roles, and at times struggling with your own mental health issues that can strike any of us at any time?Read more
Leading the Church to Life
Sydney Presbytery is the regional council of the Uniting Church (Synod of NSW & ACT), spanning from Bondi to Homebush, Sydney Harbour to the Cooks River.