The Presbytery Newsletters have links and access to many other “Resources”.
For example, other Congregations who are live-streaming, and live-streaming Eucharist Services. Although, my own Minister’s discernment is that I will not offer “on-line Eucharist services”, and Church Council affirmation, this does not prevent you from joining another Minister/Congregation offering online Communion, if you wish to.
By all means, in your isolation you may feel the need to partake Communion via tuning into another Uniting Church Congregation’s worship services offered by the Minister. Please feel free to do so if that is helpful for you and your household in this lockdown situation.
Some Ministers and their Church Councils discerned to doing this. Others, like ourselves at St Stephens in conversation with myself, discerned to ‘fast rather than feast’.
As Minister and since the start of COVID-19 restrictions, I was already discerning what this means for worship, Eucharist, preaching and pastoral care, online meetings etc., and my discernment regarding Eucharist is to look forward to ‘feasting’ with the Body of Christ that is my people of St Stephens, once we are able to in the future.
Uniting Church in Australia – Wider Church Resource Links
Synod of Victoria and Tasmania & many other links on the Synod website
Crosslight & About Eucharist https://crosslight.org.au/
National UCA Assembly & guidelines regarding Eucharist/Holy Communion
Feel free to subscribe to any of the UCA eNews and join the mailing list to receive emails and notifications directly, about what is happening in our Uniting Church in Australia.
Thank You to the Resurrected Body of Christ
Finally, many of you will have, or are learning through other sources in the Uniting Church, of the recent passing of my dear Mother on Easter Resurrection Sunday. On behalf of my family and extended family in NZ and in diaspora, please accept our heartfelt thanks for your loving and prayerful support that upholds us and continues to be a welcoming comfort in the ebbs and flows of grief yet deep deep joy in our resurrection belief of Easter Sunday!
Go well… reach out to someone you have not telephoned… and, be safe… in God!
In fellowship and peace,
Rev S. Juliette Maua’i
UCA Minister (Part-time)
St Stephens Williamstown Uniting Church,
179 Melbourne Rd, Williamstown VIC Australia 3016
I acknowledge the Traditional Custodians, the first inhabitants of this Land from time beyond remembering. That through this Land, God nurtured and sustained the First Peoples of this country, the Aboriginal and Islander Peoples. I pay my respects to their Elders: past, present, and emerging!
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