Dear Members and Friends

Another week has flown and lumbered past. We have been glued to the news coming from all over the world as governments try to come to grips with the reality of this virus. We have heard about the growth of the disease in the USA and have been dismayed at the rising death toll. We have also been drawn into the debates over when we should allow things to go back to normal. Yet, we realise that whatever is going to happen next it is not going to be anything close to the normal we had just a few months ago.

I think I am still finding it hard to believe it has all happened in just a few weeks. We were just talking about bush fires and then about the rain before we were blindsided by COVID. I want to commend you for the way in which you are trying to stay connected. I have heard from a number of people how much they have appreciated the calls you have been making. One person told me how happy they were to make a new acquaintance and have a good chat. I want to encourage you to continue to make those calls even if you don’t know the person in question. What a good time to make a new friend!

I also want to thank you for your generous contributions to the continuing costs of running the church. Many of you have made direct deposits and others have dropped in your contribution to the church office. Thank you for these contributions. It means that there is one less thing to be concerned about.

This is looking to be a busy week with the various Zoom meetings listed below. I look forward to joining with you for them:

Exploring Faith Group – Monday, 10:30am.
We will be exploring the characters of the Crusades and their influence on Christianity and World history right up to today.
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https://uca-nswact.zoom.us/j/441675524

Acts of the Apostles Bible Study – Tuesday, 7:30pm.
We will be looking at Acts 7:42-8:40.
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https://uca-nswact.zoom.us/j/264452820

Lay Preacher’s Course – Tanakh – Wednesday, 7:30pm.
We will be looking at Module 2 & 3 of the BIB101 course.
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https://uca-nswact.zoom.us/j/98828986344

Acts of the Apostles Bible Study – Friday, 10:30am.
We will be looking at Acts 6:1–8:1.
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https://uca-nswact.zoom.us/j/94636166810

Sunday Morning Worship – Sunday, 9:30am.
The reading is Luke 24:13-35. The two people meeting Jesus on the road to Emmaus.
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https://uca-nswact.zoom.us/j/98841125317

If you are having any trouble getting connected to the Zoom meetings or are having any hardware issues (no webcam or the sound not strong enough) please contact me and we can see if we can help. You can also connect to the Zoom meeting by phone if don’t have the appropriate device or computer. The local number is: 02 8015 6011. You will be prompted to enter the Meeting ID which is the nine or eleven-digit numbers above. This enables you to hear and speak during the meeting. Please distribute this email to those who you think might like to join us.

I look forward to having you join us for these various meetings.

Finally, know that you are constantly in my thoughts and prayers. If you need anything (even just a chat) please give me a call on 0413 312 702.

God bless
Martin

Cnr Boundary Rd & Bellamy St, Pennant Hills NSW 2120 | 02 9875 3436 office@beecroftuniting.org