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The Village Craft Fair is coming

Come this Friday and Saturday the church grounds and building will be abuzz with the sights and sounds of people eager to find a bargain at our legendary Craft Fair. The church family has a number of stalls selling craft products (obviously!) along with the usual cakes, jams and chutneys and a plant stall, while a host of other stall holders from the community will be selling their home-made wares. We have also arranged a selection of art which is…

At the close of Mental Health Week

On Sunday we are  basing our service around the issue of mental health. The 2014 Qld Synod meeting (State body of the Uniting Church) encouraged congregations to join in the Mental Health Week Day of Prayer which marks the end of Mental Health Week, a government initiative aimed at reducing the stigma around mental health in our community. This year’s theme is #valuementalhealth It is estimated that one in five Australians are affected by mental illness at some point in…

Easter – It’s all about you!

I don’t know if you noticed it… but we live in a culture where we are conditioned and encouraged to believe that life is ‘all about you’… your needs, your ambitions, your desires, your freedom, your way! Be who you want to be! Live how you want to live! The self is elevated above all else, even to the detriment of others. One need only glance at social media to see that society has embraced the narrative that it’s all…

School community blessed

On the day prior to school returning, Mudgeeraba Uniting hosted a special service of blessing for the whole school community, which was very well received. Children were encouraged to return or begin school with confidence, and parents and grandparents were invited to stand with their children as we prayed a blessing over them and all local families. Teachers from several local schools attended and prior to blessing them we were reminded of the high regard  the community has for teachers.…