Living Faith enews: 15 January 2021
Dear Living Faith Uniting Church Family and Friends

Happy new year!

It's been a topsy turvy start to 2021, but we are so blessed to know that our lives are on the firm rock of Jesus Christ. As we celebrate the turn of a year, we remember that our hope does not lie in a new year, but in Jesus. In addition, we celebrate with deep gratitude whenever we are able to meet in person, knowing that it is a privilege and blessing to be together whenever circumstances allow. 

Psalm 91:2 gives us tremendous reassurance, "I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” Will you consider placing your full trust in God as you head into the new year? He desires to be your refuge and place of safety!

There are exciting plans for this year and we continue to pray for God to bless and infuse our enthusiasm for doing His will. I want to commend to you a course we are starting on Sunday 21 February, "Seven Significant Sentences". Further information is outlined below in this newsletter.

I will continue to communicate further information on other emerging plans our Visionary Team is working on as they are ready. So watch this space! 

Your friend,
Tel: 0432 067 227

Sermon notes for the Sunday 17 January services are available for you to print and bring to the service by clicking below:
  Click above, then to print the notes "click" on the "print" icon as shown below:
Please note that current government requirements mean we need to comply with the points below in relation to meeting in our church building on
Sunday 17 January 2021:
  • Must wear face masks to, at and from church.
  • We need to be rigorous in keeping 1.5m separation.
  • Family groups can sit together.
  • Please vacate the auditorium immediately after the service concludes and not stay around and chat.
Thank you ahead of time for your compliance. We remain grateful that we an still come together at this time. 
Seven Significant Sentences
We will be working through a powerful course from Sunday 21 February until Good Friday entitled, "Seven Significant Sentences". These are the seven phrases that Jesus uttered on the cross before His death. We will explore how these moving statements speak into our lives today, so that we may experience God's presence in a whole new and transformative way.

I want to encourage you to engage with the course at Sunday services, through the online videos and through small groups. Part of this course will be the setting up small groups for anyone to join - some of these may be face to face (dependant on government regulations) and others online. I will be communicating some options in terms of days and times when courses are running in the coming weeks. Be ready for a life-changing journey but most importantly, an opportunity for Jesus to touch your life and heart in a meaningful way. 

Get in touch with Iris for more details: or 0432 067 227
Click on the link below on Wednesday mornings from 3 February to join:

If you or anyone you know needs to hire a venue for an event, please get in touch with Rev Iris or anyone on the Church Council for more information Tel 0432 067227
Would you like prayer for any matter you are facing?
We have a dedicated team of people who are willing to pray confidentially for you.
Please get in touch with either Norelle or Iris if you would like prayer support.
Church Contact Details

For information on baptisms, weddings, funerals, pastoral care or other church matters please contact:

Rev Iris Marais
0432 067 227

Please note Fridays are Iris' day off
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