We are trialling some tweaks to our Sunday service.
From the first Sunday in October to the end of Dec you may notice a few changes in the way we are led in worship on Sundays. We are looking at streamlining our services by reducing the number of people who will get up and say something in the service with the hope that the services run more smoothly be more engaging and helpful.
In the last quarter this year we are going to trial:
- No longer having a service host but appoint the Worship team leader or worship team member to welcome the congregation and pray our prayers of preparation and praise.
- Combine the giving of notices with the prayers of intercession. This means one person will do both at the same time in the service.
- Have a team of four people who will rotate throughout the quarter doing the bible readings.
We are hoping these small tweaks will help our service engagement and provide space for us to respond to what the Spirit is doing. As the trial goes on we would like to know what you think. Feel free to let an elder or staff know at the end of year after the trial.
Neil McIntosh recently attending the Assembly of Confessing Congregations (ACC) National Conference and have given a brief report as follows:
The ACC 2022 National Conference ran from the 9th to the 11th of September 2022, at Alex Park Conference Centre, Alexandra Headlands, on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland.
This conference looked at what it means to move forward together in sole loyalty to Jesus Christ the living head of the Church.
About a third attended by Zoom, as did I because of the uncertainties of Airports and air travel (and the Covid 19 still lurks, esp. at airports!) The subject was “In Christ Alone” and they sang that hymn several times. The main speaker was Bishop Richard Condie, the Bishop of Tasmania and President of GAFCON (ie the evangelical Anglicans!) Of interest is that now 75% of Anglicans are in GAFCON! He was strong and word-based, and has the same theological understanding as Coro.
In speaking about current events and the sad death of the Queen, one of the leaders recounted comments by the Queen that were passed on to him. Early in her reign she said “Throughout my life, the message and teachings of Christ have been my guide, and in them I find hope”. That sentence sounds to me like the words of someone with a deep and personal faith!
If you are not part of a Life Group and are keen to join one, please let us know by filling out this Google form. Alternately you could print the attached PDF and fill it in manually. Thank you!
2022 Bible Reading Plan
View the 2022 plan
Read more here to find out all the details, and suggestions for how you might take part in this on your own, or with others.
Our YouTube channel is a one-stop-shop for all our worship services, kids sessions (during COVID-19 restrictions) and church video updates.
New videos will appear here as they are uploaded. Subscribe to the channel to be notified of any new content.
Current playlists (groupings of videos) include:
- CoroUniting Sunday worship - weekly worship services
- Kids @ home - weekly Kindy Kids and KBG sessions during COVID-19 restrictions (Mar-Jun 2020)
- mainly music @ home - weekly mainly music session during COVID-19 restrictions (Mar-Jun 2020)
- Community @ Coro - excerpts from the online worship services during COVID-19 restrictions (Mar-Jun 2020)
- COVID-19 (Coronavirus) updates - updates from leadership during COVID-19 restrictions (Mar-Jul 2020)
- Kids Holiday Clubs - videos from our Kids Holiday Clubs
- Leadership updates (incl. Elders Elections) - miscellaneous leadership updates
- Pastoral Care and Mental Health - Rev Mark Boyce's 2016 series
If you are unable to join us in person, we would love for you to join our live stream (10am Sunday mornings) or watch later on our various platforms.
Engage with others and our online service host as you stream our worship service live at corouniting.online.church:
- full chat functionality moderated by our service host
- request online prayer
- give online
- engage with various menus and chat prompts
Couldn't make the live stream? No worries - watch later on our various platforms once the video has been uploaded (a short while after the service):
- on our Service Recordings web/app page (options for both video and audio-only)
- on our YouTube channel (CoroUniting Sunday worship playlist)
Redde allows people to easily and quickly make a gift or donation (or pay for an event, eg. church camp, mainly music) from within our web/app or from any browser session.
We acknowledge that giving cash or via envelopes is not always possible. This is a simple alternative and may also suit those with casual work better than setting up a regular amount via EFT.
You will need your credit/debit card and mobile phone (to receive a verification code). This Online Giving platform can be found at corouniting.org/give and on our app via the 'Give' menu option.
The Church Office hours have recently changed and effective immediately the Church Office will no longer be open on Mondays or Wednesdays.
The new days are:
- Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
with staff and others in at other times as well.
Kathy Fopp, our Office Manager, will now be in the office Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays only.
It's not every day we receive an email with a subject line heralding such significance, but after some heavy weeks for many local schools losing government funding for PCWs, this email came through from SMGlate this week:
Dear Support Group members and local churches, A great announcement from Michael Chant (CEO) to our partners in school ministry:“Today we received a phone call from the Minister for Education John Gardner informing us of the very exciting news that the Marshall Liberal Government will, for the first time, provide state funding towards the National School Chaplaincy Program inSouth Australian public schools. This has the effect of reversing its earlier decision to remove chaplaincy funding from many SA schools, and provides funding to those schools for the next 3 years. We are in the process of working through the consequences of this news at this late time of year and we want to assure you that we are working hard to maximise the benefit of this to the schools in your area. Please be patient with us as we contact all the stakeholders. Praise the Lord!”This is historic news as this is the first time that the State Government has provided partner funding to supplement the NSCP (National Schools Chaplaincy Programme). A significant catalyst to this wonderful outcome is the passionate voices of support from schools, parents and churches. So thank you for speaking up!If you or those you care about are directly affected and benefited by this news be assured all questions and negotiations will be attended to throughout January 2020 as we correspond with the Department for Education, Schools and Support Groups.“Pastoral care workers are valuable members of our school communities, and play an important role in supporting the wellbeing of children and young people.” Minister for Education John Gardner, Dec 2019.Once again, thank you so much for all you do to support the work of Pastoral Care Workers in your community. Kind Regards, Lorraine PooleChaplaincy Services Administrator Schools Ministry Group
Praise the Lord indeed!!
If you'd like to know more about our local PCWs, and the main reasons that students access support from their chaplains, have a look at this really interesting flyerthat SMG recently published highlighting their incredible role in school communities!