Pitt Street Events
Pitt Street Witnesses
Given at our 10:00 am service on Sundays
Guest Speakers and Events - At a Glance
|Farewell for Ian and Helen Pearson was held on Sunday,|
28th April 2013. We wish Ian and Helen all the best for the future.
|Robert Goode Organ Concert||
|Robert's Pied Piper concerts explore the beauty and versatility of Pitt|
|Street's organ with imaginative programmes supported by distinguished|
|and engaging guest artists.|
|Marcus Borg - Common Dreams 3||
19 to 22-Sep-2013
|Manning Clarke Centre, Australian National University, Canberra|
Midwives of Change: Progressives Shaping Religious Communities
|Bookings at: www.commondreams.org.au|
|Robert Goode Organ Concert - Christmas Special||
|Another of Robert's Pied Piper concerts - Add this Christmas Special|
|to your diary now!|
Bishop Gene Robinson in Sydney
20 to 26-May-2013
Paddington Uniting Church brings Gene Robinson to Sydney. He is the first openly gay clergy person to be consecrated Bishop in the world wide Anglican communion. The following events take place at Paddington UN, 395 Oxford Street, Paddington:
Public Lecture: God Believes in Love: Straight Talk about Gay Marriage
Venue: Paddington UC, Entry $20. Bookings essential. Enquiries 9331 2545
Book online - http://paddingtonuca/pc/generobinsoninsydney.html
Ecumenical Worship Service: 05:00 pm, Saturday 25-May-2013, Pitt Street UC
Paddington Worship Services: 10:30 am and 07:30 pm, Sunday, 26-May-2013, Paddington UC. No RSVP needed.
Interfaith Service with Rev Dr Stephanie Dowrick
Sunday, 19-May-2013, 03:00 pm
Join in an enchanting inclusive experience of worship in our Pitt Street Church. Reverend Dr Stephanie Dowrick draws from the mystical traditions, with the gifts of music, prayer and teachings, as she leads us into a wonderful experience of the sacred. Taste this experience yourself. Bring someone with you! Interfaith services offered at 03.00 pm on the 3rd Sunday of each month (except January). Music led by Dr Kim Cunio.
We invite your Membership of Pitt Street Church
Formal Membership of Pitt Street Church entitles you to vote on church business and be eligible to stand for Church Council or Eldership. More importantly, membership is about identifying yourself with, and wanting to support, the life and mission of our Congregation.
o If you have Confirmed Membership in another congregation and wish to link formally with us, we invite you to transfer your membership to Pitt Street Church.
o We are offering confirmation to people who have not been confirmed into the Christian church and who seek such membership at Pitt Street Church. Preparation will take the form of personal mentoring in advance of a special service on Pentecost Sunday next year (19-May-2013).
o If you wish to retain your membership in another congregation, but also wish to link more formally with Pitt Street Church, we invite you to become a Member-in-Association.
o If you prefer not to become a formal member, but still wish to affirm your link with Pitt Street Church, you may wish to be welcomed as an Adherent of Pitt Street Church. Adherents cannot vote at our meetings but can speak.
To indicate your preference or enquire please contact Ron Brown 9798 4809 or Helen Sanderson 9560 1686 as soon as possible.
Sydney Sings - Join With One Voice
Tuesdays, 05:30 to 07:00 pm
Join With One Voice a ground-breaking activity that uses singing as a tool to break down barriers and improve health.
Whether you are a CEO, a community worker, a single parent, an international student or someone who needs a hand up - With One Voice is a safe and inspiring way to transform your life.
Venue: Pitt Street Uniting Church, 264 Pitt Street, Sydney
Cost: Participation is by tax-deductible donation (Healthcare/Disability Card Holders come for free!) No experience necessary - no auditions- all welcome!
For more information simply come along, or contact (03) 8679 6088 or see www.creativityaustralia.org.au or
click here for a brochure
A new photo website, www.redbubble.com.au/people/pittstuc. for Pitt Streeters. The Communications Task Groups hosts this website for the viewing and purchasing of photographs by Hazel and Peter Hogarth. Enquiries: Hazel and Peter, or Warren Talbot.
Carbon Fast (for any time of year!)
Join the Carbon Fast found on the back table or at www.clrinsw.org/current/soc_just/sj_120201.pdf
For example, you might remove one light bulb from your home and live without its light for 40 days.
The prayer circle receives requests for prayers from members/friends of the congregation. Requests are received via forms placed in the wooden box on the small round table, left hand side, at the rear of the church. Requests are kept entirely confidential.
If you would like to be a part of the prayer circle please let Ilona in the office know, phone: 9267 3614 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Youth Corner - Coming Up.....
Neighbourhood Groups..... you're invited
Other regular meetings at Pitt Street:
Amnesty International Australia - Next Meeting, 11-Jun-2013
Pitt Street Action Group meets in the Pitt Street Uniting Church every 2nd Tuesday of the month (except January), from 6:00 till 7:00 pm.
Please ring the buzzer on the central doors of the church and someone will come and let you in.
Contact: Liz Watson at email@example.com
Buddhist Meditation - Weekly on Wednesdays - 01:00 pm to 02:00 pm
Weekly in our Pitt Street Church. Lead by the Mahasiddha Buddhist Centre.
Coptic Orthodox Bible Study - Weekly on Wednesdays -01:00 pm to 02:00 pm
AlAnon at lunchtime - meets weekly in the Fellowship Room, Tuesdays, 12:30 to 02:00 pm
Overeaters Anonymous - meets weekly in the Fellowship Room, Thursdays, 01:00 pm
AlAnon and AlAteen in the Evening - meets weekly in the Fellowship Room, Thursdays, 05:30 pm
Co-Dependents Anonymous (CODA) - meets weekly in the Community Arts room of Pilgrim House (next door to our church at 262 Pitt Street), Thursdays, 05:45 pm
Events Around Sydney
IDAHO 2013 - 17-May-2013
Friday, 17-May-2013 marks IDAHO - the International Day of Action Against Homophobia and Transphobia. the date was chosen as on that date in 1990, the World Health Organisation removed homosexuality from its list of mental disorders. There are various events in sydney.
Information can be found at www.facebook.com/IdahoSydney
Jesus, a Misunderstood Jew
Saturday, 18-May-2013, 07:00-09:00 pm
Amy-Jill is an orthodox Jew and Professor of New Testament Studies at Vanderbilt University Divinity School, Department of Religious Studies.Her most recent publications include The Misunderstood Jew: The Church and the Scandal of the Jewish Jesus (HarperOne, 2007) and she is the co-editor of The Jewish Annotated New Testament (Oxford University Press, 2011).
Venue: Emanuel Synagogue, 7 Ocean Street, Woollahra; Cost $15.00
Held by Australian Council of Christians and Jews, NSW
Contact: Marianne Dacy - firstname.lastname@example.org, 02 9390 5168
Events Around the Country
Marcus Borg Common Dreams 3 Canberra, 19-22 Sept 2013 - put these dates in your diary now.
COMMON DREAMS 3 CONFERENCE
THIRD INTERNATIONAL GATHERING OF RELIGIOUS PROGRESSIVES
Manning Clarke Centre, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
19 – 22 September 2013
Midwives of Change: Progressives Shaping Religious Communities”