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APRIL 2019

Dear friends,

Merewether Uniting was well represented at World Day of Prayer, held this year at Christ Church Cathedral on 1 March. It was an occasion of learning and prayer for Slovenia as we gathered together with Newcastle’s ecumenical community.

The annual reports and AGM in March gave a comprehensive accounting of the congregation’s activities including their wide and supportive connections to the community. Reports demonstrated that Merewether UCA is in a firm position for continuing current activities this year. Thank you to all who accepted positions and for the time and energy that this will involve. I am grateful for each person in our congregation as you each contribute to who we are and the presence Merewether Uniting has in the local community.

As we continue through Lent, Merewether Uniting’s participation in UnitingWorld’s Lent Event is an opportunity to connect with the global church and come together to raise funds for projects that transform lives and communities. Once again, the focus is on highlighting the courage and needs of our close neighbours in Timor-Leste, one of the poorest nations in our region. Each week we will see and hear stories of the people of Timor Leste, told through our weekly video series.

I am speaking at Whitebridge UCA’s women’s night on Monday 1 April. This evening is held 3 times a year and will be an opportunity to tell something of my story and Merewether UCA’s story including community activities. While Inspiracy is not being held until 2020, I continue to work together with Rev. Rod Pattenden and Adamstown UCA in the bimonthly Taize services. I am also speaking at Adamstown UCA’s monthly evening service on Sunday 7 April at 6pm.

Thank you to everyone who is supporting our Return and Earn bottle project. Aron has made his first trip to deposit the bottles and raise money to assist his family. Aron’s family have gained medical clearance with their visa’s to Australia and are now waiting for a travel date. This can continue to be a slow process so please remember Aron, his wife Biki and their 3 children in your prayers.

Warm regards

Rev. Jennifer
0411 133 679

Latest newsletter (PDF) – Merewether UCA Newsletter APRIL/MAY 2019


  • April 7th. 9am Rev. Jennifer – Communion
  • April 14th. 9am Rev. Jennifer / 7pm Taize style service at Adamstown UCA
  • April 19th. 9am Rev. Jennifer – Good Friday
  • April 21st. 9am Rev. Jennifer – Easter Sunday
  • April 24th. 3pm at Carpenter Court
  • April 28th. 9am Mr. Bill Hennessy
  • May 5th. 9am Mrs. Helen Weavers – Communion
  • May 12th. 9am Rev. Jennifer
  • May 19th. 9am Rev. Jennifer
  • May 22nd. 3pm at Carpenter Court
  • May 26th. 9am Rev. Jennifer



Merewether All Sorts

Community Kitchen
Volunteers from 2pm
Meal served at 6pm


Carpenter Court Aged Care Plus
4th Wednesdays at 3pm

Gourmet Gatherings spirituality discussion group
Monthly on Wednesday at 7pm


9am worship
7pm Taize service – 2nd Sundays bimonthly at Adamstown UCA