In Person, Virtual Worship and Personal Reflection: Sunday, 5th December 2021

Whether you will be joining us in person, virtually or in prayer, we encourage you to take time for your own personal or family reflection.

In person Worship begins this Sunday, 5th December 2021, 9:30am, at 134-140 Fryers Street, Shepparton, 3630. All joining us for face to face worship must be double vaccinated or hold a valid exemption. We encourage you to arrive a little early to login with the QR code in accordance with Government health regulations and show your Vaccination certificate or valid exemption. Please keep a distance of 1.5 meters from others and the wearing of a mask is encouraged.

In conjunction with our face to face worship, we will be going live again this week with our Virtual Worship Service YouTube at the same time. To watch the service head to our YouTube page at 9:30am by clicking here and look for the ‘Live video’ link once we are live at 9:30am

Once we are Live on Youtube with our worship service a link will be uploaded to our Facebook Page. Until then all our recorded Worship Services can be found on YouTube or Facebook.

For those worshiping online: there will be the opportunity to gather together via zoom after the service has finished for a social chat. Our social chat will begin at approximately 10:30am and you can access the zoom room by clicking here or by entering the following details into your Zoom app:
Meeting ID: 967 0806 2577
Passcode: 390342


Virutal Worship Not For You?

If Virtual Worship or meeting in person is something you’re not sure about, feel free to use the following resource created by one of our Ministers. Download it here: Advent 2: Sunday 5th December 2021.

Keep checking back and click on the following links for continued information and resources during this unknown time of Church Closures:

What are you waiting for? Advent 2021 Studies: Four sessions from November 24 to December 19th

Waiting is certainly one thing we’re accustomed to just now – waiting for announcements of new re-strictions, lockdowns, freedoms, pathways out of the pandemic. Waiting to hear what will or will not be possible this Christmas.

There has been an anxious wait for the availability of vaccines, as the only real solution to our currently restricted way of life. So we celebrate the good news that, while later than we hoped, we move towards the key targets that trigger new freedoms.

And so, to Advent – when we’re reminded that we are still waiting – for Christ to bring all things to com-pletion. There is unfinished business in the struggle against evil. How has the pandemic changed us? How has it changed the way we think about and experience hope, peace, joy and love?
Join with people across the Presbytery of North East Victoria to share, dream and pray together in this Advent Season.

Sessions will be held via Zoom in the comfort of you home with two days to pick from:
-Wednesday afternoons – November 24, December 1, 8, 15, at 2.30pm
-Sunday evenings – November 28, December 5, 12, 19, at 6.30pm.

The studies will be led by Brian Spencer from PNEV and the Waranga Cluster,  and Cynthia Page, minister at Eaglehawk and Marong UCA.  

Participants will interact initially as a large group before breaking into groups for discussion.
We will re-convene as a single group to draw together the threads of our discussion and a time of prayer.

Register in advance. Email Brian Spencer brianspencer@northeastvicuca.net.au or
register directly at: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJArf-ytpzgiGNO5jG89PtFYLJX4sBXX2Js5

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the studies.

2021-2022 Lectionary available for download

With the beginning of the new Church year on the horizon, in just 7 weeks on the 28th November 2021, we bid farewell to the year of Mark and look to the readings during the year of Luke for wisdom and guidance.

The UCA Assembly have released the 2021-2022 Lectionary leaflet and we have placed a copy for you to download on our website for your convenience. It can be downloaded directly by clicking here or heading to our Worship Resources page.

Alternatively you can head to the UCA assembly website and download it from there and view other worship and lectionary resources.

Scammer Alert for Facebook

It seems that we have been targeted by scammers on Facebook. A person is impersonating us and sending friend requests to all those that follow us on facebook.

Please do not answer any friend requests or messages from a Shepparton Uniting Church personal profile.

The Shepparton Uniting Church DOES NOT send friend request through Facebook and we DO NOT cold contact people via facebook messenger with a wave, then ask for people to give money for any reason via messenger.

Never give money to someone that contacts you through Facebook.

If you are contacted by this scam profile please report the account as false to facebook straight away. If you are able please go to our facebook scam warning post and share so others do not get caught by this scam.