First Sundays: Sharing great news from Parramatta Nepean Presbytery

First Sundays: Sharing great news from Parramatta Nepean Presbytery

Moderator Rev. Simon Hansford and Geoff Stevenson, Chair of Parramatta Nepean Presbytery introduced their First Sundays event on 5 July on Facebook with people tuning in to see how congregations across the Presbytery have made the changes needed to bring communities online during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The event featured stories from West Epping Uniting Church, Quakers Hill Uniting Church, Blacktown Uniting Church, Springwood Uniting Church, Campbelltown Uniting Church,  Lidcombe Samoan Uniting Church, and Hawkesbury Mission Zone.

The good news stories premiering on the first Sunday of every month, aim to tell good news stories from around the Presbytery.

Rev. Dr Rob McFarlane is Presbytery Ministry Leader at Parramatta Nepean Presbytery.

“We have all struggled through COVID-19, but there have been some great moments as well,” he said.

“The First Sundays kick-off will showcase good news stories from Parramatta Nepean congregations, overcoming isolation and bringing hope. The event will be anchored by an inspiring message from the Moderator.”

“In the First Sundays launch event we’ll hear good news stories from seven Parramatta Nepean congregations about their life, witness and service through the pandemic, with an inspiring message from the Moderator. This is an online opportunity to be encouraged and connected.”

Rev. Hansford said that the event was timely.

“This is the time for us to be the Church in a new space in our community, to worship, witness, and serve in ways we haven’t looked for before,” Rev. Hansford said.

For more information, check out the official Facebook event here.

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