Cumberland Zone News

Churches within the Cumberland Zone have been invited to contribute to a newsletter, which will be published monthly. If you have a story or mission activity that has happened or will be happening in the future in our Church you can email the details directly to the editor at by 22nd April or by the 3rd week of the following months. Pictures of any events can be included.

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The Struggles of Cobar Nyngan Pastoral Ministry

Pastoral minister, Rev. Jo Smalbil and her husband go around the Cobar Nyngan district visiting people and offering support and conversation. In this drought stricken area of Australia farmers struggle both financially and emotionally. Unfortunately the support from Frontier Services to this area will cease at the end of the financial year. Rev. Jo said “It is a sad sign of the times that everything these days, including ministry revolves around money or the lack there of.”

To show our concern, a retiring offering will be taken up over the next three Sundays. Over the past 18 months Uniting Church patrol ministries in Australia have dropped from 22 to 9. It is hoped that we can assist in some way so Rev. Jo and her husband can continue their ministry and assist families financially with the support of other Churches such as ours.

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Easter Sunday Celebrations

Easter Sunday Celebrations - Decorated Cross

On Easter morning, we decorated the cross with fresh flowers.

It means that this symbol of death, darkness, pain and hopelessness has been transformed into Hope and New Beginnings in celebration of the resurrection of Christ.

I wish that all of you may experience the joy, hope, peace, and the resurrection of Christ in your lives.

The Risen Christ is with you, in you and among you.

- Shin Goo

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