A SERMON EVERY SUNDAY

At Project Reconnect we have  been providing weekly worship resources for small congregations since our inception in Parkes for 14 years ago.  Operations moved to Charlestown in Newcastle in 2014. Since that time we have produced a new DVD each week with a message, all age message, discussion points to promote sharing and discussion. There are also  recorded choirs to lead singing. At Newcastle we have filmed, edited, and burnt approximately 350 sermons and as many all age messages to DVDs and distributed them to congregations in every state. We are also assembling a formidable catalogue of songs if the recipient does not have a musician. 

Recently we have been quietly working on a way to make our worship resources available "on demand" 24/7.  As a first step we are offering all congregations free access to all our sermons for April and May. This will make our messages available for use at home during the current coronavirus emergency. 

All that you need a computer and an internet connection to  watch them on line. We intend that  they will ultimately  become downloadable for incorporation in other presentation software such as PowerPoint. When the current crisis is over and we commence on line purchase we will our retain traditional DVD delivery for those who do not have the resources to manage online delivery. 

To view:

  • Click on the image of the presenter . This will take you directly to the message
  • To view the message full screen, click in the "our arrows" symbol at the bottom right hand corner

  • To exit full screen, hit the "esc" key

 We hope that this will provide some spiritual nourishment in this troubling time. 

If you having any comments or problems, call 02 4933 3312 or go to the "contacts" page and send us a message. 

  Sunday 17th May Rev John Barker

Project Reconnect Message Year A, for 17th May 2020
Rev John Barker, Minister of the Word
Uniting Church in Australia
Focus passage: Acts 17: 22-31
Reflection Questions:
1. Invite a comment on what THE LISTENER heard Have you ever had a time when you have felt a sense of God being very absent, and then there was something or someone that reminded you of how close God was?
2. How does this relate to YOUR faith journey? Have there been a time when you have looked back, even if it has been a very difficult time in your life, and reflected on how (even though you didn’t feel it at the time) that God was with you?
3. How does this influence YOUR church? I n the ministry of your church, could you identify times when material ‘things’ (even the church building itself) might have too much attention?
4. What is the significance to YOUR community? Have there been times when you have had the opportunity to talk about God in a real ‘relational’ way? That is, not just about going to Church etc. but more about the love and presence of God?

To view:

  • Click on the image of the RED BUTTON  . This will take you directly to the message
  • To view the message full screen, click in the "four arrows" symbol at the bottom right hand corner

  • To exit full screen, hit the "esc" key

 We hope that this will provide some spiritual nourishment in this troubling time. 

If you having any comments or problems, call 02 4933 3312 or go to the "contacts" page and send us a message. 

 

 

Sunday 24th May Paul Simpson

 Project Reconnect Message Year A, Easter 7) for 24th May 2020
Rev Paul Simpson, Minister of the Word
Uniting Church in Australia
Focus passage: 1 Peter 4:7-14
Reflection Questions
1. How do we “Live for the spirit” ? What does that look like?
2. V7-9 What are Peter's instructions for living in the Spirit here?
3. V10 What does it mean to be stewards of God Gifts?
4. What Gifts do you steward? How can you use them to serve others?

To view:

  • Click on the image of the RED BUTTON . This will take you directly to the message
  • To view the message full screen, click in the "four arrows" symbol at the bottom right hand corner

  • To exit full screen, hit the "esc" key

 We hope that this will provide some spiritual nourishment in this troubling time. 

If you having any comments or problems, call 02 4933 3312 or go to the "contacts" page and send us a message. 

 

Sunday 31st May Rev Steve Everist

Project Reconnect Message Year A,Pentecost for 31st May 2020
Rev Steve Everist, minister of the Word
Uniting Church in Australia
Focus passage Acts 2:1-13
1. What did you find to be the most significant idea in this message?
2. How do you relate personally to Holy Spirit?
3. What can we do to cultivate a closer relationship with the Holy Spirit?
4. How can our church and the wider community benefit from our closer relationship with the Holy Spirit

To view:

  • Click on the RED BUTTON . This will take you directly to the message
  • To view the message full screen, click in the "four arrows" symbol at the bottom right hand corner

  • To exit full screen, hit the "esc" key

 We hope that this will provide some spiritual nourishment in this troubling time. 

If you having any comments or problems, call 02 4933 3312 or go to the "contacts" page and send us a message. 

 

Sunday 7th June: Rev Chris Lockley

Project Reconnect Message for 2020_06_07 (Year A - Trinity Sunday) 

Rev Chris Lockley, minister of the Word

Uniting Church in Australia

Focus passage Matthew 28:16-20

Chris is a minister in the NSW/ACT Synod and is currently in ministry appointments at St Margarets UCA in Hackett and St James UCA in Curtin in the ACT

Reflection Questions

  1. How did the talk contribute to your understanding of God?
  2. In what ways has your understanding and experience of God as Creator, Jesus and the Holy Spirit shaped and informed the way you practise your discipleship?
  3. How does your church manage different understandings of God?
  4. In what ways can you understand and relate to the different understandings of God in your community?

 

 For All Age Message CLICK HERE

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To view:

  • Click on the image of the presenter. This will take you directly to the message
  • To view the message full screen, click in the "four arrows" symbol at the bottom right hand corner

  • To exit full screen, hit the "esc" key

 We hope that this will provide some spiritual nourishment in this troubling time. 

If you having any comments or problems, call 02 4933 3312 or go to the "contacts" page and send us a message. 

 

 

 Sunday 14th June:  Pastor Darren Wright

Project Reconnect Message for 2020_06_14 (Year A - Pentecost 2) 

Darren Wright Lay pastor – Gungahlin Uniting Church

Uniting Church in Australia

Focus passage:  Genesis 18:1-15, (21:1-7)

Project Reconnect Message for 2020_06_14 (Year A - Pentecost 2) 

Uniting Church in Australia

Darren is in ministry with the Gungahlin UCA Community, in the ACT/NSW Synod, he loves listening to music, studying the bible, building LEGO, cooking and baking bread. Darren’s the husband of Holly and father of 2 young children

Reflection Passages

  • What are your favourite stories from the Hebrew Scriptures and why?
  • How does your community live out hospitality with strangers?
  • What do you think the hope being proclaimed for your faith, life and church is? What promises do you think are hard to believe, or make you laugh?
  • What do you think are the promises made for the world, that you’ve once thought are too hard to believe, or that you’ve laughed at but now willing to hold onto with hope?
  • What are your favourite stories from the Hebrew Scriptures and why?
  • How does your community live out hospitality with strangers?
  • What do you think the hope being proclaimed for your faith, life and church is? What promises do you think are hard to believe, or make you laugh?
  • What do you think are the promises made for the world, that you’ve once thought are too hard to believe, or that you’ve laughed at but now willing to hold onto with hope?

For All Age Message CLICK HERE

To view:

  • Click on the image of the presenter . This will take you directly to the message
  • To view the message full screen, click in the "four arrows" symbol at the bottom right hand corner

  • To exit full screen, hit the "esc" key

 We hope that this will provide some spiritual nourishment in this troubling time. 

If you having any comments or problems, call 02 4933 3312 or go to the "contacts" page and send us a message. 

Sunday 21st June: Rev Dr John Squires

Project Reconnect Message for 2020_06_21 (Year A - Pentecost 3) 

Rev Dr John Squires

Uniting Church in Australia

Focus passage:  Subject is focused on the Anniversary of the UCA   (Could read Galatians 3 in preparation.)

 (Note that this presentation was recorded in difficult circumstances due to the COVID 19 pandemic)

Reflection Passages                    

  1. What did you find to be the most significant idea in this message?
  2. Can you find a time when you experienced the “unity of Christ” that Paul wrote about?
  3. In what way does your congregation today model the vision of inclusive acceptance for all that Paul wrote about?
  4. In what way might you be able to show that vision to the people where you live, sleep, eat, work, and rest?

 For All Age message CLICK HERE

To view:

  • Click on the image of the presenter . This will take you directly to the message
  • To view the message full screen, click in the "four arrows" symbol at the bottom right hand corner

  • To exit full screen, hit the "esc" key

 We hope that this will provide some spiritual nourishment in this troubling time. 

If you having any comments or problems, call 02 4933 3312 or go to the "contacts" page and send us a message. 

 

 

Sunday 28th June:  Rev Elizabeth Raine

Project Reconnect Message for 2020_06_28 (Year A - Pentecost 4) Elizabeth Raine

Rev Elizabeth Raine   Tuggeranong Uniting Church

Uniting Church in Australia

(Note that this presentation was recorded in difficult circumstances due to the COVID 19 pandemic)

Reflection Passages   

1.  How would you answer the questions raised in the last part of the sermon?
2.  Why do you think we only tell one of these stories in our churches today?
3.  What message do these biblical texts send to the unchurched people in our society today?
4.  Violence is still committed against many children in our own society.  How do these two stories help us to articulate and address this problem?

 For All Age Message CLICK HERE

To view:

  • Click on the image of the presenter . This will take you directly to the message
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  • To exit full screen, hit the "esc" key

 We hope that this will provide some spiritual nourishment in this troubling time. 

If you having any comments or problems, call 02 4933 3312 or go to the "contacts" page and send us a message.