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 22nd March  Lent 4        The Man Born Blind - Dr Glen Powell

Reflection Questions:
1. What caught your attention in this message?
2. When have you seen someone encounter God by being restored or healed or included?
3. How does our congregation act as Jesus did with the man born blind – and when are we a bit like the Pharisees?
4. Who in our community needs to experience healing, restoration, and reconnection?

 

         Sunday 29th March   Rev Ben Gilmour        Impossible Hope!

Project Reconnect Message for Year A Lent 5   for 29th March 2020
By Rev. Ben Gilmour, Head of Vital Leadership – UME, Uniting Church in Australia
Focus Scripture Passages: John 11:1-45, Ezekiel 37:1-14, Psalm 130, Romans 8:6-11
Reflection Questions:
1. What did you hear about hopelessness and hope?  
2. How do you see hope informs your faith and life? 
3. How do you see hope practiced in your church?
4. How do you see hope embodied in your community? 

 

   Sunday 5th April        Rev Prof Bill Loader    A Horror Week

For an "all age" message from Bill click here

If you want to down download a printable version of Bill's sermon click here 

Project Reconnect Message - Year A Palm Sunday 5th April 2020

By Rev. Professor Bill Loader,Retired Minister of the Uniting Church, and Emeritus Professor of New Testament
Focus Scripture Passage: Matthew 21:1-11
Reflection Questions:
1. Using your imagination who else do you think might have been present waving palms?
2. What do you think might have motivated Pilate to execute Jesus?
3. Where do you hear the concerns of Jesus about hope and justice being expressed today inside and outside the church?
4. Would you like to share what your thoughts and feelings might have been if you had been there among the crowd on that first Palm Sunday? Would you be a bystander, a participant, hiding, or how would you like to have been present?

 

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Description automatically generated    Sunday 12th April      Rev Andrew Cunningham       Breaking Free!

Project Reconnect Message - Year A Easter Day for 12th April 2020
By Rev. Andrew Cunningham, Minister of the Word at Orange, NSW, Uniting Church in Australia
Focus Scripture Passages: Acts 10:34-43, Matthew 28:1-10
Reflection Questions:
1 What do you think was the speaker’s main point?
2 Do you need to break out of any ‘prisons or ‘tombs’ that confine you – for example, circumstances, prejudices, addictions, fears?
3 Are there any contemporary, local or personal examples of attitudes or cultural ghettos from which your church needs to be freed?
4 What hope-filled message of transformation can you offer your community?

 

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Description automatically generated  Sunday 19th April      Alan Robinson       

                              Doubt Acknowledged and Embraced!

Project Reconnect message for Year A Easter 2, for 19th April 2020
Rev. Alan Robinson, Retired Minister of the Word, Uniting Church in Australia
Focus Scripture Passage: John 20: 19-31
Reflection Questions:
1. What do you think was the speaker’s main point? 
2. Describe a time when your faith was threatened by doubts. What did you find helpful? What was unhelpful?
3. Thomas was missing when Jesus appeared to the other disciples. Using your imagination list some reasons why Thomas wasn’t there. Which of these reasons might apply to absentees from worship in your congregation?
4. In what ways does gathering for worship and meeting for Bible study and prayer strengthen your faith? How might meeting together regularly be further encouraged?

 

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Description automatically generated   Sunday 26th April  Rev Betty Stroud,         Faith Renewed, Life Refreshed

Project Reconnect Message Year A Easter 3, for 26th April 2020
by Rev Betty Stroud, Retired Minister of the Word, Uniting Church in Australia
Focus Passage: Luke 24:13-25
Reflection Questions:
1. Where, and in what circumstances, have you found Jesus walking with you? Have you always recognised him?
2. What did this mean for you at the time?
3. What sort of hospitality does your church community offer the ‘strangers’ who might attend?
4. How might you be more open to joining those in your community and walking with them in their times of trouble?

 

 Sunday 3rd May Rev Steve Everist

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Sunday 10th May Rev Steve Everist

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Sunday 17th May Rev John Barker

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Sunday 24th May Paul Simpson

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Sunday 31st May Rev Steve Everist

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