Welcome to
Wesley Castle Hill

Our Vision
To be a caring church uniting people in Christ


Minister
Rev. Carmel Ieraci
Rev. Carmel Ieraci
Student Minister Heewon Chang
Heewon Chang

Phone:   
  (02) 9894 8999    Tues - Fri,  9:30 - 2:30 

Address:
    32 Showground Rd Castle Hill 2154

Email Office:    admin@wesleycastlehill.org.au

Email Minister:
  minister@wesleycastlehill.org.au
Office working from home during lockdown
Same telephone number

 
Online Services During October
SEASON OF CREATION


Sunday 3rd October 9:30am (Communion) and
Blessing of the Animals

Lectionary Readings: Job 1:1, 2:1-10; Psalm 26;
Hebrews 1:1-4, 2:5-12; Mark 10:2-16

Online Services can be viewed
• Upcoming services (when available) on our YouTube page
• 26th September service Here
• Recent videos and texts available on our Sermons page


10th October: Earth
17th October: Humanity
24th October: Sky
31st October: Mountain

Thought of the Week:

‘Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.’ 1Pe 5:6-7 (NIV)
We all need to be lifted up from time to time, especially now when there is so much talk about freedoms and coming out of lockdowns. But is this what the Apostle Peter was saying here? The Living God can lift us up despite lockdowns and our lack of freedoms. And looking further into this particular passage of Scripture, does being lifted up by God have something to do with humbling ourselves under his mighty hand? Peter seems to be saying this. (Note the little word that in the text.) To illustrate this further, Jesus knew that the disciples were arguing among themselves as to who was the greatest, so ‘He sat down, called the twelve disciples over to him, and said, “Whoever wants to be first must take last place and be the servant of everyone else.”’ Mark 9:35 (NLT)
There is a beautiful sequence here: humble yourselves under God’s mighty hand → he will lift you up → he will take your anxiety away → you will experience God’s caring love.

Current News

Return to Church
NSW Health has advised that we will be able to return to the church when NSW reaches seventy percent double vaccination. This should happen next month. There will be conditions for that return.


Family Fun Games Night is coming back!
on Saturday 2nd October 5.00-6.30 PM
And because we are entering into the Season of Creation, the theme will be around creation care and being green!
More info to follow!!


Interfaith Prayer Service -International Day of Peace
Tuesday 21 September 2021 at 2pm on Zoom.    more...


Take Time Together Meditation Sessions
Mondays 9:30-10am, from 27th September


Book of Ruth Bible Studies
Wednesday 7:30-8:30pm, from 29th September
for four weeks


Season of Creation
Each year, churches across the globe come together in the liturgical Season of Creation, as we celebrate God’s beautiful Earth and take action to protect her.
Usually in September, this year we will be exploring these ideas in October.
Every week we will have a special focus to delve deeper and each week there will be a focus verse and an all-age action to follow. 3rd October will be Blessing of the Animals


Online Trivia Night raised $4445 for Vanuatu children's education.
Thanks to Katherine and all who participated in the Trivia Night. It was great fun and enjoyed by all.
This will assist with the very real problems being experienced by our friends in Vanuatu, since tourism income has virtually ceased there.


Parramatta Mission Winter Food Appeal
Please help those in need this winter by donating:
Clothing and Hygiene products
Non-perishable food
Extended to end of August
More details in separate window here


Garage Sale supports Hawkesbury's Helping Hands
Volunteers at Hawkesbury's Helping Hands are working through COVID lockdown to ensure that people in need can still access food and support services. On June 30 the service handed out over 130 food hampers to people in need.
Just days before the current lockdown, the charity received a $20,000 donation from Wesley Castle Hill Uniting Church.


Wesley Walkers for 17th July Postponed to whenever we are allowed to go out again.


Thank you
We all know that 2020 was a difficult year. Thanks to the generosity of our members who have maintained and even increased their giving, we have been able to keep our heads above water. Thank you for your commitment to the ongoing work of Wesley Castle Hill as we serve God an our community.


Newscope is being produced, and are being emailed to members, or recent issues can be downloaded here.
Printed copies will also be available for those who return to church, and mailed to those who are unable to attend.


Free Verandah Library at McPhail Cottage is now closed.

Playgroups

Playgroups are suspended during the current restrictions on gatherings

Have you considered Giving Direct?
There is information and a link to download a form here.


Meet a Member short bio of members read more..


Newscope weekly newsletter is available for download here