12/04/20 Weekly Newsletter

4 Apr 2020 by Janise Wood in: Formation and Discipleship Resources

Resources Offered in
12/04/20 Weekly Newsletter

 Please note especially the Guidelines for Online Gathering for Worship with Holy Communion at
https://assembly.uca.org.au/images/Guideline_Online_Gathering_for_Worship_with_Holy_Communion_final.pdf

The Assembly's National Disaster Recovery Officer Rev Dr Stephen Robinson has recommended a suite of resources on Ministry during the Pandemic from the US-based Ministry Matters website, and that takes you to
https://www.ministrymatters.com/pandemic
 
Stephen speaks in a 16 minute video outlining “Principles of Emergency Ministry” at
https://vimeo.com/400816564

There are some fine stories of hope at
https://assembly.uca.org.au/component/k2/item/3153-hope

Rob McFarlane of Parramatta-Nepean Presbytery reflects on the learning challenge in COVID-19 at
https://www.insights.uca.org.au/covid-19-the-learning-challenge/

Peter Walker, Principal of United Theological College, also reflects on how COVID-19 will change the church, at
https://www.insights.uca.org.au/will-covid-19-change-the-church/

Elizabeth Raine, Minister at Tuggeranong, has written a Liturgy for use in place of communion at
https://ruralreverend.blogspot.com/2020/03/a-lament-for-communion.html

Presbytery Minister John Squires is publishing a series of reflections on Holy Week, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday, and Easter Sunday, on his blog at
https://johntsquires.com/2020/04/05/holy-week-a-week-set-apart-in-a-time-set-apart/

Ockert Meyer, of UTC, has published a series of reflections for Holy Week at
https://nswact.uca.org.au/media/8425/holyweek-reflections-rev-meyer.pdf

Jason Goroncy has published a series of short prayers and associated images from Australians Julie Perrin and Ian Ferguson, at
https://artandtheology.net/2020/04/05/short-prayers-in-a-time-of-virus/
and
https://artandtheology.net/2020/04/06/collects-in-a-time-of-virus-ii/
and
https://artandtheology.net/2020/04/07/collects-in-a-time-of-virus-iii/

Nathan Campbell offers a series of insightful comments on the way that we encounter and respond to the disruption of the present time, at
https://st-eutychus.com/2020/disrupting-church-some-principles-for-the-covid-and-post-covid-church-world/

And for something rather different: Julia Baird (host of The Drum) has published a useful book, Phosphoresence, drawing on her own experiences of how to keep going and care for yourself in a period of difficulties. There is a good review at
https://www.theguardian.com/books/2020/apr/06/julia-baird-on-finding-light-in-the-dark-coronavirus-will-leave-a-massive-psychic-scar?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other