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P.O Box 224 Thornleigh 2120
1-3 Paling St Thornleigh/
We welcome a New Minister
Rev Hugh Park was inducted last month as the new Minister for Thornleigh Hillcrest Uniting Church. The Church, commonly known as ‘the Church behind the wall’ on Pennant Hills Road, was over-flowing with visitors to witness the occasion.
Rev Park originally came from Korea but has resided in Australia for a quarter of a century and had previously had ministry placements at Trinity Mortdale Centre and Ryde Uniting Church. Hugh is one of the very few Koreans who has been trained for Ministry in Australia and has two Bachelor’s degrees, a Masters and is completing a PhD on the nature of sin – let us hope he does not find more material for his thesis in the 2120 postcode.
It is already evident that Rev Park is a gifted minister able to work cross-culturally. He will be a great asset to further enhance the church’s outreach to the community. Thornleigh Hillcrest Uniting’s aim is to be a ‘lighthouse for Christ’ and they hold regular meetings of interested people in social justice issues. Aged ministry is another area of concentration and a Seniors’ Luncheon held in March catered for 48 guests from the community and 22 from its own congregation. There is a men’s wood working group and a women’s craft group. It also runs English conversation classes. Bible Study groups meet regularly.Why not come and hear what Hugh has to say at his Sunday worship services? The morning worship is a great time of praise and sharing. The service commences at 9.30am.
Sunday Coffee Club
A number of the congregation meet for a leisurely cup of coffe,tea or milkshake and conversation on most Sundays from about 11.30. We meet at one of the Coffee shops at the top of the escalator. All are welcome to join us.
In a six-session Bible study, commencing on Tuesday 11 August at 7.30 pm and Wednesday 12 August at 9.30 am, we will be endeavouring to rediscover the critical mission of Christ in our world today and the richness of God’s calling on our lives, in sessions as follows:
Session 1 The Meaning of Life and Other Important Things
Session 2 Magic, Tragic Kingdom and the Kingdom of God
Session 3 The Invitation of God
Session 4 We Were Made for More
Session 5 Spirituals Dominoes
Session 6 God’s Great Adventure for Your Life
These studies will provide an opportunity to discuss and, if we wish, to share with others.