Wembley Downs Uniting Church
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  • Trees and Weeds (Pastor Karen Sloan) 17.6.2018
    Reading: Mark 4:26-34, Matt 13:31-2

    I was catching up with Leanne Watson some months ago, and we were discussing our home offices and our propensity for having messy ones. I won the award for the messiest one when we compared photos of th ... read more

  • Getting into the Spirit (James Malcolm) 27.5.2018
    Readings: Isaiah 6:1-8; Romans 8:12-17; John 3:1-17

    As you know, last week we did not join the other churches at the Anglican Church for the Pentecost service. There was a very good reason for just being together as a church, and our servic ... read more

  • On Being Fruitful (Revd David Robinson) 6.5.2018
    Readings: Acts 10: 44-48; John 15: 9-17

    In both the Lectionary and in the media there have been a lot of references to good and bad fruit with a Royal Commission revealing so many organisations and people profiting from handing out bad fru ... read more

  • Resurrecting Easter (Dr Richard Smith) 8.4.2018

    Resurrecting Easter: How the West lost and the East kept the original Easter Vision by John Dominic Crossan and Sarah Sexton Crossan, 2018.

    Readings: Genesis 4:1-10; Micah 4:2-4; Matthew 27: 50-53

    Genesis 4: 1-10 - biblic ... read more

  • The Last Word(s) (Revd Neville Watson) 1.4.2018
    Readings: Luke 28:33; John 19:5; John 19:30

    Weep not for me. Weep for yourselves and your children.

    On Good Friday 2018, Neville Watson conducted worship in the Wembley Downs Uniting Church and preached his last sermon. In his ... read more

  • Easter Day (Revd Marion Millin) 1.4.2018
    Readings: Acts 10:34-48; Mark 16:1-8

    When Karen played that song (called `Sun` by the group `Sleeping at Last`) a month or so ago, one particular phrase intrigued me. I guess space, and time Takes violent things, angry things And makes ... read more

  • Fresh Understanding (Revd Marion Millin) 18.3.2018
    Readings: Jeremiah 31:31-34; Psalm 51:1-12; Hebrews 5:5-10; John 12:20-33

    Not long ago I went to a show called `White Spirit` as part of the Festival of Perth. Led by the haunting voice of Noureddine Khourchid, the son of a Syrian Sufi sh ... read more

  • Which Story? (Pastor Karen Sloan) 11.3.2018
    Reading: John 3:1-10, 14-21

    Lent. We started this journey a few weeks ago when we shared in an Ash Wednesday service at the Church of Christ. It was a beautiful service led by Dennis Ryle, and perhaps not as dire as many of you might think. ... read more

  • Love Rules! (Jim Malcolm) 4.3.2018
    Readings: Exodus 20:1-17; Matthew 5: 21, 22a, 27, 28, 31 to 48; Galatians 5:13-23

    You have to have some sympathy for Moses. He was in charge of a vast horde of refugees. They were escaping from Egypt - let`s face it they were kicked out! T ... read more

  • A Univeral Message (Revd Marion Millin) 21.1.2018
    Readings: Jonah 3:1-5,10;1 Corinthians 7:29-31; Mark 1:14-20

    The story of `Jonah and the Whale` ranks alongside `Noah`s Ark` as one of the classic bible stories, and amongst the few that children continue to know today. It was indeed comp ... read more

  • Joy is like the rain (Doug Lambert) 15.12.2017
    Reading: Luke 1: 46-55

    That excerpt from Miriam Therese Winter`s song takes us back to the 1960`s when we too were young and full of energy and naivety. For many of us the music which this particular song typified was revolutionary. Here w ... read more

  • Signs of Hope (Revd Marion Millin) 3.12.2017
    Readings: Isaiah 64:1-9; 1Corinthians. 1:3-9; Mark 13:24-37

    Well I wonder what you made of those readings?! In terms of my own theological framework they are way past their use-by date. The one from Isaiah would seem to bear echoes of a vol ... read more

  • Our Debts (Revd David Robinson) 22.10.2017
    Readings: I Thessalonians 1: 1-10, Matthew 22: 15-22

    A couple of weeks after hearing a sermon on Psalms 51:2-4 (knowing my own hidden secrets) and Psalm 52:3-4 (lies and deceit), a man wrote the following letter to the Taxation Department ... read more

  • Forgiveness (Karen Sloan) 17.9.2017
    Reading: Matthew 18:21-35

    We live in a world that expects perfection. We are to have the perfect life, the perfect job, the perfect children, and we are to be the perfect parents. Ouch, I think I might have failed there. I wanted the boys ... read more

  • Armour of Light (Revd Marion Millin) 10.9.2017
    Readings: Exodus.12:1-14; Romans 13:8-14; Matthew 18:15-20

    First let`s hear about the Old Testament context for our Exodus reading for today. Some of you may have seen an SBS documentary not long ago linking the biblical plagues recorded i ... read more

  • New Understandings (Jodi Lambert) 20.8.2017
    Readings: Isaiah 56: 1-8; Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32; Matthew 15: 21-28

    In Isaiah, God we hear of a God who does not discriminate. All people are welcome in God`s house. God`s house is a place of welcome and prayer for all of God`s children, in ... read more

  • Wheat and Weeds (Rev Dr John Shepherd) 23.7.2017
    Reading: Matthew 13:24-30

    The way we usually think about God is that he will always say `yes` to us. He will welcome us, we say. He`ll accept us as we are: `Just as I am, without one plea`. He`ll love us, even though we might not love ourse ... read more

  • Forty Years On (Revd Marion Millin) 18.6.2017
    Readings: Psalm 100:1-5; Romans 5:1-8; Matthew. 9:35-10:8, (9-23)

    As ourIn Touch magazine and the front page of Revive remind us, this coming week marks the 40th year since the Uniting Church was formed out of the Methodist, ... read more

  • The Advocate (Revd Neville Watson) 21.5.2017
    Readings: Acts 17:22-18:4; John 14: 15-26

    Introduction to the Reading from Acts

    This passage of Scripture was a speech by Paul to the Areopagus. The Areopagus was a Council which operated in Athens from about the 5th century BC. It had ... read more

  • Gifts (Terry Quinn) 7.5.2017
    Readings: Psalm 23 and Acts 2: 42-47

    `Dear Theophilus, Many people have done their best to write a report of the things that have taken place among us. They wrote what we have been told by those who saw these things from the beginning and ... read more

  • The Road to Emmaus (Revd Dennis Ryle) 30.4.2017
    Reading: Luke 24:13-49

    Last Monday Karen asked me what my theme for today was going to be.

    My response was Emmaus - the Luke reading.

    This apparently was too ambiguous.

    So several days later Karen asked me again `What`s your th ... read more

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130 Calais Road, (crnr of Minibah Street)
Wembley Downs, Western Australia.
Phone 08 9245 2882

Ten kilometres northwest of Perth city centre,
set amongst the suburbs of City Beach, Churchlands,
Scarborough, Wembley Downs and Woodlands