Hare Street Uniting Church

Wendy and her daughter Debbie were able to go to the Pentecost service at the Pantheon in Rome. Petals are shovelled! in through the occulus, which is nearly 30 feet wide, at one point in the service.

Pastor David at Easter Service

The empty cross of Easter morning.

Good Friday service will start at 10.00 am, with singing led by GPdI Filadelphia. Andrew will preach a short sermon and then we  will do the liturgy for Good Friday with the stones and cross. Hot cross buns to follow.

Easter Sunday service will be at 3.00pm. It will be led by Pastor Ruth and her team, with Indonesian meal to follow.
Guest preacher on Easter Day will be Ps. David Handojo, who is a GPdI pastor in Perth.

Welcome to GPdI Filadelfia!

On February 14 we began exploring a covenant for life together in this place. Welcome to Pastor Ruth, and all our sisters and brothers.

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Going Deeper...
Some UCA Resources

One Man's Web
Rev Andrew Prior
Old Testament Lectionary
Rev Dr Anna Grant-Henderson
Lectionary Resources
Rev Dr. Bill Loader
Sarah Tells Stories
Rev Sarah Agnew
The Billabong
Rev Jeff Shrowder
Stepping Stones
Rev John Maynard


A place where we try to live the life lessons of
Jesus of Nazareth

with food
Sausages on the barbecue

and new friends
and love
Woman preparing communion
Join us
Church Building
Hare St. UCA 10.30am 
Liberty Baptist 12.00pm
GPdI Filadelfia 3.00pm


ABC Religion News

This church was the centre of a coronavirus cluster — it has a warning for others

- - 13-08-2020

Father Tony Sarkis found himself dragged into Sydney's coronavirus crisis as the funerals cluster in the city's west continues to grow, and says the community is scared after the virus "attacked them personally".

NSW Government changes Victorian border rules as 18 new coronavirus cases found

- - 12-08-2020

Health authorities in New South Wales confirm 18 new coronavirus infections, including two at the Tangara School for Girls in Sydney's north-west.

Is Islamic banking Australia's 'ethical alternative' to the big four?

- - 12-08-2020

It is spruiked as an ethical alternative, but Islamic banking has remained on the margins in Australia. A group of Muslim-Australians and industry veterans are behind efforts to change that.

Biden attacks Trump for saying he would 'hurt God' if elected

- - 08-08-2020

Joe Biden says it is "shameful", and "beneath the office he holds" for Donald Trump to claim the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee would "hurt God" if he were elected US president.

Declining congregation forces Riverina Anglican Diocese to sell iconic churches

- - 08-08-2020

They served the pioneers, but now many of these houses of worship in country towns are facing a battle for survival as parishioners dwindle.

Catholic priest accused of stealing almost $500,000 from church walks free as all charges dropped

- - 07-08-2020

A Catholic priest accused of stealing almost $500,000 from his Perth parish says his "fervent wish" is to return to active ministry following a decision to drop  dozens of charges alleging he used Church funds to pay for personal expenses.

Vatican downplays concerns about former Pope Benedict's health

- - 04-08-2020

The Vatican responds to a newspaper report that the former Pope Benedict is seriously ill by saying his condition is "not particularly worrying" and that he is overcoming a painful but not grave ailment.


ABC Religion and Ethics Report

Will Lebanon's ingrained religious complexities survive the turmoil?

- - 12-08-2020 Lebanon - a nation struggling for life. And, a case in the United Kingdom has pit doctor against doctor over the life of a little girl. Also, do you use resources to keep alive a six-year-old girl, whose long term prospects are not good, or do you use resources to extend the life of a 90 year old patient

How mercenaries have become the coronavirus super-spreaders in Africa

- - 05-08-2020 Mercenaries are tearing apart Libya - and have become super-spreaders of the coronavirus in northern Africa and the Middle East. And, why are Muslim and Christian leaders in Mali trying to calm a political stand-off in the west African nation? Also, in the brave new world of bioethics, is technology threatening to abolish motherhood? What’s the motive behind artificial parents? 

Hagia Sophia mosque reopening sparks controversy across the world

- - 29-07-2020 Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is using his decision to turn Hagia Sofia from museum to working mosque as a way to boost his flagging popularity in Turkey and the Muslim world.  And, why the Catholic Church only has to look to its history – and a forgotten part of its law – to empower women with real authority. Also, it’s a Jewish version of crossing the Rubicon. One of its most prominent intellectuals says it’s time for a single state, shared equally by Israelis and Palestinians.

Keeping the faith in Hong Kong

- - 22-07-2020 An interview with the leader of Hong Kong’s democracy movement Joshua Wong. How have churches supported the push for people power? And, a Pope who champions human rights under fire for dealing with Beijing’s autocratic government. Is silence the price of access to China? Also, remembering civil rights hero John Lewis.

Hinduphobia hits Pakistan as temple foundation is demolished

- - 15-07-2020 Prime Minister Imran Khan announced recently that his government would help fund a Hindu temple in Pakistan’s capital Islamabad. But within days the foundations of the temple were demolished and with it the hope for religious pluralism in the Islamic State. Also, a contemporary medical ethicist who has helped Australian governments with their coronavirus response joins the program. And, what can we learn from a political thinker who perished in the last great pandemic?

Saudi Arabia's dilemma over Hajj

- - 08-07-2020 The annual Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca, known as the Hajj has become the latest casualty of the coronavirus pandemic. And, when you are looking for friends, does ideology get in the way? An acclaimed new book asks us to cross the lines of party and tribe.

Srebrenica - the shocking massacre the world witnessed 25 years ago

- - 01-07-2020 Today we look back 25 years to a shocking massacre in the heart of Europe and ask how much religious and ethnic tensions were to blame. Also, Australia, China and a question of patriotism. Is praising a foreign autocrat an act of disloyalty to your own country?