Call to worship Our land is alive with the glory of God; desert sands hum and gum trees dance. Brown grasses sing and mountains breathe their stillness. All created things add their rhythms of delight and even stones rap out their praise. Let our voices mingle with those of the earth; may our hearts [...]
The empty jar and the well of grace - Genesis 21:8-21. Which way is better? – to leave the future up to God? – or work to shape the future by our own endeavours? Isaac and Ishmael symbolise these two alternatives.
Uniting in Song (on Sunday 25th June) was a wonderful way to celebrate the UCA 40th Anniversary, bringing together the Brunswick and Wesley congregations with our quite different liturgical and musical expressions into one seamless event. We enjoyed singing a wonderfully diverse selection of 25 songs to the glory of God and very [...]
World Wide Knit in Public held in the Olive Way was simply amazing. Something like 50 people came to knit squares for Knit One Give One and Wrap with Love. The atmosphere was wonderful. We were sustained by Devonshire Tea throughout the event and 7 different soups for lunch. Thank you to everyone who [...]
"God moment or lucky break?" - a reflection on hope. Will God change the weather to suit us, or help us avoid collisions while driving? Probably not. So what might divine intervention look like, if there is such a thing? And how might it inspire hope for the future? Sarah gives us a clue [...]
a reflection on gratitude - part of a series about money. “Happiness" is not emphasised as an ideal state of life in the bible. The bible has other emphases, among them thankfulness, gratitude. One way of entering more deeply into thankful contentment in our lives, is by becoming more “materialistic”, more focussed on the goodness of creation. [...]
A reflection on generosity - part of a series about money. Jesus says, “Give to everyone who begs from you.” In the face of the increasing number of people begging in our city, is it really practical or even desirable to do what Jesus teaches?
Easter Sunday 2017. Do you know the feeling of bursting with life changing news? And does Easter do that to you? – fill you with such fear and great joy that, like the women at the tomb, you just have to go and tell about it? Or is it a bit more complicated than [...]