Opening up for 2024

This story was first published in the February 2024 Olive Branch It’s amazing what a little bit of scrubbing can do. Spots you thought looked ok come up amazing and lift the whole environment. That’s exactly what we’ve been doing around Olive Way this past week, getting the place ready to receive our first [...]

By |2024-02-11T16:30:36+11:00February 11th, 2024|Categories: Ministry Stories, Olive Way Happenings|0 Comments

Christmas Worship

Christmas Eve Pageant - It takes a village This year we travelled with Mary & Joseph on their journey to Bethlehem. Along the way they were joined by a host of familiar characters, a village to celebrate the birth of Jesus. Cath welcomed us and later led us in pray for all the ways [...]

Blue Christmas 2023

We heard the Christmas story read in 4 sections and lit the Advent candles for hope, peace, joy and love. We were invited to explore our Advent themes of darkness and hope, peace and justice, joy and protest on three different pieces of paper with charcoal and chalk. These images formed a collective path [...]

By |2023-12-14T19:56:00+11:00December 14th, 2023|Categories: Ministry Stories|Tags: |0 Comments

Advent

Advent is a time of waiting for the in breaking of Christ’s divine love. We wait initially in chaos and darkness. This might at first to be a bit uncomfortable. But in Advent, darkness is the emerging of something new. We grow as tiny babies in the darkness of our mother’s womb. The creation [...]

By |2023-12-09T09:33:50+11:00December 9th, 2023|Categories: Ministry Stories|0 Comments

Worship during Advent

The new liturgical year (Year B) begins with the four Sundays of the Season of Advent from 3rd December concluding on Christmas Eve!! This year we will be reflecting on and praying for the local and global villages that we are part of.  We will sing and pray, listen to the voices of the [...]

By |2023-11-22T20:17:24+11:00November 22nd, 2023|Categories: Ministry Stories|0 Comments
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