God's love in action The prophet Isaiah told people who had lost their homeland and who had been through enormous suffering that they could live in peace again. His message resonates this Christmas Bowl, as we support Sri Lankan refugees to return home and build peaceful new lives after years of bloody civil war. [...]
On Sunday 10th November Rev. (Deac) Jeanne Beale* presented Rev. Richard Collard with a certificate celebrating 65 years of ordination. Responding to this Richard shared a story about his first placement in the Mallee. He had two manses situated 68 miles apart. He lived in one manse 9 days at a time and 5 [...]
During our Season of Creation series we built a picture of the annual seasons of our local area as identified by the people of the Kulin Nation, by associating changes in the weather with the life cycles of indigenous plants and animals, and movements in the night sky. Poorneet, Tadpole Season, the season we [...]
Jesus told them a parable about the need to pray always and not lose heart, not lose heart. A reflection on Luke 18:1-8 to conclude the Season of Creation, with input from the Netflix series 'The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt'.
Jools Hamilton reflects on Luke 19:28-48. Jools is a Methodist minister, currently working as Student Chaplain to Trinity college Dublin. Visit his blog here.
A reflection on Baptism and Identity focussing on Jesus' baptism in Luke 3:21-22 and Rey in Star Wars - The Last Jedi. What makes you who you are? Is it your parents, your relationships, your family, your work, your personality, your loves, your joys, your fears, your successes, your disappointments, your strengths, your vulnerabilities? [...]
On Thursday 27th June we welcomed Stephen Burns, Coordinator of Ministry Studies, Pilgrim Theological College, and Professor of Liturgical and Practical Theology, University of Divinity to lead us in a conversation in response to the question ‘Why worship?’ He began by sharing his fascinating journey from England to his current teaching position. Stephen then told [...]
'Migrant Mothers: Moreland' was a five month community art project for 50 migrant women in the City of Moreland. The project provided several free scratch board art workshops run at community centres in order to create artworks as well as a collaborative zine for distribution to the local community. The project encouraged social creativity [...]
The Dictator Johnny Salameh Artist’s statement The Dictator is made from Ready made objects ( suitcases and chair). My artwork expresses the dictator as the person who sits carelessly above the miserable momentum below, person who sat insensitively on the loves of others. As a Syrian I understand the momentum, dislocation, chaos and indeed [...]