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Christmas Bowl – Advent 2

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.  [...]

By |2019-12-05T10:24:00+00:00December 5th, 2019|Categories: Ministry Stories, Uncategorized|Tags: |0 Comments

Richard celebrates 65 years

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 [...]

By |2019-11-10T06:20:55+00:00November 10th, 2019|Categories: Ministry Stories, Uncategorized|Tags: , |0 Comments

Baptism, Identity, Temptation and Star Wars

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? [...]

By |2019-07-23T04:35:06+00:00July 23rd, 2019|Categories: Sermon, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Why worship?

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 [...]

By |2019-07-04T06:00:33+00:00July 4th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |0 Comments

Migrant Mothers

'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 [...]

By |2019-06-26T04:45:27+00:00June 24th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Naser Moradi

"Please open your heart and the door of this cage. Life is not forever and our time to be young is very short. We are Human Just Like you, and we also wish to know freedom. Thank you." Naser . How can I get Freedom? Please ... Open your heart And open [...]

By |2019-06-26T09:07:58+00:00June 24th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Dictator

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 [...]

By |2019-06-26T04:41:54+00:00June 24th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments