Riding the Waves – Episode 1
The first story in the series features Tess, Joel, Rafa & Sofia enjoying life in Gisborne.
Send us photos of your pets!
Sunday 4th October is Blessing of the Animals Sunday we would love to have photos (or brief 10sec videos) of your pets to use in our service video or on our website and social media groups. Send your images to Ian, firstname.lastname@example.org or Saide, email@example.com and tell us your pet’s name.
Season of Creation
This week, Sunday 20th September, is the first in our Season of Creation, a time for us to celebrate God’s creation and reflect on our response to the climate crisis, inspired by our Climate Crisis Action Plan.
Mobile Phone Ban Bill
Following on from the Love Makes a Way calling party action to to let Alan Tudge know that ‘Australians will not stand for the removal of phones from refugees in detention‘ here is another opportunity to get this message across. Senator Jacqui Lambie wants to know your opinion on the bill. To find out how to share your opinion and make a difference find out more here.
Recording Christmas Carols
The worship committee is planning ahead for the Christmas worship season. A big part of our plan is to record 12 Christmas Carols before the end of November. If you would to lend your voice to one or more of these recordings please respond to the Christmas Carols Survey Monkey. One of our music coordinators – Natalie Sims, Elaine Potter, Alistair Hunter, Shawn Whelan – will give you a call.=
Act for Peace Ration Challenge
A message from Hannah Denison – Hi folks, in the midst of this disheartening situation we find ourselves in this year, I have joined the Act for Peace Ration Challenge as a way to contribute something positive to the world, find new ways to feel part of a community, and learn to get by with a little less. The challenge runs from 13-19 September, and if you’d like to support my efforts I’d be very grateful. Donate here.
Black Lives Matter
Following on from worship last Sunday, 30th August, Jenne Perlstein has provided a comprehensive list of resources including websites, documents, books, religious communities, documentaries, films, videos, groups and organizations that will aid us in become allies for First Nations People. Please contact Jenne, 0414 650 727 if you want to discuss any of these resources with her or simply to have a chat about her lifelong passion for justice as an ally of 35 years.
A new Book Club
Do you want to share the joy of reading with others? Claire Foley would love to hear from anyone who wants to join a daytime group, meeting at the Church (eventually). If there is enough interest the group may make a start online before we can physically meet. The format will involve bringing a book of your choice to share and discuss with the group. Contact Claire for more information or to express your interest in joining, 0419 988 972.