Saturday 24 June, 3-4pm: Something New – Mid Winter Storytelling
Our Annual Midwinter Storytelling Night is on again – June 24th, 5-7pm. We’ll build a camp fire in the church courtyard, share stories, eat soup, roast marshmallows and get as best into mid-winter as a bunch of city kids can! Storytelling will be led by Philip Wilcox, current Australian Poetry Slam Champion & will include tall tales, scary stories, Jesus’ parables and more!
Sunday 25 June
Preaching: Jess Lyons
9am Holy Communion
6pm Evening Communion
This Sunday we continue our Preaching School series in the book of Matthew as Jesus commissions his disciples (Mt 10-11).
9am Morning Prayer
Preaching: Jess Smith
6pm Evening Communion
Geoff Broughton will be away on a Spirit Journey with 4 congregation members among others across July 2 and July 9 so we will have morning prayer in the mornings on those two Sundays.
Wednesday 5 July, 7.30 – 9pm – SPIRITUALITY IN THE PUB at the PADDINGTON RSL CLUB 220-232 Oxford St, Paddington. Our NAIDOC week topic: “RECONCILIATION AND HEALING”. Speakers: Norma Tracey a Founder of Gunawirra, a not-for-profit organisation & Graham Toomey, an Aboriginal artist. Donation entry.
Saturday 8 July – Next PEACEtalks with Rev Dr Michael Jensen on Does it all end in tears? Christianity as Tragedy.
14-15 July at St Anne’s Ryde: TEAR AUSTRALIA – NSW CONFERENCE
‘Coming Back to Earth – living faithfully in the 21st Century’. Our keynote speaker will be Dr Jonathan Cornford, Co-founder of Manna Gum, a ministry in good news economics. He teaches and writes extensively about the Bible’s vision of economic and ecological justice and how this applies to the complex global economy of the twenty-first century. It’s challenging stuff that you can apply in really practical ways to live out your faith in everyday life.
Monday, 21 August 9:30am-5pm – NOT IN KANSAS ANYMORE – ONE DAY SYMPOSIUM ON THE ROLE OF THE CHURCH
What is the role of God’s people in an increasingly post-christian West? Are we activist exiles or quaint keepers of an ancient flame? Are we to lean in to culture and insist on our right to act as chaplains to a fading Christendom, or should we withdraw and exercise the ‘Benedict option’? Workshops throughout the day will explore three different views – How have Christians been placed historically, Christians out in the world and the implications for the Church. Presenters will come from a variety of perspectives, and including people such as Matt Anslow, Mike Frost, Kate Brennan Harrison, Stephen McAlpine, Brooke Prentis… Monday, 21 August 9:30am – 5pm, tickets $45-70 at Morling College.