Reconciliation Sunday will be recognised at St. James this Sunday 26th May. Our 10:30 a.m. service will commence in the park next to the church in the circle of spotted gums (seating and rugs available for those needing them). We will acknowledge country, and pay respect to the indigenous leaders of our country past, present and emerging; share a prayer; celebrate the beauty of the trees, then enter the church and gather around a symbolic campfire to share music, reflections, prayers and conversation. Reconciliation Sunday remembers Sorry Day and the covenant with the UAICC (Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress) of the Uniting Church in Australia.
The Rev Rex Hunt, a grass roots religious naturalist, progressive liturgist, and social ecologist and former Minister at St James will be returning for a special event on 6pm on Sunday 26 May. Rex will be in conversation about his progressive journey. All are welcome to attend. Details and brief biographical notes are provided below.
Israel Folau’s fundamentalist and heartless views on gays and eternal damnation don’t sit well with us at St James. A more compassionate and saner Christianity is evident in Greg Jenks’ (Dean of Grafton Cathedral) recent blog on the matter. We recommend you read it.