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…if you had the faith of a mustard seed …

In his reflection  on the  gospel reading (Luke 17:5-10) at St James’  morning service last Sunday, Simon Clarke suggested that the  point of Jesus’ metaphor was not to quantify faith as much as to affirm its power.

The disciples had asked Jesus “to increase their faith”.  Jesus’ response was along the lines “unleash the faith you already have”.

The text of Simon’s reflection can be found here.

SC Reflect 6 Oct 2019

EMPOWERING SOCIAL JUSTICE – 3 WEEK COURSE AT ST JAMES

This three weeks course comprises  interactive discussions/workshops on the topic of Justice and what it means today.  Sources and thoughts from Old Testament prophets, Jesus and modern thinkers/theologians.  Led by Len Baglow and Joan Palmer from South Woden Uniting Church.

At:  St James Uniting Church,  Curtin

Dates: Tuesdays 8th 15th, 22nd, October

Time: 7-30 to 9-30pm

Cost: $30 ($20 Concession) To cover venue, tea, coffee, handouts,

For more information see the attached poster.

Justice course promo

 

DEEP CHAT – LEN BAGLOW ON SOCIAL JUSTICE

This will be the second in our DEEP CHAT series of Sunday evening conversations.

We talk with Len Baglow, Policy Advocate for A Progressive Christian Voice (Australia) and member of South Woden Uniting Church about social justice and the Kingdom of God; speaking up for justice in the public square; and journeying with conservative Christians. We also hope to touch on some of Len’s own story.

There will be an opportunity for comment and questions.

All are welcome to attend.

Sunday 8 September,  6-15  to  7-30pm.  40 Gillies St, Curtin

For more information please contact stjames.uca@gmail.com

A flier on the event is attached.

len baglow poster

 

COMMON DREAMS CONFERENCE – STATEMENT FROM THE HEART

At the Common Dreams conference, a conference for progressive religious thought and practice held in Sydney 11-14 July 2019, participants developed and endorsed a Common Dreams Statement of the Heart, in response to the Uluru Statement from the Heart.  A group of 7 people from St James attended the conference.

The purpose of the Common Dreams Statement is to assist in challenging churches and other bodies to acknowledge not only the land of the Aboriginal Peoples but also their creation spirituality and their right to make a treaty that enshrines their voice in the Australian Constitution.

The Common Dreams Statement can be found below.

Common Dreams Statement from the Heart