Even in the winter there is hope, and you will find many thoughts on this theme in this month’s Red Wings.
In this latest issue of Red Wings you will find some beautiful poetry about hope at all times (even in winter) by our resident editor Merilyn Tandukar and a look at new ways of being “church” by Rosemary Neave,
You’ll also find a look at mercy in visiting the sick by Mike Riddell, a look at how ABC broadcaster Julie McCrossin found a home in the Uniting Church, a piece on how children (and adults) see life and death by Maya Bastian and a call in Hugh Mackay’s new book, Beyond Belief for the nation to get behind humanity for refugees.
In the indigenous section you can read about how perseverance and hope lead one would be academic to uncover some fundamental secrets of Stonehenge and other ancient monuments, memorization techniques and ways of being, despite initial rejection and setbacks.
To get the full issue click here: Red Wings 3 July 2016
A Progressive Community
St James is a place for all people to worship regardless of race, gender, cultural background or sexual orientation.
It is a safe and welcoming progressive Christian community that offers a unique opportunity to explore religion in practice.
The congregation speaks out in support of rights for LGBTIQ people, Refugees and the Environment as examples of mission on earth.
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Last weekend, Jean Shannon, Amelia Peisley and Barry Piesley gave an inspiring service which looked into the importance of true hospitality, as well as sharing a communion with the congregation.
Jean delivered a contemporary word on the importance of radical hospitality, of treating others not merely as guests but as equals for whom we can share experiences and cultures with. The word carried a message of being open to adapting and changing trough welcoming others. This word drew from the teachings found in Matthew, and offers lessons on how the Uniting Church can improve the way it engages with its culturally and linguistically diverse churches.
(Photo of a journey by congregation member and Red Wings Editor Merilyn Tandukar)
This Weekend Carols on the block is coming up and is a great opportunity to spend time with friends and family in a relaxed musical setting. All visitors are welcome, there is no fee, however gold coins will be welcome as contributions to the Christmas Bowl for foreign aid. Please see the Flyer below.