COVID-19: UNDER THE CURRENT RESTRICTIONS ON GATHERINGS NO 0N-SITE WORSHIP IS CURRENTLY BEING CONDUCTED.
However the 10.30 am service, 5 pm Meditation and 6pm evening service have continued - via Zoom.
All welcome, regardless of where you live, or which church if any you have been attending.
For a copy of weekly order of service and other worship resources and for Zoom meeting details contact email@example.com
Meditation Group at 5 pm. For Zoom meeting details contact firstname.lastname@example.org
10-30 am Morning Service
This is our main service. You will mostly find in it familiar elements of a Uniting Church service but informed by Biblical scholarship and progressive Christian theology.
Communion is offered once a month. Those wishing to share in the celebration have bread and wine or juice ready at home, for that point in the Zoom service.
We encourage participation in the service. There is an opportunity to give thanks and share concerns, as prayer points, and to offer comments or questions after the reflection.
There is morning tea chat after the service, in Zoom breakout rooms.
5 pm Meditation
Pre-Covid this small group met “in the round” for about 45 minutes.
We draw on Christian traditions of meditation or contemplative prayer. Our meeting comprises short readings, music and some practical guidance on how to meditate, all structured around 20 minutes of silence.
The guidance we offer follows the practice of the World Christian Meditation Movement (WCCM) http://wccm.org/
Sources for our readings, including spoken prayers, have included:
• John Main, Daily Readings – Silence and Stillness in Every Season [and other WCCM material]
• Francis Macnab, A Fine Wind Blowing [A modern interpretation of Psalms and other readings]
• David Johnson, A Quaker Prayer Life.
• This We Can Say, Australian Quaker Life, Faith and Thought.
For more information contact Evan on 0414 759 883 or email email@example.com
6 pm Evening Service
(In the Brindabella Room when meeting in person)
This is a small and informal service. It has three main elements: a simple liturgy, a period of sharing and a discussion led by one of the group.
Recent evenings have included:
• Prophecy and Power in Hebrew Scripture
• Discussion topic: is Biblical justice social justice?
• Video by Rev. Michael Dowd, on 'Ecology as Spirituality'.
Holy Communion is celebrated on the first Sunday in the month. Pre-Covid this took the form of an Agape Meal, a simple meal commencing with the sacramental sharing of bread and wine, recalling the meals Jesus shared with his disciples during his Ministry.