The Advent season and the story of the divine incarnation is a great opportunity to rediscover what it means to be human and the beauty that lies within.Read More
Later into every year we await the new season ‘advent’ a time characterised by the feature of arrival, the coming into view of the 'Christ mystery’ as it once again seeks to incarnate in creation.Read More
Self Control does not stand alone as a virtue to be cultivated in our lives, rather it belongs to all of the others. I wonder though, if it were to intentionally choose to delay gratification that the result and our offering of Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Faithfulness and Goodness to others would be the natural response.Read More
I decided to trust that Love, that God was moving through my necessary season, I decided to trust that God was indeed with me and all that love that I wanted to give, was now being turned toward myself.Read More
The justice of God is about giving dignity back to those who have been crushed by the use of power and violence in the world.Read More
Greg's Sunday message on Peace and paying attention to the Jesus who sleeps inside our boat.Read More
In communities, we can constantly affirm together what is good, and kind, wise and
true. We can understand what it means to be good to ourselves, each other and
the created world around us and we can understand what God meant when the
created world was good and how best we can respond to that.
The word kindness has a gentle sound that seems to echo the presence of compassionate goodness. When someone is kind to you, you feel understood and seen. There is no judgment or harsh perception directed toward you.Read More
Faithfulness is not the momentary absence of an action, it is not mucking up once and declaring oneself unfaithful or faithless. Its about keeping on keeping on. Its about carrying on, cultivating faithfulness.Read More
Patience is part of a collective demonstration of the image of God we were designed to bear. And patience is an invitation to human flourishing.Read More
Joy is connected to the way we see the world. Joy is not just about having positive experiences, its fundamentally related to the way we perceive the events that are happening around us, and to us, and in us? Joy is not only about whether things are good or not in themselves, it is about how we perceive them.Read More
The greater hidden meaning of this word as a verb is understood as.. 'the response we give when we understand what it means to surrender our time and space to people and beings that enter our world’.Read More
In our wait can we abandon everything that we think, feel and believe to God?Read More
Where once I expected God to do all of the moving on my behalf, now I am aware of God’s invitation into the dance where together we can change the world, I just let God do the leading.Read More
Prayer levels the playing field, it puts everything in perspective, alleviating the pressure and anxiety from our finite minds, a panacea for the current difficulty. It is a new way of seeing, a faith filled hopefulness that elevates our consciousness. Our life as a prayer is an emerging kingdom poetic that Jesus came to reestablish and reaffirm as his primary rationale for why we exist as spiritual beings.Read More
We get back up again. And again. And again. And it is our capacity for hope that compels this resilience. Despite the frequent disappointments of everyday life, the human spirit has a remarkable ability to be pushed forward by hope. Yet there can come a time when this resilience is worn down.Read More
Some creative expression from members of our community, Petra and Amber, on the advent of our 18th birthday.Read More
This coming weekend is an opportunity to celebrate so come and join us on Sunday as we propose a toast to long life and good fortune. The future of our boutique faith family is reliant on the innovative and inventive benefaction of its people.Read More
Although in one sense 18 is just another number, in another way it stands as a symbol of something. Of growing up. Of moving forward. Another step in our becoming. As a community, what emerges among us, the ‘Edge’ that is greater than the sum of its parts, will be filled with the ‘inspired becomings’ that are happening within each of us.We are being called forward, called out, called into something.
Resonance. Emergence. Inspiration.