St Kilda Uniting Church Giving care and hospitality

Apocalypse Now!

We are in the last stages of COP26 – the gathering of world wide people in Glasgow that aims to avert climate disaster by keeping the warming of the earth no more than 1.5% above the pre-industrial revolution level. Some analysts are cautiously optimistic about the results. Others are very sceptical and of course actions…

St kilda uniting church The Taize Community

The Taize Community!

It is humbling and exciting to be collaborating with Robert on the service for this week.  It will incorporate many of the elements of a Taize service as practiced by the Taize Community in France.  When discussing the possibility after a recent service, it was impressive that at least three members of St. Kilda had…

St kilda uniting church reading a book

Words from Brian SW

Last week I spent time reading Bachar Houli’s autobiography which is subtitled faith, football and family. His words prompted me to think about different perspectives of how we live out our faith. In the foreword Waleed Aly highlights some of the changes Houli has brought to the way the AFL conducts its business. Aly states…

Great God who calls us to belonging,

Leuning

I don’t need to tell you that Lockdown 6 is hard and seems to be extracting the last drops of hope and stamina from many of us. As part of my lockdown reading and surviving, I’ve dipped into a book by Julie Perrin, [Julie wrote the lyrics of the song deep Stillness’ that we sing].…

Wednesday 22 September

Lennie’s response to the earthquake:   I am still shaking, with, my legs glued to ground An earthquake came, with rumbling sound It threatened my house, my life and my sleep It was more than I could bear and I will certainly keep Locked away in case, it comes again Keeping me on edge, if…

St kilda uniting church John Cranmer’s possum

John Cranmer’s possum

Then I heard about John Cranmer’s possum. He’s one is down to earth those blokes who will tell you as it is whether you like it or not and a loveable rogue. He lives in John Cranmer’s garage rolla-door and clunks around over the roof like as though (he’s) wearing iron hob-nail boots. THE possum…

Friday17th September

From Lennie´s diary-  FRIDAY 17TH I looked at Mr Robert, and he seemed rather tired Maybe he could stop and be inspired For he works too hard at his advancing old age And refused to see that he could be a sage If he followed my wisdom from earth below   Give time to play…