St Kilda Uniting Church Magic moment

Magic moment

Something quite unusual is happening in our back -yard. Actually, it’s a side-yard. It’s a fairly large timber deck with lots of pot plants and things around the edges. Short pots. Tall pots. Red ones. Grey ones. There’s also a 1metre high fence along the long edge of the deck and behind this fence a…

St Kilda Uniting Church Memories

Memories

One of my strongest memories from childhood was spending the whole of Monday during school holidays at the Cambridge Cattle Market. It was a huge piece of land on the edge of the city where rural life intercepted city life. Farmers gathered each week to sell and buy livestock – anything from chickens to enormous…

St Kilda Uniting Church Easter

“All religions will pass but this will remain: simply sitting in a chair and looking into the distance”.   On my computer desk at home I have one of those old fashioned ‘accessories’ that you flick over when you feel like it to reveal a fresh quotation to ponder upon – a forerunner of the…

St Kilda Uniting Church Easter Sunday Homily

Easter Sunday: Homily

This will surely go down as one of the more thought-provoking Easters for many years. Of course, many in the older person category will remember other Easters that were out of the ordinary; some unique to Australia, others involving wartime experiences.   But this is different for one reason only – a virus pandemic which…

St Kilda Uniting Church Covid Easter In a time of distance

In a Time of Distance

The unexpected always happens in the way The unexpected has always occurred: While we are doing something else, While we are thinking of altogether Different things — matters that events Then show to be every bit as unimportant As our human concerns so often are; And then, with the unexpected upon us, We look at…