St Kilda Uniting Church Another kind of world

Another kind of world

During ‘lockdown version 4’, I’ve been watching a brilliant made for TV series called:  The Man in the High Castle. It’s a superb adaptation of Philip Dick’s 1962 novel of the same name. I haven’t read the book but the TV adaptation is stunning. It’s a dystopian alternate history depicting a parallel universe where the…

50 note

Our $50 note

I was standing outside my local café on Friday waiting for my takeaway skinny flat-white with one sugar to arrive. The weather was cold and wet, but the owner had turned on the outside overhead heaters and was ‘broadcasting’ hits from the 70’s – all designed to make our waiting just a bit more fun…

St Kilda Uniting Church Hard things

Hard things

Hard things by definition are hard. Reconciliation is a hard thing. In truth, I have come to recognise it as one of the hardest things in life. I write from personal experience, but perhaps it comes easier to others. I have found that all sorts of things get in the way. Feelings and thoughts mostly.…

St Kilda Uniting Church Pigeons

Pigeons everywhere

During COVID 2020, the building in which the Church gathers each Sunday underwent a fair bit of repair work. The ‘unstable’ bell tower was completely re-built, and the roof has been completed re-slated in accordance with Heritage expectations.  It certainly all looks very nice now, but the congregation has never been very big on pouring…

St Kilda Uniting Church Mothers day

Do this to remember me

These poignant words deeply connected with breaking bread and sharing wine, have special meaning for me this month. So too, did the ANZAC day gathering when we focused upon ‘Lest we forget. Especially today on Mother’s Day. A couple of weeks ago the nursing home in which my 93 yr old mother-in-law has lived for…

St Kilda Uniting Church Pluralism Sunday celebrating diversity

May 02, 2021 – Pluralism Sunday

Today, we celebrate Pluralism Sunday. A day on which we affirm and celebrate human diversity in all its fullness. The theme of the sermon is unexpected rejection – the experience of an Ethiopian Eunuch who went to the Temple in Jerusalem. The sermon also examines the deeper meaning of the term eunuch. The reading at…