St Kilda Uniting Church Wattle bird

Poem: Life’s Companions

I heard a Wattle bird today ‘It’s time to go’ she seemed to say Another joined her gentle song I think it was a Currawong Parrots, Magpies, on the wire Joined the song – we had a choir Feathered friends within the trees Set their songs upon the breeze. The Wattle bird – alone no…

St Kilda Uniting Church River of life

River of life

Like many people, I dive into books for very different reasons. Intellectual challenge. Vicarious adventure. Human interest. Facts and fiction – and sometimes I’m not sure which is which. But there is one category of book that I don’t so much ‘dive’ into but rather slowly and carefully lower myself into until I am fully…

St Kilda Uniting Church Lent and Easter Holy Week while in isolation

Lent and Easter

It’s rather strange to realise that for Lent 2020 we are having to give up gathering as a church community. Lent – time to give up Usually, Lent inspires people to give up a range of things – personal favourites like chocolate or wine, or meaningful experiences like meals in a restaurant. It’s usually about…

St Kilda Uniting Church Prayer for hospitality

Prayer About Hospitality

Loving God, As people of a faith tradition, we believe in hospitality. We believe in responding with kindness and generosity, in sharing, offering companionship, welcoming and helping others. Help us to understand hospitality. Are there boundaries to hospitality? May our questioning bring Your forgiveness. Fill our hearts with Your love, and be with us, so…

Introduction to Indigenous Theology

January the 19th Sermon

The earliest inhabitants of the area now covered by the City of Port Phillip were the Yalukut Weelam, one of the five clans of the Boon Wurrung, known as the coastal tribe, and who were members of the Kulin nation, the sovereign First Peoples of this place. We honour their elders past, present and emerging…