St Kilda Uniting Church Red sky

Red sky at night

I was struggling to find a clear topic this week. Just as I settled upon one idea, another would come along and like a dodgem car, nudge it out of the way. I won’t bore you ( or intrigue you ) with the possibilities; they were numerous. But none ‘attached’ themselves to me with anything…

St Kilda Uniting Church First service with the Zimbabwean community 5

Our first joint service

It’s impossible to talk about last Sunday without struggling to find the right words. As one person said, “It’s been a long time since we’ve had young children running through the building like that”. Said while a string of young boys raced through the back door and out into the courtyard behind the church building.…

St Kilda Uniting Church Next chapter in the life of our church

The Next Chapter

The beauty of the Easter season, is that we are reminded that the Church lives in and with the spirit of resurrection. That new life can emerge from anywhere once old stones have been moved out of the way, and fears dispelled. This Sunday, the 19th May, marks the start of a very new and…

St Kilda Uniting Church Resurrection story

The mystery remains

The Resurrection aspect of the Easter story has always been a difficult thing to navigate. It’s a sensitive space in which different ‘beliefs’ need to be held in tension. They were held in tension in the early days of the emerging Christian Community but the process of ‘engineering’ a particular orthodox perspective meant that other…

St Kilda Uniting Church God with us

Good with us now

When I look back and forward over weeks past and weeks to come, life resembles one of those carnival rides where you go up and down, round and round, and get off feeling rather dizzy. In ministry there is a regular diet of fixed and unplanned activity: organising things, going to meetings, being the diplomat…