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…

Christmas - Advent Cousins

Advent Cousins

It’s the end of the school term and I was able to get to one of the grade 6 concerts. It’s a very special feeling watching your 2 eldest grandchildren who are cousins performing on stage. Especially when you know they have been rehearsing at home for weeks, stressing out over complicated choreography, and driving…

The tower

The Tower

As work begins on renovating the tower at 163 Chapel St, and public safety fencing is erected, I’m very conscious of disruption. The space at the front of the church building will not be available for a few months. The bench will be temporarily inaccessible – where will people sit and watch the world go…