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NEWS & EVENTS
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Welcome to Worship at Charlestown & Garden Suburb. This is the video prepared for Pentecost 10, Sunday 9 August. Each week our worship reflection groups consider a number of questions during our discussion. Here are this week's questions:
a. What message do you hear today in this week’s service of worship?
b. What is something of your own experience that you might relate to from this message?
c. What are the ways that we can grow in our levels of being?
d. How might the church, or church leaders, or church members reflect the best qualities of levels of being into the world?
You are welcome to join one of our Zoom groups, or join others in a small home group.
Welcome to Worship at Charlestown & Garden Suburb. This is the video prepared for Pentecost 9, Sunday 2 August. The scripture readings are Romans 9: 1-5 and Matthew 14: 13-21. The theme this week is: Our greatest challenge - to always be obedient.
Welcome to Worship at Charlestown & Garden Suburb. This is the video prepared for Pentecost 8, Sunday 26 July. The scripture readings are Romans 8: 26-3 and Matthew 13: 31-33, 44-5. This week, we are reminded of The Welcome Prayer:
Welcome, welcome, welcome.
I welcome everything that comes to me in this moment because I know it is for my healing.
I welcome all thoughts, feelings, emotions, persons, situations and conditions.
I let go of my desire for security.
I let go of my desire for affection.
I let go of my desire for control.
I let go of my desire to change any situation, condition,person, or myself.
I open to the love and presence of God and the healing action and grace within.
Welcome to Worship at Charlestown & Garden Suburb. This is the video prepared for Pentecost 7, Sunday 19 July. The scripture readings are Romans 8: 12-25 and Matthew 13: 24-30, 36-43. This week, we consider that we have different levels of being, and that we all vary in our level of being at any one time.
Welcome to Worship at Charlestown & Garden Suburb. This is the video prepared for Pentecost 6, Sunday 12 July. The scripture readings are Romans 8:1-11 and Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23. This week, we consider "In hearing these words, will we change our lives … or, remain as we are?"
Everyone is welcome to join one of these reflection groups on either Sunday or Monday.
Each group will run for one hour, and will begin in one large group, before entering breakout rooms with just a few people for sharing.
If you are local, and need help connecting to Zoom, please email, and we may be able to help.
If you would like to receive the link to join in, please email Rev Tom.
First Steps in Reopening Buildings
From 20 July, we began to reopen our buildings for Hirers and for those who need to enter to conduct essential business of the church. Every group or activity entering any of our church building is required to submit a Covid Safety plan to be approved by the Church Council.
We are preparing the spaces, providing cleaning protocols and supplies, and doing all we can to minimise the risk of transmission of the Covid-19 virus. Here is a our Safety Plan.
Our congregation continues to worship online, and connect through the worship reflection groups on Zoom. All are welcome to participate. Our worship team records our service on a Thursday morning, in line with this Safety Plan.
Spiritual Direction is continuing during the Covid-19 crisis. Please contact Rev Tom Stuart
What is Spiritual Direction?
The practice of being with people as they attempt to deepen their relationship with the divine, or to learn and grow in their own personal spirituality.
How could Spiritual Direction help me?
Perhaps you have a feeling of being adrift in life and desire to experience greater meaning and direction. Spiritual Directions sessions may be helpful in providing space for you to tell your story in order to explore meaning in every area of your life.