Advent and Christmas Liturgy Resources

“Something new to say: words of spirit, faith and celebration for Advent and Christmas” is a collection of liturgy resources especially for the Southern Hemisphere!
Author Bronwyn White lives in Aotearoa New Zealand, and this collection celebrates a festive season where pohutukawa and rata are in bloom, friends gather around barbecues or picnic at the beach on Christmas Day, and many people travel to catch up with family or enjoy school holidays. The prayers, affirmations, reflections and blessings are in inclusive language, with an emphasis on “(acting in) faith, not belief” and social justice.
“Bronwyn has the creativity, imagination and power to have us sense the sacred in the ordinary. [Her]  words are more powerful and real than a thousand theological treatises on incarnation.” —Rev Dr Margaret Mayman (Pitt St Uniting Church, Sydney)
This book is ideal for progressive and liberal faith communities and churches; lay and ordained worship leaders will find them especially helpful, and there’s plenty for individual contemplation and enjoyment, too.
RRP: NZ$20.00
Print Length: 68 pages
ISBN:  978-0-473-39858-3
Format:  Softcover
Order and purchase:
from www.amazon.com as ebook or soft cover
online from Bronwyn’s website

Stillpoint Quiet Day walking the Labyrinth – Sunday 30th Sept

The St Oswald Centre for Spirituality
presents a Quiet Day
  Sunday 30th September, 
12 noon BYO Lunch
for 12.30 pm – 5.00pm
at the Labyrinth at the Waite Arboretum, 
entrance gate, 30 Claremont Avenue, Netherby.
A quiet, relaxing and reflective opportunity –
drawing upon Sally Longley’s book
Walking the Labyrinth as the Beloved in John’s Gospel.
An appointment with Jesus at the Well   John 4:4-15
Suggested donation $15.00
Please bring your own lunch.  Hot drinks and biscuits provided.
RSVP Wednesday 26th September 2018
Deirdre Ragless  dragless@tpg.com.au  or
Dianne Bradley diannebradley@bigpond.com,
telephone 8276 2928
by Wednesday 26th September please.

Two Elephants in the Room – new book by John Bodycomb

With familiar candour and colour, John Bodycomb excoriates church leadership for evading, and layering over with platitudes, two huge questions:

• What future for organised religion in Western societies? and (in light of this)
• What future for the so-called ‘religious professional’?

More information: New Release 2 elephants1

“John Bodycomb, Uniting Church minister, theological educator and sociologist, confronts us with research findings which herald a bleak future for the Christian churches in a secular society like Australia. Further he raises the question of the implications of this for the future of the ordained ministry, and thus for anyone currently contemplating training for that ministry.”

Review by John Gunson https://pcnetsa.org/book-reviews/john-bodycomb-tw…ants-in-the-room/

Life Still Matters – a 3 day workshop at Port Elliott

Life Still Matters…

…YOU matter

AN INVITATION TO ATTEND A 3 DAY WORKSHOP FOR OVER 35s to explore how meaning in life can deepen and grow, with fresh energy as experience and wisdom accumulate.
Purpose is not static. We all have a contribution to make to the world around us.

Presented by Initiatives of Change, 21 to 24 September 2018, at Port Elliott Beach house YHA

For more information and contact details: LSM SA Inv with Application 8e final