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An article written by Esmond Dowdy for the February 2020 edition of the Effective Living Centre newsletter.
An invitation to a Retreat led by Martin Samson
“A Mystical Pathway for our Senses: Developing the Spiritual Senses”.
Venue: Adelaide West Uniting Church
Begins Friday 4th October 6pm with a simple meal. Ends Saturday 5th October with a celebratory evening meal. Billets can be arranged for country participants.
Cost: $50 Concession $45
If you are interested, please let us know via the ELC office 8271 0329 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
“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.
Print Length: 68 pages
Order and purchase:
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 email@example.com or
Dianne Bradley firstname.lastname@example.org,
telephone 8276 2928
by Wednesday 26th September please.