Here is our Across the Church Bible Study. Great for your group or individual!
Here is the latest information on our journey of Becoming a Church engaged wholeheartedly with our community in the name of Christ.
The Qld Govt is considering VAD. This will have impacts on the Uniting Church's hospitals and Nursing homes. With this in mind the Church instituted a consultation process over this issue earlier in the year. The consultation document was very well put together. I want to thank members of the RUC community that put in submissions.
The final report and recommendations - to be considered at Synod - is now available. I must say, in all my years with the Uniting Church this is the best consultation report I can remember. The document fairly sums up responses, frames everything Biblically and theologically, and brings the majority option to the Synod, that the Qld UC should not support VAD in it's institutions, but we should have compassion and care on anyone in our sphere who does choose this option. It is well worth a read.
Someone recently sent us this article. It presents a compelling vision of church that all would want to be part of. It's worth reading and reflecting on. Why do you come to church? Does your attitude build the church or tear it down?
We had a great night at families at five recently making resurrection gardens! Each family got to take one home to tender over the Easter Season! They also got the book, "What would Jesus Drive!"
From the Sermon on the Law in the Sermon on the Mount. This target can help us understand grace. Christ gives us many targets to aim for - faithfulness in relationships, do not murder, do not lie. If we see ourselves in the centre, it's easy to look down and judge others. This is the position of the Pharisees. But Jesus showed us that all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God! Only Christ is perfect - in the bullseye!
We're all scattered around the target having missed the mark [sinned]. When we understand ourself as the green arrow, we can throw away all pretence. A forgiven sinner who can embrace those around them as we all aim towards Christ, the author and perfecto of our faith! What a welcoming church that will be. Aiming Christward, but embracing all who understand their sainted sinner position.