Alister's Blog

If you are interested in reading more about Cafehchurch-y stuff, you might find our pastor Alister's blog interesting. Rather unimaginatively, it is at alisterpate.com

He is particularly proud of

Alister in Krakow back in 2011

Cafechurch, Faith, and Mystery

In a segment filmed for Oprah Winfrey’s OWN channel, author Brene Brown reflects on why she left the Roman Catholic faith of her youth, and how she has found herself back in the Episcopal church.

One of the key points she makes is that she originally “fell in love with the faith and the mystery piece.” However, over time her experience of church, “became less about faith and mystery, and more about politics and certainty.”

COVID-19 Response

This page list some resources about our response to COVID-19, and will detail what Cafechurch is doing as a result

Currently Cafechurch is meeting in person at Chalice

We are following government requirements, and using the Uniting Church Synod of Victoria and Tasmania COVID COVID Safe processes.

Magical Mystery Tour

Join us at Chalice Northcote (251 High Street Northcote) for a session curated by Jess and Andrew. It will be an engaging night of conversation and spiritual engagement. We eat together at 7pm (please bring your own everything because of COVID-19 restrictions)), and we will be done by 8:30

COVID Safe Meetings

Cafechurch and Chalice Northcote

Cafechurch merged with Chalice, the Northcote Uniting Church Congregation in, Northcote in 2020. We are looking forward to the many exciting things we will be able to do together. as we bring our unique gifts and graces to bear in a much loved Northcote landmark.

Rejoice!

This Tuesday 3/11/20, we are allowed to gather together for the first time since March. It's an exciting moment, and we will mark it in a Cafechurch appropriate way. We aren't allowed to share food or drink, so please bring your own and join us as we reflect and rejoice together.

Join us in the courtyard of Chalice - 251 High Street Northcote - at 7pm. We're shooting to finish by 8:30 (because outside is cold.)

Please note that there is a maximum of 20 people allowed.

All Saints

See what love the Father has given us, that we should be called children of God; and that is what we are. The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. Beloved, we are God’s children now; what we will be has not yet been revealed. What we do know is this: when he is revealed, we will be like him, for we will see him as he is. And all who have this hope in him purify themselves, just as he is pure. 1 John 3:1-3

Tuesday 27/10 is Caravan, our contemplative Eucharist. Hit me up for a Zoom link, BYO bread and wine or equivalents.

The Faith that Heals

Then Jesus said to him, "Get up and go on your way; your faith has made you well." Luke 17:19

What is this faith that makes us well? With COVID keeping us Melbourne people locked in our homes for weeks and months on end, it seems a more pertinent question than ever.

Tuesday 13/10/20 via Zoom - hit me up for the link

Image: The healing of the man born blind, Duccio, 1311

Golden Calves

Moses spent such a long time on the Mountain of God that the people despaired of him ever coming back down again, so they built themselves their own custom-made god. Was that all resolved a long time ago - or are we still busily making ourselves gods to worship?

Tuesday 6/10/20 a5 7pm. Hit me up for the Zoom invite.

Image: Worship of the Golden Calf, Hofheinz-Döring, Margret, 1962

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