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On the final Tuesday of the month at Chalice - Northcote UCA, Caravan is time and space to direct our attention towards God. No matter if we are full of grief, or of doubts, or of joy: God wants us to come to him, to bring our deepest concerns, and our real selves; to anchor ourselves in the bedrock of the universe. Caravan is a collaborative approach to worship, through words, music, images, and silence. We bring ourselves, heart, mind, and soul, to God through our presence, our attention, and our responses.

Tuesday Nights

At Cafechurch we think life is an adventure, a spiritual quest. Like all adventures, sometimes you're fighting dragons, sometimes you're feasting in merry inns, and sometimes you're slogging along a long, hot, dry path in the middle of nowhere wondering why on earth you just didn't stay at home.

So is it anything goes then?

As Jesus was setting out on a journey, a man ran up and knelt before him, and asked him, ‘Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?’ Jesus said to him, ‘Why do you call me good? No one is good but God alone.

Caravan March 2019

Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness, where for forty days he was tempted by the devil. Luke 4:1-2a

In the image notice that there is no external tempter. It's harder to resist your own voice suggesting that there is no absolute necessity to completely refrain from eating. After all, you are going to need your strength. And you could fix it all so very easily - all the pain and suffering in the world. Everything could be fixed just like that.

14/8 - The Mission of Cafechurch

Jesus said to them again, ‘Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.’ When he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, ‘Receive the Holy Spirit." John 20:21-22


What does it mean for Cafechurch to be sent by Jesus? It's a time of change for us and so the clearer we are about what we are on about, the better.


Yes, I know it's a big question. But perhaps after a parma the side of your head and a few beers the answers will begin to fl

Caravan - 27 Feb

What does it mean to take up our crosses? It's a hard ask. Join us to engage with it at a spiritual level through song, contemplation, and pizza. 

Caravan is our contemplative, more  church-y feeling thing. Communion, a Biblical prayer exercise, and then dinner afterwards.

7pm on the 27th of February at the Centre for Theology and Ministry chapel - 29 College Crescent (between St Hildas and Ormond College - it can be a little tricky to find, so best if you're a little early.)


God is calling you: are you paying attention?

A couple of weeks ago we had a session on the whole "call of God" idea. Perhaps unsurprisingly, there was a lot more to be said than we had time for. So this week, we're having another bash.  If God were calling you, would you notice? Or, more exactly, God is calling you: are you paying attention? How do you go about discerning what God is calling you to? And what if God is calling you to something unpleasant? All this and more will be explored this week - 6/2/2017.


Call of God

What does it mean to be called by God? What are you being called to? And how would you know it had happened? How come when Jesus calls people they leap so immediately to their feet? Is that what I'm supposed to do? All these questions and more will be explored, if not necessarily answered, this coming Tuesday 23/1/2018.

 Now after John was arrested, Jesus came to Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God, and saying, ‘The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near; repent, and believe in the good news.’

Jonah and the Night Journey

The story of Jonah and the Whale is complex. It leads us to ask: where is God in suffering? When Jonah is sitting in the pitch dark in his whale, with only the smell of decomposing fish for company, a long, long way from the light of the sun, he sang a psalm of both lament and praise. Is God somehow active in the dark night of the soul?