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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.

Job and Suffering

"Then the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind.: Who is this that darkens counsel by words without knowledge?"

Job is one of the great characters in our tradition. It asks the question whether all suffering is justified? If something terrible happens to you, then is it your fault? Job maintains his innocence, to the dismay of his friends, but is finally shown to be in the right by the God who spoke with him.

When tragedy comes out of the sky like a cyclone and destroys everything which we held to, which we built our lives on: what then?

What are you looking for

The next day John again was standing with two of his disciples, and as he watched Jesus walk by, he exclaimed, ‘Look, here is the Lamb of God!’ The two disciples heard him say this, and they followed Jesus. When Jesus turned and saw them following, he said to them, ‘What are you looking for?’ They said to him, ‘Rabbi’ John 1:35-38a

What is it that you are looking for? What does it have to do with Jesus? What does Jesus have to do with the opportunities and discontents of locked-down Melbourne life?

October Caravan

Join us on Tuesday 5/9 at 7:30 on Zoom for Caravan - our contemplative communion service

Photo by Sage Friedman on Unsplash

Chicken Soup for the Soul

On 28/9 at 7:30, it's Chicken Soup for the soul. Join us online to share something that made you laugh or cry or otherwise think of God in the last little while.

Photo by Jezebel Rose on Unsplash

Week Off

We are taking this Tuesday (21/9) off. See you next week!

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Who Do You Say That I Am

Who is this Jesus character? This is the biggest, most fundamental question in the Christian faith. Who do you say that he is?

We're all pretty tired, weighed down with the whole lockdown thing, and a bit sick of Zoom. So we're going to try to make this a bit more reflective, and a bit less head-y.

Tuesday 14/9/21 at 7:30 - 9pm on Zoom.

Image: CSONTVÁRY KOSZTKA Tivadar, Praying Saviour

Jesus and the Syrophoenician Woman

From there he set out and went away to the region of Tyre. He entered a house and did not want anyone to know he was there. Yet he could not escape notice, but a woman whose little daughter had an unclean spirit immediately heard about him, and she came and bowed down at his feet. Now the woman was a Gentile, of Syrophoenician origin. She begged him to cast the demon out of her daughter.

The Good Life and the Gospel

When the Pharisees heard that he had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together, and one of them, a lawyer, asked him a question to test him. ‘Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?’ He said to him, ‘ “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.” This is the greatest and first commandment. And a second is like it: “You shall love your neighbour as yourself.” On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.’
The Good News According to Matthew 22:34-40