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11/01/2022 - 19:00 Cafechurch Weekly
Deconstruct and Reconstruct your faith with us.
Chalice Northcote UCA
11/01/2022 - 19:00 Cafechurch Weekly
Deconstruct and Reconstruct your faith with us.
Chalice Northcote UCA
11/01/2022 - 19:00 Cafechurch Weekly
Deconstruct and Reconstruct your faith with us.
Chalice Northcote UCA

Caravan: Jonah

Now the word of the Lord came to Jonah son of Amittai, saying, ‘Go at once to Nineveh, that great city, and cry out against it; for their wickedness has come up before me.’ But Jonah set out to flee to Tarshish from the presence of the Lord. Jonah 1:1-2

We love the story of Jonah at Cafechurch. This week at Caravan we are going to bathe in it together. Who is Jonah for us today? Who is this God who seems so preoccupied with working out a project of love and forgiveness?

God: Being

God said to Moses, ‘I am who I am.’ He said further, ‘Thus you shall say to the Israelites, “I am has sent me to you.” ’ Exodus 3:14
What does it mean to say that God exists? When Yuri Gagarin allegedly said that " I went up to space, but I didn’t encounter God" did he (or at least his handlers) majestically miss the point?

God's desire for us

People talk about our desire for God easily enough. But what about the other side of the equation? What if your desire for God is as nothing compared to God's desire for you?

Join Anne, our Missional Spirituality Pastor and the rest of the community for a reflective evening on this surprising, life-giving idea. Tuesday 6/9/2022 at 7pm for BYO dinner.

Image: Jacopo Tintoretto, Christ washing the Feet of the Disciples,1575-80

Holy, holy, holy

Holy, Holy, Holy!

The Holy One of God meets us in Jesus Christ. How do we understand holiness? How do we experience the holiness God gives us?

Join us for Caravan, on Tuesday 30/8. Matt is going to be doing most of the leading, and will, unusually, preach!

BYO Dinner from 7pm. Chalice - Northcote Uniting Church

Picture: Dali, Christ of St John of the Cross

2022 Season of God

Join a community of like minds as we engage with more than three thousand years of thinking about God. You will gain understanding about the classical idea of God. You will engage intellectually, spiritually, and even artistically in what it means to talk about “God.” You will emerge with a firmer grasp on an intellectually credible faith.

Beautiful

One thing I asked of the Lord,
that will I seek after:
to live in the house of the Lord
all the days of my life,
to behold the beauty of the Lord,
and to inquire in his temple.
Psalm 27.4

Is God beautiful?

If you put the word "beauty" into a Bible search engine, it is surprising how rarely it shows up in Scripture, and how ambivalent the word is. However perhaps, as Brian Zahn says, "beauty will save the world." This coming week we will talk about Beauty, about God, about worship, and all that good stuff.

Jesus and the Bent Over Woman

But the Lord answered him and said, "You hypocrites! Does not each of you on the sabbath untie his ox or his donkey from the manger, and lead it away to give it water? And ought not this woman, a daughter of Abraham whom Satan bound for eighteen long years, be set free from this bondage on the sabbath day?"Luke 13:15-16

Keep your lamps lit

"Do not be afraid, little flock, for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom. Sell your possessions, and give alms. Make purses for yourselves that do not wear out, an unfailing treasure in heaven, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Be dressed for action and have your lamps lit..." Luke 12:32-35

Caravan: Two Words

"He was praying in a certain place, and after he had finished, one of his disciples said to him, "Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples."
He said to them, "When you pray, say: Father, hallowed be your name...."

The theme of this week's Caravan is two words: Father, & hallowed. Let's create moving worship experience together.

26/7/22 at 7pm at Chalice - Northcote UCA

Teach us to pray

He was praying in a certain place, and after he had finished, one of his disciples said to him, "Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples." He said to them, "When you pray, say: Father, hallowed be your name...." Luke 11:1-2a

What does it mean to pray? Why shouldn't we give up? Is the whole idea a bit ridiculous in our scientific world?

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