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?

Waiting on God

Now as they went on their way, he entered a certain village, where a woman named Martha welcomed him into her home. She had a sister named Mary, who sat at the Lord's feet and listened to what he was saying. Luke 10:38-40

Are you a Mary or a Martha? Or is that the wrong question. What might it mean to “wait upon the Lord” here in wintery 21st Century Melbourne?

Join us at Chalice - Northcote UCA on Tuesday 14/5/22.

June 2022

  • 31/5/22 - Caravan - our contemplative communion service
  • 7/6/22 - Jess's session
  • 14/6/22 - Andrew: Traditioning with the Northcote Methodists
  • 21/6/22 - Matt: The Basis of Union
  • 28/6/22 - We're going to the Wesley Anne for dinner. Contact us on admin [at] chalice.org.au for more details-
  • 5/7/22 - Chicken Soup for the Soul

Join us for byo dinner from 7pm, serious bit starts at 8pm.

Paul and the Slave Girl

One day, as we were going to the place of prayer, we met a slave girl who had a spirit of divination and brought her owners a great deal of money by fortune-telling.... Acts 16:16

The Advocate

"I have said these things to you while I am still with you. But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything, and remind you of all that I have said to you. Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid." John 14:25-27

Join us on at Chalice Northcote on Tuesday 17/5/22 at 7pm for a byo dinner and a more reflectively themed evening.

Clean / Unclean

Now the apostles and the believers who were in Judea heard that the Gentiles had also accepted the word of God. So when Peter went up to Jerusalem, the circumcised believers criticized him, saying, "Why did you go to uncircumcised men and eat with them?" Acts 11:1-3

Post-Christendom means we live in a world a lot more similar to the world in which Acts took place than we are really used to as a church. How do we relate to the world outside?

The Father and I are One

At that time the festival of the Dedication took place in Jerusalem. It was winter, and Jesus was walking in the temple, in the portico of Solomon. So the Jews gathered around him and said to him, ‘How long will you keep us in suspense? If you are the Messiah, tell us plainly.’ Jesus answered, ‘I have told you, and you do not believe. The works that I do in my Father’s name testify to me; but you do not believe, because you do not belong to my sheep. My sheep hear my voice. I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish.

Breakfast with Jesus

Simon Peter said to them, "I am going fishing." They said to him, "We will go with you." They went out and got into the boat, but that night they caught nothing.

Easter at Cafechurch

Join us this Easter for three things:

Looking to Palm Sunday

As Jesus rode along, people kept spreading their cloaks on the road.
As he was now approaching the path down from the Mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to praise God joyfully with a loud voice for all the deeds of power that they had seen, saying, "Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord! Peace in heaven, and glory in the highest heaven!"
Some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to him, "Teacher, order your disciples to stop."
He answered, "I tell you, if these were silent, the stones would shout out."