Grief, Rage, Hope

Having gone to all the effort of setting up for Grief, Rage, Hope on the weekend, why not make the most of it? So for Caravan, our contemplative communion service, we are going to make use of the stations and labyrinth. We will engage our grief, rage, and hope together.

29/3 at 7pm for byo dinner, serious bit starts at 8pm.


What does it mean to be in right relationship? Are we? Is it different from ideas of "being good" or virtue? What difference would it make if we thought in terms of right-relationship rather than virtue? Is it more like being a stand-alone hero, or like being a parrot in a rainforest?

Tuesday 22/3/22 at 7pm at Chalice Northcote

Chicken Soup for the Soul

For time out of mind, Cafechurch has attempted to bring some reality to the idea of "every member ministry." One of those ways we call "chicken soup for the soul", because it had cultural currency when Cafechurch started. Still, even if the name is a bit dated, the idea is not. Everyone is invited to bring something with them which made you laugh or cry or otherwise think of God in the last little while. It might be a song, a little video, a story, a joke... something you can share.

Tuesday 15/3/2022 at 7pm - byo dinner for 7pm, "serious bit" starts at 8pm.

The Transfiguration

Now about eight days after these sayings Jesus took with him Peter and John and James, and went up on the mountain to pray. And while he was praying, the appearance of his face changed, and his clothes became dazzling white. Luke 9:28-29

The Transfiguration of Jesus was a strikingly strange thing to modern ears. But far more significant than the externals is what it means: Jesus really is God's revelation into the world.

Join us for Caravan - our monthly communion - on Tuesday 22/2/22 at 7pm for byo dinner and 8pm for the service.

The Way

"But I say to you that listen, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you..." Luke 6:27

Jesus' instructions to his disciples on how he wants them to live are a hard word. Do we in fact love our enemies and all the rest? And what about grace for those of us who, unlike Jesus, fail miserably in this? What does it mean to follow Jesus along The Way?

Tuesday 15/2/21. We eat together at 7pm (byo dinner) and then we will dig into this frightening, inspiring, moving passage at Chalice - Northcote UCA

Blessed are the poor

Then he looked up at his disciples and said:
‘Blessed are you who are poor,
for yours is the kingdom of God.
‘Blessed are you who are hungry now,
for you will be filled.
‘Blessed are you who weep now,
for you will laugh.
‘Blessed are you when people hate you, and when they exclude you, revile you, and defame you on account of the Son of Man. Rejoice on that day and leap for joy, for surely your reward is great in heaven; for that is what their ancestors did to the prophets.
‘But woe to you who are rich,

Here I am, send me

"Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, "Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?" And I said, "Here am I; send me!" Isaiah 6:8

What would it mean to be a prophetic presence in our community?

Join us on Tuesday 1/2 at 7pm to talk, pray, and eat dinner together.

Image: Duccio, di Buoninsegna, -1319?. Christ Calling the Apostles Peter and Andrew,

Before I formed you in the womb I knew you

Now the word of the Lord came to me saying,
‘Before I formed you in the womb I knew you,
and before you were born I consecrated you;
I appointed you a prophet to the nations.’
Jeremiah 1:4-5

How is God calling you?

Tuesday 25/1, our first proper week back, will be Caravan - our monthly contemplative communion service.

We eat together at 7pm, and worship more formally at 8.

Read more about Caravan here.

Welcome to 2022

We will begin the year informally with a get-together. Probably down the pub, but that might depend on the COVID situation. Hit us up for details.

Also: Happy Epiphany!