Upcoming Events

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
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

Wars and Rumours of Wars

When you hear of wars and rumours of wars, do not be alarmed; this must take place, but the end is still to come.Mark 13:7

The Second Temple of Jerusalem was destroyed getting on for two thousand years ago now. What possible interest or relevance do Jesus' words have for us here and now in the post-Christian, plague-traumatised Melbourne of 2021?

Join us for dinner, prayer, and conversation 9/11/21 at 7:00 pm at Northcote Uniting Church - Chalice

What is the greatest commandment?

One of the scribes came near and heard them disputing with one another, and seeing that he answered them well, he asked him, "Which commandment is the first of all?" Mark 12:28

It's a good question. What is the most important question? What is it that we should base our lives around? The scribes are long gone, but the question is even more pressing now than it was two thousand years ago: how do we live?

Caravan This Tuesday 26/10 at 7pm - a reflective service of communion in person at Chalice Northcote

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

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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.

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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

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