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.

Northcote Uniting Church

At the end of 2022, the Cafechurch community decided that, in order to mark this new stage in our life together in Northcote, and also because lots of people show up at our door wanting to order a coffee from us, which is confusing for everyone, we will embrace our new identity as Northcote Uniting Church. As a result, this site will soon be decommissioned. Please find out more about what we are up to at our new website


Love is apparently patient and kind and all those good things. Join us at Northcote Uniting Church for an experiential session on Tuesday 14/2 at 7pm. as we spend some time on St Valentine's Day in a more experiential session involving love and God. It's also our AGM for Northcote UC, in a slightly weird juxtaposition.

Chicken Soup for the Soul

This Tuesday (13/12) we are making Chicken Soup for the Soul. Bring something which made you laugh or cry or think about God. It might be a story, a song, a digital resource….

BYO dinner at 7pm.

Photo by Gaelle Marcel on Unsplash

Images of God

Draw near to God, and God will draw near to you. James 4:8

Who is God for you? Inadequate images of God can keep us away from God. Images of punitive power guilt are not the compassionate God revealed to us by Jesus Christ.

Join us on 22/11 at 7pm as we engage in a reflective, experiential evening exploring who God is, and what God means, in your life.

Image: The Compassionate Heart of the Cosmos, Sr Corlita Bonnarens RSM

Christ the King

He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation; for in him all things in heaven and on earth were created, things visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or powers—all things have been created through him and for him. He himself is before all things, and in him all things hold together. He is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that he might come to have first place in everything.

God: Joy

“For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.” Romans 14:17

What does it mean to talk about God and joy in the same breath? What does joy have to do with suffering? Can God give joy without having joy in Godself? And, if so, what does that mean?

Tuesday 1/11/22 at 7pm. BYO dinner, we could probably help you out with a sneaky beverage at Northcote Uniting Church - 251 High Street Northcote


In him you also, when you had heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and had believed in him, were marked with the seal of the promised Holy Spirit; this is the pledge of our inheritance towards redemption as God’s own people, to the praise of his glory. Ephesians 1.13-14

This week it is Caravan, our reflective communion service. Led by Matt, the theme is: Redeem.

7pm on Tuesday 25/10 at Northcote Uniting Church Bring your dinner with you, we can fix you up with a sneaky bev.

God: Call

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’ (which translated means Teacher), ‘where are you staying?’ He said to them, ‘Come and see.’ They came and saw where he was staying, and they remained with him that day. It was about four o’clock in the afternoon. John 1:35-38