Minister’s Blog 23 June 2019

If you’ve ever been caught out in a storm, you’ll have experienced the power of nature. Whether it is lightning, thunder, gale force winds or high seas, it can be very confronting. It’s something immensely powerful and you have no control over it. It could cause you some real damage and there’s nothing you can…

Minister’s Blog 16 June 2019

“and seeking to bear witness to that unity which is both Christ’s gift and will for the Church” from the Basis of Union (1992) Today it is Trinity Sunday when we celebrate the uniquely Christian understanding of God as a Trinity. I say “understanding” fully in the knowledge that it’s an impossible task to explain…

Minister’s Blog 9 June 2019

Do you really know what someone is like? It’s actually quite a hard question to answer in our modern times. We can think that we know what someone is like but when we meet them, we find we are completely wrong. We may have come to our understanding based on what others say about them…

Minister’s Blog 2 June 2019

If you ever hear me refer to something as a total “bourach” don’t worry, I’m not speaking in tongues; I’m speaking in Doric, a particular dialect from the North East of Scotland. Like all words, it’s hard to define exactly, but it means something is a complete and utter mess, a tangled up knotty situation…

Minister’s Blog 26 May 2019

“To a mouse” is probably the best-known poem written by Robert Burns. It contains the memorable line “the best laid schemes of mice and men gang aft agley”. In case your Scots is a bit rusty, the sentiment is that you can spend ages making the best possible plan for the future, but such plans…

Minister’s Blog 19 May 2019

When we are faced with an impossible choice we often reply, “That’s like asking me which one of my kids is my favourite”. Now I’m sure all of my kids would tell you that there is indeed a favourite child, but I’m going on record as saying there isn’t. In fact, one of the hardest…

Minister’s Blog 12 May 2019

I’ve been thinking a lot about our mission recently. We have a desire to minister to our community through practical acts of love and service. We already have a busy food ministry that we are expanding. We want our new building to support our mission with a commercial kitchen to provide meals as well as…

Minister’s Blog 5 May 2019

I’ve just finished watching the recent BBC production of Les Miserables. It’s an amazing story detailing the conversion of an inveterate criminal, Jean Valjean and the refusal of a dogged police Inspector Javert to accept that a man can change. Valjean, having been released from prison is shown grace by a bishop that he has…

Easter Blog

The release of the new “Star Wars” trailer has caused a lot of excitement (well I’m excited at least). I’ve been a fan of Star Wars since 1977 when the first instalment came out. I was five and I pestered my parents with the persistence that only a five year old can muster to be…

Minister’s Blog 14 April 2019

As you know we are in the throes of a massive building project here at Noarlunga. Having sold one building we are now considering a number of options as to how best to realise our vision. Should we consider installing comfortable seating, air conditioning, significantly upgrading our sound and visual system, and getting a good…