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Weightlifting

Posted: July 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

Notes on the Sunday address by Rev Ric Holland, 9 July 2017 Many of you will know/recall what it was like when you had had tiny tiny children. When from being a free spirit, going out when you want to, just booking holidays without thinking, sleeping in on a Saturday morning, just going out for a…

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Mid Life Crisis

Posted: June 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

Notes on the Sunday address by Rev Ric Holland, 25 June 2017 Uniting Church in Australia: 40 years old. If one assumes a lifespan of any child is 80 years. Then the UCA is in midlife crisis phase. But nevertheless picking up the latest census figures the UCA is declining at the rate of 5% every…

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Name Calling

Posted: June 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

Notes on the Sunday address by Rev Ric Holland, 18 June 2017 We all automatically refer to the 12 Disciples and we think we know them, but that is not very clear. In all gospels there is no agreed list of who they are. Sure there are the ones we all recall, Peter, James, John, Andrew….

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GOD3 – Trinity Sunday

Posted: June 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Notes on the Sunday address by Rev Ric Holland, 11 June 2017 The doctrine of the Trinity is not in the bible and not in any of the teaching of Jesus. The Early Church had no understanding of the Trinity. Over a few hundred years a small group of Christians started speaking about how the Father…

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Pentecost, Drunk with the Spirit.

Posted: June 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

Notes on the Sunday address by Rev Ric Holland, 4 May 2017 It’s a wonderful opportunity that I have here on Sunday mornings to confess. I’ve confessed to a few things already over the last few months. Here’s another one. The night I was thrown out of a pub, for being sober! It was a rugby…

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Looking Up – Ascension Sunday

Posted: May 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Notes on the Sunday address by Rev Ric Holland, 28 May 2017 Don’t ever get the impression that your Minister always gets it right. That he is the fount of all wisdom and always makes the right decision. It was Ascension Day and the Principal and staff of a previously mentioned Theological college where I was…

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Celebration

Posted: May 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

Notes on the Sunday address by Rev Ric Holland, 21 May 2017 We’re good at celebrating in Melbourne. We take every opportunity to party. That’s why there are so many festivals in Melbourne: Comedy Festival, Jazz Festival, International Film Festival, Fringe Festival, Writers Festival, White Night, Next Wave Festival etc.  If there’s a party we’ll be…

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Ladies First

Posted: May 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

Notes on the Sunday address by Rev Ric Holland, 14 May 2017 Don Chipp. I got to know Don Chipp well.  I had many coffee discussions with him, lunches and dinner parties with him and his wife Edun. Often there were top of the town Pollies, corporate CEO’s, folk in high public office including people like…

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Give Happy – Live Happy

Posted: May 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

Notes on the Sunday address by Rev Ric Holland, 7 May 2017 Think of the “Folders” every Friday am a group of wonderful women meet to fold thousands of pages, enabling us to have our Order of Service every Sunday. Without them we would not have the hymns to sing, the quotes to consider, an understanding…

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