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September 2017

Healing Our Planet Earth (H.O.P.E.)

September 10 @ 11:45 am - 12:45 pm

Today we will host a round-table discussion over nibbles with a look at little-known aspects of Seaweed, Cement & Plastic. Drawing from research by the ABC Catalyst program, with Prof Tim Flannery & the Melbourne Univ think-tank Beyond Zero Emissions, Sally Clarke will host the session, including any news & views you are invited to share. BYO lunch Tea & coffee supplied. When: Sunday 10 September, 11.45 am Location: Kurrajong Room, Level 1, St Michael’s Place. Enquiries: Sally Clarke, Roger…

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Make Australia Great Again, or Make the Planet Great Again: Part Two

September 12 @ 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

6.30pm, Tuesday 5 and 12 September Back by popular demand, Professor Joseph Camilleri OAM will present this two-part lecture series. These two lectures focus on Australia: how we see ourselves and ‘others’, how we understand our place in the world, what kind of future we envisage for ourselves and the Earth. Ours is a time of turbulence, but now on a planetary scale. Many in the western world, Australia included, are anxious about the future, unsure where to turn for guidance…

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Organ Recital

September 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Every Thursday at 1 pm, the St Michael’s Carillon is sounded and the grand organ comes to life for a free 30 minute recital. Now into their ninth year, these recitals are well attended by the public. Performed by organist Rhys Boak, and visiting artists, brings the joy and beauty of live music to many Melbournians and visitors. Please check your orders of service or our Facebook page each week to see who will be performing the following Thursday. Music has an important…

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Sunday Service

September 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

St Michael’s is a unique church in the heart of the city. Unique for its relevant, contemporary preaching that embraces and inner wellbeing as its core message. Sunday services include a mix of traditional and modern presentations interspersed with inspirational music performed by world-class musicians. St Michael’s affirms and encourages the best expression of humanity, not only through the Sunday service but though our wellbeing programs and our commitment to counselling and psychotherapy. We believe faith, spirituality and a meaning to…

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FREE EVENT

Patsy Worledge Fabric Art Exhibition Opening

September 17 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Patsy Worledge chooses to live in the light surrounded by bright colours; her exuberance and enthusiasm knows no bounds. She thinks and creates with colour; celebrating life in her art and leaving interpretation to others. Patsy finds pure joy in breathing new life into discarded fabrics. Honouring the fabric designer’s original motif and skill Patsy incorporates a stunning variety of different fabrics into her colourful tapestries; finding a place for even the tiniest fragment of cloth to be included into…

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FREE EVENT

St Michael’s Art Competition – Opening

September 17 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Celebrate the opening of the 2017 St Michael’s Art Competition exhibition as artists from around Australia showcase artwork that respond to the theme of this year’s St Michael’s Week, Nurture. The theme of this years art compeition connects with the good work of the Mirabel Foundation who nurture and support children who have been orphaned or abandoned due to parental drug use. Artist will include: Alfie J Franklin, Wendy Hickin, Alister Karl, Leo Kengst, Rosa Leonardi, Stephen Ngaa, Jackson Raine,…

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Creative Faith Discussion Group

September 17 @ 11:45 am - 12:45 pm

Our Past and the Experiences that Shape Our Present. Our life journey is a personal one-full of experiences, which help guide our response to everything happening in our lives. This will be the topic for our next session in our series The Things That Bring Meaning To Life. All are welcome to Join Neil in the Wellbeing Studio for this conversation. * Note room change *  Tea and coffee provided Date: September 17 Time: 11.45 am to 12.45 pm Location:…

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FREE EVENT

Bruce Pascoe – Dark Emu

September 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

We are delighted that Bruce Pasco will be visiting St Michael’s to talk about his award-winning book Dark Emu. Bruce will be giving a 1-hour presentation with Q&A in the Waratah Room at 12pm. Bruce Pascoe puts forward a compelling argument for a reconsideration of the hunter-gatherer label for pre-colonial Aboriginal Australians. The evidence insists that Aboriginal people right across the continent were using domesticated plants, sowing, harvesting, irrigating and storing-behaviours inconsistent with the hunter-gather tag. Dark Emu was short…

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Sally-Anne Russell in Concert

September 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

As part of our St Michael’s Week celebrations, one of Australia’s finest mezzo sopranos, Sally-Anne Russell, will perform a special one-hour recital. As a principal guest artist she has sung with Opera Australia, all of the State Opera companies and all of the major Australian symphony orchestras. An ARIA Award winner, she has recorded on ABC Classics, Chandos and Decca labels. She will be accompanied by St Michael’s own Music Manager, Rhys Boak, one of Australia’s finest organists. “Sally-Anne Russell…

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