All are welcome to join us for tea and coffee in the St Michael’s Hall following the service.
H.O.P.E: Healing Our Planet Earth
When: Sunday 9 June, 11:45am Where: Wellbeing Studio, Level 1, St Michael's Place
An uplifiing tribute to World Environment Day A screening of “My Passion for Trees”
Iconic actress Dame Judi Dench is still an inspiring yet down-to-earth star into her 80s. She has always loved trees, but now with her failing eyesight, she’s taking time out to discover what really makes them tick.
Let’s join her for a fascinating tour of her six acre forest garden in the Wellbeing Studio Bring your cuppa. Nibbles provided.
When: Sunday 9 June and 23 June, 12:00pm Where: Waratah Room, Level 1 St Michael's Place
Join Marcus Borg, John Dominic Crossan, Matthew Fox, Amy-Jill Levine, James Forbes and a host of others for an exploration of the relevance of Jesus Christ for the third millennium.
The format for this 1 – 1.5-hour session includes a conversation around the readings, a 20 minute video segment and guided discussion.
Lunchtime Organ Recital Series
When: Every Thursday, 1:00pm (doors open at 12.30pm). Where: St Michael's Uniting Church
Entry is free.
Thursday 13 June, Rhys Boak will be performing at the Lunchtime Organ Recital Series.
Minister for Next Sunday
Rev Peter Burnham will be the minister for Sunday 16 June.
The topic of the address will be “Continuity and Innovation – A New Paradigm for the Church.”
Mindfulness Meditation Sessions
When: Sunday 30 June, 11:30am sharp to 12:00pm Where: Wellbeing Studio, Level 1, St Michael's Place
Presented by Karen Ellis
Meditation has long been part of Karen’s life, with 40 years of personal practice. For the last 10 years, her interest has extended to sharing this with others for health and wellbeing, including in her role on staff in a large acute hospital, working in the area of grief and loss. She participates in ongoing study and has completed meditation teacher training.
Spirituality Mingary Program
When: Sunday 30 June, 12:00pm Where: Waratah Room, Level 1, St Michael's Place
Only the start of something special.
Please join Rev Peter Burnham and Richard Siegersma as they explore the opportunities to enhance the spiritual dimension in our lives.
The decline of church membership and attendance over the past century does not reflect a diminishing need for people to have a spiritual dimension in their lives.
St Michael’s has always promoted spiritual wellbeing and Mingary was a first step to providing alternative ways to nourish the spirit and soul.
Spirituality has a positive impact on wellbeing.
Dr Lisa Miller wrote in the New York Times Best Seller ‘The Spiritual Child’ – “Science now tells us that this spiritual faculty is inborn, fundamental to the human constitution, central in our physiology and psychology. Nothing radically lowered the risk for depression like a shared spirituality. Spirituality links brain, mind, and body.”
Sacred Earth: Original Blessing; Our Common Home
When: 11 to 14 July 2019 Where: Newington College, Stanmore, Sydney & Pitt St Uniting Church, Sydney
An upcoming conference about the concept of Creation Spirituality with distinguished keynote speaker Matthew Fox. For further information and to book please visit: www.commondreams.org.au Early bird concessions end 31 May 2019.
When: Lectures: Tuesdays 3, 10 and 17 September 6:15pm to 8:30pm (doors open at 6:00pm). Workshop Thursday 19 September 5:45pm to 9:30pm (doors open at 5:30pm).
Where: St Michael's Hall, Ground Floor St Michael's Place
Tickets $20 lecture, $50 for 3 lectures and $25 for workshop. Bookings for lectures and workshop visit: www.trybooking.com/BCDRT or 9654 5120. Seats are limited, so please book early.
Rev Peter Burnham is available to provide support and Pastoral Care to people from St Michael’s congregation. You can contact via the Church Office to make an appointment.
St Michael’s is engaging Peter to provide this support, so there will be no cost for anyone who wishes to meet with him.
Contact and Care Team
The members of the Contact and Care Team are available to talk with, or assist people, who are experiencing difficult times. Our name tags have Contact and Care printed in red beneath our names. If you would like to speak with us, you can look for us on a Sunday or contact the office and ask if one of us can get in touch with you. All matters remain confidential.
Lyndell O’Brien - Dean of Contact and Care Joy Arnot and Liz Green - Deputy Deans
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