COMN September Newsletter

Community Outreach Mission Network September Newsletter 2018 http://comn.unitingchurchsa.org.au/     Food for Thought     by Douglas Monaghan   What is the point of church? No I’m not being morose or sarcastic but genuinely pondering this question in light of the recent tumultuous months we’ve had as members of the Uniting Church. What are we really…

COMN August Newsletter

Community Outreach Mission Network August Newsletter 2018 http://comn.unitingchurchsa.org.au/     Food for Thought   BEACH SHACK REFLECTION                                                   by Val Hall   We set off on a recent Saturday morning with our much loved four legged companion Coco.  The destination was Boatswain Point 12 kilometres from Robe. Our first stop was Tailem Bend where we…

COMN July Newsletter

Community Outreach Mission Network July Newsletter 2018 http://comn.unitingchurchsa.org.au/     Food for Thought   Reflection for COMN Newsletter July 2018 by Rev Rebecca Purling   Recently our Moderator, Rev Sue Ellis, has hosted a number of ‘Listening Forums’ on the topic of same sex marriage and the Uniting Church. The Doctrine Working Group have prepared…

COMN June Newsletter

Community Outreach Mission Network June Newsletter 2018   Food for Thought Prayerful colouring is the contemplative practice of colour­ing in line drawings during worship, or for personal prayer time at home. I find inspiration in the weekly scripture set by the Revised Common Lectionary and create a line draw­ing reflective of the theology and theme…

COMN April Newsletter

Community Outreach Mission Network April Newsletter 2018 http://comn.unitingchurchsa.org.au/       Food for Thought By Rev. Douglas Monaghan   As you are probably aware, we’ve just had Easter, the great celebration of Jesus’ death and resurrection. Even if you didn’t come to the church where I was preaching, I’m betting you could guess the content…

COMN March Newsletter

Community Outreach Mission Network March Newsletter 2018 http://comn.unitingchurchsa.org.au/       Food for Thought   HOPE   If someone were to say to you or perhaps if you were to say to someone….. ’be hopeful’ -how might ‘being hopeful’ look or feel?   Favourable and confident expectation. Faithful/Trusting, Optimism, Anticipation   We live in a…

COMN February Newsletter

Community Outreach Mission Network February Newsletter 2018 http://comn.unitingchurchsa.org.au/       Food for Thought From Rebecca Purling Blog – 11 February   There is something about mountains. In many cultures mountains are the home of the gods. For adventurers they are places to climb and conquer. The beauty of mountains inspires people to visit, to…

COMN January Newsletter

Community Outreach Mission Network January Newsletter 2018 http://comn.unitingchurchsa.org.au/       Food for Thought   Just like his dad   So Christmas is all over for another year, right? The tree is dismantled and the manger scene is back in its box. Wrong!   Have you heard the story of the Nativity Play where there…

COMN December Newsletter

Community Outreach Mission Network December Newsletter 2017 http://comn.unitingchurchsa.org.au/     Food for Thought   During this Advent/Christmas season at The Corner UC we have as part of our season a feast of Nativity sets. A decoration most households bring out during this festive season along with the Christmas trees and tinsel. Placed on a mantle…

COMN November Newsletter

Community Outreach Mission Network November Newsletter 2017 http://comn.unitingchurchsa.org.au/       Food for Thought   To all outward appearances they looked like they were drunk and disorderly. Shouting, singing, hollering. But strangely, unexpectedly, into this chaotic behaviour on the day of Pentecost the apostle Peter stood and declared confidently, boldly, audaciously, that this ruchus was…