Christmas in the Shed

Christmas in the Shed

Christmas Eve at Blackwood Uniting Church in December 2018 was an Australian-themed nativity called “Christmas in the Shed,” named after an album and songbook by the same name compiled by Adelaide singer-songwriter Leigh Newton. Leigh was our special guest...
Brick Church Australia

Brick Church Australia

I have a new project to explore what it might look like to form new faith communities around a common interest in LEGO (TM). This has come about for a few reasons, including my own need/call to be involved in something in a missional vein. Lego has become big as a...
Here is a Table

Here is a Table

Here is a table a conversation with friends a connection of hearts a communion of spirit Here is a meal a morsel of peace an entré of justice a hunger for heaven Here is a promise firing our hope filling our faith focusing our vision Here we gather open table open...
Lay preachers & worship leaders

Lay preachers & worship leaders

In 2011-2012 the Uniting Church conducted a national review of the ministry of lay preacher, surveying lay worship leaders and preachers, ministers, church councils and presbyteries. The research was undertaken on behalf of the Working Group on Lay Specified...
A Blessing for the Imperfect

A Blessing for the Imperfect

I wrote this recently for a colleague who was finishing her ministry role. May the blessing of work unfinished be yours. Be content that it was not all yours to complete. May the blessing of unfulfilled goals be yours. Be content that others also need to seek their...