White Ribbon Day
Sunday 27 November will be our Communion Service, lead by Rev Martin Dickson. It is Advent One, and we will be also marking White Ribbon Day, in support of the campaign against domestic violence. Beginning at 10am, and followed by a cuppa at 11am, this is for those who prefer a quieter, more traditional service. Welco
Friday Fun Night: Christmas Shared Dinner
Cafe Church 20 November 9.30am
This Sunday 20 November is Cafe Church, our family-friendly service which starts at 9.30 am with a shared breakfast/morning tea, then the service at 10am. This month we’re celebrating our church’s birthday!
Cafe Church is held on the third Sunday of each month, and has a focus on discussion and interaction. Toast, cereal and drinks are provided, but you are very welcome to bring a plate of something tastier to share if you would like!
Service of Quiet Reflection
This Sunday 13 November is our Service of Quiet Reflection. This is one of our more traditional services, starting at 10am and concluding with a cuppa and a chat at 11am. Rev Kylie Provan will be leading the service for us.
Come to Quiet
This Tuesday 8 November is something for the adults; Come to Quiet at 7pm, in the Minister’s Office. This is our monthly session of contemplative prayer, which includes a short discussion on a reading, a time for fellowship with a cuppa, and of course a period of contemplative prayer. If you have never done contemplative prayer before, we will explain the basics to you before you put it into practice.
Contemplative prayer has much in common with meditation. “The root of prayer is interior silence…Deep prayer is the laying aside of thought. It is the opening of mind and heart, body and feelings-our whole being- to God…During the time of prayer we consent to God’s presence and action within…It is designed to deepen our relationship with Christ.” (Quotes from Father Thomas Keating)
Take some time out from your busy life and find some time to be still with God. You will be very welcome!
Drop Inn Morning
HELPERS NEEDED This Monday 7 November is our monthly Drop Inn Morning for residents of the Shoal Bay Villa and Regency rest homes.
If anyone is able to come along and join in with a chat over morning tea it would be appreciated. It is held in the Lindesfarne Lounge (downstairs at St Aidans) at 10am.