Reflection on the 2019 Synod meeting by Shirley Bowers, Lay Preacher at Longford Uniting Church
It gives me much pleasure, on behalf of Presbytery, to say thank you to Clifford Arthur Walker for 15½ years of service, that is to say ‘paid’ work, to the Presbytery of Tasmania. His actual preaching was over a period of 62 years.
Why on earth do we have to fill out a Keeping Children Safe Progress Report?
Why on earth do we need to obtain Working with Vulnerable People registrations?
A few weeks ago I was privileged, along with some 60 others, to attend a day with Padraig O’Tuama, “Spirituality in a Changing World”.
I have been looking for feminine images of God and have been disappointed by a lack of contemporary Christian feminine images in the Uniting Church in Australia.
Then one day I happened upon an image of Trinity by Hildegard von Bingen and although I still don’t know an awful lot about her or her life, I know she painted the “Trinity in Unity” with a beautiful blue Christ in the centre of golden and a silver circles which are representative of the Holy Spirit and God the Father.