Marcella Purnama remembers a piece of advice she received at her sister’s wedding eight years ago.
“My uncle said, ‘don’t get married too early. Go and enjoy single life more’,” Marcella said.
“Obviously the advice didn’t stick because, three months later, I started a relationship.”
Uniting Church minister Ann Scull and her husband Joe have just returned to Australia after spending five weeks living in Bethlehem. They went there to help as volunteers before and during the Bethlehem Bible College’s bi-annual Christ at the Checkpoint conference.
Even if not wild, this month’s Assembly meeting will certainly be woolly.
VicTas moderator Sharon Hollis will take along suitcases full of hundreds of specially knitted scarves, beanies and mittens to hand out to Assembly members needing to rug up for the Melbourne winter.
Later this year, one lucky Ikea store will be inundated with up to 30 youth. They will scatter around the vast Nordic labyrinth in groups of three or four to fulfil an epic quest – a photo scavenger hunt.
King Island Uniting Church made a plea in the May edition of Crosslight for extra Together in Song books. As can be seen from these before and after shots, their request has been well answered.
Read more about it and the remote church community in this month’s guest editorial by King Island UC member Beth Vellekoop.BEFORE
HEATHER and Bill Mathew are 100 percent correct about Israel’s crimes against humanity. They must be absolutely condemned. In the eloquent words of former Australian of the Year, General David Morrison: “The standard we walk by is the standard we accept.”
Moonee Ponds, VIC
Too soon to decide
Book | What Are We Doing Here? | Marilynne Robinson
American novelist and essayist Marilynne Robinson is particularly interested in rehabilitating the Puritan founders of the US in this work.
Several years ago, I overheard my young daughter’s Barbie dolls having the following conversation:
Barbie 1: ”What are you doing today?”
Barbie 2: “I’m going to a boring meeting.”
Book | A Genuinely Theological Church: ministry, theology and the Uniting Church | Geoff Thompson
At the very least, Dr Thompson has given us a book with a provocative title.