Absence makes the heart grow tender in these days of social isolation. And it also prompts the question: Is it OK to have Holy Communion online? Rev Sally Douglas shares her thoughts.
Ellaine Downie has always resisted participating in the spiritually nourishing sacrifices that precede Easter. But this year is different. “Unwillingly, I am experiencing what the disciples must have felt,” she says.
COVID-19 has left the more than two million people living in Australia on temporary visas without access to essential government services and with no way to get home.
St Andrew’s Gardiner UC minister Rev Ajub Jahja reflects on the function of faith during this pandemic. “Faith is important, but so is reason,” he says.
Rev Alex Sangster shares how St Andrews UC, Fairfield, a normally “low tech” congregation, has adjusted to online church and why she’s swapped the church building for her living room.
Even COVID-19 couldn't keep Penguin Uniting Church member Lynn Templar from bringing hope to her community through the traditional flowering of the cross.
How do you reconcile God and guns? Serving Australian Defence Force reservists Steven Bernaudo, 33, and Rev Ron Rosinsky, 52, talk about being Christians
in the military.
Moderator Denise Liersch says the Easter story shows us how to hope in the midst of a fearful situation. "Jesus brings hope in a different way of living amidst the turmoil and anxiety.
Children’s support worker Jo Austin talks about her weekly Sunday FEASTs, which provide nourishment of a different kind for families, and what is the most challenging part of her job now that people are house-bound.
As parts of Victoria burned uncontrollably over the New Year period, Rev Jennie Gordon was one of the volunteer chaplains deployed to assist those in need.
Moderator Rev Denise Liersch reminds us to look to Jesus for a way forward during this time of seismic upheaval.
What’s a “Chapel bite”? It’s one of school chaplain Rev Beth Bear’s clever innovations to help her keep in touch with the students at The Scots School, Albury.
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