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Salvation and Community

We can therefore say that salvation is essentially this: the restoration of community. It is social by nature. People reach their destiny and thus God, when they are united with God in worship and reconciled to each other.

Stefan Paas. Pilgrims and Priests: Christian Mission in a Post-Christian Society

What does salvation mean? What relationship, if any, does it have with community?

Join us via zoom on Tuesday 17/8 at 7:30. Hit us up for an invitation.

Image: Paolo Veronese, Wedding at Cana, 1563. Detail

Bread of Life

Jesus said to them, "I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty." John 6:35

This Tuesday 3/8/21, is Caravan - our monthly contemplative communion service. We will be engaging in a contemplative exercise, singing, and taking communion together. Come at 7pm and eat your dinner with us, and the more serious worshippy bit will start at 8.

Two By Two

Then he went about among the villages teaching. He called the twelve and began to send them out two by two, and gave them authority over the unclean spirits. He ordered them to take nothing for their journey except a staff; no bread, no bag, no money in their belts; but to wear sandals and not to put on two tunics. He said to them, ‘Wherever you enter a house, stay there until you leave the place.

Community of the Spirit

There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male and female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus. Galatians 3:28

What does it mean to be a "community of the Spirit"? What would it be like to be in a community in which the artificial divisions which kept us apart were broken apart by unity in Christ?

Tuesday 22/6/21 at 7pm at Chalice - Northcote Uniting Church 251 High Street Northcote

Join us from 7pm for dinner and good conversation.

Body of Christ

For just as we have many members in one body and all the members do not have the same function, so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another.
Romans 12:4-5

What does it mean to be the body of Christ? It seems kind of obscure doesn't it? What does it mean for us here, today, in COVID-wracked, somewhat locked-down, Melbourne?

We're hoping to gather in actual person this time. Masks on, COVID safe protocols at work.

Still Easter

On Tuesday 13/4, Anne will be facilitating a reflective session around Easter themes. Bring your dinner at 7pm, serious bit at 8pm.

7pm 13/4 at Chalice 251 High Street Northcote

Image: Photo by Shreyash Barot on Unsplash

The Baptism of Jesus

This week (23/2/21 7pm) at Caravan, we remember the baptism of Jesus, and reflect on God's act of solidarity for all creation

Caravan is our contemplative communion service. Less talk, more silence, more singing, and more reflective practices. We still eat together though..

Photo: A href="https://flic.kr/p/a5joR5">Baptism by Misha Maslennikov on Flikr.

So is it anything goes then?

As Jesus was setting out on a journey, a man ran up and knelt before him, and asked him, ‘Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?’ Jesus said to him, ‘Why do you call me good? No one is good but God alone.

Caravan March 2019

Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness, where for forty days he was tempted by the devil. Luke 4:1-2a

In the image notice that there is no external tempter. It's harder to resist your own voice suggesting that there is no absolute necessity to completely refrain from eating. After all, you are going to need your strength. And you could fix it all so very easily - all the pain and suffering in the world. Everything could be fixed just like that.