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Toorak Uniting Church – Update – Pentecost 21

18 October 2015

Previous Item Page Top Next Item Wolfgang’s Still Thinking – Progressive Christianity in a nutshell
After the death of my friend and mentor Marcus J. Borg earlier this year I have been thinking about how important it is to continue to educate Christians of all stripes, young and old, lay and clergy, to find their own way of believing that includes and embraces their intelligence, their knowledge of modern science, and their contemporary cultural experiences. I strongly believe that this is the only way for the church in general, to survive and to be an important factor of the future.

There is no progressive doctrine, progressives have similar but not exactly alike ways of thinking and believing. So here is a short summary of my "progressive Christianity:"


Previous Item Page Top Next Item Welcome to Toorak Uniting Church

Wherever you are on your faith’s journey,
wherever you have come from and wherever you are going to,
whatever you believe, whatever you do not believe, you are welcome here.
Please come and join us after the service for fellowship and a cup of tea or coffee.

Previous Item Page Top Next Item Diary Dates

Sunday, 18 October at 11:30am: Coffee & discussion Faichney Room.
At 2:00pm: V Davey Organ Concert. Church.
Tuesday, 20 October at 10:00am: "Conversation with Wolfgang". Faichney Room.
At 7:30pm: Management Team. Wettenhall Room.
Wednesday, 21 October 6:30/7:30pm: PB Handbell Choir/Quartet. Wettenhall Room.
Sunday, 25 October at 11:30am: Farewell morning tea for Stahlbergs. Faichney Room.
Monday, 26 October at 12 noon: Prayers for Christian Unity. St John’s.
Wednesday, 28 October 6:30/7:30pm: PB Handbell Choir/Quartet. Wettenhall Room.
Sunday, 1 November at 11:15am: Meeting of the Congregation. Church.
Tuesday, 3 November: Melbourne Cup Holiday – Office Closed.
Sunday, 8 November at 2:00pm: V Davey concert: Flute Duo Church.
Sunday, 29 November at 10:15am Grandparents’ service and lunch.

Previous Item Page Top Next Item Meeting of the Congregation
There will be a meeting of the congregation on Sunday 1 November immediately after the 10.15 service. The agenda is to adopt the budget for 2016, to appoint Peter Corrigan FCA as auditor for 2016 and to appoint Patricia Begg and Alison Legge as our representatives on Presbytery for 2016. Copies of the budget are available at the rear of the church today and from the office during the week.

Previous Item Page Top Next Item Toorak Spring – Virginia Davey Concert Series 2015

 Dong-ill Shin Lady White Organ Recital – Dong-ill Shin
Sunday, 18th October, 2pm
Winner of the 20th Grand Prix de Chartres International Organ Competition (France), Dong-ill Shin has been hailed as "one of the world's most promising talents of his generation". He also is a prize winner of the Musashino-Tokyo International Organ Competition (Japan), Ciurlionis International Piano and Organ Competition (Lithuania), Prague Spring International Music Festival and Competition (Czech Republic), and the St. Albans International Organ Competition (UK).
Dong-ill served as Adjunct Professor of Organ at Texas Wesleyan University.
Recently he moved back to his native South Korea to take up the position of Professor of Organ at Yonsei University, Seoul.
Program includes works by:
J. P. Sweelinck
D. Buxtehude
J. S. Bach
W. A. Mozart

Tickets: $30 and $25 concession – Free admission for children under 16
Book online to avoid the queue: www.trybooking.com/ITQL

Previous Item Page Top Next Item Roach Ministerial Exchange
The Roach Exchange provides a wonderful opportunity for our congregation to experience a minister from a different country and tradition. The Messiah Community Church in Denver is well established and well attended with similar worship and activities to TUC. It is a church in the Lutheran tradition and affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) – a progressive denomination in a traditional environment.

Sundays after the 10:15 service
11:30 am – Coffee with Discussion with Wolfgang Stahlberg.
Tuesday, 20 October
10:00am – Conversation with Wolfgang Stahlberg.
Sunday, 25 October
11:30am – Farewell morning tea for Stahlbergs.
 Share Christmas Cards

Previous Item Page Top Next Item Church Fundraising stall
Sunday, 15 November, 9:30-12:00. Donations of cakes and produce essential! Contact Lyn McA or Lenore N.

Previous Item Page Top Next Item Share’s 2015 Christmas card range is now available.
Each pack of 10 cards is only $8.50.
A mixed pack of 10 cards, containing two of each card, is also available.
To order call 1800 668 426.
Sample cards on display in the office.
Postage and handling charge: $7.50-10.00.

Previous Item Page Top Next Item News from Kinross Arts & Spirituality Centre

Kinross House Gallery is normally open Tuesday to Friday 10:00am – 3pm.
29 October
6:30 to 9pm
 Fiona Ross Boutique Concert – Fiona Ross
Scottish vocalist, Fiona Ross will perform at Kinross Arts Centre with Scottish fiddle player, Colin MacLeod.

A native of Glasgow Fiona Ross is respected in Scotland as a fine interpreter of Scots song. Fiona has charmed audiences worldwide with her engaging delivery, extensive repertoire and passion for the Scots song tradition. Kinross Arts Centre is delighted to present this unique Scottish event. Fiona will talk about the traditional songs she performs in a boutique concert setting.

This will be a warm hearted fundraising evening and includes refreshments with a interval.
Learn more about Fiona at: http://www.fionaross.com.au/

Tickets: $30 – Book online at www.trybooking.com/IZIK

17 September
31 October
Fiona Walshe

Solo exhibition of paintings and ceramics. Fiona is a former member of the Stables Artist Co-operative.

Manse Gallery Café
The café is filled with light, warmth, flowers on the table and good food. Please call in for great coffee, hot soup or delicious cake. It has a wonderful atmosphere with outstanding meals and coffee. Why not meet up with friends or conduct your next meeting there? The Café has EFTPOS and Wi-Fi.
For enquiries and (group) bookings contact Raz Psonis on 9829 0341 email: meetatmanse@gmail.com
Raz and her team will make you very welcome. Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am – 3:30pm.

Gallery Contacts: For all exhibition enquiries and bookings please telephone Lyndel Wischer on: 9829 0340 or email: uat@toorak.unitingchurch.org.au or visit the Kinross House page on the TUC website. You are also welcome to call in to the Kinross House Office which is normally attended 10 am – 3 pm, Tuesday – Friday or by appointment.

Previous Item Page Top Next Item Lectionary Readings for 25 October 2015, Pentecost 22
Job 42: 1 – 6, 10 – 17;     Psalm 34: 1 – 8;     Hebrews 7: 23 – 28;     Mark 10: 46 – 52.
The liturgical colour for Pentecost is green.

Previous Item Page Top Next Item Lectionary Readings for 1 November 2015, All Saints Day
Isaiah 25: 6 – 9;     Psalm 24;     Revelation 21: 1 – 6a;     John 11: 32 – 44.
The liturgical colour for All Saints is white.

Previous Item Page Top Next Item Lectionary Readings for 1 November 2015, Pentecost 23
Ruth 1: 1 – 18;     Psalm 146;     Hebrews 9: 11 – 14;     Mark 12: 28 – 34.
The liturgical colour for Pentecost is green.

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