Wolfgangs 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:"
Welcome to Toorak Uniting Church
|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 Johns.|
|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.|
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.
Toorak Spring Virginia Davey Concert Series 2015
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.
Church Fundraising stall
Sunday, 15 November, 9:30-12:00. Donations of cakes and produce essential! Contact Lyn McA or Lenore N.
Shares 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.
News from Kinross Arts & Spirituality Centre
6:30 to 9pm
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
Solo exhibition of paintings and ceramics. Fiona is a former member of the Stables Artist Co-operative.
For all exhibition enquiries and bookings please telephone Lyndel Wischer on: 9829 0340 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
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.
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.