Message for 01-03-2020 Worship

It all started with a story about beginnings, everything’s beginning. A story of darkness and light, of things coming together, of life and hope and goodness and connections.  God and humanity and the rest of the universe interwoven and interrelated.  Then the story moves from the grand arena of cosmic proportions to focus on two…

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Message for 23-02-2020 Worship

There are always great surprises in our natural world, it seems that God delights in the unexpected. One such example is the transformation of caterpillar into butterfly. It challenges logic to imagine the connection between a ravenous and chubby crawling leaf eater to the delicate slender colourful nectar drinking, flower pollinating flying insect. Yet metamorphosis…

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Message for 3-11-2019 Worship

Families are complicated. I spent Tuesday with my brother celebrating his 70th birthday. We had lunch at a Chinese restaurant, reminiscing over the good times and bad times of growing up in the Rawlings family. I discovered some new things and I shared a couple of never-before-told stories.  There was laughter and sadness over blessings…

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Message for 20-10-2019 Worship

We’re all in this together.   Roman, Jew, Old, Young, God and Grace all get mixed together in this healing story of Jesus. Boundaries are defined, gaps exposed and Divine flow gets messy as Jesus blesses faith and obedience in places where it was not supposed to be. Here is evidence of generosity, faithfulness and discipline…

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Message for 6-10-2019 Worship

We are complex individuals together in one unique worshipping community. The unique Journey of Brighton Uniting Church has many components and connexions that define who we are. One significant contributor to our identity is our past. All of the influences and decisions we previously have made, the events that have shaped our church, the history…

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