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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Message for 29-9-2019 Worship

Our modern world is known for its instant worldwide electronic connections. At the touch of a screen we can see, listen and inform people right across the globe. Family, friends and neighbourhoods are brought closer to our daily activities through modern technology. Yet our modern world is also known for the disconnected loneliness that touches…

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Message for 8-09-2019 Worship

Ok, what’s important to you?  I suppose it depends upon many things. Your age, gender, country of birth, religion, financial resources. There is a myriad of influences that affect what we hold to be important in our lives. Even after we have struggled through to define what it is that is important to us, we…

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Message for 25-08-2019 Worship

Many people see Jesus as a spiritual leader who focused all his attention on prayer and doing spiritual things to please God. Even many of his followers have tried to copy Jesus by isolating themselves from the world and living a pious separated existence, yet the Gospel stories reveal a Jesus who had a very…

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