Uniting Faith and Family Events 2019

Growing Deeper 2

A small group have been meeting for the last month to practice slowing down, noticing and being more present and then sharing how we’re going. We’ve now finished as a group but you can do them anytime. Details here.

As a result of sharing with each other, we’ve decided to do a nightly prayer practice for the next month – anyone is welcome to join us, email me (Cath) and I’ll include you in the sharing.


Baptism 

Now that we are an official faith community, people have the opportunity to be baptised into our community if they would like to. For some of our young people family camp is their primary faith community. If this is something you/ your young person might be interested in, we are looking to run a retreat at Philip Island with Rev. Ian David. Let me (Cath) know if there’s interest.

Space for Story

October 19 – Storytelling event with Annette Buckley in Riddles Creek. If a few of us are going, there is a great pub nearby for dinner afterwards.

Swell conference

October 18-20 at Habitat UCA (Joan’s church)

Annual conference with Nancy Bates and dinner on the Friday and a range of amazing workshops on the Saturday.


VCE exams

October 30 – VCE exams start – please keep our VCE students and parents in your prayers.

Amplify

On November 9 Bradon is running an event for UCA young people aged 16-21called Amplify.Uniting Faith and Families can send four delegates – please let me know if your young person is interested.More info – h

Spiritual hiking retreat

On 29-November to 1 December Robin Yang who Synod young adult worker in the synod is running a hiking retreat.

Christmas

Sunday 8 December we will gather at Fairfield UC for a Christmas extravaganza – more info soon.

A space to reflect

Hello!  If you’re reading this, you probably have some connection with what’s been known as the Uniting Church Victas Synod Social Justice Family Camp.

We are a group of people who’ve come together for the past 7 years because we have kids, and we want them to have a community experience with other people who treasure our Uniting Church focus on questions of

  • justice,
  • inequality
  • ecology
  • and a faith that embraces an evolving understanding of who God is and who God is calling us to become.

What you’ll find here are our thoughts, ideas and reflections on what we think might be God calling us to deepen our relationships and formalise our community within the Uniting Church.

We cannot be a “local” congregation because we come from all over the state/country/world.  So how can we “belong together” if we aren’t physically together all the time?

This is what we are wanting to explore.  The idea of a faith community that exists in many places is not new – think religious orders, or “patrol padres”.  But it’s a new way for us.

If you haven’t been involved in Family camp before but this whole idea is lighting little fires of attraction and curiosity, well, come along!  Join our email list or come to a gathering, let’s keep in touch and see what happens.

Robyn.