Waranga Uniting Churches

Brian

The blessing of low expectations

By on November 15, 2018

There is an unexpected blessing in low expectations. My parents would not have considered themselves working class, but they were. The most general definition is that the working class includes all those who have nothing to sell but their labour

Looking for easy answers

By on November 5, 2018

When life throws up difficult problems, too often we seek easy answers instead of believing in ourselves, our community and God’s grace. Each morning I start the day doing a cryptic crossword. It’s a daily challenge and diversion from all

Jesus would weep

By on October 29, 2018

When I hear the words “sexual abuse” and “church” in the same sentence, I feel a deep sense of shame. The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse examined a broad range of institutions – from schools to

Doing the menial tasks well

By on October 20, 2018

There are many more menial tasks to be done in life than there are heroic and interesting tasks. Even if you’re working in a highly creative job, your daily work routine will likely involve a fair amount of repetitive, humdrum

On your bike

By on October 11, 2018

It seems I’ve been a “temporary  Australian” for longer than many people have been permanent Australians. I started riding motorbikes when I was a teenager. As soon as I worked out that they didn’t need to be fed every day

Who is in your tribe?

By on September 28, 2018

Who is in your tribe? It’s that time of year again when tribal feelings come to the fore. Whether it’s AFL or local football/netball, there is a heightened sense of belonging to a tribe; that us and them feeling, the sense

Bright young minds and some fine greying ones

By on September 21, 2018

A friend invited to me to attend the Australian Information Innovation Awards being held at the Melbourne Convention Centre. It was an inspiring night feeling the energy of so many creative people who have worked to take an idea and

The rituals of hope

By on September 9, 2018

It’s that lovely time of year when, for a few hours at least, it is neither too hot or too cold and, if you can find a sunny spot out of the wind, there is nothing better than to sit

Liv the gud leaf

By on August 27, 2018

In 2007, the Solomon Islands was in the early stages of recovery from “the Tensions”. This was a delightfully understated term for years of violent civil unrest, the almost total breakdown of government; rival militias fighting each other; public servants,

New Worship Resources – Full Services prepared by Rev Gereldine Leonard

By on August 14, 2018

We are excited to add a new resource for those preparing and leading services. Thanks to the support of Rev Gereldine Leonard we now have full Orders of Services including sermons available for download. Gereldine is a retired Uniting Church Minister