Weekly Updates

This week's newsletter here.

what's on this week

Sunday morning - weekly worship engaging with the ancient faith and its radical heart of grace at 10 am followed by morning tea.

Wednesday- newsletter deadline, send to nucnewseditor@gmail.com

Wednesday and Friday - Op Shop sorting.  Come from 9-12 and help sort the treasure from the trash.  First picks and free morning tea, too.

Friday - Op Shop open from 4 30 to 6.

Saturday morning - Op Shop open from 9am til 12pm, Frilly's from 9:30 til 11:30am and the Mulch Pit Community Garden open indefinitely.


Part fridge door, part filing cabinet, part junk drawer - this is the place to stick all those notable things from our life together that are worth a second look or might be useful down the track.


Sunday Newsheet

Dragonflies signal the beginning of the dry season, and the beginning of the dry season signals - GET BUSY!

There were so many announcements this morning during morning worship today.




1. Tuesday nights - Lectio Divina contemplation group begins again. For information, contact Stephen or Bronwyn or the Contact page.

2. Wednesday night - 5 00 p.m. meet at the church to discuss an Expression of Interest for funding for solar power and other innovations around the Mulch Pit and the whole property.

3. Wednesday night - 5 00 p.m. Kerygma music group practice.

4. Wednesday night - 8 00 p.m. "Saving Jesus" video and discussion series, Part Two. At the manse. Contact Jana or Paul or through the Contact page.

5. Thursday night - 8 00 p.m. Executive Group meets at the manse. This is the nitty-gritty management team that is designed to free up the Leadership Team for big picture thinking. Everyone is welcome. Minutes of the last meeting are posted here. Contact Jana or Paul or through the Contact page.

6. Grow Your Own workshops are starting again, thanks to Lakeside Drive Community Garden and various community groups. NUC will be hosting one or two of the workshops. For more information, go to this website for the Lakeside Drive Community Garden, part of a network of gardens in Darwin that includes our own Mulch Pit.

7. Bring quotes of wisdom from other cultures for the service next Sunday.

8. The 2nd edition of Community Chef was a great success with two teams cooking up beautiful Indian dishes and guest judges, Mythily and Krishnan, having a tough time picking a winner. Everyone was a winner who ate the beautiful food, and Lucy, you're a star for organizing it. Thanks, Andrew and Ruth, for providing the venue. Watch for the next one...

9. Boys group meets this Friday night to cook for Frilly's for Refreshment (listen to a podcast about Frilly's by going here. Subscribe to future podcasts on iTunes...) It's a special Fair Trade Fortnight awareness Frilly's on Saturday.

As always, Frilly's and the Op Shop are open this Saturday from 9 to 12, and there's gardening in the Mulch Pit from 8ish.

Why be bored - enjoy these alternatives at NUC - an alternative resource community.


Blessing from Zulu healer

from Vusamazulu Credo Mutwa (quoted in the book "Shamans of the World, Extraordinary First Person Accounts of Healings, Mysteries, and Miracles edited by Nancy Connor).

In the name of the light, in the name of the dweller of the doorway, in the name of the commander of the seas and the skies, in the name of the empress of the stars, in the name of the one mother, let me give my blessings to all of you. May the light accompany you as you walk across the plains of this world. May the truth be the star that shines not only above but deep within the kernels of your soul. May peace, the most fragrant of flowers, attend you no matter where you go. May food never be lacking in your village. May water never be lacking in your streams and rivers. May love never be lacking in your hearts and in the hearts of your children. May your beds always be fruitful and friendly. May love always be with you to the end of your days. May war be away from the borders of your countries. May anger be away from the mountains of your lives. May you be protected, shielded, cherished until you see the beginning of the new.