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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.

 

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A sane approach to caring for the community rooted in the ancient vision of Christianity. A vision that calls for a world based not on the standard orders of greed or competition or revenge or power, but on sharing, encouraging, forgiveness and grace. That is the vision of Christ.

And of the ancient faith long before; the old order is thrown down; Hannah sings it in her song, then Mary, then Jesus.  An alternative way: where the first become last, and the last become first, where the only law is love, and love is the law. An Alternative Resource Community? A Community built on Grace.

 

 

Entries in church labyrinth (2)

Wednesday
May172017

Community Labyrinth Building Workshops

Friday June 2

& Saturday June 3

at Nightcliff Uniting Church, 21 Cummins Street.

Join us for a community-building workshop, creating a memorial labyrinth,
under the direction of Mark Healy, creator of over 100 labyrinths in Australia.

Friday’s workshop from 9am will include instruction on how to create and mark
out a labyrinth, cutting turf and digging out our edges.

Saturday’s Workshop from 7:30m will include finishing off the edging,
cutting and laying weedmat, cutting, laying and pegging aluminium flexi-link edging,
barrowing and shovelling sand and gravel, carrying stone.

There are also roles for volunteers to prepare food and hydrate the workers. 
Come for a couple of hours or the whole day! 
Bring garden work gloves, wheel barrow, sharpened shovel, water bottle, hat, sunscreen.

Participant numbers each day are limited so please RSVP to Lois Ramsay at ramsaypeter(at)bigpond(dot)com or phone 0431091273.   Let us know which workshop you will attend and your preferred time.

We look forward to a great few days together. 
Labyrinth Organising Group – Lois, Fiona, Lucy, Ian and Penny.

 

 

Sunday
Mar052017

Labyrinth Project Fundraiser

Nightclliff Uniting Church is currently raising money to build a labyrinth in memory of some very special members of our congregation - Wendy Eccleston and Jo Brandt.

We have the location and the design finalised and much background research work has been completed by a small and very dedicated team who have met over the last year.                        

A labyrinth is a walking meditation, path of prayer. It is designed to follow a single path in a circular route to its centre. It is not a maze to get lost in but a meditative walk where spiritual healing can be found and prayerfulness and wholeness are part of the journey.

We know that Wendy, Jo and many others appreciated using temporary labyrinths when they were set up at NUC.  Many members of our community have thought about installing one on the premises.  Our intention now is to build a labyrinth in their memory.  We are seeking funds to cover the cost which has been budgeted at $10,000.  We envisage building the labyrinth using local rock and stone to line the path, with grass to walk on.  The labyrinth would be used to remember lost loved ones and in church services for reflection and meditation.  It would also be available to the wider community.

If you would like to support this project, please see instructions below for ways you can donate.   If you would like to support us in the physical hands on building of the Labyrinth we are hoping to start work late May and in June with several community working bees.  All members of the community will be invited to participate including friends of Wendy and Jo.  Details of dates and times will follow.

We are most grateful for your support in this project. 

Electronic Banking Details

Uniting Church in Australia

Northern Synod Congregations

BSB: 634634

Account: 100039619

REF:   NUC9   Labyrinth Project

 

 Temporary Indoor Labyrinth at NUC 2014