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St Andrew’s Bendigo

St Andrew’s Bendigo

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St Andrew’s Axedale

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UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Creative Living
    December 5, 2016 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
    Meeting Room

     

  • Men's Fellowship
    December 5, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    Merl's Room

     

  • Uniting Threads
    December 7, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Small Hall

     

  • Meditation Group
    December 9, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
    Chapel

     

  • Worship Service
    December 11, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
    St Andrew's Bendigo

     

  • Meditation Group
    December 16, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
    Chapel

     

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Welcome to St Andrew’s Uniting Church Bendigo-Axedale

A message from our minister Rev Di Esbensen …

How wonderful it is to live in a time where our communities of faith
are being presented with opportunities for engagement of our living,
radical and dynamic faith with the wider community and our world.
We are being given chances to explore living the Gospel in generous
and compassionate ways; we are being challenged to find the
relevance of our faith in our contemporary context; we are being
loved patiently by the God who waits on us to make compassionate
and just choices.

Care of the vulnerable, responsible use of resources and
compassionate sharing with our neighbours, is what we are being
invited to do. And what is really exciting is the openness, the warmth
and the hope that is being shown, as we explore possibilities and
relationships. We live in a time when so much about life is being
constricted by narrow opinions, ignorance and fear. And yet, here in
the church in Bendigo we are finding a breadth of thinking, an
openness to learn and the courage to give new ideas, new
relationships, new expressions and experiences of faith, a go. This
was not a given but is indeed an affirmation of the faith and
faithfulness of the people of faith in this city.

It’s like doing just as Bill Easum says: ‘Christians, by definition, are
disciples of Jesus. We are either students who are apprenticed to
Jesus or we aren’t Christians. It’s time we quit just talking about God
and become true apprentices, genuine disciples of Jesus.
It’s time we quit allowing Jesus to be watered down to the “Christ of
Faith” so that there is no longer a normal, human life worth watching.
A life worth watching is a life that welcomes and enfolds everyone, no
matter how wretched or vile, into the agape love of God and bids
them come and be an apprentice of Jesus.

Quote from Bill Easum: ‘A Life Worth Watching’

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BAPTISMS, WEDDINGS AND FUNERALS

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HALL BOOKINGS

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COMMUNITY GROUPS

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NEWCOMERS

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