Why do people rush to embrace their mortality by inviting the church to smudge their foreheads with ash and dust.
For the faithful and the questing, this act enables reflection on the inevitability of death, and further, rather than a thing of dread, the realisation that our mortality when integrated into the Christian journey and the Way of Jesus becomes a resource for spiritual depth and the new life anticipated at Easter. Stillness, prayer, reflection leads to the wider appreciation of how a seed dies and is buried in order to germinate, sprout and grow, yielding yet more fruit
Next Wednesday, March 5, 7.30 pm opens the joint 2014 Lenten Journey for the Church of Christ and Uniting Church at Wembley Downs.
Ash Wednesday 13 February 7.30 pm
Church of Christ, Wembley Downs
Lenten Studies with Bill Loader Sunday Evenings
Wembley Downs Uniting Church, Calais Road
“The World of Jesus and Us – Poles Apart but Connected at the Core”
24 February The Role of the Bible for Christians and Churches
3 March Reassessing the Content and Context of Jesus’ Message
in the light of Recent Research
17 March Faith and the Bible: Companions in Conflict in
24 March Church and Community: How could ‘Good news
for the poor’ survive?
also at the Uniting Church
Guest Lecture – Michael Morwood – Wednesday March 13, 7.30 pm
“Evolutionary Theology: Challenges to Christian Doctrine for the 21st Century”
Maundy Thursday, 7.30pm at the Uniting Church