Author Archives: Louise Johnson

Afternoon Service: Naming the unnameable

Sophia’s Spring is experimenting with an occasional series of different approaches to church.  Our second afternoon service is this week 2 p.m.  There will not be a 10 a.m. service that day.  Come in the afternoon and bring a friend! The … Continue reading

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…and now for something a little bit different

Fifth Sunday in June: 30 June 2019 at 2 p.m. Sophia’s Spring is experimenting with an occasional series of different approaches to church. The first such service is on the 30th of June at 2 p.m. There will not be … Continue reading

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Easter at Sophia’s Spring

Maundy Thursday 18th April      6.30 p.m.Simple shared meal followed by a Service of Shadows which will be led by Rev Jan Sebastian and Rev Coralie Ling. Maundy ThursdaySharing herbs, olives, fish, figs and grapesHerbs for the bitterness of suffering (Exodus 12:8)Olives … Continue reading

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Vale Mary Oliver

When it’s over, I want to say: all my life I was a bride married to amazement. I was the bridegroom, taking the world into my arms.                           … Continue reading

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Holding on and letting go

The following service was shared at Sophia’s Spring on November 4, 2018.  It was prepared and led by our Minister, Rev Jan Sebastian. This is love: to fly toward a secret sky, to cause a hundred veils to fall each … Continue reading

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Special guest this Sunday – October 28

Cath Connelly will be leading our service next Sunday. Cath is a Celtic harp player, spiritual director, and pilgrimage and retreat leader. She is co-director of the Living Well Centre for Christian Spirituality, and her Masters degree explored Celtic spirituality … Continue reading

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‘The first will be last, and the last first’

Sophia encourage us to act for justice, to advocate for change and to stand up for those who cannot speak for themselves. One of the hallmarks of true wisdom is that it often subverts the taken-for-granted, dominant culture norms of … Continue reading

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Basket Making Demonstration & Workshop

~ Fundraiser for CERES Meditation Garden ~ Basket-Making Demonstration & Workshop Come and play with baskets! • Watch • Learn Raffia Coil-pot techniques • Make a small basket 100% of all money will be donated to the CERES Meditation Garden … Continue reading

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Girls can change the world – International Day of the Girl Child

You cannot succeed when half of us are held back – Malala Yousafzai Last Sunday Sophia’s Spring observed the International Day of the Girl Child. Since 2012, United Nations has marked 11 October as a day to highlight and address … Continue reading

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Uniting Church joins National Redress Scheme

The President of the Uniting Church in Australia Stuart McMillan announced yesterday that the Uniting Church will opt in to the Federal Government’s National Redress Scheme for people who have experienced institutional child sexual abuse. The National Redress Scheme was … Continue reading

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