Author Archives: Louise Johnson

Words of hope, I hope.

What a week it has been! The news each day more sobering and depressing than the day before. I could feel myself growing more anxious by the minute. Coronavirus was dominating my thoughts, my email inbox and seemingly every conversation. … Continue reading

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Candle lighting liturgy for January 26, Survival Day

Below follows some extracts from the liturgy developed by Rev Jan Sebastian  for Sunday January 26.  The community chose to recognise this day as Survival Day, rather than Australia Day or Invasion Day, because First Peoples are here, proud and resilient…      … Continue reading

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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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