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Sacred Differences: Series setup

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Join us for our new series Sacred Differences, where we explore the vision for diversity, unity and reconciliation in the Kingdom of God. We begin with Dan Sheed sharing on the scriptural movement from the chosen people of God to the open and diverse church, and what that means for us today.

So often, our vision of a dream church is a dream of more people like us. Is this really the full expression of the community following Jesus?

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Pentecost: Baptism of the in-and-on Spirit

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Join us for this special festival of Pentecost as for two weeks we make the most of the church season of Spirit empowerment. This Sunday Dan starts us off in the origin story of the church in Acts 1 and the revolutionary promise Jesus told them to wait for.

‘Come, Holy Spirit’ is a direct, bold request for the Spirit to do the work the Father wants to do in us, and to be the fire that propels us out to do the work the Father wants to do through us.
— Steve Nicholson

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Different Voices - Fran Francis

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Our month of hearing different voices continues with Fran Francis (Spiritual director, SGMNZ, Shore Vineyard) sharing a talk on ‘Benediction’ and the four active thresholds of listening to God’s blessed word; recognising, realising, respecting and reflecting.

May you learn to see yourself with the same pride, delight and expectation with which God sees you in every moment.

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Different Voices - Elliot Taylor

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Elliot Taylor (Zeal, Online Crisis Intervention) shares a talk on the call of the Kingdom and how it always taps into eternal values, it messes our lives up and it is an invitation to trust in Jesus.

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Our Sacred Togetherness - pt 3 / Committed to Connection

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As we start 2019, our summer series is asking the call to be a supernatural community. In this third and final part Dan suggests how we can achieve sacred togetherness: by committing to connection.

If a tree falls in the woods, and there is no one there to hear it - does it make a sound? What if a person falls into need of help, and there is no one connected to that person to see it - does the need get met?

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Our Sacred Togetherness - pt 1 / Death to community-as-buzzword

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As we start 2019, our summer series is asking the call to be a supernatural community. In this first part Dan introduces a new richer and deeper definition for “community”: our sacred togetherness.

Communities, in spite of the sentimental way we sometimes think of them, don’t just happen. They need nurture, they need to be woven into unity.
— Rowan Williams

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The God Interruption - pt 3 (From apprehension to peace)

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Join us for our Advent journey as we look at The God Interruption. Our waiting for Christ continues, with a Roman version of peace-as-smokescreen colliding with God’s arrival as Peace-Incarnate.

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
— Isaiah 9:6

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