Gatherings planned for 2019:
Theme for the year: The Teachings of Jesus and Society
at Caloundra Uniting Church
56c Queen St Caloundra, Sunshine Coast, Qld.
First for year is on Sunday 24th February 5.30pm. Theme “Called Home: Heaven, Hell and Eternal Life – An Afterlife?”. Leader is John Everall with a support team. Please note the change in regular date to allow for the first church service for our new minister the previous week. Summer starting time applies 5.30pm to 7.30pm approx.
Second Gathering is also slightly date adjusted. To avoid a clash with Easter, the Explorers Gathering is Sunday 14th April. 5pm. Theme is offered as “A Liturgy for the Celebration of Life”. This model Liturgy has been prepared in full detail by Rev. Rex Hunt for use by progressive groups and churches. A Leader and Team to develop this specifically for our Explorers’ use is open for offers. Contact John Everall mob.0408624570.
And then we have our third Gathering : Sunday June 16th at 5pm. This is “Heretics Sunday” which opens up some fascinating thought patterns and discussion. Who should we dwell upon? Geering, Vosper, Spong, Joan of Arc, many more!
Pieter Hoogendoorn has gone for Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a so-called ‘heretic’ whose writings have enthused Pieter for many years. Pieter will lead this Gathering themed as “Heretic?- Bonhoeffer and Christianity “ ( Dietrich Bonhoeffer was only thirty-nine years old when he was executed in a Nazi concentration camp in 1945, yet his courage, vision, and brilliance have greatly influenced the twentieth-century Church and theology.)
A theme for the second half of the year is ‘ Lives in Conflict”, a highly contemporary topic within our society. Leader Anne Hoogendoorn.
Should be some good discussions during this year if the above is anything to go by!
Caloundra Explorers Group
Faith And the Modern Era