Lots of catch ups

Have been away in Outback Queensland so now catching up on some posts. Sorry if we have missed publicising your event.


  1. YOU are invited to join in at Merthyr Explorers on Wednesday 31st August Merthyr Road Uniting Church, 52 Merthyr Rd, New Farm.                                                                                      10 am for morning tea (a few contributions to this will be welcome)
    10:30 we begin our exploring of the topic.Tim O’Dwyer will share part of a 1992 tape recording of an award-winning Radio New Zealand Connexions programme (subsequently broadcast on ABC‘s Radio National). Please bring pen and paper to jot down anything which catches your attention.Tim intends to invite those present then to comment critically on what they have heard, agree or disagree on the speakers’ views and offer their own thoughts on how we might effect change within or without the Church.Neville Glasgow leads three controversial theologians in discussion – Reverend Don Cupitt, Bishop John Spong, and Lloyd Geering. Cupitt and Spong particularly have remained within the church despite being labelled as heretics by conservatives. They talk about their personal faith, dissent from the traditional Christian church, and their role as theologians.Here are wiki-links to each of these radical thinkers:




    A donation of $5 towards costs is appreciated.
    Desley Garnett

  2.           AdelaideBook launch A4 flyer

‘Charles Strong’s AUSTRALIAN
CHURCH: Christian Social Activism
Book Launch
Saturday 17 September at Editor: Marion Maddox

Endorsed by: Dr Norman Habel, Chair of Charles
Strong Trust
Charles Strong was a progressive Christian,
social activist, public pacifist and intellectual
genius who died more than 100 years ago
and had no time for creeds. Strong and his
wife, Janet, founded or led organisations for
causes ranging from peace to penal reform.
Join former South Australian Premier, Rev. Dr
Lynn Arnold, for the launch of this book,
followed by refreshments

Free event, but registration is required
Please book through Humanitix – at humanitix.com/au
Effective Living Centre
26 King William Road Wayville, Sth Australia
Email: office@effectiveliving.org
Phone: 08 8271 0329

3.    Melbourne

“After Jesus Before Christianity”

with Revs Dr Lorraine Parkinson, John Gunson and Dr David Merritt

Sunday 28th August 2022 from 4:00pm to 6.00pm
(A ‘Zoom only’ meeting)

What happened in the first two centuries CE after the death of Jesus?

What did groups influenced by Jesus actually do?  What attracted people to them?

A recent book by scholars of the Westar Institute reports the challenging findings of recent research.

Join our panel in reflecting on the book, and considering how it might impact our understandings and faith practices

Click here for the Zoom Link at 4.00pm

Download the flyer HERE

For further information email info@pcnvictoria.org.au

Rod Peppiatt  – PCNV Secretary


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