Event: Dayboro UC Explorers

Our Explorers group after morning tea on Sunday will be looking at “Change- the Impermanence of all things” and starting with a focus on the well known passage from Ecclesiastes:
Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 NRSV
For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; a time to throw away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; a time to seek, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to throw away; a time to tear, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; a time to love, and a time to hate; a time for war, and a time for peace.
Remember the song with melody written by Pete Seger? Here is a link to refresh your memory. The beautiful singer is Judy Collins
  1. What is your feeling about the sentiment expressed in this passage?
  2. Do you agree with all of it?
  3. What have you observed that is changing in your world?
  4. What seems to stay the same?
  5. Are you happy about this?

We will look at Religion and Social Change 101 and discuss the role of the church in a changing world and in particular in a local community where values are rapidly changing.

Details of the venue:

Dayboro Uniting Church, William Street, Dayboro Q

Church service: 9am, Morning Tea 10am, Explorers 10.45am. Come for all or some!

Paul Inglis psinglis@westnet.com.au


4 thoughts on “Event: Dayboro UC Explorers

  1. John Scoble

    What a great topic! Congratulations. I’m tempted to pinch it unchanged for a future St Lucia Spirituality Group meeting (with permission of course)

  2. Michael Furtado

    Every good wish to my fellow Dayboro Christians in reflecting upon the meaning of this text in your lives. While on a face of it a ‘cynical’ text, its authorship is attributed to Solomon the Great: a king who among other difficult tasks was charged with the responsibility of deciding the contested ‘ownership’ of THAT baby. The subjects of Ecclesiastes are the pain and frustration engendered by observing and meditating on the distortions and inequities pervading the world, the uselessness of human ambition, and the limitations of worldly wisdom and righteousness. Might I suggest that the route you take is to focus on the everyday dilemmas that you face: there are several looming ahead for us as Australians – and the challenge we face to read them as a time to right historic wrongs? God Guide You!

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