Be still and know… Presbytery meeting Nov 2017

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Alex Pringle (left) - his service to the Presbytery as Treasurer for the last 5 years is acknowledged with great appreciation

The meeting was held at the beautiful Greenhills Camp and Conference Centre. Thank you to the staff of Greenhills for your generous hospitality.

Our theme for the meeting was  “Discerning the movement” and table groups were asked to apply a rational, emotional and spiritual process of discernment – listening for the ‘still small voice’ in their response to each of four reports they had received and been encouraged to read prior to the meeting. The song, “Be still and know that I am God”, played in the background.

Discernment resources are available from:

  • The Faith Formation site here.
  • – a website that Rev Terence Corkin and a colleague have put together with a fresh post each week. Terence served 15 years as the General Secretary of the UCA Assembly and was responsible for running many large national meetings for the Uniting Church using its consensus based approach to decision making.

In our magazine, Perspective, which all congregations should have – a copy for each member – are … reports, glimpses of Presbytery featuring Reid/Canberra Korean, South Woden and O’Connor Churches, an article on the Adelaide Worship Conference plus feedback from some of our people who were members of Synod 2017 together with a summary of decisions and outcomes.

Copies of Ranjini Wickramaratne-Rebera’s book of bible studies, The Ordinary Times of Life, offers reflections for individual and group study – view here or contact the Presbytery office for copies – DONATIONS to help cover costs would be appreciated. A few copies have been given to each congregation.

One thought on “Be still and know… Presbytery meeting Nov 2017

  1. Thank you Carolyn for a lovely record of our time together at “Greenhills”. Great to have it out so promptly. Well done. JW

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