Blowing in the wind

Can you see the wind? Maybe not. But can you see the effects of the wind? Can you feel the wind? In your hair or on your arms and face? During Pentecost, Christian’s celebrate the  Holy Spirit in their lives.

The Holy Spirit keeps us connected with Jesus and God. Living within us, the Holy Spirit inspires us to do things in the name of God. Many people find that the Holy Spirit comforts and helps them. In the Bible, the Holy Spirit can be compared to wind. In fact, in the Greek language, the same word, ‘pneuma’, is used for both wind and spirit. In John 3:8 it says, “The  wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.”Continue Reading

Pentecost – A time to celebrate Christian Unity

All World Council of Churches member churches – including the Uniting Church in Australia (UCA) – are invited to study the latest document from the (WCC) The Church – Towards a  Common Vision, and respond formally to the series of questions posed. Some study sessions around the four chapter headings could also be an option for your congregation or faith  community.

“The Church – Towards A Common Vision provides a great resource for us to consider how we, as members of the UCA, live and work to promote  the unity that we have as members of  the body of Christ,” says Maureen Postma, convenor of the Uniting Church in Australia’s Christian Unity Working Group. “This  important document is now also supplemented by a  Study Guide, to be found at http://assembly.uca.org.au/unity/resources.”

To order hard copies of the text contact Rev Dr Chris Walker at cuwg@nat.uca.org.au. Cost is $10 plus postage and handling per copy,  with discounts for multiple copies. Chris would  also be keen to hear your comments from the studies.