I feel thin, sort of stretched, like butter scraped over too much bread. I hear echoes of those words of Bilbo Baggins everywhere. “I am just so tired.”
CARE, carols and creativity are just some of the ways Melbourne churches plan to approach a Christmas preceded by months of lockdown.
TOUGH months are coming for many vulnerable workers but the long-term effect of the pandemic on their financial health will be significant for many, according to Brotherhood of St Laurence experts.
MELBOURNE churches hope to grow through a renewal movement, which initiators say rests on a strong scriptural understanding of God.
This week I was stopped in my tracks re-listening to Joel Mckerrow’s Hope for Tomorrow, a spoken word poem calling us to serve the world’s great need for deliverance.
Anglican congregations throughout Victoria are rejoicing after capacity limits and mask requirements for vaccinated services were lifted, ahead of Christmas carols services.
After months of isolation Victorians have flocked back into public spaces, and the homes of those we love.
WEDDING bells have rung for the first time in months after Victoria’s COVID-19 restrictions eased, allowing ministers to perform marriages again.
Melbourne Synod has been forced into an entirely online format as a result of Victoria’s repeated coronavirus lockdowns.
The Church could look forward with “greater confidence” to withstanding COVID, even though there would be a “long tail” to the pandemic, according to Archbishop Philip Freier.