The River in 2014

The River is a bi-monthly fresh expression of church that meets on the first and third Sundays of the month at 3pm. It is shaped by a core conviction in three areas:

1. authentic engagement with the Bible, through interactive teaching, discussion, creative activities, music and prayer,

2. enjoyment of and prayerful meditation upon the natural environment as a spur to faith in a good and beautiful Creator (walks to the Yarra, picnics in the garden, treasure hunts)

3. the building of a welcoming community where relationships become more loving, honest and practical as we move from our various starting points toward Christ at the centre, particularly through the experience of the “shared meal” including the Lord’s Supper.

 

Our gatherings on the first Sunday of the month are seeking to provide the opportunity to ‘be’ and ‘do’ church in a way that is particularly visible and accessible to the community.

Thus, in July we met at the Warrandyte Bakery and Playground where we enjoyed fellowship (and quality coffee) looked at God’s word together, spent some time in prayer and shared the Lord’s Supper.  In August we will ‘be’ and ‘do’ church over a shared meal and have an indoor picnic.

We a presently making our way through the book of Ecclesiastes from the Old Testament of the Bible. In this book, the author who calls himself ‘the teacher’ asks big questions about life. He explores different approaches to finding purpose and meaning. If you enjoy philosophical reflections on life then you will enjoy this book!

 

Dates for the River in 2014:

 

July 6, 3pm (The Warrandyte Bakery and Playground)

July 20th, 3pm (St Stephen’s Anglican Church)

August 3rd, 3pm (St Stephen’s Anglican Church)

August 17th, 3pm (St Stephen’s Anglican Church)

September 7th, 3pm (Venue will be published closer to the date)

September 21st, 3pm (St Stephen’s Anglican Church)

October 5th, 3pm (Venue will be published closer to the date)

October 19th, 3pm (St Stephen’s Anglican Church)

November 2nd, 3pm (Venue will be published closer to the date)

November 16th, 3pm (St Stephen’s Anglican Church)

December 7th, 3pm (Venue will be published closer to the date)

December 21st, 3pm (St Stephen’s Anglican Church)