May 11

There is a hanging question in the Acts account of the coming of the Holy Spirit:

What does this mean?

One of the striking features of the Acts story is that we can see the Holy Spirit by what is happening. The apostles are released from the locked rooms of their fears and share the good news of God’s love in new and courageous ways.

Sermon May 11th, 2008 (Pentecost) (pdf)
St. David’s Uniting Church, Oakleigh
Rev. Arnie Wierenga


May 8

Canvas LabyrinthThe Oakleigh labyrinth prayer and meditation walk will now change to the

Second Wednesday night of each month.

The change will take effect on June 11th.

The Augustine centre in Hawthorn run labyrinth evenings on the first and third Wednesday of every month. By changing the Oakleigh date, it means suburban Melbourne enthusiasts have more options to walk a labyrinth each month.

The Oakleigh labyrinth is held in the Oakleigh Uniting Church hall, 154 Drummond St. (near the library – see map).
We invite you to come and enjoy the healing and transformational space of the labyrinth.

For more details, click here.

Please invite others who may enjoy the opportunity to slow down and be refreshed through the labyrinth.


May 5

World youth day

The Armidale diocese of the Catholic Church says it is expecting about 1,000 pilgrims from overseas to visit the region in the lead up to World Youth Day.

World Youth Day (WYD) is the largest youth event in the world and will be held in Sydney from Tuesday 15 to Sunday 20 July 2008.

Organised by the Catholic Church, WYD brings together young people from around the globe to celebrate and learn about their faith on a more regular basis.

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May 4

As the apostles of the early church prepare themselves for Pentecost, the Scriptures record that they devoted themselves to prayer.  It seems to be the perfect way to prepare a heart, soul and mind for the divine to find a home.

Sermon May 4th, 2008 (pdf)
St. David’s Uniting Church, Oakleigh
Rev. Arnie Wierenga


May 3

Canvas LabyrinthThe labyrinth prayer and meditation walk returns to Oakleigh this coming

Wednesday night, 8pm, May 7th.

The venue is the Oakleigh Uniting Church hall, 154 Drummond St. (near the library – see map).
We invite you to come and enjoy the healing and transformational space of the labyrinth.

For more details, click here.

Please invite others who may enjoy the opportunity to slow down and be refreshed through the labyrinth.


May 1

The next labyrinth meditation day at Rye will be on:

Saturday 10th  May, titled “Kingdom within”

  • Leaders: Robin & Bronwyn Pryor *
  • Location: 60 Bass Meadows Blvd, St Andrews Beach 3941, Melway map 251 J5
  • Phone , 5988-5257, 0412-301-450, or email robron@pryor.org.au

Kingdom Within – Labyrinth Day (pdf)

 * Robin and Bronwyn are members of the Uniting Church, and have ministered ecumenically for many years in retreat leadership,  spiritual formation and companioning.  Robin is a member of the Australian Ecumenical Council for Spiritual Direction, and Bronwyn is National Chairperson for Camps Farthest Out Australia, an inter-denominational retreat movement.  For details of Wilderness Retreats, a Womens’ Silent Retreat, and Camps Farthest Out Retreats,  email as above.