Aldgate Church of Christ, The Village Well
What does it mean to find our unique story in God’s story and how do we hear it spoken through our interactions with others? While COVID-19 has certainly impacted us as a community it has reminded us of the story continuing to unfold in our liminal spaces, of creativity that is born in times of listening and contemplation. And, it has challenged us to be open to discerning how the Grand Storyteller finds creative ways to still reveal the Word.
The Studio continues to be a space of connection, relationship, mutual listening and evolvement. When we could not gather in groups or outside, chalk drawing appeared in the car park where neighbours would walk beside, a bare wooden cross among the gum trees became a place for anyone to leave a message, a prayer, a symbol of hope and we painted ‘au plein air’.
As The Studio recommences inside our building we begin connecting with members in the wider hills community to prepare for an exhibition, offering The Well as a place to share our stories through art. The Story continuing to move in all and through all.
The first meeting at Point Sturt was in the tent home of William Crawford in 1855. A Church was then built, opening in 1861, free of debt. David Mann supervised the construction of the building and also built the cedar seats. The slate roof which still remains was the work of James Crabb Verco. An organ was purchased in 1925.
Baptisms were performed in the lake. In 1868 there were 53 scholars in the Sunday School.
In 1900 it was considered acceptable for a wage of 104 pounds per year for a married man and 80 pounds per year for a single man.
There will be a service at this well maintained building on August 22nd at 2.00pm. Grant Simpson will be the speaker and Daryll Telfer is leading the service. Although not in regular use for many years, we are still celebrating 160 years of the faithful witness of this Church.
Enquiries and registrations for attendance can be made to Carolyn Yelland 0412 499 302.
In this edition:
"Welcome to the Internet" - Peter Barney
Pt Sturt 160th Anniversary
A new initiative at Modbury
GMP responds to the Cudlee Creek bushfire
"Ask not what your church can do for you"
The Noarlunga Centre Church of Christ is seeking a full time minister. The proposed term of the contract is for 5 years based on the current Churches of Christ SA & NT salary package and conditions.
See details attached for further information and what is required for an application.
Applications close September 3rd, 2021.