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Musical volunteers ‘good for the soul’

It is no secret that music is good for the soul. Coordinating Chaplain at Resthaven Paradise and Resthaven Leabrook, Rev Cate Baker, witnesses firsthand the benefits to residents that music brings, with the help of musical volunteers.


Reflection of the Week - 4th October 2022

While Jesus predicts that people will die of fear ‘as they await what menaces the world’ (Luke 21:26), he says to his followers: ‘Stay awake, praying at all times for the strength to survive all that is going to happen, and to stand with confidence before the Son of Man’ (Luke 21:36).


Reflection of the Week - 27th September 2022

Listening is much more than allowing another to talk while waiting for a chance to respond. Listening is paying full attention to others and welcoming them into our very beings.


Reflection of the Week - 20th September 2022

In Mirabai Starr’s book ‘Saint John of the Cross: Luminous Darkness,’ she highlights four major themes found in the writings of John of the Cross (1542–1591): longing, silence, unknowing and love. This meditation focuses on these four enduring mystical themes.


Reflection of the Week - 6th September 2022

What a shock! How does Luke 14:25-33 fit with the God of love, having life and living it abundantly, honouring your mother and father, and loving your neighbour?


Reflection of the Week - 30th August 2022

We all want a place at the table. To have the place that is near the most honoured person in the room, is a wonderful thing! To have a place at all, is an even greater gift.


Celebration of Ministry 2022

A Celebration of Ministry service was held at Adelaide West Uniting Church on Sunday the 21st August and was a fitting tribute to Ministers and Lay-Pastors alike who were celebrating special anniversaries of their ministry, or entering retirement.


Reflection of the Week - 23rd August 2022

When our focus is on Church rules, rationale and regulations, we often forget the real person, the intentional reason and the relevancy of why the rules were developed in the first place.

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