This week should have been full of the chaos and excitement of welcoming three hundred women from across Australia, and some from across the sea, to ‘Uniting Women 2020’ in Darwin, NT. COVID-19 has reshaped 2020 for millions of people, including this conference.
Emerging from the "COVID Cocoon"
Posted in Faith
“So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away see, everything has become new!” (2 Corinthians 5.17)
As part of this year’s Easter worship at Seacliff Uniting Church, we were encouraged to think of death and resurrection in terms of the process of metamorphosis as it occurs in nature. In particular we considered the caterpillar, the cocoon and the emergence of the butterfly. Furthermore we were encouraged to think of the struggle to emerge from the cocoon as an important part of this process. In the weeks following Easter some of us at Seacliff thought that this metaphor might also be helpful as we struggle to emerge from the “COVID Cocoon”, in which we have now lived for several months.
As a result, several people in the congregation have decided to produce a series of media resources, consisting of both short videos containing questions for discussion and accompanying scripts with written support materials. We have already published 3 such videos on our website seacliffuc.net/COVIDCocoon and others will be published progressively in the weeks ahead. We do so in faith that these resources will be helpful not only to our congregation but also to other congregations and the wider Christian community during this time.
Although these materials are copyright, they are free to download, print and use and your feedback will be most welcome. Please direct your comments to me at the following email address Treasurer@SeacliffUC.org
We pray that God will continue to use and bless this initiative in the months and years ahead.
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