Ecumenical Discussion Group - submitted Rev Rosemary Dunn
The Ecumenical Discussion group meets at the House of Prayer on the fourth Monday of the month at 6 pm. The present group has evolved from earlier discussion groups which looked at the various documents put out by the Churches on ecumenical relationships. For many years various Catholics, Anglicans, Uniting Church and Lutherans have gathered to explore what it means to be a Christian.
The present group now has a different format. We no longer discuss the official documents, but go straight to the heart of ecumenism: reading and unpacking Scripture together and praying together. Townsville has a long history of excellent ecumenical relationships; notably seen in the cross Church co-operation for Stable on the Strand, the Townsville Street Chaplaincy and the weekly Pastor's prayer breakfasts.
Townsville Christians already work together, and so this is a forum where we can pray and study together in a non-judgmental and inclusive environment. Differing church practices and traditions are minor factors when we hear how each responds to the living Word in daily life. A mature Christianity can only thrive where diversity and difference is acknowledged without fear. God is infinite and works through so many different ways; we grow in knowledge of Him and ourselves when seeing His fruit in others. The surprising thing, however, is not that we find differences, but rather we find how much we have in common!
All denominations are welcome- and those of different faiths and none.
It is a warm and often humorous hour when the Spirit is free to do what the Spirit does best: bring people together.
our apologies, this event has been Postponed - future date yet to be decided. creativity & spirituality - july - pub/park choir
.Everybody can sing: and ‘pub/park’ choir is here to prove it!
Be inspired with music and singing in a spirit of friendship and fun. We will be led in this experience under the trees in the park by Suzy Sheriff. Be assured that no special vocal gifts required
More than 250 people turned out this year for the Palm Sunday Walk for Justice for Refugees and people seeking Asylum held on the Strand
At our monthly Enneagram gathering on Tuesday night (20th March 2018), the group explored our various approaches to passions and virtues.
You are welcome to join us for Towards a Practical Spirituality.
We would like to invite you to our annual House of Prayer Christmas morning tea to say thank you for all your involvement (big or small) with the House during 2017.