Avril at Romsey

… and Lancefield and Riddells Creek and Mount Macedon

Nice messages from around the world

Okay, the good thing about not having an ordination date yet (and having to shame-facedly confess that to everyone I’d told about it) is the encouraging message I’ve got from everywhere along the lines of: “don’t take this personally”; “you’ll be a great minister whenever the church gets round to ordaining you”; “we’ll try and be there whenever it is”. Thank you, kind people.

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February 29, 2008 Posted by | Life, etc., Ministry | 3 Comments

STOP PRESS: I DON’T have an ordination date

Sorry, I misunderstood the meeting I had with one of the Presbytery Ministers last week. A date has not been set for my ordination and when it is set it almost undoubtedly won’t be April 13. Very, very sorry about that.

 (Going to do some get-rid-of-frustration gardening. Weeds will die!)

February 27, 2008 Posted by | Life, etc., Ministry | 2 Comments

I have an ordination date!

I’m going to be ordained as a Minister in the Uniting Church in Australia on Sunday, April 13, at the Church of All Nations, Carlton at 2 pm. Anyone who wants to be there is warmly welcome.

It’s really happening!

February 19, 2008 Posted by | Life, etc., Ministry | 7 Comments

On the 13th of February, 2008 – joy

Rev. Sealin Garlett and Sir Ron Wilson 

This photo was taken ten and a half years ago, soon after the release of the Bringing Them Home Report. Rev. Sealin Garlett was a stolen child. Sir Ronald Wilson was one of the co-authors of the report. Together at the 1997 Assembly of the Uniting Church in Australia they called on the government to apologise to the Stolen Generations.

Today that ‘Sorry’ was said, and I am so proud of the Prime Minister and the Federal Parliament. I wish Sir Ron had still been alive to see it. I know how happy he would have been today.

February 13, 2008 Posted by | Life, etc. | 6 Comments