Avril at Romsey

… and Lancefield and Riddells Creek and Mount Macedon

One absolutely insane week …

The article I wrote for the congregational newsletter, explaining to the Macedon Ranges congregations what had happened.

In last month’s edition of The Link I explained to you all why I was going to be holding what I called a ‘Sci Fi and Fantasy Friendly Church Service’ at Romsey Uniting Church on the tenth of April. I suspected that the idea might be criticised by some non-Uniting Church people in the local area, and I wanted to prepare you to answer any accusations that might be levelled at the Uniting Church for going beyond the boundaries of the Christian faith. (Which we definitely weren’t.) Continue reading


April 26, 2011 Posted by | Ministry | , , | 10 Comments

The Sci Fi and Fantasy Service Liturgy

Acknowledgement of Traditional Owners


Call to Worship

Creating God,
who made the wonders of the cosmos for us to explore:
Be with us now.

Redeeming God,
who took on flesh and walked among us:
Be with us now.

Enlivening God,
who enlightens and inspires us in all we do:
Be with us now.

Come let us worship God! Continue reading

April 11, 2011 Posted by | Ministry | 10 Comments

Worshipping God in the company of Buffy, Harry Potter and Spider-Man

Sci Fi & Fantasy Church Service

Romsey Uniting Church

25 Pohlman Street, Romsey

4 pm, 10th of April

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Impressed with the way the Doctor, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Harry Potter live out Jesus’ teaching, “No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends”?

Intrigued by the themes of mercy, forgiveness and redemption in Lord of the Rings, Star Wars and the television series Angel?

Inspired to do good and resist evil by the example of Peter Parker, the crew of Serenity and the Winchester brothers?

Come worship God in the company of Buffy, Harry Potter and Spider-Man.

(You’re welcome to come in a costume of your choice, but blasters, stakes and other weapons will have to be left at the church door.)

April 3, 2011 Posted by | Ministry | , , | 5 Comments