St Uriel's Day – gathering the clan

 

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Happy Saint Uriel’s Day

Sunday 21 June is the feast day of the Archangel Uriel, our parish’s namesake. Two years ago on Uriel’s day, we were founded as a lay community. This time last year, we became a parish when I returned from Conclave a priest.

I think it’s important to regularly ensure that the parish and those of us who serve it are meeting your spiritual, pastoral and community needs. This Saint Uriel’s day I’d like to invite you all to come along, share food with each other and be part of a conversation about what we should do more of, what we should do less of, what you need and what you don’t.

Even if you’re not a regular at the Sunday services, please consider taking some time next Sunday to come along and be part of determining the parish’s future.

We all have an image of what churches are. This meeting is an attempt to get beyond our preconceptions and dream what a church might be.

Parish Council
One of the things I’d like to do is elect a small parish council to act as a consultative body which helps determine how the parish should expand and where our energy should be put. Forming the parish council will be one of the aims of the night.

Future Activities
We’re discussing a few ideas for activities over the coming months: short retreats, occasional classes on the techniques of inner christianity, a regular prayer and meditation group and community action teams. We’d like to hear your ideas and get your thoughts on ours.

How Are Things With You?
Aside from all this information sharing, I’d also enjoy getting a sense of who you are, and where you’re at. How can we help you get to where you want to go? What role might a church play in your life? How can I help?

Food
All conversations flow better when there’s food and something to drink. Our hospitality at Saint Uriel’s is one of the things we’re proud of.

RSVP
Because we want to make sure there’s enough for everyone please drop me a quick note to tell me you’re planning to come.

Date: Sunday 21 June 2009, 6pm
Venue: Unitarian Church, 15 Francis St, Darlinghurst

Come join in, have your say and help us be a better church. See you on Sunday 21st!

Father Tim

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