As the festivities - both those that were cherished and those that were endured - come to a close and we move into the rhythm of the 'normal' year, the opportunity can present itself to consider anew what life is about. Beyond the pressures of consuming, incessant status updates and busyness, questions of the heart and the spirit can tug at...

Often in the media tragedy and violence dominate the headlines. This has the consequence of giving the false impression that kindness and compassion are rare.  This can also lead to a kind of paralysing despair for people about whether things will ever be different or whether they can be part of that change. The reality is that as well as the great...

Evidence indicates that in the early Jesus movement worship was often shared in homes, and holy communion, Eucharist, the sharing in bread and wine in Jesus' name, was shared over a meal in this home based worship. At RUC we are re-engaging with this ancient practice on the first Sunday in Advent, Sunday 29th November. We will be breaking with more 'modern'...

Have you ever wanted to ask a minister, or someone who is a part of a Jesus community, a question or have a conversation with them about life, the universe and everything? This Saturday morning, the 7 November, people from RUC are going to be at the Gleadell Street Market in Richmond and here there will be space to find out...

This coming Sunday, 1 November, is All Saint’s Day. The origins of this sacred time, and of Halloween, are disputed and will probably continue to be disputed. However, what is clear from early church evidence is that the first followers of Jesus often did stand out in their communities because of their conviction that death was not the final word. This coming Sunday...

At Richmond Uniting we are passionate about trying to give space for the questions of real life, faith and doubt. This coming Thursday we are having a workshop exploring what prayer is not, what prayer might be and how we might do it. There will be space for your questions and some good discussion. Everyone is welcome   Thursday 8 October 7:30pm - 9pm @ RUC...

St Francis is a guy who I would love to have a long, simple, lunch with. He went from riches to rags, by choice. When he experienced Christ speaking to him Francis’ listened and followed and chose to live in a radically new way. Much to his family’s consternation he rejected his wealth and status, started caring for lepers and called followers of...

The sacred text of the bible is sometimes used as a weapon. This likely comes as no surprise. Humans have an awesome capacity for good and we also have a huge capacity for hurting one another. We see this reality in the way in which we humans engage with the world around us. The internet is being used to build community, inspire...