Sydney Presbytery

Sydney Presbytery is the regional council of the Uniting Church (Synod of NSW & ACT), spanning from Bondi to Homebush, Sydney Harbour to the Cooks River.

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    The Cost of Discipleship - CSU September Poetry Blog

    Each month, Gabi Cadenhead from CSU writes a poetry blog. The latest, titled: 'The Cost of Discipleship' is really worth a read. "On 3rd September, some of us from Christian Students Uniting had the pleasure of attending Pulse’s Young Adult Gathering. Pulse is a state-wide organisation tasked with engaging people in their “first third of life” in the Uniting Church. It was wonderful to build community with other young people from different congregations across Sydney, and to reflect together on what it means to be “more like Jesus”. I was asked to perform a poem in response to the Bible readings shared on the night, meditating on the cost of discipleship..."
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    The Space Between

    I have a hunch. That hunch is that the people reading this Easter message are deeply involved in leading communities of faith through their personal and communal discipleship experiences of Holy Week – Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday. There are so many opportunities in this week for us to dive deeper into this most central, this most transformational of weeks. If my hunch is right, you’re likely to already be well and truly into the shaping of experiences for others. Worship services. Public events. Communal meals and remembrances. Bible Studies. All kinds of moments carefully curated to encourage God’s people to turn their ears, their eyes, their hearts and their lives once more to what God is doing in and through the story of Jesus, especially in the historical events and theological significance of this week.
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