Cafe Church 2014 Menu
6:30pm on the Third Sunday of the month.
Café church is an open, non-denominational gathering to unite and share in all that effects us as a community. We gather on the third Sunday of each month to listen to passionate speakers, discuss hot topics and wrestle with a different issue.
Cafe Church program for 2014
(a work in progress as sometimes things have to change (eg. the RFS speaker has in the past cancelled due to fighting fires!))
Feb 16th – the wonderful world around us – travels in Australia, Italy and Turkey
March 16th – The Crisis in the Philippines
April 20th – Easter Sunday! Happy Easter everyone – there will be no cafe church tonight
May 18th – Bronwyn Murphy Challenges Facing Rural Ministries.
Jun 15th – Crime in Berowra! Ralph Stein from Neighbourhood Watch.
Jul 20th – Refugees and Asylum Seekers – Amnesty International speaker
Aug 17th – Astronomy at the Farm – Black Holes
Sept 21st – Rural Fire Service Catering
Oct 19th – Court Cases – the rules of evidence
Nov 16th – Borneo – the plight of the Orangutangs.
Dec 21st – Carols by Candlelight
Cafe Church has evolved quite significantly in the past 5 years. We began it as a youthful expression of church and a place where we could wrestle with some of the big issues in life. It soon become apparent that our church required something different. Our church required a space where we could explore different aspects of our world and engage with issues. Cafe Church has developed into an open gathering where we share in all that effects us as a community. It is becoming a place of relevance, a place where we care about people and the issues / joys / dilemmas they are facing. Mission is about building relationships and showing God’s love in practical ways – cafe church attempts to do this by creating a safe space to explore issues (without the pressure to think one particular way or accept one particular viewpoint). Cafe Church locates this safe space within the church – the church should not separate itself from the rest of the world but deeply engage in the issues of the world – Jesus was God in the world. We symbolically represent this by lugging all the pews out of the church once a month and claiming the space for community issues.
Thus far, we have heard Soul Impact play, discussed Antarctic expeditions, Aboriginal Reconciliation, Mental Health, drugs in our community, the Jewish background of the Lord’s Supper, Progressive Christianity, Bush fires in Berowra, LifeLine, Mission in South Africa, Frontier Services work parties, Astronomy, A Peruvian Expedition, the Red Cross, Violence in the Media and much more!