Author Archives: Avril Hannah-Jones

Reflection: Pentecost demands Reconciliation

History reminds us that, sadly, when the church preached the gospel here in Australia it was often the furthest thing from ‘good news’. It was accompanied with racism, violence, and dispossession. Continue reading

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Sermon: The Ascension isn’t about dangling feet

Reflection for Western Heights Uniting ChurchFeast of the Ascension, 24th of May, 2020 Acts 1:1-11 Today we are celebrating the Feast of the Ascension, a part of the story of Jesus that we often ignore. It is such an important … Continue reading

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Covid19 Diary 7

Samuel Pepys: May 14, 1995 Lords Day. Up, and with my wife to church, it being Whitsunday. My wife very fine in a new yellow birds-eye Hood, as the fashion is now. We had a most sorry sermon. May 17, 2020 … Continue reading

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Sermon: One example of evangelism

Reflection for Western Heights Uniting Church The Sixth Sunday of Easter, 17th of May 2020 Acts 17:22-31 I seem to have accidentally started a series of ‘reflections on the sermons preached in the Book of Acts’. Two weeks ago we … Continue reading

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Sermon: Forgiveness

That’s the bedrock conviction of the Christian faith. There are no unforgiveable sins. There are no unforgiveable people. Continue reading

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Covid19 Diary 6

The dead were being raised from their graves! The angels were going to escort the white-robed death up (definitely up, look at all those raised arms and faces) to Jesus in heaven. Continue reading

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Reflection: What does ‘church’ look like?

Reflection for Western Heights 3rd of May, 2020 Acts 2:42-47 Christ is risen! He is risen indeed! Today, for the fourth Sunday in a row, we are celebrating Easter and the joy of resurrection. It takes us fifty days to … Continue reading

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