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Elizabeth Raine

Elizabeth Raine

Elizabeth is minister at Tuggeranong Uniting, beginning her ministry here in December 2018. 

Over the years, she has had a number of diverse and interesting placements, such as a school chaplaincy, a tenancy worker with UnitingCare, a congregational minister, a lecturer at UTC, a Presbytery minister, and as an Intentional Interim minister. 

Sunday, 04 August 2019 17:51

The Rich Fool

Luke 12: 13-21

With the parable set for today’s lectionary readings, Luke strikes again, with what appears to be another blow to the well off. And indeed, this parable really does go right to the heart of modern consumerism and Western habits.

Just to recap, Jesus is telling the story of a wealthy farmer who has done well with his harvest, and even though he has an adequate amount, he decides he wants still more, so builds bigger barns to store more grain and goods. Just as he is congratulating himself on his prosperity and comfortable future, God appears to inform him that it has all been for nought. This is the only parable in Luke in which God directly addresses a character, saying: "You fool! This very night your life is being demanded of you. And the things you have prepared, whose will they be?" (12:20).

Therefore, concludes Jesus, “Take care! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of possessions.”

Friday, 19 July 2019 20:29

Shock the Boundaries of Relationship

The story of the Good Samaritan is a well known and moving story. The Samaritan has no idea who the man lying by the side of the road is. Having been stripped, beaten and left for dead, there is no way for the Samaritan to know if the man can repay him or fits into any particular box. The Samaritan is moved by compassion. Unconcerned for his own safety or the potential for financial compensation, he dares to care for one who is in need.

Friday, 05 July 2019 18:02

New Life in Hostile Territory

This week we have a gospel story that talks about a mission to towns in unfamiliar territory, towns where Jesus himself intended to eventually visit. Jesus sends out seventy disciples to prepare the way for him. These disciples are charged with bringing peace, healing the sick and proclaiming the kingdom of God. They brought hope and life into new and potentially hostile places.

Thursday, 06 June 2019 17:21

Pentecost

Pentecost

Pentecost should be one of the most joyous, and most powerful of the Christian festivals. It conjures up images of wind, of movement, of fiery red flames. Powerful in its symbolism, it is not hard to imagine the spirit sweeping through the minds and lives and souls of those who received it, cleansing them, renewing them, and creating fresh vigour and hope.

Sunday, 02 June 2019 17:11

Ascension

Acts 1:1-14

In Acts, Luke assures us he is continuing his ‘orderly account’ of events concerning Jesus and the early church. For many of us, however, this ‘orderly’ account of the events surrounding the ascension of the resurrected Jesus into heaven is strange and disturbing. The Ascension probably ranks as one of the less than factual biblical happenings that turns progressive Protestants slightly green. I have even heard some very cynical remarks about Luke’s account, where it was observed that the story of the Ascension was necessary in order for Luke to remove the mortal body of Jesus.

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Quote for today

...But you know Him, for He lives with you, and will be in you. John14:17

About Our Church

Our faith community began in 1975 as a small ecumenical gathering of people who settled in the new Canberra township of Tuggeranong. We have grown with the Tuggeranong Community, and our parish centre is the hub for our work, as a place of worship, of gathering, fellowship and ministry.

We come together for authentic and Christ-centred worship. While we worship in a variety of styles, we share a common focus on faithfully listening for God’s Word and sharing His kindness and compassion with others. We express our love for God and others through a range of ministries, and connections with our community.

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