Jun
4
10:00 am10:00

OPEN CHURCH

All welcome to join Rev Pete for an informal chat or take the opportunity to sit in the quiet space.

Jun
11
10:00 am10:00

LACUNA

A time of gathering the faith community for a time of discussion about life and faith issues.

Jun
18
10:00 am10:00

OPEN CHURCH

All welcome to join Rev Pete for an informal chat or take the opportunity to sit in the quiet space.

Jun
25
10:00 am10:00

LACUNA

A time of gathering the faith community for a time of discussion about life and faith issues.


May
21
10:00 am10:00

OPEN CHURCH

All welcome to join Rev Pete for an informal chat or take the opportunity to sit in the quiet space.

Introduction to Contemplative Practices Afternoon Series 2/3
May
11
2:00 pm14:00

Introduction to Contemplative Practices Afternoon Series 2/3

Contemplative Practices Workshop Series - Northcote

This series has been postponed to a date to be advised. Contact admin@chalice.org.au to register your interest.

Contemplative Spirituality

What is contemplative practice?

Contemplative practice involves finding times of stillness in a quiet space to connect deeply with our minds, bodies and spirits, nature and the other. Contemplative practices invite us in to a deeper relationship with ourselves and God.

Contemplative practices also have been known to reduce stress, lessen anxiety, create feelings of wellbeing, and deepen relaxation. Northcote Uniting Church - Chalice is offering a 3 week course in contemplative practices.

This course covers a variety of different contemplative practices which may include sitting meditation, walking the labyrinth, art making and meditation, and movement meditation.

No experience necessary.

“What we plant in the soil of contemplation we shall reap in the harvest of action. ”

Meister Eckhart  German Philosopher

Open to people of faith, no faith or seeking a contemplative lifestyle

Facilitator: Rev. Peter Batten B.Theol MA

Peter is the minister at Northcote Uniting church Chalice. Creative Arts Therapist and accredited InterPlay™ leader. He enjoys exploring the connection between contemplative practices, spirituality, art and creativity and their integration into daily life.

Peter has a practiced and taught contemplative practices in a variety of community and institutional settings. Currently he is exploring the relationship between photography and contemplation.

“My passion is to enable people to tap into their creativity and connect mind, body and spirit, through contemplative practices, art and play. ”

When : Thursday afternoons from 4 May - 18 May

2-4pm, includes afternoon tea

Where: Northcote Uniting Church – Chalice
251 High Street Northcote 3070
This is a small group exploration of contemplative practices – max 15 people

Bookings essential - through eventbrite

Costs: full fee: $108pp
Concession (health care, student) $54
Earlybird: $80 if registered and paid before 24 April 2017

Chalice aims to make contemplative practice accessible to all. If you are having financial difficulty, contact the office: admin@chalice.org.au

Like and share on Facebook to go into the running for a free registration to the whole course.

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Introduction to Contemplative Practices Afternoon series 1/3
May
4
2:00 pm14:00

Introduction to Contemplative Practices Afternoon series 1/3

Contemplative Practices Workshop Series - Northcote

This series has been postponed to a date to be advised. Contact admin@chalice.org.au to register your interest.

Contemplative Spirituality

What is contemplative practice?

Contemplative practice involves finding times of stillness in a quiet space to connect deeply with our minds, bodies and spirits, nature and the other. Contemplative practices invite us in to a deeper relationship with ourselves and God.

Contemplative practices also have been known to reduce stress, lessen anxiety, create feelings of wellbeing, and deepen relaxation. Northcote Uniting Church - Chalice is offering a 3 week course in contemplative practices.

This course covers a variety of different contemplative practices which may include sitting meditation, walking the labyrinth, art making and meditation, and movement meditation.

No experience necessary.

“What we plant in the soil of contemplation we shall reap in the harvest of action. ”

Meister Eckhart  German Philosopher

Open to people of faith, no faith or seeking a contemplative lifestyle

Facilitator: Rev. Peter Batten B.Theol MA

Peter is the minister at Northcote Uniting church Chalice. Creative Arts Therapist and accredited InterPlay™ leader. He enjoys exploring the connection between contemplative practices, spirituality, art and creativity and their integration into daily life.

Peter has a practiced and taught contemplative practices in a variety of community and institutional settings. Currently he is exploring the relationship between photography and contemplation.

“My passion is to enable people to tap into their creativity and connect mind, body and spirit, through contemplative practices, art and play. ”

When : Thursday afternoons from 4 May - 18 May

2-4pm, includes afternoon tea

Where: Northcote Uniting Church – Chalice
251 High Street Northcote 3070
This is a small group exploration of contemplative practices – max 15 people

Bookings essential - through eventbrite

Costs: full fee: $108pp
Concession (health care, student) $54
Earlybird: $80 if registered and paid before 24 April 2017

Chalice aims to make contemplative practice accessible to all. If you are having financial difficulty, contact the office: admin@chalice.org.au

Like and share on Facebook to go into the running for a free registration to the whole course.

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Apr
16
6:00 pm18:00

Darebin Gospel Singers

Celebrating Easter Day with newly formed Darebin Gospel Singers with 'Six Songs in Six weeks' and food will be available for a small cost.

SOCIAL ACTION GROUP
Mar
26
11:00 am11:00

SOCIAL ACTION GROUP

"Social Action" meets monthly to give an opportunity for concerned people to learn about key issues of justice affecting society and to take action together to bring about a more just, equitable, sustainable and inclusive world.

Activities include letter writing, visits to Parliamentarians, petitions and attendance at rallies.
Recent actions include letters to the Federal Government re. vilification of Lebonese immigrants and cruel long term detention of refugees and asylum seekers at Manus Island and Nauru, to the State Government re. plastic waste and to Darebin Council supporting the renaming of Batman Park and the Batman electorate.

Northcote Uniting Church- Chalice supports the Social Action Group in its activities. Justice is one of the four key pillars which informs Chalice's philosophy.
For more information, email admin@chalice.org.au

LACUNA
Mar
26
9:30 am09:30

LACUNA

A gathering for discussion on faith and life issues. All are welcome, if you are person of  faith, no faith, or seeking answers to questions. More on Lacuna here.

MORNING MEDITATION
Mar
21
7:30 am07:30

MORNING MEDITATION

“Life is this simple: We are living in a world that is absolutely transparent and the divine is shining through it all the time. This is not just a nice story or a fable, it is true.”— Thomas Merton

 

Chalice offers a morning meditation every Tuesday (except Public Holidays) @ 7:30 am

The practice of Meditation quietly invites us to centre ourselves through posture, breathing and silence. Over recent years regular meditation practice has been proven to have a beneficial effect on both physiological and psychological health.

“Meditation aims to harmonise mind, body and spirit, by enabling a deep connection with self and the other. Meditation is not new as a practice, it is deeply grounded in all major faith traditions”— John Main, OSB

All sessions are held in the chapel space.

Each session is 30 minutes in length including 20 minutes sitting time. Followed by tea and coffee. All are welcome.

Entry to all these sessions is by donation.

Rev. Peter Batten, Chalice's minister, is a meditation practitioner, teacher and Creative Arts therapist. Contact Peter for more info.

“The all important aim of Christian meditation is to allow God`s mysterious and silent presence within us to become more and more not only a reality, but the reality which gives meaning shape and purpose to everything we do, to everything we are..”

                                                                                  — John Main, OSB

DAREBIN GOSPEL SINGERS
Mar
19
6:00 pm18:00

DAREBIN GOSPEL SINGERS

A gathering of singers who love to sing gospel music of the African and American African tradition. A 6 week series. Cost $60

OPEN CHURCH
Mar
19
10:00 am10:00

OPEN CHURCH

Northcote Uniting Church - Chalice is open to people of differing faiths, people of no faith, and people who are seeking answers to life's questions.

MORNING MEDITATION
Mar
14
7:30 am07:30

MORNING MEDITATION

  • Northcote Uniting Church - Chalice

“Life is this simple: We are living in a world that is absolutely transparent and the divine is shining through it all the time. This is not just a nice story or a fable, it is true.”— Thomas Merton

 

Chalice offers a morning meditation every Tuesday (except Public Holidays) @ 7:30 am

The practice of Meditation quietly invites us to centre ourselves through posture, breathing and silence. Over recent years regular meditation practice has been proven to have a beneficial effect on both physiological and psychological health.

“Meditation aims to harmonise mind, body and spirit, by enabling a deep connection with self and the other. Meditation is not new as a practice, it is deeply grounded in all major faith traditions”— John Main, OSB

All sessions are held in the chapel space.

Each session is 30 minutes in length including 20 minutes sitting time. Followed by tea and coffee. All are welcome.

Entry to all these sessions is by donation.

Rev. Peter Batten, Chalice's minister, is a meditation practitioner, teacher and Creative Arts therapist. Contact Peter for more info.

“The all important aim of Christian meditation is to allow God`s mysterious and silent presence within us to become more and more not only a reality, but the reality which gives meaning shape and purpose to everything we do, to everything we are..”

                                                                                  — John Main, OSB

DAREBIN GOSPEL SINGERS
Mar
12
6:00 pm18:00

DAREBIN GOSPEL SINGERS

  • Northcote Uniting Church - Chalice

A gathering of singers who love to sing gospel music of the African and American African tradition. A 6 week series. Cost $60

Mar
12
9:30 am09:30

LACUNA

A gathering for discussion on faith and life issues. All are welcome, if you are person of  faith, no faith, or seeking answers to questions.

Mar
5
6:00 pm18:00

DAREBIN GOSPEL SINGERS

A gathering of singers who love to sing gospel music of the African and American African tradition. A 6 week series. Cost $60