People’s Prayers

Sunday Gatherings

4.30-6pm 12 Brighton Street, Flemington.

We usually gather for tea and coffee… then over the course of an hour…

We go around the circle and invite anyone to share a word or a prayer.,, something they may want or need to say to God or to others.

Our normal gathering often involves…

  • a Call to Prayer to begin
  • simple sung refrains (often accapella) usually of a Psalm.
  • sharing of Bread and Wine (with words of a traditional Christian Eucharist.)
  • a video from TWOTP or music from Proost
  • a Sending Prayer at the end…

We have often said that we aim to be Church Enough!  A safe space for those that have had too much religion and need to scream ENOUGH! or for those that have had not enough and  would like to dip their toe in the water

Our aim is ENOUGH! light for the next step and air for the next breath!

Our experience is that whilst we may be small or may not always seem to have much, in the abundance of God’s love we often find ENOUGH to encourage us on in our spiritual journey’s.


Calendar 2019

Feb. 10 Epiphany 5C  Isaiah 6:1-8, (9-13),  Psalm 138, 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, Luke 5:1-11

Feb 17 Ephiphany 6C, Jeremiah 17:5-10, Psalm 1, 1 Corinthians 15:12-20, Luke 6:17-26

Spoken Word: Reaching for Hope  Sat. Feb 23 3-5pm  Talitha Fraser

Feb 24. Epiphany 7C Genesis 45:3-11,15, Psalm 37:1-11, 39-40, 1 Corinthians 15:35-38, 42-50, Luke 6:27-38

Glimpses of Hope

Melbourne song writer, Digby Hannah, and friends will be singing at the Eighth Day Community on Sunday 24 February @5.30pm at 4 Miller Street, West Melbourne 3003. You and people from your church are warmly invited to attend this special event. Digby’s CD entitled, ‘Glimpses of Hope’ will be available for purchase at the amazing cost of $10 but you can give more as all funds go towards the running of the Community Kitchen at St Kilda. There are songbooks available too (words and manuscript music) for $10. For more information and to RSVP, contact Geoff Pound on 0417 485 200 or geoffpound@gmail.com

March 3 Transfiguration Exodus 34:29-35, Psalm 99, 2 Corinthians 3:12 – 4:2, Luke 9:28-36, (37-43),  Marcus Preaching at Essendon Community Baptist 10am on Luke 1-3

March 5th Mardi Gras Pancake Night at People’s Place

March 6 Ash Wednesday 40 WAYS 40 DAYS BEGINS

March 10 Lent 1 Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16, Romans 10:8b-13, Luke 4:1-13 , LABOUR DAY LONG WEEKEND

March 17  Lent 2 Genesis 15:1-12, 17-18, Psalm 27, Philippians 3:17 – 4:1, Luke 13:31-35 or Luke 9:28-36

March 24 Lent 3  Isaiah 55:1-9, Psalm 63:1-8, 1 Corinthians 10:1-13, Luke 13:1-9  SURRENDER19 / 21-24 March 2019


Ethos/Beliefs:

journeys of discovery of what following Jesus means in the emerging culture of today’s Australia.

re-source spirituality through practices of prayer, food, learning and service

participatory, supportive of creativity, not afraid of questions, connected to the realities of our lives. 

seeking ways of serving our locality and society for the common good

creating belonging which values diversity of race, religion, capability, gender and sexuality.

our roots are in a baptist, free church tradition which values personal spiritual experience, community, the biblical stories; peace and justice; freedom of conscience and religious expression.

Prayer captures many ways of expressing spirituality and responding to God.  This is best captured for us in our experience of Jesus Christ and his Spirit, The Living Word.  

We recognise a diversity of Christian spirituality traditions and encourage a deepening understanding and practise of their wisdom.

We are affiliated with the Baptist Union of Victoria and we particularly value the prayerful personal and collective reading of the bible as a means of connecting with the Living Word as well as participation in the sacraments of Eucharist and Baptism.

We see the prayer that Jesus’ invited us to pray; ‘The Lord’s Prayer’ as instructive for spirituality and practical living.lords prayer white small

Placed- Prayer Rhythms

We loosely follow the Christian calendar known as the Revised Common Lectionary and seek to swell as local indigenous seasons and community events.

Kids Spirituality  Exploring traditions such as Godly Play.

Life Rites and Rituals

Christian Meditaiton, Quaker based Clearness/ Discernment Meetings, Healing, Baptism, MarriageBaby Blessings : Dedication of Parents & Children, Preparation for Death/Resurrection, Funerals

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