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I have plans, big plans… Rev Gareth Darlow

I have plans. Big plans… I’m going to sit out in the garden and be for a bit. I’m going to take some deep breaths, let the scent of the Thai lime wash gently over my tongue, sit still enough so that the black cockatoos who’ve been whirling and screeching overhead might perch somewhere close…
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When the world stirs to life – Rev Gareth Darlow

Someone has been sneaking out. In the dead of morning (presumably at a legal time). Someone has been sneaking out of their house and infiltrating Altona Beach. And once there, while it’s just them and the seagulls, (and i presume the occasional enthusiast getting in their early morning jog before spending a day on zoom,…
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Let us meet this day in peace – Rev Gareth Darlow

Peace is a decision we make not when things are going well but when they’re going badly. Peace is a decision we make not when we’re surrounded by friends and wellwishers but when we find ourselves trapped with people we secretly (and sometimes not so secretly) wish would just go away. Peace can be hard…
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Find us on Facebook

Do you know we have a Facebook page? Take a look to see what goes on here at the Glen Iris Road Uniting Church Centre, and leave a post or ‘like us’  https://www.facebook.com/GlenIrisUnitingChurch/home
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The days are getting longer – Rev Gareth Darlow

The days are getting longer. To be honest… I don’t see it. But the people who know (I googled it) tell us that June 21 was the shortest day of the year. So the days are getting longer. It still gets dark awfully quickly. It’s just after four and the parents on the street are…
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Message from Gareth

In the first moments after dawn, as the sun washes the landscape clean and begins colouring the trees and buildings around you in gentle pastel, If you’re lucky enough to see the dawn; If you happen to be standing, watching, shaking the sleep from bleary eyes, rubbing your hands across your face and wondering what…
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