From Brian’s desk  
 Over the past couple of weeks I have been talking with others about 'communion', its meaning, and its necessity.  Certainly communion is a hard thing to understand - we know the actions, we know what it commemorates, we know that it is mystery... but what does it mean? I share the following reflection that I wrote after a powerful experience of sharing communion a short while before I came to Australia (FYI - Fudger House is a long term care facility in Downtown Toronto, Canada.)   'I spent an hour or so this morning leading a communion service for the residents of Fudger House in downtown Toronto, where I used to be the chaplain. It was amazing. Many of the folk attending the service I knew from years ago. Some remembered me, others didn't, some had never met me. But all welcomed me. My time there was sacred. As we sang the verses of the old hymns and said the prayers written long ago, as bread was broken and wine was poured something happened... it was not a memory returning, it was not something that could be fully understood, but moreover an experience of the Divine that could not be explained by words alone. Have you ever had that happen... these are just some thoughts and words on a Friday night after a very busy week, after a delightful evening with special friends... God Bless.'  Think about it?  What does communion mean to you?  Give me a call if you would like to talk about it. With many blessings, Brian
Mosman Uniting Church
Serving Mosman since 1877
From Brian’s desk  
 Over the past couple of weeks I have been talking with others about 'communion', its meaning, and its necessity.  Certainly communion is a hard thing to understand - we know the actions, we know what it commemorates, we know that it is mystery... but what does it mean? I share the following reflection that I wrote after a powerful experience of sharing communion a short while before I came to Australia (FYI - Fudger House is a long term care facility in Downtown Toronto, Canada.)   'I spent an hour or so this morning leading a communion service for the residents of Fudger House in downtown Toronto, where I used to be the chaplain. It was amazing. Many of the folk attending the service I knew from years ago. Some remembered me, others didn't, some had never met me. But all welcomed me. My time there was sacred. As we sang the verses of the old hymns and said the prayers written long ago, as bread was broken and wine was poured something happened... it was not a memory returning, it was not something that could be fully understood, but moreover an experience of the Divine that could not be explained by words alone. Have you ever had that happen... these are just some thoughts and words on a Friday night after a very busy week, after a delightful evening with special friends... God Bless.'  Think about it?  What does communion mean to you?  Give me a call if you would like to talk about it. With many blessings, Brian
Mosman Uniting Church
Serving Mosman since 1877