I went this morning to the Wesley Mission Uniting Church on the Mall in Wollongong. Sat where relatives of mine sat one hundred years ago.
The current minister, Rex Graham, had a rather strong message in The Illawarra Mercury on Valentine’s Day in support of gay marriage.
He did indeed allude to this in today’s service, particularly to the sad things said in the comments on that story by those possessed of too much certainty about the mind of God.
A younger member of the congregation who led singing near the end of the service made a point of vigorously supporting what Rex had said of gay marriage.
But I also noted that Rex’s supply position is being terminated at the end of March.
So here I am in Diggers enjoying an after lunch sweet.
And indulging the free internet via Baby Toshiba.
In the meantime I attended the end of an outdoor ceremony remembering the 1942 bombing of Darwin. Took some photos down at the War Memorial in McCabe Park.
And now, later on, at The Five Islands Brewery where a band is getting ready to start…
E C and the Voodoo Train is what the band turned out to be.
And talk about family friendly. There was a Christening party going on out in the veranda area — and some kiddies got into the music.