Celebrating Fellowship

--- Midweek Meditations:thoughts, inspiration and encouragementfrom ACF community members --- “Here is the Church and there is the steeple. Open the door  and see all the people.” Many of us learned this fun little rhyme complete with hand motions as children. It was one of the first lessons we learned about what the church was.... Continue Reading →

Nesting Sunday

Homily - Sunday, the March 19, 2023 Greetings dear friends As we are aware the fourth Sunday of Lent is celebrated as Mothering Sunday. Traditionally it was about the journey to your mother church from which you had moved for various reasons. In diaspora contexts it was called Nesting Sunday- since the churches were nests... Continue Reading →

The Fragrance of Lent

--- Midweek Meditations:thoughts, inspiration and encouragementfrom ACF community members --- We are midway through Lent. Of the many images that flash on my mind when I think of Lent, one that stands out, is an experience in an orphanage in my home city. All the hundred children resident there asked for a self-denial piggy bank.... Continue Reading →

@fire in Kahramanmaras

--- Midweek Meditations:thoughts, inspiration and encouragementfrom ACF community members --- It’s been a month now since the worst earthquake in centuries shook Southern Turkey and Northern Syria, killing women, children, and men, most of them in their sleep. Only hours later, rescue teams were already on their way. Among the first to arrive on the... Continue Reading →

Ash Wednesday Meditation

February 22, 2023 Reading: John 8:1-11 Is there a stone in my hand? People were picking up stones. I picked one too. I looked up Outside the temple Was a crowd. I looked again. In the crowd was a woman. What were these stones for? They were to stone that woman. Why did they want... Continue Reading →

Temptations in the Digital Age

Homily - Sunday, the 26th February 2023 (First Sunday of Lent) Reading: Matthew 4:1-11 We are already in a period of Lent. It is a time where we spent more time with the Word of God, more time in prayer, more time in meditation, more time in meaningful engagement with the community, more time to... Continue Reading →

Desert Times

--- Midweek Meditations:thoughts, inspiration and encouragementfrom ACF community members --- It was about thirty-five years ago that I went through the open gate of an old Italian farm house, hearing remote laughter just to enter one of the best times in my life. I was looking for a time of rest, time of renewal during... Continue Reading →

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