update - offsite gatherings (for now)

Hey all!


As is the case for the whole world, we are not sure what the next few weeks and months will look like for us as a community. Our plan in the short term is to try to catch up in ways that don’t involve either being inside together or being on Zoom. 


With that in mind, the plan for this Sunday (23rd Jan) is to mark Aboriginal Sunday* by walking together to a spot Merri creek one of the most likely sites for the signing of the treaty between Batman and 8 Wurundjeri elders including Billibellary (Jika Jika).


On January 30 we are planning on heading over to the Park Hotel where the refugees are being held and show our solidarity with them. On weekends the protestors gather at 3pm, so the plan would be to meet at the hotel at that time.


If you'd like more information on any of this, feel free to touch base through the "Contact" page, and we'll give you more details!


As always, if you are struggling at the moment, or in iso, and need some practical help or just a kind conversation, please let us know. 


Kindly,

FNCC peeps


*https://www.commongrace.org.au/aboriginal_sunday

Hello

Hello!


We're a church. In a community. Called Fitzroy North. So we decided to call ourselves "Fitzroy North Community Church" ...clever huh? 

Thanks.


Stumbled here accidentally? Want to know more about us? Hoping you've found the church of your dreams? (Unless you have some pretty weird dreams, you probably haven't... but we do have a few kinda nice people and a really good wooden ceiling, if that's what you're into.)  


Our community is made up of all kinds of people, mostly from the Inner North. Together we're slowly trying to learn to live together in a way that somehow reflects Jesus and not maim each other too seriously in the process. Faith doesn't come easily to many of us, so we try to make space for big questions and for big doubts - while remaining open to our suspicion that Jesus and the upside-down kingdom may actually be very good news. Despite our somewhat comical efforts, beauty and kindness continue to appear in unexpected ways, perhaps they are glimpses of who Desmond Tutu describes as "The God of Surprises".


If you want to know more about our community without having to take the awkward step of meeting any of us, maybe start with our "Shaping Stories". If that doesn't put you off you're more than welcome to join us on a Sunday sometime. If you turn up at 10:15 for a cup of tea you'll probably beat most of us there, but we get underway soon after.


Feel free to have a poke around our site too... be gentle though.


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We would also like to acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we gather, lament and pray on today, the Wurundjeri-Willam people of the Kulin nation. We would like to acknowledge their stewardship of the land that now sustains us and pay our respects to their elders past, present and future. We recognise that sovereignty was never ceded, and grieve that many who claim to be followers of Christ were complicit in the colonisation of this land and the unjust treatment of its Aboriginal people.


Also, in case you were wondering, your queer is welcome here: http://fitzroynorthchurch.org.au/community/lgbtiq-statement