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God has made everything suitable for its time.

-Ecclesiastes 3:1-15

So often we start something or enter into something with no idea of how it is going to finish. In fact, we can trick ourselves into thinking that once something has started, it will go on forever. Nowhere is this more apparent than within a church community.

Five years ago Basement moved from the Braddon area to St Mark’s College in Barton with many ideas on what it could do to reach the students in the college and people who worked in the Parliamentary Triangle.  However what we thought was going to be a season of building and witness turned out to be a time of sewing, growing and Sabbath.  We transitioned from the community we were to the community we are now having farewelled the last of our founding members and welcoming many new people.

Like all seasons it has come to an end and it now time for us to move on to our next calling.  God gives everyone something to be busy with, and we must move from our rest into this work. So from the beginning of August, the Basement Community will be moving from our current home to what will hopefully become our home for the next season at the Church of Holy Covenant Jamison.

We are excited to be answering this call to change and cannot wait to see what pleasures in work God has installed for us in this new place.  In the short term, we are eager to get to know the people of this Parish and that they can come to know us. This next step will be a time of sewing a harvest and gathering stones together so that as one body we can bear witness to Christs transforming love in Belconnen.

So my Sisters and Brothers let us continue in our prayer and discernment, giving thanks for the season of rest and the hospitality of St Mark’s. In Christ’s love let us pray for Holy Covenant that we may work well with them. Then let us also pray in silence so that we can discern Gods calling for our community so that when the season is right, we can bear witness to his Love for all of creation.

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