Last Login: 16-12-19
Last Login: 16-12-19
Description: Unfinished Business: Australia’s First Nations and Christianity The Christian church has plenty to say sorry for in its 200 years or so of engagement with Australia’s First Nations. Christians were at the frontline when it came to denigrating and suppressing Aboriginal cultures. When children were removed from families, churches made it possible. It might be surprising, then, to learn that from the beginning of colonisation, churches consistently recognised that First Nations people have been victims of terrible injustice. So how did things go so wrong and what can Australians learn from this history? In what promises to be a thought-provoking lecture, Dr Laura Rademaker will be speaking on Unfinished Business: Australia’s First Nations and Christianity at St Mark’s Anglican Church Darling Point. The lecture will be held at 6.30pm on Thursday 27 May 2021 at the church (1 Greenoaks Avenue, Darling Point). A livestream option will also be available. To register, visit https://stmarksdp.org/whats-on/ Dr Rademaker is a Senior Lecturer in the School of History at the Australian National University, researching Australia’s First Nations and religious history. She is also the author of two books.
Publish Date: 04-05-21
Description: Easter We would love to see you at St Mark’s Anglican Church Darling Point this Easter. Due to COVID regulations, we have had to limit our numbers this year for the Easter Sunday services. If you would like to attend a service on Sunday 4 April 2021, please visit https://stmarksdp.org/whats-on/ Please note that there is no need to register for the Good Friday services on Friday 2 April 2021. A livestream option will also be available for all services.
Publish Date: 16-03-21
Description: At St Mark’s we hold to two foundational truths. The first is that authentic Christianity is not about trying to impress God with our values or our decency or our achievements. It is about being open with God about our wrong, our brokenness and our weakness, and trusting in him to mend us. The cross of Jesus Christ, that terrible and desolate scene, is also the most beautiful thing in the Christian gospel, because that’s where we see God himself coming close to us. The second is this. That great book, the Bible, is the supreme way in which God communicates to us. What an authentic Christian church needs to do is to faithfully listen to the Word of God in the Bible – to hear his voice, and respond. What we do at St Mark’s is shaped by what we believe. We gather to sing the praises of the great God who made the universe. We confess to him, knowing that he is merciful and kind, and yearns to forgive. We open the Bible and read it, and explain it: and we want it to shape our lives and what we do.
Publish Date: 09-12-20
Description: Register now for our Christmas services We’d love you to join us for some of our Christmas services at St Mark's Church. You can choose to either attend in person or receive livestream links for our Christmas celebrations. Please register via https://stmarksdp.org/whats-on/
Publish Date: 07-12-20
Description: Register now for ‘Am I just my brain?’ free event on Zoom St Mark's Anglican Church Darling Point is hosting this free event via Zoom on Thursday 26 November 2020 on Zoom starting at 7:30pm. We encourage you to join us for this night which promises to be an intellectually interesting talk. Modern research is uncovering more and more detail of what our brain is and how it works. We are living, thinking creatures who carry around with us an amazing organic supercomputer in our heads. But what is the relationship between our brains and our minds-and ultimately our sense of identity as a person? Are we more than machines? Is free-will an illusion? Do we have a soul? What happens to my sense of personhood if my brain degenerates? Brain scientist Dr Sharon Dirckx lays out the current understanding of who we are from biologists, philosophers, theologians and psychologists, and points towards a bigger picture, that suggests answers to the fundamental questions of our existence. Not just "What am I?", but "Who am I?" and "Why am I?" Watch the talk to gain valuable insight into what modern research is telling us about ourselves to challenge the idea that we are merely material beings living in a material world. There’ll be a 30-minute lecture via zoom and time for questions and answers afterwards. Dr Sharon Dirckx: is a senior tutor at OCCA The Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics. Originally from a scientific background, she has a PhD in brain imaging from the University of Cambridge and has held research positions at the University of Oxford, UK, and the Medical College of Wisconsin, US. Register now for this free event which is being held on Thursday 26 November 2020 on Zoom starting at 7:30pm. Visit https://stmarksdp.org/whats-on/
Publish Date: 10-11-20
Description: Am I Just My Brain? What is the essence of a human being? What is the relationship between our brains and our minds - and ultimately our sense of identity as a person? Are we more than machines? Is free-will an illusion? Do we have a soul? Brain Imaging Scientist Sharon Dirckx lays out the current understanding of who we are and suggests answers to the fundamental questions of our existence. This event is being hosted on Zoom by St Mark’s on Thursday 26 November 2020, 7.30pm – 8.30pm Sydney time. Register at https://stmarksdp.org/whats-on/
Publish Date: 20-10-20
Description: St Mark’s Organ Recital St Mark’s Organ Scholar, Nico Tjoelker will present an Organ Recital for the Scholarship Fund on Sunday 25 October 2020 at 2pm. Admission by programme $25.The programme will feature a selection of popular organ music and transcriptions of famous classical works for organ. Nico recently presented his Honours Recital at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and received a High Distinction. This promises to be an excellent and enjoyable Spring Recital. To register, please visit https://stmarksdp.org/whats-on/
Publish Date: 17-10-20
Description: Marriage Enrichment Online at St Mark’s Church Come and gain valuable practical advice for enriching your relationship, all from the comfort of your own home. The Marriage Course will be held on Monday nights via Zoom starting 19 October 2020 and involves a series of seven sessions, designed to help couples invest in their relationship and build a strong marriage. The course is being run by St Mark’s Anglican Church Darling Point and reflects the church’s commitment to promoting healthy family relationships Relevant for both first timers and returning participants, this respected course is designed to help married or cohabiting couples build strong foundations, learn to communicate more effectively and resolve differences well. While based on Christian principles, the course is helpful for any couple with or without a Christian faith or church background. The course offers essential tools and practical ideas and is an important way of investing in your relationship. For more information, please visit https://stmarksdp.org/ministries/marriage-enrichment/ or contact [email protected]
Publish Date: 07-09-20
Description: Life Explored at St Mark’s Church If you are interested in discovering and sharing lasting happiness, why not book into the popular Life Explored course, which is being hosted on Zoom by St Mark’s Anglican Church Darling Point. The course runs on Thursdays 7pm – 8pm from 17 September – 29 October 2020 and is being hosted by Michael Jensen and Erica Oliver. Check out this link for details about this helpful course: Life Explored is an exposé on life’s pursuits that promise us so much happiness, yet deliver so little. As it explores the Bible story (creation, fall, redemption, new creation), Life Explored shows how our deepest desires for happiness can only be satisfied in one person, Jesus Christ. The best gift God can give us is himself. Please visit https://stmarksdp.org/event/life-explored/ or contact the organiser Erica Oliver to ask any questions via [email protected]
Publish Date: 07-09-20
Description: Parenting Course Recognising the important role parents have in raising their children, St Mark’s Anglican Church Darling Point is excited to be offering a Building Strong Foundations online parenting course via Zoom on Monday 1 June, 6:30pm – 8:30pm. The evening will be hosted by Trish Howes; who has 20 years’ experience as a family and parenting counsellor; and Erica Oliver, St Mark’s Outreach Minister. Cost is $10 per couple, $5 per single. The evening will consist of a video presentation and a few self-reflection exercises. Come and gain valuable practical advice to assist you on your parenting journey. For more information on topics covered and to register, please visit https://stmarksdp.org/event/parenting-course-2020/ The topics covered include: Part 1: The role of the family • Any expectations to be perfect parents are unrealistic and unhelpful • No instant recipe or formula for bringing up children • Different situations and different children call for different approaches • Some general principles that apply to all families • Value of discussions with other parents • Challenge of pace of life today • Vital for parents to invest enough time and energy. Part 2: Patterns for a healthy life • Having a vision for your family life • Pausing to think about what we want to achieve • What will our children’s memories be of us and their home in 20 years’ time?
Publish Date: 14-05-20
Description: The St Mark’s Anglican Church Darling Point community has sought to help care for our neighbours in practical ways during COVID-19. One way has been by providing practical food and financial support to Rough Edges, the support group for the homeless located at St John’s Darlinghurst. St Mark’s has initiated a cash drive for this worthy cause, with a target of $10,000. So far $6,500 has been raised. We would love for members of our local community to join with us in supporting Rough Edges. You can still donate here: https://makingadifference.gofundraise.com.au/page/StMarksDP-3777111 In addition, over the past three weeks the St Mark’s, Rough Edges charity drive has raised 53 bags full of non-perishable food items from supermarkets around Sydney. Thank you to Woolworths for donating 1,580 food items, Bakers Delight for offering fresh bread items for upcoming events at Rough Edges and all at St Mark’s who donated or volunteered.
Publish Date: 12-05-20
Description: Please join us for Easter services online at St Mark's Anglican Church Darling Point. Visit stmarksdp.org for more details. We encourage you to check this site regularly for updates to our plans and to access various online resources which we trust will support you during this challenging time.
Publish Date: 07-04-20
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