Jun 16 2014

Newsletter June 2014

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091011.SOFimageSea of Faith – Dunedin
Exploring Meaning in Life
Newsletter JUNE 2014

Next Meeting

Keilli Te Maiharoa

will talk about

Matariki and the history of her iwi, Waitaha

Thursday, 26 June

Highgate Church buildings

Corner Drivers Road and Highgate

Maori Hill

Tea and Coffee will be available
between 5.00 and 5.40 pm
Food will be available
$7 for as much as you want to eat plus rent
$4 if you come for the meeting only
The programme will start at 6 pm, to 7.30 pm


We Start With…

A two minute period of silence.


May meeting

At our May meeting we had three members, Graham Batts, Andrew Meek, and myself each talking about our own ‘spiritual odyssey’ for ten minutes, with time for questions and discussion after each address. I spent some time thinking about what I might say, and clearly Graham and Andrew did too. It was during the discussion time, ably chaired by Margaret Feist, that I found myself ‘saying things I had never said before’ – for me, great reward for participating in the evening.

Two thoughts arise from this session: first, I’m hoping we can have an evening of members’ spiritual odysseys every year. Second, at least two other NZ SoF groups are having spiritual odyssey presentations from members, too – I think there may even be a record of one in the next national newsletter. Over time SoF will build up a number of stories which, by their honesty and by their differences from one another, will build a picture of just what a diverse, interesting, and interested group we are. Watch this space. :)

Our Next Meeting

We are delighted that Kelli Te Maiharoa, PhD student in the Department of Peace and Conflict studies and Lecturer at College of Education, will share some korero about Matariki and the history of her iwi, Waitaha. Please join us in acknowledging Matariki, this important time in New Zealand’s calendar.

Our newsletter editor, Alan Jackson, is away right now. He does such a good job – please pardon the layout of this newsletter. :)

Chair, Dunedin SoF
Gretchen Kivell
1 Windsor St
03 472 0031  027 473 0031

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