Last year in January 2023 we had a series of reflections on Micah 6:8: “He has told you, O mortal, what is good, and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice and to love kindness and to walk humbly with your God?”
This year in January 2024 we will have a new series focusing on the Book of Ruth.
The Book of Ruth
The book of Ruth is one of my favourites. A literary masterpiece. A great yarn.
The Biblical Book of Ruth is truly unlike any other biblical passage. Ruth is named after the Moabite protagonist of the narrative, who chooses to ‘cling to’ [davkah] her Israelite Mother-in-Law Naomi after both of their husbands die. The two form a strong bond in their grief and move back to the land of Israel from Moab.
Over the short course of four chapters, the narrative wrestles with the themes of migration, refugees, racism, who is ‘in’ and who is ‘out’, living in foreign lands, female harmony through grief, intermarriage, and sexuality. A rich tapestry of themes in just four chapters.
Join us as we work through the in’s and out’s of the Book of Ruth and how we apply it to everyday life.
A Series of Four Services:
All held at Manningham Uniting Church & Community Centre (109 Wood St, Templestowe) except Sunday 21 January which will be held at Westerfolds Park, Fitzsimons Lane, Templestowe
Sunday, 7th January 2024
Ruth Chapter 1: Hope in Hard Times
Sunday, 14th January 2024
Ruth Chapter 2: Hope for the Marginalised
Sunday, 21st January 2023 [Day of Mourning]
Ruth Chapter 3: Hope for the Stereotyped
Worshipping at Westerfolds Park, Fitzsimons Lane, TEMPLESTOWE Victoria 3106 to observe a Dy of Mourning.
Sunday, 28th January 2023
Ruth Chapter 4: Hope for an Uncertain Future