Single-Minded for Christ!
Friday 25th September to Sunday 27th September 2015
A Weekend Away for those who are single or live alone to fellowship and consider how to serve God as a single person. We often hear about Christian marriage from the pulpit, but rarely about how to live as an unmarried Christian. Kamal Weerakoon is a contended single Presbyterian minister who has given time and energy into considering issues concerning how to serve God as an unmarried Christian in a depth that few others have done. Kamal has something to say both to those who wish to serve God better, as well as to those who may still prefer not to be single.
We will stay in The Rectory in Kangaroo Valley. It is an old sandstone house, built in 1872, in the centre of the village.
The Rectory has a combined lounge / dining area with gas heating, as well as a small meeting room. The covered verandah boasts scenic views of the Valley. There are 5 carpeted bedrooms and 2 central bathrooms. A pillow and a blanket are provided on each bed.
The weekend will have both free time, to enjoy the delights of the area, and discussion on issues for living as single Christians lead by Kamal Weerakoon. The little village has a range of activities including arts & crafts, coffee shops and outdoor entertainment.
We will enjoy time together in the kitchen preparing food, and plenty of time relaxing and eating. There will be time for walking, canoeing, visiting craft shops and art galleries. On Sunday morning we could join the congregation at the church across the road.
Kamal was born in Sri Lanka, grew up in Australia, is a minister of the Presbyterian Church (which originated in Scotland), lives in a shared house with international students from China and Mexico, and is therefore a citizen of the world. Well, that’s what he likes to tell himself, anyway.
He’s a part-time assistant minister at Epping Presbyterian Church, focusing on youth and young adults. He’s also a part-time university minister, serving with Macquarie Christian Union (an AFES ministry). He’s a part-time PhD student at Morling theological college, and also does some part-time lecturing at Christ College, the Presbyterian theological centre.
In the few parts of time left, he manages to snatch a few hours of sleep here and there. He can keep up this varied and busy schedule because he is cheerfully and contentedly SINGLE.
He’ll speak generally on Singleness and Gospel – without avoiding the topic of singleness and sexuality.
Where is it?
The shortest route is 2 hours 35 mins without traffic. Click here for Google Maps showing the route options.