folk @ canowindra … 30th june

This Sunday, June 30, at 4-6:15pm, we will be gathering at taste Canowindra for another great afternoon of live music & poetry from the region.  Last month’s concert featuring Blue the Shearer, among others, was a very entertaining time together.  This month we are very pleased to be welcoming Steve Bevis as our feature act. For over twenty years Steve has been writing songs that draw on folk, blues, world music and singer/songwriter traditions.  From the personal to the political, Steve has compiled a body of songs that are raw, honest and heartfelt. He also has a deep interest in songs of freedom, justice and hope, and has collected songs from around the world that give voice to the aspiration for a better life and a better world.

Steve also works in overseas aid and development, and alongside Indigenous communities, documenting stories of hope and acting as an advocate for social justice.  An accomplished guitarist, a passionate performer and an engaging story teller, Steve has traveled far and wide sharing music and leading communities in song at festivals, rallies, conferences, bars, churches, schools and even in the odd lounge room.  He currently resides in Newcastle, NSW with his wife, daughter, dog and five chooks.

The variety of music and poetry that we are enjoying at the folk club has been wonderful, with performers of all ages and a range of styles.  Open mic acts are always welcome, please contact Nerida Cuddy before the day if you are interested (nerida@cornerstone.edu.au).  Entry is free, with a donation box for the feature act – and yummy food & drink available at the venue.

Swan Hill Immersion Experience … a reminder from Martin

Hi Friends

Our immersion experience in Swan Hill is now only two weeks away (1-5 July). 
C S Lewis wrote “the church exists for nothing else than to draw people into Christ, to make them into little Christs“. 
People will have the chance to taste a community that has been developing disciples of Jesus over the last thirty five years.
Kylie Butler from milktomeat: “The Australian Church has a discipleship issue… There is a dichotomy between what we’re doing on a Sunday and what lives look like during the week. 
The Christian community in Australia is in a major crisis and for the most part we are 
completely unaware of it… There is a mandate to us as leaders, to foster engagement 
with the bible, to disciple, mentor and encourage congregations to take Jesus words 
seriously.
A visit to our Cornerstone community is a great place to think through what’s really important and what you really want to do with your life.   And many people have found that it’s set them on a course that changes their life.
Please be inviting people to the immersion experience in our community where there is life deep formation for a lifetime of mission. Or you might like to come yourself. It’s open for a youth / young adults leader to bring some of their youth & young adults.  They can contact me on fb or martin@cornerstone.edu.au
Don’t forget our missional muster is the weekend directly before immersion experience (ie 29-30 June) and it’s also in Swan Hill.  So people can come to that too.
Grace & peace

Martin

Update on the coming Muster … 29-30 June

SUFM Bawley Point Podcast 9 – Self Control

Peter Volkofsky delivered a series of talks on the fruits of the Spirit at Bawley Point SUFM in January 2013. This talk is from that series and is about Self-Control. Peter is the Director of Mission for Cornerstone Community. You can find more of Pete’s ideas in his blog at http://blog.cornerstone.edu.au/pete/