Pilgrim Uniting Church, Adelaide SA
SUN 16-AUG-2020 - 9.30 AM Witness
Bronwen Blight
Pentecost 11 – During the church service our speaker, Bronwen Blight, made a personal reaffirmation of the baptism she had received as a child, and you will hear Bronwen's testimony to her faith journey. The journey started well when she was born into a family of strong, faithful, active Christians, but it faltered when the confirmation lessons they were taught in her church school were painting such a stifling, negative picture of Christ's work of reconciliation that she chose not to be confirmed. She left the church, and found instead a closeness to God in music and in nature. She was attracted to Buddhism, where she felt welcomed, and in Buddhist practices she found quietness and serenity. The Buddhist compassion and gratitude were so like the Christianity she had abandoned years before. A few years ago, now retired, she was looking around for a Christian community when friends guided her to Pilgrim Church in Adelaide, and she was welcomed as never before. She loves the prayer, the wisdom in the teaching, the weekend retreats, the study and reading groups, and the commitment to serving the community. It's a place where you are challenged and encouraged to follow Jesus.

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