What we do
Asylum Seeker Woodwork Project
An opportunity for us to build friendships and skills with asylum seekers. Wednesdays from 3:30pm in the workshop behind 104 Nicholson St.
Join us for prayers in the contemplative tradition. Morning: 8am Midday: 12:30pm Night: 8:30pm
Join us from 10:30am on Sundays for our time of worship together, followed by a vegetarian lunch. Our gatherings are inclusive of all ages and abilities.
In the backyard of 106. Movies start at sundown (when it’s dark enough).
An opportunity for men to talk openly with other men. From 6:30pm on the first Wednesday of the month at 106 Nicholson St. Bring $5 for a BBQ dinner.
Occasional House Concerts – get in touch on the contact form below if you’d like to stage a house concert at GraceTree, or would like to be kept in touch when these events are on.
GraceTree is a community in Melbourne's inner north committed to following Jesus and caring for one another. We value hospitality, sustainability, creativity, and healthy relationships with God, ourselves, one another and the earth. As a community where "all are one in Christ Jesus" we welcome you regardless of ethnicity, class, gender, or sexual preference. Whether it's your first time at GraceTree, or you've been hanging around a while, we pray that you will find the peace and joy of God in your visit.
Layers of community
This Sunday 31st December, as 2017 comes to a close, we’re going to do the Darebin Indigenous Spirituality Walk together. Park in Smith St Alphington, at the far end of Separation St, and we’ll meet there at 10:30am. BYO picnic lunch for afterwards. A fitting end to a year in which we have been deepening Read more about New Year’s eve gathering: Darebin Indigenous Spirituality Walk[…]
Over the last couple of weeks, in response to our Resolve, “Honouring the First Peoples of this land, nurture all of God’s holy creation,” we’ve been building a habitat for some of the 1600 species of bees that are native to this country. There are clay rooms for blue banded bees (some of softer builders’ Read more about GraceTree native bee hotel[…]
We will be celebrating our seventh anniversary together on Sunday 6th August starting from 9:30am instead of our usual 10:30am, and finishing with lunch as usual. As part of our time together we’ll be indulging in some bouncy castle fun, as well as reflecting on the last year and making our commitments for the next Read more about GraceTree anniversary celebration Sunday 6th August[…]
Today we explored the kingdom of heaven, responding to the lectionary reading which featured six of Jesus’ kingdom parables. Each of them were about ordinary things, seemingly unrelated to one another, but with the kingdom as the one common feature. We started by asking where the kingdom of heaven was, using a map of the Read more about The kingdom of heaven is like…[…]
Here are the GraceTree Easter events for 2017 – join us for one or more of these! Maundy Thursday: Tenebrae 8-9pm. Good Friday: Stations of the Cross 9:30am. Easter Saturday: 1pm-4pm Watching Ben Hur while making Easter eggs and holding crosses. Easter Sunday: 6:30am dawn gathering, followed by shared breakfast (bring something to share!)
Based on 1 Corinthians 1:18-31 I was reading an article this week by an atheist about Christianity, and why he’s drawn to it, and perhaps demonstrating a better understanding of today’s passage than most commentaries. He talks about Kurt Vonnegut’s novel Slaughterhouse Five (1969) in which its imaginary ‘The Gospel from Outer Space’, an extraterrestrial Read more about Epiphany 4A: The vulnerability of God[…]
At GraceTree this year we’re exploring Watershed Discipleship in our local watersheds, the Merri, Darebin, and Moonee Ponds creeks. Join us this Sunday (22nd January) at Coburg Lake as we hear Jesus’ call to fishermen beside a different lake, to repentance from our domination of the ecosystems in which we live. We’ll also share Eucharist Read more about GT gathering at Coburg Lake Sunday 22nd January[…]
The schedule for summer movies is finally here – come join us for a terrific night of films under the stars. More details on the GraceTree Summer Movies page:
Here are our Christmas events, hope to see you there:
On Saturday 3rd December 2016 we will be hosting a huge garage sale and market at GraceTree. There will be a sausage sizzle, homemade lemonade, and handmade candles, candleholders, and crafts, as well as the usual books, plants, and garage sale items. 10am till 3pm Saturday 3rd December, at 104-106 Nicholson St, Coburg. Facebook event Read more about Huge GraceTree Market and Garage Sale[…]