Posts by Richard Fay

Richard is the CEO of the Centre for Men, has a background as a pastor and spent many years in the corporate sector. He has a masters in counselling and a diploma in ministry, and has a heart to champion men, women, marriages and families. Richard is married to his wife Judy and has three sons.

Board Jottings 20th Jan 2015

Board Jottings 20th Jan, 2015The CFMA Board met on Tuesday 20th January and will from now on publish a summary of matters discussed immediately after each board meeting, to include our community in what is being discussed and the direction we are going. Your feedback and input is welcome. If you have a matter you would like the…

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Breakfast (for men and women) Saturday 7 February

Brookfield 7th of Feb 2015 at 7:00am.The Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) are a contemplative movement that was birthed almost 400 years ago by Englishman George Fox, a rare mystic from within the Protestant reformation. Our guest speaker is Roger Sawkins. Roger has been involved with the Quakers for over 50 years. Quakers have always been pacifists and are distinguished…

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Sausage sizzle and introduction to the Male Spiritual Journey

Location: The Brookfield Centre, 139 Brookfield Road, Kenmore Hills.Our first gathering for the year is on Monday 2 February at Brookfield. There is a sausage sizzle at 6.30, and afterwards Richard Fay will talk about the male spiritual journey, building on previous talks and introducing new aspects of this important truth for men. This is a perfect opportunity…

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I Am A Recovering Higher Power

“I am a recovering Higher Power” wrote author Ann Lamott in a recent blog, reflecting on the pain of the death of someone close to her. If she was in charge of the universe, she mused, terrible things would not happen. Yet she knew it would be far worse, some bizarre crossover between Monkey Island and August: Osage…

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Men’s Breakfast Saturday 13 September

Our third quarterly men’s breakfast for the year is on Saturday 13 September at 7am at the Brookfield Centre, with Jeff Lawrence. Breakfast is served at 7.30am. Jeff is the pastor of the Brisbane North Church of Christ in Kedron Qld. He is an accredited spiritual director and an experienced and engaging storyteller. Jeff is acutely aware of…

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Internal Programs for Unhappiness

Through the teaching of Trappist monk Fr Thomas Keating, I became aware of what he calls internal programs for happiness; three ways in which the constructed self constantly props up its incessant insecurity. These are: The need for validation by others through affirmation; the need for security and certainty; and the need for power and control. It works…

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