The Brave and their Bibles

Stories of faith and courage on the front line

Their sacrifice

To commemorate the centenary of Gallipoli, Bible Society Australia invites you to be a part of their year-long, national campaign, Their Sacrifice, which is built on stories of faith and courage on the front line.

The campaign aims to show how the Bible is an amazing source of comfort and meaning in times of war, or any other time of crisis.

The Bible Society has created a website resource and touring exhibition.  The exhibition will be in Canberra on 22nd June at Westfield Belconnen (opposite Liquorland).

Some ways to be involved in the campaign:

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Zoe Marshall and Vanuatu

Zoe Marshall at Kippax UC

Zoe Marshall at Kippax UC

Yes, THAT Zoe Marshall…….
The one ‘lost’ on Pentecost Island in Vanuatu after Tropical Cyclone Pam.

Zoe has returned to Canberra in early April to visit her family. And, she is returning to her ‘family’ in Vanuatu in mid-April to assist with the rebuilding of that country after TC Pam, and to continue with teaching young children in their village school.

Meanwhile, she spoke at Kippax Uniting Church on 12 April 2015.

Support UnitingWorld’s TC Pam appeal.

Holy Week and Easter 2015

easter

Here are services taking place in Canberra Region over Easter. [What is Easter?] If the church you would like to attend is not listed here, please go to the menu and look up congregations to obtain contact details. Services are available on Maundy Thursday (2 Apr), Good Friday (3 Apr), and Easter Day (4 Apr).

BRADDON St Columba’s, Cnr Fawkner/Farrer Sts
Good Friday 9.00am
Easter Sunday 10.00am

CANBERRA CENTRAL – Wesley Uniting Church, 22 National Cct, Forrest
Maundy Thursday (Wesley) 7.00pm
Good Friday (Wesley) 9.30am
Easter Sunday (Wesley) 9.00am and 10.30am
St Aidan’s, Brockman St Narrabundah.
Easter Sunday 9.00am

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Vigil – Easter Saturday – Parliament House

This Saturday- Easter Saturday- #lovemakesaway are holding a vigil / liturgy outside Parliament House at 1.00pm.

We are going to meet on the grass out the front, looking over the pond and towards the front entrance.

This is NOT a civil disobedience action- it is safe for everyone and the police will be informed beforehand that we will be there. The media will also have been tipped off about this happening.

The purpose of this event is to stop to reflect on this Holy Saturday – a day of uncertainty, waiting, wondering. We will use this time to think about the period of waiting, uncertainty and fear felt as a result of the current asylum seeker and refugee policies. We will hold a reflective liturgy of lament, but through doing this we will also be people of hope, asking for change. How long must these people be waiting, waiting, waiting in detention? We want to see the new life that easter brings. We want to see the children free. We want to hear a committed timeframe, not the indefinite detention of our neighbours.

If this is what you want, come and wait with us. This is open invite, please invite churches, your friends and family. We hope to see you there.

Feel free to bring signs or visual reminders of this time of year as well as this situation.