Mini-bus for Healthy Living for Seniors Queanbeyan

UnitingCare Ageing Healthy Living for Seniors Queanbeyan client Norma Ferguson receives the keys to the mini-bus on behalf of all clients, from UnitingCare Ageing Community Operations Manager West South Elaine Goddard.

UnitingCare Ageing Healthy Living for Seniors Queanbeyan client Norma Ferguson receives the keys to the mini-bus on behalf of all clients, from UnitingCare Ageing Community Operations Manager West South Elaine Goddard.

UnitingCare Ageing Healthy Living for Seniors Queanbeyan clients will now be able to travel in style to and from the service, thanks to the delivery of a new Toyota Hiace mini-bus. The mini-bus, which was funded by the Commonwealth Department of Social Services, was welcomed by clients, carers, volunteers, staff and representatives from Queanbeyan Uniting Church for the first time when it arrived at Healthy Living for Seniors Queanbeyan on Tuesday 8 April 2014.

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2014 – a Season of Teaching and Learning

season of teaching and learning

Rev Dr Chris Walker is the Uniting Church Assembly’s National Consultant, Christian Unity, Doctrine & Worship. Chris invites Uniting Church groups to make use of the resources in the list available here for our season of teaching and learning in 2014.

Rev Dr Chris WalkerHe draws particular attention to three new studies now available from Mediacom Education Inc at $11 each. To purchase, or access free samples, click on the titles below:

1. Christianity in the 21st Century. Four studies for groups by Avril Hannah-Jones

2. Jesus Christ according to the Basis of Union. Four studies for groups by Geoff Thompson

3. Living the Christian life. Six studies for groups by Rod Horsfield.

Safe Shelter calls for volunteers for Winter 2014

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The Safe Shelter project for homeless men is calling for volunteers to staff the overnight
shelter, in St Columba’s Church, Braddon during the coming winter.

The 2014 program will build on the experience gained in the 2013 pilot project and involve training for the volunteers. They will then be asked to work in teams of 3 to provide basic, sleeping-on-the-floor, overnight shelter in St Columba’s Lewis Hall on Fawkner Street, Braddon. Once trained, volunteers will be asked to commit to no more that one night each month.

Depending on the numbers of trained volunteers, it is hoped Safe Shelter will be able to
provide overnight shelter on 2 or 3 nights each week, between Anzac Day and early October.

Volunteers are asked to e-mail safeshelteract[at]gmail.com for more details and to be given the program for the training courses, which take place over two evenings. They then select  which training evenings they can attend, and apply for their Working With Vulnerable People cards from the ACT Government.