Re.v Dr Murray Earl, former Principal Chaplain (Air Force) is commissioned as the UCA member of the Religious Advisory Committee for the Services (RACS), by Rev Prof Andrew Dutney. Memorial Chapel, Duntroon ACT, 4 Dec 13
Principal Chaplain Rev Dr Murray Earl was commissioned as a member of the Religious Advisory Committee to the Services (RACS) to represent the UCA in a service on Wednesday 4 December 2013, at the Memorial Chappel, Duntroon ACT, by the President of the UCA, Rev Prof Andrew Dutney.
Rev Dr Earl retired as Principal Chaplain (Air Commodore) of the Royal Australian Air Force on 30 November 2013.
Principal Chaplain Murray Earl (centre) at End of Era service for the RAAF F-111 fleet.
• Contract Position until August 2014
• Canberra Location
• Annual Salary + Superannuation + Salary Packaging Benefits
Applications close: Sunday 8 December 2013
We are seeking a passionate and experienced Community Development professional to fulfill a part-time Maternity Leave position. Reporting to the Director, UnitingCare Disability and supported by a local Advisory committee, you will work with congregations within the Canberra Region Presbytery to support the development of activities that are responsive to community needs and integrated with local services including UnitingCare NSW.ACT.
It is almost the time… (it’s almost like a Dr Who concept)
It is ALMOST time for Advent.
Advent is the time of the Christian liturgical year when Christmas is becoming – expected – almost – nearly – upon us.
This year, Advent Sunday is 1 December (the fourth Sunday before) and begins the three weeks leading to Christmas Day (25 December), the day when Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.
Yes, that’s right, Christians do NOT celebrate the giving and receiving of presents. That is a by-product – sign – symbol – consequence – that represents the gift/present of Jesus Christ’s presence (different spelling) among us. And, our churches also help to make that happen for those who are unable to adequately provide for themselves.
So, find a church, and join us for Advent, and Christmas, in 2013.
Journeying with and through life’s changes
This Circle of Trust® Retreat is for those experiencing or contemplating change in any part of life — work, relationships, questions of vocation, identity, health and ageing.
The retreat will be from Friday, March 28 until Sunday, March 30, 2014 at The Hermitage, Old South Road, Mittagong, NSW and will be led by the following facilitators:
Neil Millar (MMin, BTh, BA, Dip Ed), currently Chaplain at UnitingCare’s Mirinjani Village, Weston, ACT and a facilitator of Reflective Practice peer groups. Neil has worked as a youth worker, parish priest and theological educator and has recently returned from walking the Camino de Santiago in Spain; Continue reading
Members of the Uniting Church across NSW and the ACT have been busy making a giant quilt calling for an end to child detention. Each quilt patch represents a Uniting Church congregation whose members believe in a compassionate and just response to asylum seekers.
On Saturday 23 November at 2pm, the Uniting Church in NSW and the ACT will take a stand against children in detention within the first 100 days of the new parliament. You are invited to join them at First Fleet Park, between George St and Circular Quay West, Sydney. Download flyer here. Download RSVP document here.