Lin Hatfield Dodds, National Director of UnitingCare Australia, was featured in ABC TV’s 7.30 ACT (Duration: 3min 28sec) on 26 September 2014. She was describing being part of the community / ‘tribe’ of Kippax Uniting Church.
From this week’s Synod Newsletter received today, General Secretary, Rev Dr Andrew Williams, writes:
It’s on this weekend! After nearly a year in the planning, the Synod Meeting will be on this weekend at Knox Grammar School in Wahroonga from 27-30 September. As well as lots of discussion and reporting about what has happened over the last 18 months, there will be many opportunities for us to worship together in community.
For all the details and highlights over the next five days go to the Synod website page.
To include your event, news story or article of interest, simply send an email to contactus[at]nswact.uca.org.au.
Speaking about the Bible, a preacher said,
“A text without context…
is a sure sign you’re being conned.”
From Frontier Services newsletter 29 August 2014: “Every day, in the most remote corners of our country, Frontier Services’ experienced Patrol Ministers are on the lookout for signs of depression in the people they visit. In the bush, self-diagnosis is rare – especially among men. A simple visit from a Frontier Services Patrol Minister can make all the difference. Seeing a friendly face pull into the station; having someone that you can trust to share a burden with – a caring, non-judgemental and independent voice – you cannot put a price on these things.
“In many cases a round trip to visit two or three families involves a journey of over 1,000k, costing more than $300 in fuel….”
BIG Outback Barbeque
Yarralumla Uniting Church is holding a BIG Outback Barbeque on Sunday 28 September , starting at 11.30 for 12 noon. They are asking $5.00 donation in aid of Frontier Services. Come and join in this celebration . Everybody is welcome. RSVP to Norma on 62474470 or Jean on 62813396.
An initiative of the UCA National Assembly Working Group on Relations with Other Faiths
In September congregations within the Uniting Church in Australia are encouraged to create a community of hospitality, conversation and friendship with people of all faiths throughout their neighbourhood.
We are warmly invited to explore and celebrate the development of these friendships in the presence of diversity and difference through:
- Interfaith September resources for ministry agents
- resources for worship, themed for each Sunday throughout the month
- a ‘tool box’ to assist congregations with activities
- a dvd to facilitate interfaith engagement
These are all available for download: assembly.uca.org.au/rof