School Ministry Networks (SMN) are having one-hour, once-per-term meetings, open to anyone wanting to impact the next generation within their local community.
These meetings provide opportunity to:
- discuss God’s ongoing impact, via schools in your local region
- unite in prayer with local Christians for your community
- support the next generation in knowing God
- build local community connections, particularly with schools
Meeting details are below and can also be confirmed on the CEIS website:http://ceis.org.au/2014/07/network-meetings/
UnitingWorld’s Exposure visit to Bali, Dec 2014
UnitingWorld is conducting a youth exposure trip to Bali later this year as an alternative to schoolies, Nov 26 – Dec 7. Laura McGilvray, Coordinator of their Experience Program, will lead the trip and as places are limited, get in touch soon!
Download the brochure for more information about the 10 day journey, which includes visits to a range of UnitingWorld’s partners. Participants will learn about projects such as livelihood and microfinance, the lives of orphans and vulnerable children, and there will be visits to traditional markets, bushwalks in the lush forest, plus swimming and snorkelling. An altogether educational and adventurous itinerary! Further enquiries: call Megan on 02 8267 4251.
The NSW/ACT Synod of the Uniting Church in Australia is running a high-school age program during its next meeting in Sydney, April 2013. The Next Gen Delegates young people aged 15-21 from NSW and ACT who are connected with Uniting Church congregations and faith communities. Every attempt will be made to ensure the program represents the cultural, geographic and theological diversity within the Synod.
The NGDs will gather together for the duration of the NSW/ACT Synod meeting, engaging with all aspects of the Synod meeting as well as participating in a parallel program facilitated by a group of mentors.
This program is a deliberate attempt to invigorate the NSW/ACT UCA Synod meeting in three ways:
1.Increase youthful representation at the meeting
2.Foster cross-generational relationships across the Synod
3.Increase understanding and interest in the procedural processes of the Synod.
The Australian Christian Lobby (ACL) has published a media release following the public apology by a campervan company for its inappropriate slogans and a promise to remove “insensitive slogans” over the next six months. The media release can be read here.
Christian Education in Schools (CEIS) announces its first official sponsor, local Christian pop-punk band ‘The Naddiks’.
‘The Naddiks’ and CEIS are having a special fundraising launch of the band’s new album, 21CB, on Saturday 2 August 6.00pm – 9.00pm. The launch will be held at Eternity Church, 490 Sulwood Drive, Kambah, ACT.
You are invited to bring yourself, bring your friends and rock along to ‘The Naddiks’ as they launch the release of their new album ’21CB’ and contribute monies raised to CEIS! Cost: $10 for adults and a gold coin for students. For more details and to join the event go to https://www.facebook.com/events/246201018907404/