21CB for CEIS

The Naddiks 21CBChristian 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/

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Fossil fuel investments

Media release 9 July 2014

Uniting Church urges ACT Government to act on climate change by selling its shares in fossil fuel companies.

The Chairperson of the Uniting Church in Australia (Canberra Region Presbytery), Rev. Ivan Roberts today urged the ACT Treasurer, Andrew Barr, to strengthen the ACT Government’s current policies on climate change by responsibly divesting its investments in companies engaged in fossil fuel extraction.

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Murray Darling Basin – 2 tours and a forum

The Uniting Church has a vision to be a transforming presence for the reconciliation and renewal of Creation in the Murray Darling Basin.murray_darling_forum

Over the next couple of months Canberra Region Presbytery, in association with Riverina Presbytery and the Synod Murray Darling Basin (MDB) Group, are going to give special emphasis to the future of the Murray Darling Basin.

1. Two bus tours to experience and explore the Basin are being offered.

    • 1-5 Sep: St Margaret’s Uniting Church Travel Club are organising a relaxed and comfortable tour of five days (download brochure here and download registration form here) Register by 31 July.
    • 31 Aug-7 Sep: A more active eight days mini-bus tour is also being offered (download brochure here) Registrations are not open yet but will be opening soon - online at https://ucansw.goregister.com.au/mdbtours2014

2. To set the scene, Presbytery is also hosting a Forum on the Murray Darling Basin 2.00-4.00 pm Saturday 19 July at Canberra City Church (download flyer here).  It will be an interesting and informative afternoon for anyone, not just those contemplating the tours. For info on the forum email Rev Ivan Roberts: minister[at]canberracityuca.org.au.

The Church: towards a common vision

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Rev Dr Chris Walker

Currently the Uniting Church Assembly Christian Unity Working Group is promoting the study of a very significant World Council of Churches’ (WWC) document, “The Church: Towards a Common Vision.” This is just the second convergence document, the last being “Baptism, Eucharist and Ministry” released back in 1982.

You can download the pdf version here or obtain hard copies from Maureen Postma by emailing her at maureenpostma[at]yahoo.com.au. It sells for $10 for an individual copy and $9 for multiple copies. The Christian Unity Working Group has also prepared a study guide which is on the Assembly website here.

People can send comments to Chris Walker: ChrisW[at]nat.uca.org.au, or Maureen Postma: maureenpostma[at]yahoo.com.au, to assist the Christian Unity Working Group in preparing a response for the Uniting Church.

The Christian Unity Working Group anticipate discussion at the next Assembly to be held in Perth in 2015. A Uniting Church response will then be finalised and sent to the WCC by the end of 2015.