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.
Uniting Churches in the Canberra region have been sending us details of worship services and gatherings being held over the week leading up to Easter Sunday, 20 April, 2014. You will find listed here services from Bateman’s Bay, Braidwood, Canberra, Moruya, Queanbeyan and Snowy Mountains.
A rally calling for justice and compassion for refugees and asylum seekers will be held on Sunday 13 April, Palm Sunday, 1 pm in Garema Place, Canberra City. The rally includes community, church, political and union groups.
For more information visit Canberra’s Refugee Action Committee.
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.
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.
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.