PeaceKnits Pop-Up event

KnitArt and WordArt created by local Canberra and Queanbeyan artists and writers over the past two years, some of which have been supported by Queanbeyan and Wesley Uniting groups, will be on display Saturday 11th April from 10am at 100 year-old Boab Book Cottage, 36 Crawford St, Queanbeyan. No cost, no RSVP needed.
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This event is a unique opportunity for you, family and friends to experience something different in our Anzac Centenary year. Forget face painting … tell one of your own stories, make your own choc egg cosy, or draw a rose window … while relaxing in a cottage garden over a chat and cuppa.

Bring your own experience of war and peace or other significant times in your life, and use this PeaceKnits Pop-Up day to discover details of life beyond war activities you’d never have imagined.

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Advocacy – Presbytery meeting 21 February 2015

lunch Aimee wavewordle advocacyAdvocacy as part of the mission of the church was the theme of the Canberra Region Presbytery meeting held 21 February 2015 at Canberra City Uniting Church (scroll down to see more photos).

As well as commissioning the new Chairperson, Vanessa Crimmins, presentations on the following were part of the day’s proceedings:

Articles from the presenters are in the latest issue of Perspective distributed at the meeting to be handed out to congregational members.

Click below to see PHOTOS:

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I always sleep well here

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Safe Shelter update

In 2014 Safe Shelter was extended from the one night a week of the 2013 pilot to three nights a week throughout the Winter months providing safe, emergency shelter to homeless men of Canberra. The venue was Lewis Hall at St Columba’s Uniting Church in Braddon.

The Safe Shelter 2014 Report, prepared by the Safe Shelter Management Committee, is available here.

The following volunteer comments are taken from the report and give some indication of the Safe Shelter experience on a personal level:

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Drug Law Reform

At the meeting of Presbytery on Saturday 21 February 2015, the issue of Drug Law Reform was discussed and proposals urging reconsideration of current drug laws were passed.

A background paper, “An appeal for drug policy to be reformed to reflect the human dignity of drug users” prepared by the Social Justice Group for the Canberra Region Presbytery, can be read here. The formal proposals will be added to this posting in the coming week.

Mary meets Mohammad

Winner 2014 Special Award United Nations Media Peace Prize

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Canberra Refugee Action Committee invites you to a screening of Mary Meets Mohammad (view the trailer here):


Monday 2nd March 7.30pm at the Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture, Blackall Street, Barton.

Thursday 5th March 7.30pm Kippax Uniting Church, cr Luke and Hardwick Cr, Holt.

Thursday 5th March 7.30pm St Mary in the Valley Anglican Church, cr Webber and Were Sts, Calwell.