2017 Midwinter Arts and Crafts Show

The Yarralumla Midwinter Show is one of Canberra’s favourite art and craft events featuring local artisans. A staple on the Canberra calendar, the show has been delighting visitors for over 35 years with a large array of art and craft, food and entertainment.

The event showcases the work of local craft workers and artists and the funds raised support vital community programs. Recipients last year included Sids for Kids, Companion House, Canberra Refugee Support, Paperworks inc, Kairos Outside and Caring for Kiriwina.

The opening times for the show are:
• Fri 23 June 10.00 am to 8.00 pm
• Sat 24 June 10.00 am to 5.00 pm
• Sun 25 June 12.00 noon to 5.00 pm

The venue for the show is the Yarralumla Uniting Church Centre on Denman St in Yarralumla.

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Moderator’s Appeal for flooding in northern NSW

From NSW/ACT Synod’s Weekly Insightsview here

The Moderator, Rev. Myung Hwa Park encourages us to pray and support the disaster affected areas, specifically the communities and individuals who have been affected by the flooding.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the communities of northern NSW and south-east Queensland. We also pray for those who are tirelessly assisting in recovery and emergency relief efforts,”  says Rev. Park.

What you can do

  • Pray for the protection and safety of those communities and individuals involved in the floods
  • Pray for volunteers and emergency services personnel who are involved in assisting those in distress
  • Pray for Disaster Chaplains offering assistance to stressed and grieving individuals

Donate to the Moderator’s Appeal

Please note that as from 12 April the Moderator’s Appeal portal is temporarily down. The Assembly’s National Disaster Relief Fund mentioned below remains open https://assembly.uca.org.au/national-disaster-relief-fund/   Donations of $2 and over are tax-deductible.

Donate to the Moderator’s Appeal by visiting our donation page and selecting “Moderator’s Appeal” in the “I am donating to” section  (temporarily down – please go to  Assembly’s National Disaster Relief Fund instead).

Tax deductibility

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Sleep in your car 3-9 August 2015

From Fusion Canberra

fusionHomelessness is a complex and little understood issue.  Did you know that 94% of those who are homeless aren’t living on the streets?  While it is good to know that these 94% aren’t on the streets, it means that the issue remains very much hidden.

Sleep in Your Car is all about shining a light on the issue of hidden youth homelessness.  So where are these people living?  They are in cars, caravans, accommodation services, friends couches, overcrowded dwellings and spare rooms.

Often people are homeless through no fault of their own… domestic violence, financial hardship, mental health conditions and many more reasons. We also know that if you are homeless during adolescence you are much more likely to be homeless later in life.

This is also why Fusion Australia are holding the event during national Homelessness Prevention Week 3-9th August (www.homelessnessaustralia.org.au) to work alongside other great organisations and events working to ‘step up to end homelessness’.

What can you do to help?

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Support Andrew in the MOVEability Challenge

Funds raised will go to UnitingCare’s Doorways for Youth services which support people aged 12-24 who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

From NSW.ACT Synod Newsletter – view here

Andrew’s fundraising page.

Our very own General Secretary Rev. Dr Andrew Williams – fitness fanatic and enthusiastic fundraiser – is at it again. Pedalling for a great cause. In light of his success in doubling his $2000 fundraising goal with the help and generosity of many of you last year, he is aiming to cycle another 500 km in May for the UnitingCare NSW  2015 MOVEability Challenge.

Andrew is reaching for the sky this year with a fundraising goal of $5000, so any amount you can give that will help him on his way is much appreciated. The payment process is easy and secure.

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