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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Zoe Marshall and Vanuatu

Zoe Marshall at Kippax UC

Zoe Marshall at Kippax UC

Yes, THAT Zoe Marshall…….
The one ‘lost’ on Pentecost Island in Vanuatu after Tropical Cyclone Pam.

Zoe returned to Canberra in early April to visit her family. And, she has since returned to her ‘family’ in Vanuatu in late-April to assist with the rebuilding of that country after TC Pam, and to continue with teaching young children in their village school.

She spoke at Kippax Uniting Church on 12 April 2015.

Support UnitingWorld’s TC Pam appeal.

Yarralumla Uniting – Barbeque for Frontier Services

outback bbq 2014From Frontier Services newsletter 29 August 2014: “Every day, in the most remote corners of our country, Frontier Services’ experienced Patrol Ministers are on the lookout for signs of depression in the people they visit. In the bush, self-diagnosis is rare – especially among men. A simple visit from a Frontier Services Patrol Minister can make all the difference. Seeing a friendly face pull into the station; having someone that you can trust to share a burden with – a caring, non-judgemental and independent voice – you cannot put a price on these things.

“In many cases a round trip to visit two or three families involves a journey of over 1,000k, costing more than $300 in fuel….”

BIG Outback Barbeque

Yarralumla Uniting Church is holding a BIG Outback Barbeque on Sunday 28 September , starting at 11.30 for 12 noon. They are asking $5.00 donation in aid of Frontier Services. Come and join in this celebration . Everybody is welcome. RSVP to Norma on 62474470 or Jean on 62813396.

To find out more about holding an outback barbeque or how you can help, click here.


St James Community Concert for Pegasus ACT

Download flyer herepegasus_flier.pdf

St James Uniting Church in Curtin saw a need to establish a Social Justice and Inclusiveness Group about four years ago because a growing awareness within the congregation of the importance of social justice in the life of the Church was not being matched by our actions. Our main activity of the past three years has been to raise funds for overseas development projects.

In 2013 the group decided to support a local cause. It found one in Pegasus ACT. Pegasus (Riding for the Disabled) is a local not-for-profit organisation which provides equestrian activities for people, especially children, with a disability. It was close to folding last year. It has managed to turn things around over the past 12 months but still needs more financial support to secure a longer term future.
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It never rains… gift horses… etc.

Some offers of free stuff are more welcome than others.

Recently, Kippax Uniting was offered good-condition “lounges” from a local Government institution where an accommodation block is being fully refurbished.

But, it became apparent that these were not just a lounge, but a three-piece lounge suite.

Three truck-loads later, and there was a full garage and an even more significant pile in the auditorium at Kippax.

The word “HELP!” went out. The lounges were offered for free to people in need (as decided by church counsellors) and/or were ‘sold’ as the first wave of Kippax’s Monster Garage Sale. (NOTE: Sat. 22 June, 8.30am-1.30pm)

As Kippax found, some offers are more welcome than others, and it pays to ask what is really being offered.

So, you can help clear the storage problem at…
MONSTER Garage Sale at Kippax Uniting Community Centre
You could find a houseful of nic-nacs and bigger stuff at the MONSTER Garage Sale at Kippax Uniting Community Centre, corner of Hardwick Crescent and Luke Street, Holt, Saturday 22 June.

Clothing, books, furniture, whitegoods, pictures and frames, ‘antiques’ and collectables, jewellery, CLOTHING, kitchenware, crockery, toys, BOOKS, electricals, garden and plants. Have a Devonshire Tea, or a BBQ sandwich. We also have a free jumping castle in the children’s playground.

And… we raised around $12,000 for the church’s work in the community.