Homeless Connect and Canberra Early Morning Centre

Homeless Connect Canberra is a winter event based on a one-stop-shop model of service provision to homeless people.  On August 8  at 11am- 3pm,  private, public and community sector organisations will come together to provide free services and products to Canberrans experiencing homelessness. More importantly this event aims to connect people with services to help them access housing. VOLUNTEER: Contact: Early Morning Centre Team emc@canberracityuca.org.au 6247 5041. DONATE Contact: Northside Community service: Events@northside.asn.au Ph 6171 8000

Where will this event be held? Pilgrim House, 69 Northbourne Avenue, Canberra City.

Pilgrim House is home of Canberra City Uniting Church’s Early Morning Centre which provides breakfast, support and referral every day of the year for people experiencing homelessness. How you can contribute items to the Early Morning Centre (EMC). Please note delivery points:

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Stamp Committee Grants – 2018

A message from the Uniting Church in Australia Synod of NSW and ACT Stamp Committee

The Stamp Committee is requesting applications for grants from congregations in NSW and the ACT for 2018 for specific outreach/community projects to a maximum of $1000 by August 30, 2018.

CRITERIA: All projects are to involve volunteers from the congregation.

Preference is given to projects already up and running and only to “seed projects” if research indicates there is a strong certainty that the project will proceed. Funds may be used for the purchase of equipment, consumables etc. Funds are not provided for building works, day to day operational costs eg electricity, staff costs.

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UnitingWorld – Connecting communities for life!

Here at UnitingWorld we believe that life is richer, fuller and more truly human when we reach beyond ourselves and work together with our global neighbours.  Right now, we’re running our End of Year Tax Appeal and thanks to our partnership with the Australian Government, tax-time donations can go up to six times further in ending poverty.
For every $5 we receive in Australian Aid funding, we first need to raise $1.
Arrange a speaker at your church: If you would like to learn more about the hard-working communities we support in Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, India, West Timor and Zimbabwe, please contact HowardC@unitingworld.org.au to arrange a speaker at your church.

South Woden Uniting Church and two community choirs

“Brian Triglone, founder, director/conductor of The Gospel Folk choir is a longtime member of South Woden Uniting Church and has been the instigator and supporter of so many community events throughout the Canberra Presbytery,” says Trish Cran from South Woden.

Brian recently stepped down from The Gospel Folk choir but continues to bring his professional skills as a musician, leader and music educator to the choir, Alchemy Chorus which he founded in 2016, based on the Giving Voice Chorus in Minnesota, USA. Alchemy Chorus caters for people living with a mild to moderate level of dementia, and their carers. Using the current model, Brian’s aim is to expand the choir to other regional centres. Read more here

This new venture is once again supported by a group of members of South Woden Uniting ChurchAlchemy Chorus will give a performance on 19 May at Weston Creek Uniting Church (South Woden’s sister church) and is supported by that community through free use of its facilities.

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