Alpine Op Shop Wins Award

Accepting our Community Service Award from our local State Government member John Barilaro. So honoured and humbled…..

Posted by The OP SHOP Jindabyne on Sunday, 19 November 2017

The news of the Award arrived at Presbytery Office just as the latest issue of the magazine, Perspective, was going to print. Fortunately  there was enough room on page 2 to squeeze in a last minute ‘stop press’ report. Now we have included below some photos from Presbytery’s Co-Chair, John Williams, who visited Alpine last weekend and says,  “I enjoyed a lovely visit to folk at Alpine and saw some good work and fellowship. Opshop is impressive as is the Wednesday lunch program. Real connection to community.”  [Alpine’s OpShop Facebook page – see picture above – has more.]

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Mission Shaped Ministry taster workshop

One day workshop ‘taste test’

Canberra workshop 2 December 10am-3.30pm at St Columba’s Uniting Church Braddon ACT

Uniting Mission & Education are running Saturday one-day workshops to  begin an exploration of ‘mission shaped ministry’ or ‘being church’ in ways that will support the mission context we find ourselves in today. Mission Shaped Ministry introduction days will explore these ideas through teaching, story, and reflection and ask how we may all — individually and collectively — understand and equip ourselves to discover and participate in the mission of Jesus Christ where we live and work, for the sake of the world.

Canberra Region Presbytery will hold one of these workshops in Canberra, on 2 December at St Columba’s Uniting Church 10 Fawkner St Braddon. Please RSVP office@cruc.org.au by 26 November or contact Geoff Wellington  geoff@cruc.org.au 6248 9311 M 0400 831 445 for more details.

Who should attend?
This day is ideal for individuals or groups who are interested in learning about and participating in mission, and also for leadership teams with responsibility for fostering discipleship and shaping church engagement with the community.

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UnitingWorld – Canberra Region Presbytery Ambassadors

Did you know that UnitingWorld now has two ambassadors in the Canberra Region Presbytery? Margaret and Elizabeth are happy to come and talk with your congregation or fellowship group about the work of UnitingWorld.

UnitingWorld is the arm of the Uniting Church providing relief, development and church connection with partner churches in Asia and the Pacific, focussing on education, health, economic and social empowerment (especially of women). To arrange a visit by Elizabeth or Margaret call UnitingWorld on (02) 8267 4267.  For general info about UnitingWorld see the website www.unitingworld.org.au

Recognition of first nations

Tent Embassy Rally 22-24 June 2017

The following is a statement sent to us by Kippax Uniting Church – ways to help with the Rally are towards the end of the statement:

It is becoming clear that there are two ways of recognising the Indigenous peoples of Australia and the Torres Strait. One is by way of the proposed changes to the Constitution sponsored by the Australian Government. The second is the long-called-for Treaty between the First Nations and what was then the British occupiers and is now the Australian Government.

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Participating in Canberra’s National Sorry Day Walk

On Friday morning, 26 May 2017, Canberra Region Presbytery (CRP) members were amongst those participating in the “largest ever National Sorry Day Walk in Canberra”, with hundreds of people walking across Commonwealth Avenue Bridge to mark Sorry Day. The bridge walk was organised by the Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health Service and marks the beginning of National Reconciliation Week.

Above we see Co-Chair of CRP, John Williams, walking with members of Queanbeyan Uniting over the bridge. John says: “It was a wonderful occasion with a good sprinkling of UCA folk.” Below you can see the gathering of the large crowd and the Smoking Ceremony which began the walk.

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