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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Innovative Community Grants Fund open

Applications close end of May 2018.

Click here to go to the grant portal and apply

Uniting Grant program: As part of the Uniting commitment to supporting Presbyteries and Congregations and other Community Organisations in the Uniting Church’s mission, Uniting sets aside a percentage of its operational budget for mission initiatives that will make a difference to people experiencing social disadvantage in the community.

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Emergency: Prayer for the people of Tonga

last week Tropical Cyclone Gita devastated communities across Tonga.

Prayer request from Act for Peace –  the international aid agency of the National Council of Churches in Australia (NCCA). 

Please feel free to share this email and the following prayer points with your congregation.

We pray for:

  • Our brothers and sisters in Tonga and those across the Pacific whose lives have been devastated by Cyclone Gita.
  • The tens of thousands of people who have lost homes, livestock and crops. That they will find protection, and have access to clean water, food and shelter.
  • Act for Peace and the Tonga National Council of Churches as they provide emergency assistance to those in need.
  • Our Pacific neighbours as they begin the process of rebuilding their lives over the next few months.
  • All who have been affected. We ask that they know God’s peace, love and hope as they grieve and start the process of rebuilding their lives.

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