In the near future, you will probably look at your pocket-change and see this, a 20 cent coin with a stylised image of an Army Chaplain ministering to a soldier.
Take a moment to think about the service men and women to whom our UCA and other Chaplains are a friend, confidant, and mentor. Then, there are those in the Police forces, hospitals, work places, sports, remote regions, and so on.
Is there anything you can do?
Yes: Support, uplift, praise, and pray for, these chaplains. And, those they serve.
A unique opportunity has arisen to work in the Ross Walker Lodge program. UnitingCare Disability are looking for someone who is motivated to make a difference!
The successful applicant will be offered a uniquely flexible position involving living and working alongside five people with a disability who are fairly independent hence requiring a low level of support.
This is a two and a half month full time contract replacing a period of extended leave by the permanent staff. It commences from September 30 2013 until December 10, 2013.
The position is being advertised publicly. However UnitingCare Disability strongly encourage interested persons from within the Uniting Church network in Canberra to express interest.
Position Vacant: A Minister of the Word to be part of a team ministering to the 3 worshiping communities within Wesley and St Aidan’s Uniting churches that form Canberra Central Parish.
Canberra Central is a city church with many of the hallmarks of a regional congregation bringing together people with a wide variety of professional experience from across the national capital. The Parish is looking for a minister to join the collegiate ministry team with Rev. David Thiem and other staff and deliver a focus on preaching the gospel, leading worship, encouraging and supporting congregational members in their Christian lives in church and community and nurturing connections with the Wesley Music Centre.
Visit wesleycanberra.org.au to find out more about Canberra Central Uniting Parish or contact JNC convenor John Williams, 0419 253 915, jwil3940 at bigpond.net.au
Applications close Friday October 11, 2013.
Forward enquiries and applications to
Rev. Jane Fry
janef at nsw.uca.org.au
PO Box A2178, Sydney South NSW 1235
Briony Griffiths (Bri) has recently commenced in the new Community Development Worker role for ACT. Engaged by UnitingCare NSW ACT, Briony will work in cooperation with congregations, the Presbytery, UnitingCare and local service networks to build on local community service initiatives and existing capacity and interests to secure effective and sustainable services.