First Sunday of Lent – Day of Prayer and Fasting for Refugees and Asylum Seekers
On Sunday 5 March leaders of churches throughout Australia invite all people to join in prayer for refugees and asylum seekers. Not only are we invited to pray, but also to fast – to stand before God, empty, placing our trust in God, ready to receive God’s blessings. In fasting we join in one simple way with those who have fled their homes and seek safety for themselves and their families. The National Council of Churches Australia has put together resources to assist with reflection, prayer, reading and study. These documents represent a collection of some of the resources that have been gathered from Churches.
From Canberra Region Presbytery Chairperson, Vanessa Crimmins
Late last year the Catholic Women’s Commission contacted the Presbytery to ask if we would be interested in doing something about family violence. We, along with the Anglicans, were invited to meet together to discuss what could be done. At the first meeting, I asked Ranjini Wickramaratne-Rebera from Gungahlin Uniting Church and Community Centre and Delia Quigley from Tuggeranong Uniting to attend with me.
The result of that initial meeting is the booklet, For Such a Time As This. It is this Presbytery’s contribution to An Ecumenical Response to Domestic Violence, “For Such a Time As This,” which is being held by the Catholic Commission of Women, on 18 June, 9.30am to 4pm (BYO lunch) at the Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture, Barton – more information on this event follows the description of the booklet and its call to prayer below. See also here. Download flyer
In this Christmas season, some people approach Christmas in grief or without a loved one, or, in a word — blue.
Join us at Kippax Uniting Church on Wednesday 9th December 2015 at 8pm for a special time, led by Hannah Dungan, Congregational Development Minister.
Hannah Dungan (left)
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Church Office Mon – Fri 9:00am – 4:00pm
A Refugee Week Service of Prayer and Reflection will be held at 5:30-6:30pm Monday 15th June 2015 at the Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture, Blackall St Barton.
To mark Refugee Week 2015 the Faith-Based Working Group of the ACT Refugee Action Committee will be hosting a Service of Prayer and Reflection to raise awareness and generate support for those seeking asylum in our community.
The Bureau of Meteorology does not mind what the weather is like.
Whether rain or shine, we can give thanks.
It’s all in our attitude.