Transforming Communities Conference – Parramatta


Rich Harwood is founder and president of The Harwood Institute for Public Innovation, a national not for profit organisation based in Bethesda, Md. The institute teaches and coaches people and organisations to solve pressing problems and change how communities work together.

We all want to engage our communities and do more to help people but it’s hard. Why will anyone work with me to create change and where how would I take the first step?

This conference focuses on the need for each of us to be ‘turned outward’ to the community and the importance of starting wherever you are with whoever you have around you.

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Death Café

Death Cafe at Kippax Uniting Church 15th February 2015

Death Cafe at Kippax Uniting Church 15th February 2015

The Death Café is a friendly and informal gathering in a relaxed café environment to discuss death, in order to lead a fuller life.

What do you know about death?

Death is not a ‘disease’. Death is not a euphemism. It is not only for the old; young people also face death.

Sunday 15 February 2015, 5-7pm

This is a Kippax Uniting Church and Palliative Care ACT joint initiative. Lead by a staff member from at Palliative Care ACT, Canberra. For further information, call KUCC on 6254 1733. RSVP & free tickets.

Clare Holland House

Kippax Uniting Community Centre, cnr Hardwick Cres & Luke St, Holt ACT
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Safe Church Awareness Workshops

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Equipping our church communities to be safe places through growing awareness and understanding of safety and protection.

Who needs to attend ?
Pastoral leaders, Elders/Church Council, Ministers, Children and Youth program leaders and helpers, including SRE/Scripture in schools. Refresher Workshops are for those who have attended a Safe Church Awareness Workshop before and are due for a refresher/update (every 3 years) – more about the refresher option trial below.

Workshops for Canberra Region (to be held in Queanbeyan and Narooma)
NSW/ACT Synod Uniting Mission and Education (UME) are holding the following workshops for Canberra Region Presbytery in October. To assist UME with preparation, please register with them by Tuesday 7th October.  Online: Email: safechurch[at]  Phone: 02 8838 8912.

Saturday 18th October – Queanbeyan Uniting Church Cnr Crawford St & Rutledge St, Queanbeyan Workshop (9.30am-3.30pm); Refresher Only (9.30am-1pm)
Sunday 19th October – Queanbeyan Uniting Church Cnr Crawford St & Rutledge St, Queanbeyan Refresher Only (12.30-3.30pm)
Friday 31st October – Narooma Uniting Church 134 Wagonga St / Princes Highway, Narooma Workshop (9.30am-3.30pm); Refresher Only (9.30am-1pm)

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FED @ Kippax 3 July

FED – Formation, Education, Discipleship

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Craig Mitchell, UCA Assembly FED National Director

How do faith communities foster lifelong growth in faith and discipleship?

Learning together
‘FED stories’ is an initiative of the UCA Assembly to foster conversation about formation, education and discipleship across the Uniting Church. Based loosely on the well-known ‘TED Talks’, ‘FED stories’ are gatherings where participants learn from each other’s experiences and experiments – from long-held wisdom and risk-taking adventure.

Craig Mitchell, National Director of FED, invites you to be part of a morning together at Kippax Uniting Community Centre, cnr Hardwick Cres and Luke St, Holt, on Thursday 3 July 9.30am-12.30pm. Flyers can be downloaded here and here.

To register: ring Hannah Dungan on 0422 628 028 or email hannah[at]

Who are the speakers?anne ryan Jennifer FEDFed@Kippax poster 2 HannahDungan
FED@Kippax is drawing on three excellent local speakers, and will have the wisdom of the new National Director in Formation Education and Discipleship.

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