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 firstname.lastname@example.org by 26 November or contact Geoff Wellington email@example.com 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.
The one-day workshop will be held at Centre for Ministry, 16 Masons Drive, North Parramatta on Saturday 4 November 9 am to 4.30pm. It is a one-day workshop which offers over 20 Healthy Churches Learning Workshops to choose from – cost $20 includes lunch.
It is designed to assist congregation and church members, and churches (large or small), with a broad range of learning workshops providing information, tools and resources to maintain and improve their “church health”. REGISTER NOW
Canberra Region Presbytery Office
Transitional Operations Manager
Rev Kevin Dilks, Presbytery Minister – Presbytery Wellbeing, writes:
It is my pleasure to introduce Janise Wood who began working with the Canberra Region Presbytery Office as the Transitional Operations Manager commencing 26th September through to March 2018.
The Transitional Operations Manager (T.O.M) will be working with the Presbytery Staff to put in place operations, systems and practices that will enable the Presbytery to better manage its business and then move to the employment of a permanent Operations Manager. The permanent Operations Manager will then be responsible to assist Presbytery, staff committees and live out the Presbytery Vision Statement by providing support, guidance and leadership in areas of business management including financial, human resources, property and all areas of compliance.
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
Presbytery Chairperson, John Williams (on the right), has provided this image of “our gathering from all faith communities last Wednesday [6 Sep 2017] on the Lawns at Parliament House to present 25000 signatures from 94 electorates across Australia from these communities of faith calling for action on climate change.”