Jindabyne – St Andrews turns 50

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Jindabyne celebrated the 50th anniversary of St Andrews Uniting Church on the weekend of 7th-8th May 2016. Vanessa Crimmins, Presbytery Chairperson and Geoff Wellington, Presbytery Minister (Mission & Education) represented the Presbytery.

Greta Jones of the Anniversary Committee writes: “What a great Weekend we’ve had, I just hope everyone else enjoyed it as much as myself. Vanessa, thank you so much for being with us Saturday. Geoff, thank you for your participation in Worship on Sunday a perfect finish to a wonderful Weekend. Blessings to all who attended and also those who were unable to attend.”

Thank you to Kerry Beer for her photos above and below which include part of the display of historical items in the hall and the cutting of the cake, celebrating “50 glorious years”.
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Counselling course in Jindabyne

Jindabyne UC will host an intensive Certificate IV in Pastoral Counselling course, relating theology and psychology, during 2006.
The course trains people to provide practical visitation, effective listening and care, connection between faiths and life, a caring link between church and community, and referral for further counselling. The course will take a total of 12 days, running on 10-12 February, 24-26 March, 28-30 July and 22-24 September, 2006. Contact Jindabyne UC lay pastoral leader Matthew McBurney, phone 6456 2411, or contact the Pastoral Counselling Institute on 9683 3664.

No easy path for snowfields mission

The road to Eternity is no easy one; and the extreme weather conditions and 15-hour power blackout which greeted the Uniting Church‚’s first snowfields mission ‚- called Eternity4u‚ ‚- brought even greater challenges than expected.

Members of the Alpine congregation, helped by visitors from around the region, Sydney and the NSW north coast, had planned to provide entertainment and a drop-in space at Perisher Valley, followed by fun evenings in the Jindabyne Memorial Hall with Christian band ‚”Tent in the Sun‚”, extreme sport video playing and a snacks-and-coffee shop.

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