Position at Canberra Central Uniting Church

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
Associate Secretary
janef at nsw.uca.org.au
PO Box A2178, Sydney South NSW 1235

Wesley UC to welcome Korean delegation

WCC logoThe World Council of Churches (WCC)10th Assembly is to be held in Busan Korea, in October- November this year. A delegation of 12 Korean church and government leaders will be visiting Canberra in July, as part of a program of visiting all previous World Council of Churches Assembly venues to celebrate their contribution to the worldwide ecumenical movement.

An Ecumenical Service on Thursday 11th July at 5pm at Wesley Uniting Church, National Circuit, Forrest, ACT is being held to welcome the members of the Korean delegation and to celebrate Canberra’s part in ecumenical history.

Everyone is welcome. Invite your friends to join you.

Midlife momentum

Mobilising a generation of people for greater impact in the Kingdom of God.

Wesley Uniting Church,
National Circuit Forrest ACT
Sunday 14 October, 2 to 4 pm
with Dr Holly Schut, Director of Midlife Momentum

Midlife Momentum is a ministry designed to aid individuals who are age 40 and beyond to live with God-given purpose and power.

In the last 90 years God has added 30 years to the average life span. 700,000 women are widowed each year, and are widows an average of 14 years. In 1998, if you reached age 65, statistically you could expect to live to 84+. Suicide rates for men in retirement are second only to teenagers. Boomers are coming of age and dealing with midlife and retirement issues.

Midlife Momentum provides a process of life reflection exercises to increase awareness of how God’s grace has been at work throughout our lives, preparing us for the next season of living into God’s purposes and plans. The process fosters openness to the movement of the Spirit, listening for the new things God wants to do in and through us, and it allows us to more fully become who God created us to be.

About Holly Schut

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100 years of outback support and care

Wesley Uniting Church, National Circuit, Forrest will be celebrating the AIM/Frontier Services centenary with a joint celebratory service with St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church on the 21st October, a fund-raising breakfast for Frontier Services on the 27th October and with guest preacher, Rev Jorge Rebolledo, the flying patrol minister based out of Broken Hill, at both services Sunday 28th October.

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Organ Scholarships for Students

Applications are invited for two new pipe organ scholarships for school students which are being offered by the Wesley Music Foundation (WMF). These ACT Organ School scholarships, to be known as the Gwyneth Bunning memorial scholarships, will be available initially for the financial year 2011-12.

The WMF is seeking applications from students who have reached at least AMEB Grade 4 or 5 in piano performance and have an interest in and aptitude for learning the pipe organ.

Enquiries can be made to Garth Mansfield, Secretary, Wesley Music Foundation, by email mansg at bigpond.net.au or 02 6248 6230. Applications close on 31 July 2011.