From Frontier Services newsletter 29 August 2014: “Every day, in the most remote corners of our country, Frontier Services’ experienced Patrol Ministers are on the lookout for signs of depression in the people they visit. In the bush, self-diagnosis is rare – especially among men. A simple visit from a Frontier Services Patrol Minister can make all the difference. Seeing a friendly face pull into the station; having someone that you can trust to share a burden with – a caring, non-judgemental and independent voice – you cannot put a price on these things.
“In many cases a round trip to visit two or three families involves a journey of over 1,000k, costing more than $300 in fuel….”
BIG Outback Barbeque
Yarralumla Uniting Church is holding a BIG Outback Barbeque on Sunday 28 September , starting at 11.30 for 12 noon. They are asking $5.00 donation in aid of Frontier Services. Come and join in this celebration . Everybody is welcome. RSVP to Norma on 62474470 or Jean on 62813396.
To find out more about holding an outback barbeque or how you can help, click here.
An invitation for adult groups within the Canberra Region Presbytery.
The Annual Presbytery Rally for adult groups within the presbytery will be a day of celebration, fellowship and learning on Thursday May 3 at Yarralumla Uniting Church Centre, Denman St Yarralumla. You are cordially invited to come and be part of the celebration and gathering, with a special service conducted by the Chairman of Presbytery, Rev Alistair Christie to commence the day at 10.30am (morning tea from 10.00). This is followed by a session about Uniting World, with Rev Kerry Enright as Keynote Speaker and then a Conversation with Presbytery Ministers Rev Duncan Macleod and Rev Kevin Dilks. Lunch will follow at about 12.30 so you can all catch up with friends from around the Presbytery.
The afternoon session will include the AGM of the UCAF committee (Uniting Church Adult Fellowship), presentation of the Tapa Cloth, followed by short reports from any group who wants to tell others how they have responded to need during the past year.
We look forward to meeting you on the 3rd May. Please bring your own lunch. Morning and afternoon tea will be supplied along with tea, coffee and juice. There will be a Synod committee stall selling cards and other Uniting Church products. A collection will be taken up to enable a donation to be given to the chosen cause.
Jean Thomson OAM, Secretary, Yarralumla UCAF. RSVP 6281 3396
A warm invitation is extended to everyone in the Presbytery to attend the induction service for Rev Dr Herman Nienaber who has moved from South Africa to take up a placement with Yarralumla Uniting Church. The induction is being held on Friday 6 May, starting at 7.30pm, at Yarralumla Uniting Church, Denman St, Yarralumla, Canberra.
Information for exhibitors and buyers
Friday 24 June Show 10am ‘“ 8pm
Official Opening 6pm
Saturday 25 June Show 10am ‘“ 5pm
Sunday 26 June Worship 9.30am
Show 12pm ‘“ 5pm
Yarralumla Uniting Church Centre, Denman St, Yarralumla
Further information : 6281 4497 or 6281 6316 or artsandcrafts at yarrauniting.org.au
Families and Friends for Drug Law Reform (ACT) Inc invites you to its 13th Annual Remembrance Ceremony ‘˜for those who lose their life to illicit drugs’
Monday 20th October, 2008
12.30pm ‘“ 1.30pm
Weston Park, Yarralumla, ACT
to take place at the dedicated memorial located on the right of Weston Park Road opposite the Prescott Lane junction.
* Senator the Hon Jan McLucas,
Parliamentary Secretary to the Hon. Nicola Roxon,
Minister for Health and Ageing
* Rev’d John Brown
* a family member
Choir: ‘œIn the Mood’
Refreshments will be served following the ceremony.
If you have a family member or friend who has lost their life to illicit drugs and would like them remembered by name at the ceremony please phone Marion on 6254 2961 or email: mcconnell at ffdlr.org.au