Local Church News

Fernvale Lowood Harvest Festival

ON 4–5 August, the Fernvale-Lowood congregation in the Brisbane Valley celebrated their annual Harvest Festival. Following biblical tradition, members and farmers of this agricultural district donated top quality locally grown produce, craft and other handmade and cooked products to demonstrate God's goodness to his people and to offer praise and thanksgiving. An auction of the donated produce was held the ...

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Blue Care Sunday in Stanthorpe

ON Sunday 29 July 2012 the Granite Belt Uniting Church celebrated Blue Care Sunday at their church in Stanthorpe. Staff, committee members and volunteers were present for the service by retired Blue Care Chaplain Rev Allan Baker on enduring love while Business Services Manager Sandra Bamberry lit the blue candle to represent the special role of Blue Care. Chairman of ...

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Thinking out of the box for youth in Rosewood

IN the past 12 months, the Rosewood community has experienced some problems with youth on the streets late at night causing mischief. Realising that the police and justice system were limited in how they could help, the pastors of some of the local churches got together. Individually we couldn't do much, but together we could help resource someone to work ...

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Dalveen closes its doors after 57 years

THE small rural church of Dalveen in the Downs Presbytery has closed its doors after 57 years of worship. More than 50 people packed into the traditional weatherboard building on 23 June for the final service to remember and give thanks for fellowship and worship during countless Sunday services, weddings, baptisms, confirmations and funerals. The establishment of the church in ...

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Goodna congregations sign covenant

The Goodna UCA and Goodna Samoan UCA congregations came together on 1 July 2012 to sign the third iteration of their covenant agreement. The congregations have been cooperating since the late 1990s. This new covenant sets up a joint property committee to manage the property and commits the congregation to mutual support, fellowship and understanding. "The new Assembly guidelines on ...

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Trinity Ipswich celebrates centenarian

The congregation of Trinity Ipswich Uniting Church celebrated the 100th birthday of member Mrs Elizabeth Jordan earlier this year, and recognised the length and faithfulness of her service to the Dinmore Methodist and, later, the Bundamba and Trinity Ipswich congregations. She was a keen supporter of the Blue Nursing Service in Ipswich and was a part of the auxiliary from ...

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Youth lead the way at Kairos

KAIROS Uniting Church in Clayfield has started a monthly youth service led by young people on the last Sunday of every month at 10am. "It is awesome to be able to express my faith by singing and playing the guitar", said Brianna, who plays guitar and leads the singing. Paris, who plays piano and acts, and Dominique, who sings, reads ...

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Creative kids: Jam Club makes a difference

LITTLE people can do big things. The children and youth at Ashmore Uniting Church on the Gold Coast were moved when they heard stories about the effects of poverty. UnitingWorld and members of the congregation spoke to the children in Jam Club about Third World countries. Children's Ministry Coordinator Sharon Moritz said that after hearing the stories the children wanted ...

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Bellows sound for anniversary

THE Organ Society of Queensland celebrated its 60th Anniversary with a Gala Organ Concert at St Andrew's Uniting Church, Brisbane City, on 19 May. The concert was part of the 4MBS Festival of Classics. Brisbane organists, Christopher Wrench and Peter Krenske presented a program of works by composers including Bach, Widor, Mathias, Howells, Ireland, Ibert and Debussy. The concert continued ...

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