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Unearthing gold and God in the west

Ruth Duncan with a large gold nugget at Natural Gold Nuggets of Kalgoorlie. Photo: Ruth Duncan

A recent Uniting News advertisement for free accommodation in return for providing Sunday services sparked an adventure from Ipswich to Kalgoorlie. Ruth Duncan reflects on her experiences moving westward and how she struck gold in the faith community. A small advertisement in the weekly Uniting News email late last year popped up the day after my last lecture in New ...

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Who are the 7%?

(L–R) Queensland young adults Alieta Molitika, Joyce Waia and Talahiva Taufa at the National Young Adult Leaders Conference in Sydney. Photo by Rohan Salmond.

It’s much easier to be a young person in a church full of other young people, and it’s no secret that some Uniting Church members are gravitating to younger, cooler denominations—or leaving church altogether. Rohan Salmond talks to some young people who have made the choice to stick around. It’s a statistical oddity that one of Australia’s youngest denominations—the Uniting ...

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Making a habit of helping

Ipswich Habitat for Humanity volunteers at a Brush with Kindness event in October: Wayne Hill (front) and left to right: Stephen Palmer, Ken Fischer, Ray and Kath Browning, and Dawn Foote. Photo by Trevor Foote.

Dianne Jensen reports on how the Glebe Road Uniting Church congregation in Ipswich is helping Queenslanders to keep a roof over their heads. Whether you are a dab hand with a paint brush or more at home with gardening gloves, Habitat for Humanity can use your skills. The Glebe Road congregation has become the hub of the Ipswich chapter of ...

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Moderator’s medals recognise service

(Left to right) Shirley Wyatt, Don Leckenby, Doreen Coker, Joyce Cunningham, Melva Bryant, Jane Frazer Cosgrove and Aunty Jean Phillips with their awards. Photo by Holly Jewell.

Every 18 months UnitingCare Queensland recognises significant contributions to the community made by volunteers. Journey reports. Twelve Queensland volunteers have been acknowledged for their outstanding contribution to the community by being awarded a 2014 Moderator’s Community Service Medal. Seven of the 12 recipients were presented their medals by Queensland Uniting Church Moderator Rev David Baker and UnitingCare Queensland CEO Anne ...

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Bridging the Timor Gap

Teachers at Marcelo II School, Dili, using laptops donated to them by Glebe Road Uniting Church. Photo by Noela Rothery.

A partnership between two churches in Ipswich and East Timor is helping change lives in both places. Mardi Lumsden reports. Glebe Road Uniting Church in Ipswich, west of Brisbane, has a long partnership with East Timor. When members, including Noela and Noel Rothery, experienced Timor for themselves through a UnitingWorld InSolidarity trip in 2010 they understood how a partnership could ...

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