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A new hope for Central Queensland

On the second full day of business at the 33rd Queensland Synod, Rev Arthur Tutin, acting presbytery minister, brought a sense of optimism for the future of life in the Central Queensland Presbytery. Arthur spoke of the diversity of the Central Queensland Presbytery, which stretches from Gladstone to Airlie Beach and west to Longreach and south to Blackall. The land ...

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Faith formation front and centre

Schools and Residential Colleges Commission chairperson Peter Campbell addressed the 33rd Synod highlighting the commission’s critical work of faith formation for the approximately 13 500 students in its portfolio of schools and residential colleges. “The core business of our church is faith formation and the second core business is around engaging young people in faith formation,” he said. Peter also ...

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Queensland Synod office transitions for future health

In her first report to a Synod in Session as the general secretary, Rev Heather den Houting outlined a number of the activities, strategies and happenings the Synod office has been involved with over that past 18 months. On the first day of business of the 33rd Queensland Synod, Heather called members to reflect on the duties of the Synod ...

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Clean, clear and purposeful for the future

Moderator Rev David Baker began his report to the 33rd Synod with an affirmation of the collaborative relationship between the Synod office and presbyteries, which David called a “powerhouse” which will bear fruit in the years ahead as the teams cross-fertilise ideas and support each other. He also highlighted the multicultural dimension of the life of the church which he ...

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A real opening to remember

The 33rd Synod in Session of the Uniting Church in Queensland began with a First People’s Welcome from Brent Miller, a member of the Gubbi Gubbi people—the traditional custodians of the land at Alexandra Headland. Opening worship testified to the multicultural and multigenerational richness of the church of the Uniting Church in Queensland with lively worship music from Ami Pole ...

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