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Chinchilla/Brigalow Uniting Church: organised for mission

The progressive and dynamic town of Chinchilla is located in the Darling Downs region of Queensland. The Chinchilla/BrigalowUniting Church enriches its local community in a variety of ways. Tara Burton spoke with congregation member Jill Covington. Who makes up your congregation? We have an ageing congregation, between 50 and 90 years old. There are a few young families starting to ...

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After the flood

While the title might suggest a reflection on Noah and the great flood unfortunately today I am writing about something a bit closer to home.  As we mop up after the flooding that stretched from Maryborough through the southeast and as far west as Moonie and Chinchilla right through Northern NSW, we pause and remember those who lost their lives, ...

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Synod Standing Committee Update – July 2021

Here’s a brief summary of the Synod Standing Committee (SSC) meeting—held on Thursday 1 July 2021—to inform the wider Queensland Synod community of the discussions, deliberations and decisions arising from that meeting. This meeting was an online meeting. Hearing from our boards and commissions Schools and Residential Colleges Commission Chair Noela Lister and Commission Member Stuart Christ presented an update ...

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Faith, family and service at the forefront of OAM recipient Rev Colin Baxter’s life

James O’Callaghan meets Rev Colin Baxter of Bribie Island who received an Order of Australia Medal (OAM) for his service to the Uniting Church and the community, particularly as Naval Chaplain to returned veterans. Rev Colin Baxter’s OAM citation creates the picture of a man who has accomplished many things in his life. From being deployed to Japan immediately after ...

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Remembering Rev Cecil Schloss

Rev Cecil Eric Schloss (1935–2020), Moderator of the Queensland Synod from 1992 to 1993, will be remembered for his effective and fruitful ministry extending over 45 years; a ministry characterised by faithful discipleship, adherence to Gospel imperatives, untiring and energetic service, and a commitment to ministry inspired by faith, hope and love. The inner assurance “I have been called” was ...

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The art of letting the spirit flow

Queensland artist Uncle Jo Stuurman talks about his work and the enduring link between art, family, culture and spirituality. My name was originally Joseph Cuttabut, I am a Noongar from Western Australia. My people were at Carrolup Mission near Katanning during the Forties. I was adopted out as so many of us were at the time. As a child I ...

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Social Responsibility Review – 14 August 2018

What’s coming up September is the season of creation From 1 September to 4 October Christians around the world celebrate the Season of Creation, uniting to pray and care for creation. This year’s theme is “Walking together”, and there are endless ways for your community to journey towards better care of our common home. How about hosting a prayer service, organising a ...

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True faith on display at Easter Madness

This year’s sponsored candidates from outside the south east corner. Photo: Steve Molkentin

What do you get when you add over 170 energy-filled young people with games, worship and minimal sleep? The answer is Easter Madness 2017. Ben Tupou reports. A week before Easter, young people from across the state gathered at the Sunshine Coast Recreational Centre to worship, express their creativity, and learn more about God and faith in today’s society. An ...

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Iven Hewett: fit for purpose

Iven prepares for competition at the Australian National Powerlifting Championships by dusting his hands with chalk. Photo by Peter Hewett.

Journey talks with Iven about his faith, his lifelong journey with maintaining fitness and what advice he has for others keen to stay active and healthy. While some people entering retirement may be keen to embark on a leisurely cruise or simply put their feet up, Iven Hewett is still going strong. Literally. The 70-year-old retired Chinchilla Uniting Church pastor ...

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