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Formula for fun at Redlands day camp

Hunter with camp director Jenny Cameron-Smith. Photo: Holly Jewell

After 40 years of running day camps, it’s clear that the folk at Redlands Uniting churches just love going bush. Journey ventured down the dirt roads of a campsite south of Brisbane to find out why everyone keeps coming back. It’s easy to see the attraction of the Karingal Scout Campsite at Mt Cotton, the site of the Redlands day ...

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Day camp blossoms in Roma

Uniting Church day camp at Roma was packed with adventure. Photo taken by Shannan Rothery.

Take 45 primary school children with loads of energy and a bush paddock under a wide blue sky, and you have a Uniting Church day camp. Dianne Jensen reports. “It was cold and windy, but we had an absolute blast!” says Jodie Beitz, Roma Uniting Church member and one of the directors of the day camp held in Roma in ...

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Day campers love dirt, damper and dancing

CHILDREN ENJOYED getting back to nature at Day Camps held all over the state in the July school holidays. Numerous presbyteries and congregations helped primary school aged children get back to basics and learn about God in Caboolture, Moggill, Oxley, and Samford to name a few. Many of these were hosted through a joint effort from local churches. Cleveland Uniting ...

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Happy day camp’s here again

THE MID-YEAR school holiday is the season of Day Camps around the Uniting Church in Queensland. This year the Oxley Uniting Church Day Camp celebrated 30 years with 125 campers, 55 high school-aged leaders and 40 adult helpers. Gail Rankin grew up attending Day Camp, then became a leader and is now co-director with Jenny Hudson. Ms Rankin said the ...

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Day Camp: an ecumenical adventure

ONCE AGAIN hundreds of primary school children relished the chance to get dirty at Day Camps all over the state last school holidays. The Moggill / Karana Downs Day Camp had record numbers with 177 campers and 90 leaders and helpers. Camp director Paul Vandersee said it was the biggest the camp has ever been and was organised in conjunction ...

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Friday’s Religion (un)wrap: Christmas mega special!

It’s the Christmas season so the Journey team thought they would unwrap a mega edition of Friday’s religion wrap for our readers. Merry Christmas and happy new year!  Jesus or Trump, who got the fairer trial? ABC News reports on the latest from American politics with one Republican politician comparing President Donald Trump’s impeachment proceedings to the trials of Jesus during ...

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Friday’s religion wrap

The Journey team selects stories that got us talking this week.   Spiritual case for faith in space In light of the upcoming 50th anniversary of the United States’ moon landing, ABC News examines the role faith has played in the lives of those venturing into space. Most famously Buzz Aldrin, before making his moon walk, took communion and later read from John’s ...

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Friday’s religion wrap

The Journey team selects stories that got us talking this week.  ScoMo’s call for prayer hits the right note at Hillsong SBS News reports on Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s attendance at Hillsong Conference and his belief that Australia needed more prayer and love. With over 20,000 people in attendance the prime minister used the occasion to encourage people to pray and love ...

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Friday’s religion wrap

The Journey team selects stories that got us talking this week.   School debate continues over teaching or preaching A Current Affair covers the latest on religious instruction (RI) classes in state schools with the Queensland Synod Moderator Rev David Baker offering his thoughts on the matter. Speaking on RI, the Moderator commented, “The curriculums we use are refreshed every year, they’re written ...

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