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Lay preacher gets equipped at Trinity College

Vicki MacPherson describes herself as a ‘lifelong learner’, but when she was looking to be better equipped for the challenge of lay preaching, she wasn’t sure where to begin her enquiries. Trinity College Queensland came to Vicki’s radar after faculty members Dr John Fredericks and Dr Rachel Krohn visited her church at Samford as guest preachers. “They opened my eyes to ...

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God and human enhancement technology

A new book explores technology’s role in the enhancement of human capacities and its place in theological discourse. Can science and theology share the same intellectual space? Can there be a thoughtful and engaging Christian response to technology? A new book by Dr Victoria Lorrimar of Trinity College Queensland explores the relatively new field of human technological enhancement and proposes ...

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Trinity College Queensland Graduates Six Students

Six students received their awards from Trinity College Queensland at our Graduation 2022 on Friday 11 March, including one who achieved a High Distinction for her Masters Thesis. College faculty and the family and friends of graduates joined them for the ceremony and celebration. College graduate Namila Davui gave a heartfelt address in which he told the audience that the ...

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How can you encourage UnitingCare staff?

Designed to help strengthen connections with Uniting Church congregations throughout Queensland, Connect 100 builds on UnitingCare’s commitment to sharing in mission as part of the Uniting Church family. Scott Guyatt writes. As part of its Connect 100 partnership, Elanora Uniting Church has been working hard to support and appreciate their neighbouring UnitingCare (Blue Care) team – and that appreciation has not gone ...

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UnitingCare Queensland’s Connect 100 program up and running

Designed to help strengthen connections with Uniting Church congregations throughout Queensland, Connect 100 builds on UnitingCare’s commitment to sharing in mission as part of the Uniting Church family. Scott Guyatt writes. Connect 100 projects are already underway in Redcliffe, Central Queensland and Elanora, with further concepts currently being developed right across the state.  Local projects are designed to foster collaboration ...

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Family Day Care helping regional and remote communities

Charleville and Districts Family Day Care is a Uniting Education Early Learning service covering territory larger than much of western Europe, so it’s fortunate service leader Ellen Lyne doesn’t mind travelling, writes Andrew McKaysmith. Ellen’s services operate all over outback Queensland providing daycare for families in remote locations, from Weipa on the Cape York Peninsula to the new service in ...

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ORCA Project participants help make virtual Synod in Session a reality

People with different abilities have played a special part in the 35th Synod in Session, writes James O’Callaghan. The 35th Synod in Session will be a unique experience for members as for the first time, the meeting will be held virtually due to COVID-19. Through the ORCA Project—a program for young people with different abilities including training, work experience and ...

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“We are the light of the world” and South Sudan needs us to shine

Seven million people are at risk of starvation in South Sudan and while the world looks away, the global community of faith—including Queensland congregations—simply won’t. Cath Taylor writes. At Cooper’s Plains, Rev Moses Leth oversees the South Sudanese Nuer Faith Community, a diverse group of people from various parts of Africa who speak multiple languages including Arabic, Nuer and English. ...

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Embedding cultural practices at The Gap Kindergarten and Child Care Centre

The Gap Kindergarten and Child Care Centre has a team of dedicated childcare professionals who provide opportunities to children and families to learn more about Australia’s rich culture. To support educational activity on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, culture and history, the centre has engaged with Cultural Inclusions, who specialise in cultural awareness, education and support in the early ...

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Candidate numbers on the rise at Trinity

Candidate numbers on the rise at Trinity

This year Trinity College Queensland has 20 candidates in the second phase of formation for ordained ministry in the Uniting Church in Australia. Dianne Jensen reports. There’s a buzz of conversation at morning tea at Trinity College Queensland, Brisbane on the first day of a formation course for candidates for ordained ministry in the Uniting Church. It’s the start of ...

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