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Blue nurse tops community

Queensland Blue Care clinical nurse consultant Kay Josephs has won the inaugural Australian Council of Community Nursing Services Community Nurse of the Year award. Ms Josephs won the award for her outstanding work in the continence field. “Because talking about incontinence is such a ‘taboo’ topic, many Australians needlessly suffer in silence from this problem,” she said. “I see being ...

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Churches provide wave aid

Two Queensland Uniting Church ministers suffered personal loss when the Boxing Day tsunami devastated costal villages of South India. Mackay UC minister Rev Satya Yerramsetti grew up in the area and Moggill UC minister Mr Devadosan Sugirtharaj worked in a fishing village that was destroyed by the tsunami. “I have been affected personally. Some of my friends are gone,” said ...

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From the Editor – September

I have to “fess up” that I have racist tendencies. Well, if not racist then at least a xenophobic predisposition. I think deep down, many of us do. It’s not something we are proud of or even like to admit but there is a comfort in the familiar and a discomfort with the stranger. Recently however, I have been increasingly ...

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Unique Prophetic and Apostolic: Six studies on using the Bible

Unique Prophetic and Apostolic: Six studies on using the BibleBy Christine Ostle and othersUniting Church Press Melbourne, 2000. So why am I reviewing a five year old book of studies? Because they are now available at no charge as a 516kb download from the Uniting Church Assembly websitehttp://assembly.uca.org.au/agencies/publications/pdf/UniqueProphetApostolicTe.pdf Our home group recently worked through this series which was produced to ...

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I Can Say Don’t

I Can Say “Don’t”By Chris ParkerHarvest Christian ProductsRRP $14.95. Sadly one in four girls and one in seven boys will be sexually abused this year. In 93% of the cases the child already knows and trusts the offender. I Can Say Don’t plays a vital role to help keep our children safe. In a child friendly way Ms Parker makes ...

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Many Members yet One Body

Many Members yet One Body by Craig Nessan Augsberg-Fortress RRP $17.95. The sexuality “debate” in our church has at times seemed to have implied that those with whom we disagree are not Christian, or do not respect the Bible. It seems that there are two views – mine which is always right, and the other which is always wrong; mine ...

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Luther DVD

Luther Directed by Eric Till DVD available for rental not yet for sale. First released to the big screen in 2003 the story of Martin Luther, 16th century German monk turned church reformer, maintains much of its impact on DVD. The story begins with Luther’s dramatic survival in a terrifying storm and tells the story of his discovery of God’s ...

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Which Gospel?

Which Gospel? Three New Testament Perspectives By Rev Dr Dean Drayton MediaCom Education, 2005.RRP $19.95 Rev Dr Dean Drayton, President of the Assembly of the Uniting Church in Australia, has provided us with a most helpful volume to assist leaders in the Church in proclaiming the Gospel of God in new and exciting ways. It is written in a very ...

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Chaplain makes parole

After twenty-four years in prison ministry in Queensland, lay pastor Charlie Greer retired in July confident that prisons were not the answer to minimising crime. “I am convinced there is a better way of doing it and it is not locking people away for longer. I heard the Premier espousing his prison policy and he said ‘what a wonderful policy ...

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Anglicans invest in Uranium, Uniting Church says “NO”!

Bloomberg.com reports that Glebe Asset Management, the Anglican Church’s investment fund has decided to remove its ban on buying uranium mining shares. Director David Andrews said that they had accepting uranium partly because of concern that the increasing use of oil and coal is contributing to pollution and global warming. Peter Thompson, marketing consultant for UCA Funds Management, said that ...

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