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Costly in the eyes of the Lord

On Tuesday 16th August, after the tragic death of Brother Roger, founder of the Taize community, a prayer was celebrated at midnight in the Church of Reconciliation, a prayer of songs, Bible readings and silence. During this prayer, Brother François, one of the eldest of the brothers of the community, spoke briefly. In the Bible, we find these words: “Costly ...

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Website of the Month – Educating Christians

In response to a request from the last Synod for a review of Christian education resources, Mission Consultant Rev Duncan Macleod has been blogging an extensive catalogue of learning resources for use in congregations and small groups. Blogs or weblogs are a relatively new internet phenomenon and are predominantly informal journals that are frequently updated and intended for general public ...

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The church needs you

Faced with a rapidly increasing shortage of ordained ministers to serve in placements in Queensland, congregations and presbyteries are looking to retired ministers, specified lay ministers and untrained lay people to fill vacancies. A greater number of ministers are achieving ordination late in life and not serving through to retirement. This situation has been described as grim. This year six ...

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Crossroads revitalised – broadening opportunities for people with a disability

After almost 30 years of providing devotional, social, recreational and respite services to people with disabilities Crossroads has undergone some significant changes. Crossroads Director Faileen James said Crossroads’ focus was on giving people with a disability more opportunities to participate actively in the wider community and the Church. “Often people with a disability are segregated from the community," Ms James ...

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Siasi Fakamatakali ‘Oku te’eki ketau iai

Ko kitautolu koe Siasi Fakamatakali. ‘Oku tau tu’u fakataha koe faka’ilonga ‘oe fakatu’amelie ‘ihe loto-lotonga ‘oe Komiunitī ‘Āositelelia. ‘Oku ui kitautolu ke tau tu’u ‘o fakamo’oni ‘ihe loto Tui Taha moe Mo’ui ia KĿlaisi aia ‘oku ma’olunga taha ‘iha toe Matakali, ‘Ekonſmika, Pūle’anga, pē ko ha fa’ahinga Ŀ vahevahe kehekehe. Ke tau fetĿ’aki nima fakataha ‘ihe fepoupou’aki ‘ihe vilitaki ketau ...

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Saved

SavedDirected by Brian DannellyDVDRRP $24.95. Central character Mary discovers her boyfriend is gay and, after a “vision" from Jesus, goes to bed with him to redeem his sexuality. The rest of this film works through Mary’s resulting pregnancy with her senior year friends at an all-American Christian high school. Featuring Mandy Moore, Macaulay Culkin, Jena Malone and a host of teen ...

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