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Advent Reflection Week 4: Shepherds

Have you ever found yourself going about your daily life only to have someone jump out and scream boo!!!? Personally, I love hiding behind doors to scare my kids and watching them jump, and they, in turn, love trying to sneak up on me. These times often result in great joy as laughter can be heard throughout the house if ...

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Advent Reflection Week 3: Elizabeth

Recently, I journeyed to Thailand with my family. With all the complications of a COVID world, there were added fears for the trip. Would I get COVID at the last minute and have to cancel? Would I get COVID while we were in Thailand and have to extend my stay? Would my suitcase transit safely through a brief stopover and ...

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Advent Reflection Week 2: Joseph

Have you ever had a really big decision to make, and you just wished that God would put a big sign in the sky telling you what to do? Perhaps you have had to make a decision, and just as you make up your mind something happens to send you off in a different direction. Poor Joseph had been torn ...

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“It’s a great way to support our Crisis Support Line” Lifeline’s ‘Secret Santa’ campaign

By Andrew McKaysmith, Synod Writer and Content Creator. Lifeline is asking you to give a gift that gives twice this year by supporting their ‘Secret Santa’ initiative by buying gifts from their retail outlets.  The campaign is new for 2022. By targeting the campaign toward businesses and organisations, Jamie Mackay, General Manager at Lifeline Retail, hopes the concept will grow as ...

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Advent Reflection Week 1: God

It’s that time of the year again and we find ourselves preparing for the advent season leading up to Christmas day when we celebrate the birth of Jesus. This year we want to invite you and your family to join us as we prepare ourselves by following the journeys of 15 of the characters at the heart of the Christmas ...

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“I couldn’t even touch my toes when I started” – Rev Catherine Solomon on the Everesting challenge for charity.

Pictured - Rev Catherine about to head off at Binna Burra

By Andrew McKaysmith, Synod Writer and Content Creator. Rev Catherine Solomon from Elanora/Currumbin Valley Uniting Church is preparing to walk the equivalent of a trek to the summit of Mount Everest in the name of charity as part of the Everesting challenge.  The Everesting challenge is a simple yet gruelling concept; pick any climb anywhere in the world and repeat ...

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The Lakes College community celebrated the official opening of its $7.8 million Multi-Purpose Hall. 

A marvellous day was put on for members of the school community, who since 2005 have been waiting for a multipurpose space to be built on the school grounds. The hall will be used for sports, teaching, chapel and many other activities, all relative to the life of the school.  A story was shared in the Moreton Daily. Click here to read the ...

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“Empathy goes a long way”- Queensland Mental Health Week.

By Andrew McKaysmith, Synod Writer and Content Creator. Queensland Mental Health Week is an awareness week that aims to break down the stigma associated with mental health and well-being conditions. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, 3.4 million Australians sought assistance for their mental health in 2020-21, with women more likely to experience higher psychological stress than men. Theo Masselos ...

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“I am incredibly excited at the prospect of reaching more people”- How the Anglican and Uniting Church congregations of Cloncurry found much more than common ground

Interested in attending an Ecumenical/interfaith workshop? Perhaps you will be inspired to learn more if you read how the Anglican and Uniting Church congregations of Cloncurry found much more than common ground.  The small outback town of Cloncurry has typified many small rural communities, particularly so in terms of its churches. For many years the Anglican and Uniting Church congregations ...

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