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Uniting Church in Australia FLOOD APPEAL

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ, Like me you will have been following the news reports about the devastation caused by the flooding across many towns in Queensland. I have tried to keep informed about what is happening in those places where we have Uniting Church people. I have been greatly impressed with the way people from our churches are ...

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Finding answers to old questions

Journey finishes its exploration of Brian McLaren’s 10 questions which he says are transforming the church. This final question looks at the future. How do we explore the previous nine questions without creating division? IN HIS BOOK A New Kind of Christianity Brian McLaren posed 10 questions to help people join the quest for a new and better kind of ...

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Heart and soul lead the way

ZILLMERE UNITING Church member Georgia Corowa is certainly good at juggling many roles. The Churches Together Indigenous People’s Partnership (CTIPP) officer has just returned from a tour to Vanuatu performing with Singaot Sista, a group of acclaimed female Indigenous singers-songwriters from Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific and Sudan. The Queensland Churches Together (QTC) Indigenous advisory role is something of a ...

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Love knows no bounds

JASMIN COX is a bright 11-year old girl with a mop of ginger hair, a big smile and a hug for anyone who needs it, whether they know it or not. She also has an intellectual impairment and multiple symptoms of syndromes that mean her diagnosis doesn't fit neatly into any box. But I get the feeling Jasmin (Jas) wouldn't ...

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Counting down to ncyc11

ALL OVER the country people are packing their bags and preparing to encounter God on the Gold Coast as they welcome 2011 at the National Christian Youth Convention (NCYC), a biennial Uniting Church event. More than 1000 young people aged 16-25, church leaders and adult volunteers will gather on 29 December for the start of ncyc11. Attendees will be from ...

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Youth pour out in faith

SOUTH MORETON’S northern cluster of churches held their presbytery young adults service on 31 October at Broadwater Rd Uniting Church in Mansfield, Brisbane. Service co-organiser Matt Gees said, “The night was about encouraging young adults to discover within themselves ways to express and pour out their faith.” Your time is now was the underlying theme of the service which was ...

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The gifts of the wise

THE BIBLE tells us that wise men (perhaps astrologers) came from the East looking for the child born King of the Jews (Matt 2:1,2). Finally when they found the child Jesus they knelt down and paid him homage. They then opened their treasure chests and offered gifts of gold, frankincense (an expensive perfume), and myrrh (cosmetic fragrance) (Matt 2:11). That ...

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Hearing the voice of God

JOURNEY READERS are probably familiar with the stories from the Acts of the Apostles in which God speaks to those who will listen, telling Philip to go along the Gaza road, Ananias to go to Saul, Cornelius to fetch Simon Peter and Peter not to hesitate but to go to the Centurion’s house. If there is a prophetic gift inhearing ...

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Equipping God’s people

THE APOSTLE Paul promised the churches in need of good leadership in his day that “Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the ...

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ACU teams up with ecumenical Church research group, NCLS Research

AUSTRALIAN CATHOLIC University (ACU) has launched a new partnership with ecumenical Church research group, NCLS Research. NCLS Research comprises of the Uniting Church NSW/ACT Board of Mission, Anglicare Sydney, the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, and now ACU. Best known for its five‚Äźyearly National Church Life Surveys, NCLS Research has interests in developing healthy churches, growing sustainable leaders, and connecting churches and ...

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