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Church member motors on

LONGREACH UNITING Church member Stan Emslie thinks his Aunt, Lil Keene, may be the oldest Uniting Church member in Queensland still driving herself to church. Mrs Keene celebrated her 97th birthday on 25 March and she attends worship nearly every week. Born Lily Stinson, she has lived in Central Queensland all her life. Together with her husband George Campbell, she ...

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Couples Club turns 50

A GROUP of current and former members of Albert Street church may have set a record for the longest running fellowship. In today’s parlance of Small Groups, the Albert Street Couples Club has been a stand out success for 50 years, with 50 members celebrating the occasion with a lunch at Wheller Gardens in Chermside in March. As in the ...

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College opens new auditorium

UNITY COLLEGE, Caloundra, celebrated the official opening of the third stage of construction of the Building Education Revolution Project on 8 April. Access to $3 million under the recent Federal school building initiative allowed the College to implement plans resulting in a new, state of the art auditorium. The new building is already booked as a venue for basketball games ...

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47 years of camping

THE MARY Burnett Presbytery Adult Fellowship Camp was celebrated again in March. Starting 46 years ago with a Presbyterian group at Torquay, the camp was moved to Luther Heights, Coolum, and continued to provide a space for women of the Presbytery to meet and share in fellowship, fun, friendship, studies, concerts, and worship. Camp Committee secretary Eva Donaldson said the ...

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Celebrating 100 years

ON SUNDAY 5 June Queensland’s oldest living Uniting Church minister, Rev Ellis Bramley, will celebrate his 100th birthday with a special services at the Chermside- Kedron Community Church in Brisbane. Mr Bramley commenced his ministry as a Home Missionary in Chinchilla in 1932. After his Ordination at Albert Street Methodist Church in 1938 he served in Clermont, Longreach and then ...

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From Tassie to Tully with love

OTHER CONGREGATIONS sent money to help the people of Tully after Cyclone Yasi. The communities linked by Frontier Services’ Midlands Patrol in Tasmania sent Rev Meg Evans. Ms Evans candidated from Edmonton and served for some years in Far North Queensland, so she was on the phone to friends immediately after the cyclone wrecked Tully and the surrounding area. They ...

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Churches look beyond Easter eggs

ACROSS the region, churches and places of worship were packed at the weekend as visitors and members of the community recognised the occasion as more than just an opportunity to indulge in Easter eggs. High spirits and loud voices almost raised the roof at the Warwick Uniting Church on Sunday as the congregation enjoyed the special Easter service. There was ...

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Passions run high

THE SHOWBIZ term ‘break a leg’ became reality for Tony Barnes, this year’s Moogerah Passion Play director. In a fall from a roof he suffered multiple fractures, a cracked vertebra and a smashed heel. Yet if you visit the Lake Theatre at Lake Moogerah on a Saturday afternoon you will find him directing the cast of players and, while he ...

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Fakes to steal show at Elanora

THIS YEAR the Elanora Uniting Church Art Show is once again celebrating local Gold Coast art at its best. Publicity officer Janine Kinnear said the team is “working hard to make this year’s art show bigger and better than ever”. Held from 30 April to 2 May, with an opening night party on 29 April, entries are now open for ...

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Wesley Bible stand remembers Robin

AN EXQUISITE gold plated bible stand made from brass and Carrara marble was dedicated to the Wesley Hospital chapel, in Brisbane, in memory of Robin Slaughter on 14 February. Wesley Chaplain, Richard Lance, said Mrs Slaughter was a patient at the hospital, coming in regularly throughout her illness and enjoyed spending time in the chapel. “There is a bit of ...

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