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Finding room for May

ON SUNDAY 13 February the May Walker Room was dedicated at St Andrew’s Uniting Church, Brisbane, honouring a woman of remarkable faith and outstanding character. Deaconess May Walker was invited by St Andrew’s in 1912 to be the “Lady Missionary” to work in Spring Hill. She answered the call with dedication, kindness and loyalty for nearly 40 years. Her work ...

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Theodore’s journey continues

MODERATOR REV Bruce Johnson travelled through flood-affected communities in the Dawson Valley in March hearing from farmers, townspeople and community leaders about the impact of the floods and the progress of the recovery so far. In Theodore, Mr Johnson, (pictured far left, with Bill Stevens and Kevin Tysoe) inspected a recently topdressed section of the church grounds that the floods ...

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Making waves in West End

BRISBANE-BASED Grammy Award winning band Wolfmother joined forces with Blackstar Coffee Roasters, Marty and Vonney Richards, and West End Community Association’s WECA) Darren Godwell to raise funds in a local Flood Benefit event in March. The impressive line-up of artists entertained over 500 people, young and old, in this alcohol-free event in a community that experienced Brisbane’s January floods firsthand. ...

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Hospital chapel needs Uniting Church help

ON THE third Sunday of each month it is Uniting Church Sunday at the Princess Alexandra Hospital chapel Brisbane. There is a need for six Uniting Church people to be volunteers at the monthly Uniting Church chapel service. One person needs to play the organ, a second needs to be the door person, the third person sits with the people ...

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Chasing sheep for outback links

WHEN KEITH Nutley retired he decided to put his talents to good use. That’s how he found himself chasing sheep in the Outback. “I really enjoy it. Sometimes it can be really fun. Particularly mustering sheep in gully country,” said Mr Nutley. “You can be chasing them on your motorbike across paddocks that are as rough as anything and suddenly ...

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A Message of Cheer to the Children of Japan

FOLLOWING THE terrible events which have occurred in Japan, students at Moreton Bay College have shown the children of Japan that they are in our thoughts and hearts. Over the last two weeks, students across the College have hand made over 1000 origami hearts. On the inside of each, they have written a short message of hope and cheer. Responding to ...

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Don’t let Easter go up in smoke

PARISHIONERS SHOULD take steps to reduce the risk of fire at their church ahead of the Easter school holidays, the Risk Services Manager at Ansvar Insurance, Phill Salter, announced today. Mr Salter said that churches were at some risk of fire during times when they were vacant. “Churches and church halls are frequently unoccupied, but the school holidays can be ...

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Church op shop say thanks

THE floods in Laidley in January dealt a severe blow to the Laidley Uniting Church Op Shop which damaged and destroyed 99 per cent of the stock and shop fittings. On Tuesday, March 8 at 10am all the volunteers who have worked in the Op Shop were invited to morning tea at the QN Hotel. On this occasion the Shop ...

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Churches support Christmas Bowl

GENEROUS GIVING by churches around Australia to the Christmas Bowl, the annual program of Act for Peace, will help people in war-torn communities worldwide to rebuild their lives. Churches in Queensland responded to the Christmas Bowl in creative ways. At Montville Uniting Church on the Sunshine Coast, the church’s annual Christmas display focussed on the work of Act for Peace. ...

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Caboolture boys spike win

THE MORAYFIELD Community Uniting Congregation can now claim a national title-winning volleyball team. Tasmania was the destination of nearly 400 boys and leaders of The Boys’ Brigade triennial Pan Australian Camp in January. Campers from around the country boarded the Spirit of Tasmania to cross Bass Strait. During the nine days ofcamp there were many activities and experiences including climbing ...

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