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Gallery opens in CBD church

ST ANDREW’S Uniting Church in Brisbane’s CBD dedicated their new art gallery, the Vera Wade Gallery, on 17 October. Ms Wade was an active and long-time member of the congregation and had been a violinist in the Queensland Symphony Orchestra. For many years St Andrew’s has fostered the arts in the city through concerts, choirs and organ recitals. Earlier this ...

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Colleges renamed

THE ANGLICAN Diocese of Brisbane has announced that two leading co-educational schools in Brisbane’s south-west corridor, currently administered by the Diocese but previously joint Anglican and Uniting Church schools, are to be renamed to reinforce their Anglican heritage. Archbishop Phillip Aspinall said Forest Lake College and The Springfield College would be renamed as St John’s Anglican College and The Springfield ...

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Charting new territory in Charleville

SIXTEEN BOYS from Green Point Christian College on the Central Coast of New South Wales travelled to Charleville in remote south-west Queensland in September to lend a helping hand to property owners in the area. The trip, currently in its seventh year, aims to help property owners who have been doing it tough, in previous years during the drought. The ...

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Magnetic Island powers up the grid

MAGNETIC ISLAND Uniting Church is now supplying sufficient electricity to the grid from its newly installed solar panels to power nearly two houses, making it a net contributor of energy, rather than a net user. The solar power was made possible by the Townsville Solar City project. The church paid nothing for the installation and gains nothing by it, but ...

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Green church web of life

THE QUEENSLAND Synod Green Church office would like to hear stories of congregations and agencies working to help the environment. Green Church volunteer Judith Dalton said sharing stories, information and resources can encourage and empower others. She said a recent Western Australian Synod Green Church survey found 200 different activities happening to do with environmentalism and conservation. "One church even ...

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Student Life Mission at Work

OVER 60 young people from the Student Life Mission came to the Gold Coast in November to witness to Schoolies. The Burleigh Heads Uniting Church opened its doors to the students for the 10 days they were on the Gold Coast, giving them a place to meet, worship, train and coordinate their mission. The young people came from various universities ...

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Frontier Services welcomes ordination of local ‘patrol minister’

WELL KNOWN Cunnamulla Frontier Services Patrol Minister Dennis Cousens was ordained at the Darling Downs Presbytery in Toowoomba on 13 November 2010 as a Minister of the Uniting Church of Australia. Dennis has been involved in the church his whole life, firstly with the Methodist Church and then with the Uniting Church since Union in 1977. He has held a number ...

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First seniors leave Unity

THE UNITING Church’s unique school partnership with the Catholic church has taken a big step forward. The first cohort of seniors’ graduation ceremony at Unity College, Caloundra, will mark the opening of a new assembly hall. Funded through the federal government grants scheme, the multi purpose facility, with seating for 1000, was completed years ahead of the original master plan. The ...

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Vale Max Christie

On 11th October, many of us were shocked and saddened by the sudden passing of Max Christie. Max was a vibrant member of Mossman Uniting Church, as well as a great contributor to the wider Church. Above all, he was a faithful servant of his Lord Jesus Christ. Born in 1938, as one of six children, Max’s parents were orchardists. ...

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Celebration Time!

EACH YEAR at this time, I enjoy the privilege of attending special functions for many of our schools. It’s that time when the summer vacation is almost here and schools reflect on and celebrate the year that has passed. These events remind us of the wonderful work being done amongst our young people and the high calibre of citizen being moulded ...

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