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Making disciples of 15 nations

ON ONE SUNDAY in April, 65 people from 15 different nationalities made a public affirmation of faith at Logan Central Multicultural Uniting Church. The confirmation service, attended by around 400 people, was led by young people in the congregation, and included hymns sung in six different languages simultaneously. Minister Rev Dr Apichart Branjerdporn said the church overflowed with people and ...

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No place like HOME in Rockhampton

SOUTH ROCKHAMPTON Uniting Church is proud to offer a special home to young people – and not just any home.The church’s HOME or House of Mission and Evangelism is an initiative where young people are challenged and supported to live in a sustainable Christian community. While at HOME, they receive training, mentoring, and encouragement for ministry practice in the church ...

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Women celebrate difference at Trinity Wilston

To celebrate International Women’s Day on Sunday 8 March, Trinity Wilston Uniting Church invited Nada Ibrahim from Griffith University Inter-Faith Centre to their Sunday service to talk about the challenges of being a Muslim woman living in Australia.After having breakfast together, Ms Ibrahim led the Trinity Wilston Uniting Church community in the discussion and told of her first experience of ...

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In tribute to Elaine Levitt Tapsall

The community of Beerwah was saddened last week to hear that a dear friend and mate had passed away at Caloundra Private Hospital. At the funeral of Elaine Levitt Tapsall at Glasshouse Country Uniting Church , the buildings were overflowing with those whose lives had been touched by Elaine’s big hearted generosity as she served in the Uniting Church , ...

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Taking the plunge for funds

REV WAYNE McHugh is leading a band of swimmers into the Proserpine Pool to raise funds towards two church building projects this April. Plans for the St James Uniting Church are to extend the building to double its seating capacity and provide suitable office space. St Martin’s Church in Cannonvale is a shared venture. The property is owned by the ...

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James Haire to speak at the Brisbane Lord Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast

Four years ago the Lord Mayor of Brisbane, Campbell Newman, instituted an annual “prayer breakfast” for churches in Brisbane. QCT and several of its member churches are represented on the steering committee. The event has broad denominational links. In 2009 the Prayer Breakfast will take place on Thursday, 7 May, arriving at 6:15am for a 6:45am start. The venue is ...

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Rev Dr Sue Algate Celebrates Thirty Years as a Minister of the Word

On a warm day, the 15 November 2008, the Nanango Uniting Church Parish, along with many friends, family and members of her other parishes, helped Rev Sue celebrate the 30th Anniversary of her Ordination. A ‘Service of Celebration’ was led by Rev John and Rev Heather Selwood and Judy Jerrard sang especially for Sue. The ‘Gallilee Song’ was sung by the congregation ...

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Artist at Christmas Festival in Beerwah

Talented Story telling Artist Lynton Allan featured at Glasshouse Country Uniting Church’s "Follow the Star" Christmas Festival in December. For the past 20 years Lynton Allan’s passion has been to take art off the wall and inspire audiences by performing live with his combination of visual art and creative storytelling. He is inspired by the diverse Australian landscape and its ...

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Indooroopilly expands its circle of care

Indooroopilly Uniting Church was having a review of their Circles of Care Pastoral Care program. In the ensuing survey, two Circles expressed interest in doing something for a local family in need for Christmas. Having mentioned this to one of the members of the congregation, SueAnne Swindon, a social worker who works for MissionAustralia, a shared vision of partnership between ...

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Kawana Waters Uniting Church welcomed Mercy Ships founder

Kawana Waters Uniting Church had a special visitor on November 16 when Don Stephens, Founder and International President of Mercy Ships, spoke about the work done by volunteers from Australia among 40 nations around the world since 1978. Don and Deyon Stephens were on a brief trip to the Sunshine Coast, Newcastle and Sydney to meet supporters and volunteers as ...

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