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12th Assembly Youthful Members Orientation

People from all over the country gather at the triennial Assembly to decide the future life of the church. Among them will be some of the most energetic and vibrant members of the church: our young people. Coordinated by the host synod, it’s something of a tradition for a Youthful Members Orientation to be held prior to Assembly to ensure ...

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Vale Jean Pidgeon

Born in London in 1902, Jean Pidgeon passed away in May and, in her 107th year, was perhaps the oldest member of the Uniting Church in Australia. Mrs Pidgeon and her parents moved to Dalveen in 1917, and immediately became involved in the Thulimbah Presbyterian church. Later she became involved in the Presbyterian church (later the Uniting Church) at Dalveen, ...

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Vale Marguerite Chapman

 Marguerite Chapman – a gracious woman of God I am sure that many of you will be aware that Marguerite Chapman died last Saturday (9th May). Her life and her faith were celebrated at a funeral service in Ayr on Tuesday. Marguerite was a gracious Christian woman whose faith and life touched many people both in her home towns of ...

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Help needed in Living Room

VOLUNTEERS ARE needed for the Living Room, a ministry to all people with a particular focus on people with disabilities and their carers. The Living Room is held at Ashgrove Avenue Uniting Church from 10am each Tuesday with a worship service and lunch. Trinity Wilston Minister Sue Pickering is looking for people who have gifts to share. “We need people ...

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Youth Interfaith Leadership Institute nominations open

The Griffith University Multi-Faith Centre has opened nominations for participants in their 2009 project, Youth Interfaith Leadership Institute. For four days in July, the project will bring together 30 college or university students aged 18 to 30 who have been nominated by faith and religious communities and organisations. The aim of the group is to not only deepen understanding of ...

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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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