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Vale Bevan Favelle

Six hundred church and civic representatives farewelled Bevan Hunter Favelle at an inspiring celebration of his life at Glebe Road Uniting Church in Ipswich. Uniting Church ministers and pastors from other denominations formed a guard of honour as the casket was taken from the Church to the Fellowship Hall. Born in Sydney, Bevan graduated from University with a degree in ...

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Happy day camp’s here again

THE MID-YEAR school holiday is the season of Day Camps around the Uniting Church in Queensland. This year the Oxley Uniting Church Day Camp celebrated 30 years with 125 campers, 55 high school-aged leaders and 40 adult helpers. Gail Rankin grew up attending Day Camp, then became a leader and is now co-director with Jenny Hudson. Ms Rankin said the ...

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Trinity graduates ready to serve

THREE STUDENTS completed formal studies at Trinity Theological College in May. Prior to graduation Ministry of the Word students John Gill, Peter Blauw, and Mosese Fangupo were already serving in either Lay Ministry or supply ministry placements. John Gill has been in Lay Ministry at Merthyr Uniting Church in New Farm, Brisbane, while studying and looks forward to continuing in ...

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Communications Training Day

RAISE YOUR local church media profile, build your communication skills, take better photos! The staff of Focus (Anglican Diocese of Brisbane), The Eagle (St John’s Cathedral), and Journey present a communications training day for anyone involved in promoting the activities of the church or church agencies. 10am - 4pm, Saturday, 11 August at the Uniting Church Centre, Auchenflower. $25 (including refreshments and ...

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New festival brings a breath of fresh air

Holiday-makers and residents of the Whitsundays were invited to ‘feel the wind in their hair and let their spirit soar’ at the inaugural ‘Festival of the Wind’ held in throughout the Whitsundays on the Whitsunday – Pentecost weekend. The festival, organised by Uniting Church Whitsunday Tourism Chaplain Rev Terry Ayling extended the annual Blessing of the Fleet held at the ...

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Youth ministry has a touch of Madness

In a unique partnership on a new scale, 30 Uniting Church youth workers across Queensland have teamed up with the Synod’s Youth and Children’s Ministry Unit (YACMU) to host a faith forming summer camp in January 2007. Member of the organising executive and Synod Young Adult Ministry Coordinator Tom Kerr said the vision of Summer Madness Momentum is to grow ...

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Knox Moorooka welcomes new minister

Knox Moorooka have welcome their new Minister, Rev. Leva Kilat Pat, his wife Lepo and son Devan a week after our previous Minister Rev. Peter Cass concluded his Ministry. The Induction Service was led by Presbytery Minister Rev. Dr. Ray Reddicliffe and the happy and caring Knox Church meet with Rev Pat and his family, guests and members from Presbytery. ...

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Ian Hayes heads for new ground

MR IAN Hayes, who has led the Queensland Synod’s investment strategy since 1993 as General Manager of the Uniting Church Investment Service (U.C.I.S.), will step back from the role next month to take up private consultancy work in the not-for-profit sector. Looking back over his 14 years of service Mr Hayes said, “Our U.C.I.S. strategic focus has allowed us to ...

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Bruce Binnie calls it a day

AFTER SERVING the Queensland Synod for 16 years Director of the Department for Financial and Property Services Mr Bruce Binnie said he is retiring. According to Mr Binnie he is all set to “join the grey nomad set for long service leave and then see what God calls after that”. Mr Binnie commenced work in the Synod office in 1991 ...

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Indigenous fellowship feeds mind and stomach

DEVELOPED OVER the past few years by volunteer fellowship members, the Eternal Life Fellowship’s after school drop-in centre is quickly developing into an after school homework program. Eternal Life Fellowship’s vision is to respond to the material, social and spiritual needs of the people in the Gordonvale community by providing a place of hospitality for Indigenous families and whoever drops ...

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