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Birdsville backing children’s ministry

Head straight down the road for 200 kilometres, take the turn to the right just after you hit the gravel, follow the gravel road for about 300 kilometres and when you pass through the randomly placed tents and caravans, you’re at Birdsville. It sounds like something out of a bush ballad, but they were the directions given to Youth and ...

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Jean celebrates 104 years

Granite Belt Parish member Jean Pidgeon celebrated her 104th birthday in October with the help of relatives, staff and friends at Carramar, a hostel for senior citizens, in Stanthorpe. A remarkable woman, Mrs Pidgeon was the first president of the Dalveen CWA, ran a farm with her husband Stan during World War II to produce food for the war effort ...

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Mt Mee ramps up access

Built in 1922 the modest timber Mt Mee Community Church was to serve all Protestant denominations and this early ecumenical position was extended later to include Catholic services. As a six-year-old girl Olive Bass was one of the early members of the Sunday school and she continued to attend until church records minute her apology from a church committee meeting ...

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Travelling to make a difference

Tour group Uniting Church Safaris don’t just travel through outback Queensland, they make an important contribution to struggling Uniting Church Congregations in remote areas. Chairperson of the UC Safaris management team Mr Doug Fergusson said that while tours are budgeted to break even on costs a strong response to the tours has provided an excess of funds to give back ...

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Celebrating 40 years of ordination

Several Ministers and their spouses gathered at the home of Trevor and Dawn Foote in October to celebrate 40 years of ordination. They remembered how hot the Monday night 17 October 1966 was in the Albert Street Methodist Church when they were ordained. A long sermon was delivered by the Ex-President of the Conference the Rev. C. L. Williams while ...

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