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Shiela and the kids turn trash into treasure at Uniting Education Family Day Care and In Home Care

A $25 voucher from Reverse Garbage was up for grabs when Uniting Education Family Day Care ran a competition to help raise awareness of Recycling Week. Andrew McKaysmith reports.    The competition sought recycling ideas and projects from the service’s educators, staff, and children. The entries were then placed into a draw, and Shiela Buckell emerged as the lucky winner after ...

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Synod Standing Committee Update – November 2021

Below is a brief summary of the Synod Standing Committee (SSC) meeting—held on Thursday 4 November 2021—to inform the wider Queensland Synod community of the discussions, deliberations and decisions arising from that meeting. This meeting was held at the Synod Office in Auchenflower. Hearing from across the life of the church The SSC received a presentation from the Presbyterian Methodist ...

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Synod Standing Committee Update – October 2021

Synod Standing Committee update—October 2021  Below is a brief summary of the Synod Standing Committee (SSC) meeting—held on Thursday7 October 2021—to inform the wider Queensland Synod community of the discussions, deliberations and decisions arising from that meeting. This meeting was held at Wesley House in the Brisbane CBD. Shared life flourishing communities The SSC received a presentation from members of ...

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Synod Standing Committee Update – September 2021

Synod Standing Committee update—September 2021  Here’s a brief summary of the Synod Standing Committee (SSC) meeting—held on Thursday 2 September 2021—to inform the wider Queensland Synod community of the discussions, deliberations and decisions arising from that meeting. This meeting was held online. Partners in Ministry The SSC was pleased to approve that the Partners in Ministry become an official activity ...

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Synod Standing Committee Update – August 2021

Here’s a brief summary of the Synod Standing Committee (SSC) meeting—held on Thursday 5 August 2021—to inform the wider Queensland Synod community of the discussions, deliberations and decisions arising from that meeting. Due to the lockdown that was in place at the time, this meeting was an online meeting. Hearing from our agencies and commissions The SSC was blessed to ...

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Synod Standing Committee Update – July 2021

Here’s a brief summary of the Synod Standing Committee (SSC) meeting—held on Thursday 1 July 2021—to inform the wider Queensland Synod community of the discussions, deliberations and decisions arising from that meeting. This meeting was an online meeting. Hearing from our boards and commissions Schools and Residential Colleges Commission Chair Noela Lister and Commission Member Stuart Christ presented an update ...

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Synod Standing Committee Update – June 2021

Here’s a brief summary of the Synod Standing Committee (SSC) meeting—held on Thursday 3 June 2021—to inform the wider Queensland Synod community of the discussions, deliberations and decisions arising from that meeting. This meeting was a hybrid meeting with some members attending in person and others attending virtually. Many will be aware of the review into chaplaincy which has been ...

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First Moderator-hosted UAICC gathering the beginning of a journey towards self-determination

A new chapter in the Uniting Church in Queensland’s covenanting journey was opened last month with the first Moderator-hosted gathering of the Queensland Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress (UAICC). James O’Callaghan reports. The event—hosted in Cairns was attended by people from all congregations within the congress including Aurukun, Mornington Island, Weipa, Napranum, Townsville, Cairns and Zillmere as well as ...

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2021 Moderator’s Medal recipient: Krishna Buhler

James O’Callaghan meets one of the 2021 Moderator’s Medal recipients, Krishna Buhler. For Krishna Buhler of Kuranda, near Cairns, volunteering is in her DNA. The Uniting Church has been the beneficiary of Krishna’s years of service, for which she was recognised last month with a Moderator’s Medal. Krishna has provided the local Lifeline with 22 years of service, but she ...

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Synod Standing Committee Update – May 2021

Here’s a brief summary of the Synod Standing Committee (SSC) meeting—held on Thursday 6 May 2021—to inform the wider Queensland Synod community of the discussions, deliberations and decisions arising from that meeting. This meeting was a hybrid meeting with some members attending in person and others attending virtually. Rev John Cox—Director of the Uniting Church in Australia’s National Safe Church ...

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