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Synod Standing Committee Update – April 2022

Synod Standing Committee Update – April 2022  Below is a summary of the Synod Standing Committee (SSC) meeting—held on Thursday, April 7, 2022 – to inform the wider Queensland Synod community of the discussions, deliberations and decisions arising from that meeting.   Updates from the Moderator and General Secretary  Due to the lifting of COVID restrictions, the Moderator attended his first ...

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Synod Standing Committee Update – March 2022

Below is a summary of the Synod Standing Committee (SSC) meeting – held on Thursday, March 3, 2022 – to inform the wider Queensland Synod community of the discussions, deliberations and decisions arising from that meeting.   Matters from across the life of the church  The SSC resolved by consensus to receive a presentation from the Executive Director, Enterprise, and Innovation, ...

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Synod Standing Committee Update – February 2022

Below is a summary of the Synod Standing Committee (SSC) meeting—held on Thursday, February 3, 2022 – to inform the wider Queensland Synod community of the discussions, deliberations and decisions arising from that meeting.   Audit and Risk Committee.   The SSC resolved by consensus to approve a remuneration package for the Chairperson and members of the Audit and Risk Committee. The ...

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After the flood

While the title might suggest a reflection on Noah and the great flood unfortunately today I am writing about something a bit closer to home.  As we mop up after the flooding that stretched from Maryborough through the southeast and as far west as Moonie and Chinchilla right through Northern NSW, we pause and remember those who lost their lives, ...

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The Moderator’s Christmas message- Hope

There is a particular wonder about seeing wrapped presents under the Christmas tree.  These presents could contain the very thing that your heart most desires, or they could contain a pair of novelty socks! What they represent, though, is something that the human spirit cannot do without, and that is Hope.  The Apostle Paul is clear in his writings that ...

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Queensland Synod celebrating success in winning grants!

Christmas has come early—excellent stewardship has resulted in nine congregations winning nine grants over the last month. Journey reports. Five Volunteer Grants were awarded by the Department of Social Services, Community Hub under the “Volunteer Grants 2021 program”. These grants recognise the vital contribution that volunteers bring to enriching our communities and serve as a big thank you to all ...

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Synod Standing Committee Update – December 2021

Below is a summary of the Synod Standing Committee (SSC) meeting—held on Thursday, 2 December 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. COVID-19 Vaccination Policy A draft policy was presented to the meeting for approval and the SSC resolved by consensus to approve COVID-19 ...

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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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