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Discipleship working group Book Club

Have you ever considered a community of faith being run in a tattoo parlour, a dog park or even a knitting group? The Discipleship working group recently came across a book suggesting just those possibilities. “The 21st Century Christian – following Jesus where life happens” by Michael Moynagh and Michael Beck comes to us from the Fresh Expressions movement in ...

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Safe Ministry with Children – Principle 5

A spotlight continues on principle 5: Our people are suitable for working with anyone vulnerable and are committed to the values of safe ministry. The Church Council must ensure that all people who work or volunteer in activities or programs, including working or volunteering with children, are screened, appointed, trained, supervised and supported to deliver the ministries associated with their appointment. Each ...

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Rev Bruce Moore is the Moderator-elect of the 37th Synod

UnitingCare Queensland Director of Mission, Rev Bruce Moore, has been elected as Moderator-elect of the Uniting Church in Australia, Queensland Synod. Rev Moore will be inducted at the 37th Synod in October 2023. Speaking about his hope for the Synod, Rev Moore said we are uniquely placed as the Uniting Church here in Queensland. “We are connected to our far-reaching ...

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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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