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Inspiring disciples for challenging times

The Inspired Disciples festival brings together speakers, forums and training events to inspire Uniting Church members across Queensland to answer the call to discipleship. Journey reports. The image of Jesus calling to the fishermen Simon and Andrew by the Sea of Galilee is imprinted on the heart of every generation of Christians. As Uniting Church members, it’s in our DNA—embedded ...

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Ministry in Queensland’s top end

Meet Karama Ioapo, the minister on the new Kennedy Patrol established by Frontier Services in conjunction with the North Queensland Presbytery. The patrol takes in the former Cape York Patrol and the northern half of the former Flinders Patrol. Dianne Jensen reports. Kennedy Patrol minister Rev Karama Ioapo regularly passes through what’s left of the ghost town of Cumberland on ...

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Walking on Country an unforgettable experience

General Secretary of the Uniting Church in Australia, Queensland Synod, Rev Heather den Houting reflects on a recent ‘Walk on Country’ experience, part of the church’s commitment to working together with First Peoples. There are some experiences that take time to unfold properly into your life, and a Walking on Country experience is one of these. Our group comprised of ...

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Keeping up with Levon Kardashian

Dianne Jensen talks to Levon Kardashian, the new Multicultural Project Officer for the Presbytery of South Moreton. Levon Kardashian understands the power of cultural roots and family ties. The new Multicultural Project Officer for the Presbytery of South Moreton is an Armenian Christian born in Lebanon to an Armenian father from Lebanon and an Armenian mother from Syria, and the ...

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International Women’s Day – Rev Melanie Wheeley

On International Women’s Day (Thursday 8 March), members of the Uniting Church in Australia, Queensland Synod share their thoughts on what it means to be a woman of faith.  Rev Melanie Wheeley is Minister at Moggill Uniting Church.  I started going to church as a teenager, it was my parent’s idea of an ethical upbringing which in hindsight is really ...

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International Women’s Day – Rev Catherine Solomon

On International Women’s Day (Thursday 8 March), members of the Uniting Church in Australia, Queensland Synod share their thoughts on what it means to be a woman of faith.  Rev Catherine Solomon is the Minister for the Blackall Range, servicing the including Maleny, Montville and Palmwoods. Journey Online: How long have you been involved/connected to the Church?  Rev Catherine: Being ...

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International Women’s Day – Rev Heather den Houting

On International Women’s Day (Thursday 8 March), members of the Uniting Church in Australia, Queensland Synod share their thoughts on what it means to be a woman of faith.  Rev Heather den Houting is the General Secretary of the Uniting Church in Australia, Queensland Synod.  Journey Online: How long have you been involved in the Church? General Secretary: All my ...

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International Women’s Day – Rev Fa Matangi

In the lead up to International Women’s Day (Thursday 8 March), members of the Uniting Church in Australia, Queensland Synod share their thoughts on what it means to be a woman of faith.  Rev Fa Matangi is the Youth, Children’s and Families Coordinator at the Moreton Rivers Presbytery. My journey of faith started when I was 19 as I heard ...

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Change initiatives to shape the future

As the Queensland Synod continues its focus on the five Priority Directions for the 2016-2020 period, a new suite of Key Change Initiatives (KCIs) has been identified to help shape the work of the Synod and presbyteries as they implement the Priority Directions. Journey reports. Generated by the Synod Standing Committee and the Presbytery Synod Interface in mid-2017, the KCIs ...

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