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Respond to terror by celebrating, not rejecting

Senior representatives of the Uniting Church in Australia and the Executive Council of Australian Jewry today urged Australians to show how decent, caring and fair-minded we really are in the wake of the arrests of alleged terrorist conspirators in Melbourne and Sydney this week. Meeting in Melbourne for the November session of the UCA/ECAJ dialogue, the call followed a frank ...

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Welsh singers end on high note

Brisbane Welsh Singers sang their final concert to a full house at Bayside Uniting Church on Sunday, 9 October in a celebration of singing presented by the Saint David’s Welsh Society of Brisbane. The all female choir has been in operation for seventy years and has sung for everyone from royalty and at Brisbane’s Expo ’88 to the community in ...

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New alliance of Indigenous Christian bodies

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Christians around Australia are poised to have a new national voice with the impending formation of an Alliance of Indigenous Christian Bodies. Rev Shayne Blackman, the National Administrator of the Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress of the Uniting Church, said a series of meetings to determine a collaborative pathway forward had already occurred with ...

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Big turn-out for new church opening

The rain and wind didn’t dampen the spirits of 175 Worshippers seeking to support the new Uniting Church North Lakes faith community. Over 80 people to stand through the service as presbytery representatives and the Moderator welcomed the new Church.  Sister churches gave gifts and helped supply supper, while church members made everyone welcome. The Rev Stephen, Mrs Dian Templeton and their ...

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UCA President warns Prime Minister about anti-terror laws

Uniting Church President Rev Dr Dean Drayton has written to the Prime Minister from the Uniting Church in Australia, to express deep concern about the proposed Anti-Terrorism Bill 2005.  "We believe these laws, in seeking to curb terrorism, do so at the expense of key democratic values of the very society they aim to protect," he said.  "We note the increasing ...

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Arts festival leaves punters stumped

Blackstump Christian Music Festival celebrated its 20th Anniversary from 30 September to 3 October in Sydney. Almost 5000 people from around the country came together to enjoy some of the best Christian music, arts and teaching in Australia. Weather conditions held up for campers, leaving many to consider the 20th anniversary of the event, the best ever Blackstump. In his ...

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A chance to stretch your thinking

Challenging the church with the gospel and defending Christianity in a scientific age are the twin subjects for half day seminars for thinking Christians in Brisbane in November Trinity Theological College and Vision Books are presenting this dual challenge at Indooroopilly Uniting Church on Saturday November 26th 2005 The morning session is an opportunity for dialogue with the President of ...

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November Journey now available

November Journey will be available next week but you can download it now by clicking HERE.  This is a 1.8mb PDF file. November Journey features a number of stories and articles about the Bible.  On page 1 – The Bible: unique, prophetic and divisive.  On page 2 – Divine manifesto for mission, Editorial.   Pages 8 and 9 – How we ...

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Premier Beattie praises Wesley Hospital

Tomorrow the Premier Peter Beattie will be opening an operating theatre complex at Wesley Hospital. "This new development continues a long and proud history of health service delivery by the Wesley," said Mr Beattie. Wesley Hospital dates back to 1896 when Dr Charles Kebbell set up a private hospital in South Brisbane. After a number of mergers and moves, the ...

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The Uniting Church gives Brisbane extra

The Uniting Church will feature on the Channel 9 program Brisbane Extra this evening (Tuesday 25 October), when they look at blessing the home. Ashgrove Ave (The Grove) Uniting Church and Kennedy Tce Uniting Church minister Rev Yvonne McRostie features on the program, which is to be screened at 5.30pm. Ms McRostie uses a home blessing from the new Uniting ...

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