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Outback Links mobile skills with needs

These days there are people of all ages travelling around Australia on holidays. Many of them want an experience different to the standard tourist run or packaged tour. Lots of travellers like to stop awhile and get to know locals, preferably off the beaten track (ie off the bitumen) and maybe even give a helping hand in exchange for a ...

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God offers a radical new economic agenda

Kathryn Tanner set out to convince people of just one thing when she delivered the Rollie Busch lecture in Brisbane in August. Dr Tanner is convinced that Christianity has the potential to offer a whole new vision of economic life; one opposed to the inhumanities of the present global economic system and offering direction in trying times, a practical path ...

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New ways and old ways to worship – all wrapped up in one

A new set of worship resources will be released in the Uniting Church on October 1, which give local congregations scope to develop worship relevant to their own setting. Uniting in Worship 2 is a departure from Uniting in Worship because many of the resources will be found on the CD-ROM rather than in the book.  The new package, devised ...

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Write to make a difference

Uniting Church members are being invited to join a national movement that aims to make a difference for low income and disadvantaged Australians. Through a new national website, church members will be able to quickly and easily send their concerns about a range of issues to their local MPs and Senators with just a few clicks of a mouse. UnitingCare ...

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Statement by Evangelist Billy Graham on Hurricane Katrina

"The disaster of Hurricane Katrina may be the worst tragedy America has known since the Civil War. The aftermath has almost been frightening. Mayhem, looting, shooting, and raping on one hand – compassion on the other. Millions of Americans, and millions of people in many countries abroad, want to help. The tragedy is so overwhelming that it is beyond comprehension. ...

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Mission Shaped Church report free online book

Church of England has decided to release the its "Mission Shaped Church" report as a pdf file.  There are 189 pages so if you havent purchased the book but are interested in giving it a read you can now own an electronic copy. Society in Britain has changed dramatically in the last 30 years, especially in terms of our understanding of ...

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Local preacher goes to pod

Master Blogger and Mission Consultant Duncan Macleod has begun to podcast on his latest blog called PostKiwi Podcasts. The most recent offering, "On Heaven", is a 50 minute dialogue from Logan Uniting Church, Sunday evening, 21 August which was part of "worship.com", a worship experience aimed at young adults. "We started with three TV adverts, including the Carlton Draught Big ...

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Presbytery caring for its own

Inspired by intense feeling at the March presbytery meeting, many North Queenslanders have responded to the needs of Australia’s northern most congregation on Thursday Island. The most eastern congregation, Magnetic Island, donated over $1000 towards materials. Bruce and Rosemary Chamberlain (members of the Bowen Congregation) volunteered to help paint the church. The presbytery provided airfares. More volunteers will follow to ...

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Blue nurse tops community

Queensland Blue Care clinical nurse consultant Kay Josephs has won the inaugural Australian Council of Community Nursing Services Community Nurse of the Year award. Ms Josephs won the award for her outstanding work in the continence field. “Because talking about incontinence is such a ‘taboo’ topic, many Australians needlessly suffer in silence from this problem,” she said. “I see being ...

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Sign of the Times September

This month’s pick for ‘Sign of the Times’ is Windsor Uniting Church which is clearly pitching for family outreach. To enter your ‘Sign of the Times” send your picture to journey@uccentre.ucaqld.com.au

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