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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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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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Congregations invited to a partnership this Christmas

Gifts of time and love are the best Christmas presents is the theme of a bold new mission strategy for Christmas 2005. The Communication Services Unit will be partnering with congregations to produce high-quality, low-cost resources for Christmas outreach in their local community.  Synod Mission Consultant Rev Dr Graham Beattie says Christmas is an ideal opportunity to invite people to ...

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New recruit joins an old order

Emma-Kate Moore recently joined the Youth and Children’s Ministry Unit as a candidate for the Order of St Stephen, which begun in the 1950s as a way of allowing people to serve sacrificially in ministry. Director of the Youth and Children’s Ministry Unit Michael Jeffrey says the Order is a perfect vehicle for Emma-Kate to give a year in active ...

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Forest Lake College keeps growing

Moderator of the Queensland Synod Rev Allan Kuchler unveiled a shield representing the Uniting Church during Forest Lake College’s twelfth birthday celebrations. The College was a landmark development both for the Forest Lake community and the Uniting and Anglican Churches, the first time the two churches had formed a partnership to operate a school. A set of shields, each rep-resenting ...

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YACMU has secrets to share

Strange things are afoot in the life of the Uniting Church in Queensland in youth and children’s ministry. YACMU Director Michael Jeffrey reports hearing positive stories about ministry in many areas. “Day camps in the last school holidays were as large as they have ever been and youth workers are feeling good about their ministry and excited about the growth ...

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NCYC 2007 finds Queensland change agent

Queenslander Dave Andrews will be one of the keynote speakers at the National Christian Youth Convention in Perth in January 2007. NCYC 2007 revolves around the theme ‘Agents of Change’ which will empower delegates to change and cause change. Dave Andrews has worked in India where he founded Dilaram, a Christian community. In Australia, Dave and his wife have been ...

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