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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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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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Renewing RE teachers

The Renew Conference, 10 October, focusing on how religious education nourishes our community will be hosted by Clairvoux MacKillop College in Mt Gravatt. The conference is for RE teachers, chaplains, children’s ministry and workers with keynote speaker Professor Brian Hill. Other workshop leaders include: Carole Danby (Ministry Education officer) and Wina Wintour (Youth and Children’s Ministry Team) both from the ...

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