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Church and community during a pandemic

Christians Against Poverty (CAP) CEO Rosie Kendall explores the way in which the Christian faith can respond to this time of crisis with faith and showing love to the community. Humans are fundamentally relational beings, dependent and incomplete by design; no one can be who they truly are in isolation. But Australia is a socially fragmented society. The average Aussie ...

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Ohana … Family … No one gets left behind

Dr David Pohlmann from Mt Louisa Community Church writes about what the congregation is doing to transition their church activities during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The congregation of Mt Louisa Community Church (previously Praise Chapel & House of Praise) is the custodian to a wide range of facilities used for worship, education, and community purposes at Mt Louisa (a central suburban ...

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Budgeting in a time of uncertainty

With increased economic uncertainty and significant job losses sweeping through the nation as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Christians Against Poverty Australia’s Stuart Sampson offers some advice on financial resilience. I am a planner. That’s why I keep a diary. A diary gives me an idea of what to expect, a sense of control. Of course, I didn’t have ...

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Connecting with the disconnected during a pandemic

North Lakes Uniting Church member and pastoral carer Shirley Behan offers her thoughts on how to support those in your congregation who may not have access to the internet but still require regular contact, readings and prayers. I have been invited to share how this coronavirus episode is impacting on me and how I have felt the need to reach ...

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Local school students use technology to keep aged care residents connected

When COVID-19 put a stop to Bray Park High School students visiting the residents at Wesley Mission Queensland’s aged care community Anam Cara, the students and residents quickly came up with a solution. Journey reports.  The students this week started weekly Zoom calls with the residents, to help combat loneliness and isolation at a time when the residents are unable to have ...

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We’re all in this together

Yes there is fear. Yes there is isolation. Yes there’s panic buying. Yes there is sickness. Yes there is even death.   What they say that in Wuhan after so many years of noise you can hear the birds again. They say that after just a few weeks of quiet the sky is no longer thick with fumes but blue ...

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Positive community initiatives responding to the pandemic

While the COVID-19 pandemic has generated significant fear and anxiety in our communities, there are positive ways to respond to the crisis in order to remain connected to those around us and care for those who are vulnerable. Indooroopilly Uniting Church member Christopher Coombes writes about an initiative his household is doing to help their neighbourhood. Lately, I’ve been compulsively ...

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Doing church differently on The Downs

Uniting Church members at Dalby and Jandowae are learning new ways and re-discovering old ways of connecting as they respond to the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Rev Adam Tipple writes.  Like many other congregations, at Dalby and Jandowae we are learning how to “do church” differently in this time. Firstly we recognised that the need for clear communication was paramount. ...

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Saint Andrew’s Uniting Church transforms Community Meals during pandemic

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to alter all aspects of Australia’s social and economic landscape, Saint Andrew’s Uniting Church has rapidly and successfully responded to changing health and safety guidelines to continue their Community Meal program. Ben Rogers reports. Saint Andrew’s Uniting Church in Brisbane would normally welcome guests to take a seat for their Community Meal program but as ...

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