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Walking together on country

As part of the Queensland Synod’s ongoing commitment towards genuine reconciliation and its recently launched Covenant Action Plan (CAP), various Second Peoples from Queensland’s southeast visited Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island) for a walk on country. Queensland Synod CAP Project Officer Erin Mawhinney reports. On the Queen’s birthday holiday in early October, 17 people from the Uniting Church, the Uniting Aboriginal ...

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The gift of hope, hand-delivered to remote Aussies

Felipe Beltran reflects on our wonderful Uniting Church bush chaplains who minister to those living in remote Australia. I caught up with Frontier Services bush chaplain Pastor Cain Hartigan and his wife Jacki at the Birdsville Races earlier this year. We talked about the needs of people in the Cunnamulla-Burke and Wills Remote Area, where rural communities are losing key ...

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Called to be a house of prayer for all the nations

What does it mean to be One Church? Four Queensland Uniting Church members share inspirational stories of how multicultural church enriches our faith, our worship and our fellowship. Language that speaks to the heart My name is Carla Cristine Diniz and I am from Brazil, a country where people worship deeply. I grew up in church and I was always ...

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The art of letting the spirit flow

Queensland artist Uncle Jo Stuurman talks about his work and the enduring link between art, family, culture and spirituality. My name was originally Joseph Cuttabut, I am a Noongar from Western Australia. My people were at Carrolup Mission near Katanning during the Forties. I was adopted out as so many of us were at the time. As a child I ...

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Beyond expectations

As we enter the Christmas season and reflect on the birth of our servant-king, what are your expectations of God and how God operates in the world? Trinity College Queensland Principal Dr Paul Jones takes us on a whirlwind tour of the Bible to chart God’s subversive interactions with humanity that culminate in a revelation that goes beyond all human ...

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New faces in ministry

A passion for learning and a heart for listening Cindy Howie was born in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. She is currently on leave from her teaching appointment and is studying at Trinity College Queensland. I was in Year 7 when we moved to Brisbane from Africa. The highlight was to be reunited with my beloved grandmother. Nearly every time I go past ...

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Book review: Little Faith and The Gospel According to Lazarus

Is faith fervour? Or a holding on in the company of doubt? Two rather different novels explore what it means to live out faith in the world. Nick Mattiske reviews. Little Faith is set in what has been called “flyover country”, that neglected part of America, midwest small towns where there is a different pace, where there is more contact ...

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Summer 2019 edition now available

Having recently welcomed a new addition to our family, the Wesley Hospital in Brisbane became a temporary home away from home in October as my newborn acclimatised to his new world. Given some of the team at the Wesley read this magazine hopefully they’ll see this message: a big thank you to all the team for their care, expertise and ...

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Christmas Bowl celebrates 70 years

The Christmas Bowl has been a Christmas tradition for Australian churches for seven decades, a reminder that Christians can change the world when we act together for peace. Journey reports. It’s been 70 years since Rev Frank Byatt placed an empty bowl on the Christmas dinner table, asking his congregation to support refugees in war-ravaged Europe by making “a generous ...

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Crafting community, one stitch at a time

The Hatton Vale Happy Crafters at Hatton Vale Community Uniting Church are using their creativity to serve others and model the love of God. Dianne Jensen reports. The busy parking lot at Hatton Vale Community Uniting Church is the first indication that the Hatton Vale Happy Crafters are both happy and thriving. Inside, there’s a buzz of conversation and the ...

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