When Jesus commissioned the Apostles to make disciples, he gave them a task with broad parameters. WAYNE BRIGHTON reports from the one day clergy held earlier this month that saw many leaders share their thoughts and initiatives for disciplemaking today.
The Right Reverend Stuart Robinson will visit a number of rural centres across south western New South Wales carrying a large wood cross as Anglicans get ready to celebrate Good Friday on 3 April 2015.
The Primate announced this morning that The Right Reverend Barbara Darling died on 15 February 2015 in hospital while surrounded by her family and friends.
Ash Wednesday is an opportunity for Christians all over the world to begin a pilgrimage that recalls Jesus’ journey into the heart of darkness and beyond. WAYNE BRIGHTON examines the relevance of this ritual for today.
Professor Scott Cowdell helps us understand today’s plague of conspiracy theorists and their debunkers. Can the truth still set us free?
Camping Tumut 2015 -
The Diocese's 2nd caravan, motorhome and camping weekend will be held from 6-8 March 2015. Enjoy a weekend of storytelling with Matt Brain and members of the BCA team. To reserve your spot, book now at:
Riverglade Caravan Park, Tumut, 02 6947 2528 and mention you're with the Temora Anglican group. For more inormation, contact Revd John Jenner on 0428 680 930.
Here to Stay -
We are losing young people from our churches and the faith. We can do something about it. This matter is urgent and is bigger than any one organisation or denomination. A strategic alliance of organisations, committed to working together to change these current statistics, will present a united call to the nation through a tour to every capital city in early 2015. An invitation is extended to all key leaders and thought leaders to join a conversation and to lead a process for change that starts at the local church level. We believe the solutions lie within each gathered faith community.
When: Thu 12 Mar, 2015 9.30am - 1.30pm
Where: Canberra House of Prayer: 28 Guilfoyle St, Yarralumla
Eminent German Organist plays in Goulburn -
The eminent German organist, Hans Heilscher, will perform works by Bėdard, Mascagni, Rheinberger, Pardini, Rawsthorne & Nevin during his visit to Goulburn. He will play at St SAVIOUR’S CATHEDRAL, GOULBURN on Friday 13 March from 7pm.
Spirit 15 - Spirit breaks out -
Our speaker this year is Pastor Brian Goodell. Brian has been a minister in the Foresquare Denomination for 20 years and is the senior pastor of The Bridge Foresquare Church in Foster City, California. 'Pastor B' has spoken throughout the US and loves to serve the Body of Christ in the areas of worship, spiritual gift training, discipleship, teaching God's Word and inspiring people to fulfil their created purpose and destiny.
When: 17-19 April from 7pm
Cost: $90 / $75 concession
Where: St Peter's Anglican College, 61 Train Street, Broulee NSW (16 km south of Batemans Bay).
Yesterday, walk with the cross went to Tumbarumba. I spoke at the aged ‘Day Care’ service with 18 aged members of the community as well as 5 visitors/staff. We then processed down The Parade (main street in Tumbarumba) and held a free BBQ in the park. A small number of people gathered for a very enjoyable occasion!
The walk with the cross began with marvelous a school assembly with 120 Holbrook Public School students who were enthralled as Bishop Stuart explained how Jesus is our Saviour. Later that afternoon, we walked through town on what proved a wet afternoon. Although the rain meant our jumping castle couldn't be put up it didn't dim the kid's enthusiasm for facepainting and pancakes!
Visit the Walk with the cross diary page to read more.
Domestic-poverty fellows work to alleviate suffering, teach church - Episcopal News Service
Adoption reduces abortion, human trafficking and infanticide - Christian Today
An Officially Christian America Sounds Just Right To Most Republicans - Huffington Post
Trends in Religious Restrictions and Hostilities - Pew Forum
Barefoot Bishop Justin Duckworth steps in to living wage debate - New Zealand Herald
Spirit 15 weekend in Batemans Bay - Bay Post
The reality of being homeless in Canberra - Riot ACT