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Come as you are, welcoming families with disability to church

Come as you are, welcoming families with disability to church

Camp Pelican is a place where lifelong friendships and discipleship often start for many young people. But what happens when your child has a disability? WAYNE BRIGHTON explores Spring a new holiday initiative

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Synod adopts a new process for electing diocesan bishop

Synod adopts a new process for electing diocesan bishop

The most important decision a synod makes is to select its next bishop. The 2016 Synod revised the process by which future diocesan bishops will be elected. WAYNE BRIGHTON explores the importance of this change to our life together.

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Building spiritual homes

Building spiritual homes

Representatives of parishes and other diocesan agencies converged on Goulburn last weekend for the meeting of Diocesan Synod. BISHOP STUART ROBINSON in his presidential address spoke of the challenges and opportunities emerging across southern New South Wales and the ACT.

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Being Christ's Body

Being Christ's Body

In September 2015, the Synod of the Anglican Diocese of Canberra and Goulburn began a conversation about revisions proposed for the Marriage Act to include people in same-sex relationships. In September 2016, the Public Issues Commission released a set of resources to further develop the conversation.

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 Great Moral Challenge - Budget repair

Great Moral Challenge - Budget repair

The Prime Minister has made clear that the moral priority he believes the 45th parliament needs to address is ‘budget repair”. GEORGE BROWNING observes that such rhetoric fails to address the very serious and growing inequity that besets western democracies worldwide. The problem is not the poor taking too much, its the super-rich paying far too little and getting away with it.

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01Oct

Pirate church -

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Pirate Church is what happens when a seminary drop-out and a cynical priest decide to create an evening of comedy about religion. And pirates! Pirate Church is a loving satire about the wacky world of religion, and Christianity in particular. The catch is that’s it being done by two people who are themselves believers. Admittedly, not very good ones.

It stars Paul ‘Werzel’ Montague, a standup comedian and first third ministry worker with the Uniting Church in WA, and Fr Chris Bedding who is a real live Anglican Priest in Perth.

One show only in Canberra at Pilgrim House, 69 Northbourne Avenue, Saturday 1 October 2016, from 7.30pm.

Tix are online at: https://www.trybooking.com/Booking/BookingEventSummary.aspx?eid=224634

 

03Oct

Spring Christian Holiday Program -

Synergy is supporting a holiday program for youth with physical and intellectual disabilities from 3 - 7 October 2016.

The program is looking for experienced and qualified volunteers who can assist youth participate in the camp.

For more information please contact the Revd Andrea de Vaal Horciu on 0404 256 714 or email horciu@btinternet.com

 

04Oct

New Wine Spring Conference and Family Festival -

New Wine Spring Conference and Family Festival will be held from October 4th – 7th, 2016 at the Youthworks Conference Centre, 439 Kaloona Drive West Cambewarra. Register now by visiting the website.

06Oct

Book Launch -

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John D'Arcy May's new book is being launched at the Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture (15 Blackall Street, Barton) on Thursday 6 October at 5.30pm.

John is is presently a Senior Research Fellow of the Irish School of Ecumenics and a Fellow of Trinity College Dublin. He is also Adjunct Professor of Australian Catholic University’s Asia-Pacific Centre for Interreligious Dialogue in Melbourne. He has lectured extensive across Europe.

 

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Bishop Stuart's MicroBlog

22/09/2016 16:00

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The preparation of thousands of Survey Kits is under way. They are being mailed out in the coming weeks. Many local churches should receive their Survey Kit in the last week of September or the first week of October. Local churches can choose the best time(s) to complete the survey any time in October or November. If you have any questions, please be sure to contact our Diocesan coordinator, The Ven Dr Wayne Brighton on 0407 408 333.
 

22/09/2016 16:00

I'd be grateful if our diocesan family could keep Canon Gill Varcoe and Archdeacon John Barnes in their prayers as they prepare to travel to South Sudan during October. This is a very precarious part of the world, often wracked by violence.

Gill and John are joining Alison Morgan's program as they learn how to present the discipleship training called ‘Rooted in Jesus’. It’s specifically designed for use with people who do not read, and aims to be self-replicating.

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Latest Positions Vacant

  • Youth and Children’s Minister - St James Holt

    St James Holt, ACT is seeking the person God is calling to join our vibrant and growing ministry team in the role of Youth and Children’s Minister. We have a small band of passionate volunteers and we need a someone with the talent and experience to lead and coordinate this ministry. The position is initially part time for 10 hours per week.


    For more information and a position description please contact Rev Judy Douglas m.0427787115. e. judy@stjames-holt.org.au
    (posted 27 Sept)

  • Anglicare positions

    Anglicare is recruiting for a wide variety of positions including:


    Homelessness Youth Assistance Program (HYAP) Facilitator, Wagga Wagga, Full-time, Fixed Term (closing 7 Oct)

    TEAM LEADER Calwell Early Childhood Centre (closing 14 Oct)

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