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Bamboo cross draws Japanese bishop to Canberra

Bamboo cross draws Japanese bishop to Canberra

Five years after the Pacific War ended, a Japanese bishop visited Australia. He gave the parish of St John's Canberra a bamboo cross as a sign of his repentance and a symbol of his hope for reconciliation. Next week, another Japanese bishop visits to see this important symbol.

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Bega's community garden reborn

Bega's community garden reborn

Gardens in Scripture are liminal locations. In Genesis, humanity was to tend paradise but they ended up using it to hide from God. In Bega, the local Anglican parish is finding that a renewed community garden can help people reconnect with God in surprising ways. WAYNE BRIGHTON reports on this exciting initative.

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Cursillo seeks a new day

Cursillo seeks a new day

In the Anglican Church, lay ministry can look a lot like Cinderella, someone who works diligently while others go the ball. As WAYNE BRIGHTON discovered at Cursillo's 35th birthday celebration, Cursillo's future doesn't depend on finding a prince but with being true to its calling.

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Light the dark - a vigil for those in detention

Light the dark - a vigil for those in detention

On Thursday 4th September, Get Up, a grassroots political organisation, held a vigil on the lawns of Parliament House for Hamid Kehazaei. Rev’d SUSANNA PAIN was asked to speak at the vigil. Susanna spoke of how she lives her Christian faith and how life has been enriched by learning from refugees and asylum seekers.

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How do you change the most unchangeable thing at Church?

How do you change the most unchangeable thing at Church?

We all know the joke about how many Anglicans it takes to change a lightbulb.* But how do you change the most unchangeable thing at church? JONATHAN HOLT tells the story of how he made the biggest change possible to his evening service.

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Events

19Sep

Spiritual retreat: Beloved of God -

Sue Dunbar, Director of Barnabas Ministries, is leading a spiritual retreat at St Clement's Galong.The retreat will be structured around the theme of being the beloved of God. We will journey with Jesus during his baptism and then the 40 days in the desert. Knowing we are deeply loved by God equips us for the journey into the desert.

When: 19-21 September 2014

Cost: $330

Download registration form.

23Sep

Speaking for a peaceful future -

Arda Aghzarian is an Armenian Palestinian Christian from Jerusalem's Old City. She is an advocate and film maker who works for justice, peace and women's rights in the Holy Land. She is speaking about the experience of poverty, discrimination and the military occupation of Palestine helping people to understand the issues and fnd ways to contribute to a hopeful future.

When: Tues 23 Sept 2014, 7.30pm

Where: Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture

Contact Ros Harper for more information.

24Sep

Speaking for a peaceful future -

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Arda Aghzarian is an Armenian Palestinian Christian from Jerusalem's Old City. She is an advocate and film maker who works for justice, peace and women's rights in the Holy Land. She is speaking about the experience of poverty, discrimination and the military occupation of Palestine helping people to understand the issues and fnd ways to contribute to a hopeful future.

When: Wed 24 Sept 2014, 6pm

Where: St Saviour's Cathedral Hall, Goulburn

Contact Helen Rainger on 4821 5725 for more information.

27Sep

Freed to Live -

Freed to Live

An interdenominational ministry for:

  • those who seek to know more about healing and wholeness
  • those who are hearing God's call to pray for others
  • those who desire to be free and empowered in their ministries

When: From 12.30pm with a healing service at 5pm

Where: St Paul's Ginninderra Anglican Church, cnr Curley Street, Spence.

Cost: $5 donation to Coffee Corner

Register: Contact Clem and Kate Watts, 6258 1606 or 0402 108 482 or email jaackwa@gmail.com

The event is being led by VMTC Australia.

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Bishop Stuart's MicroBlog

05/09/2014 10:00

The Bishops of the Eastern Church met last week on Tuesday 26th August 2014 and declared a 3 day fast and prayer for the Middle East.  
This will commence on the 10th September to the 12th of September 2014.  In solidarity, The National Council of Churches Australia are calling us to walk with them in this journey, feeling their pain and suffering for the persecuted people in the Middle East.  Several prayer events have been organised in Sydney.

18/08/2014 09:00

Emails continue to arrive for me concerning our Lamentation Sunday services from across the diocese. Many survivors have shared their appreciation of the service. Many found great comfort in the symbolism of pouring water / tears shed. Many felt supported and loved by our congregations. So thank you all for making this step together into the new and abundant life that our Lord offers us all.

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Latest Positions Vacant

  • General Secretary, National Council of Churches Australia

    The National Council of Churches Australia (NCCA) have a very successful history of collaboration and achieving effective ecumenical dialogue amongst our 19 member churches, especially through our commissions, networks and programs. We employ a small team of full time and part time staff based in Sydney CBD.
    We have commenced the preparation work for a significant review of our governance and our services and the new General Secretary will be fully engaged in finalising the preparation, supporting the consultation process and preparing necessary papers and material for the NCCA’s Forum to consider in 2016.

    Preliminary meetings and initial interviews will be conducted in late September and early October. We will require the new General Secretary to commence in November-December. The role is for an initial 3 year appointment and the remuneration will be in line with your church stipend plus housing allowance (based on Sydney rental) plus an NCCA responsibility allowance of 20%. Reasonable relocation expenses will also be met by the NCCA.

    Please contact our recruitment consultants Peter Kaye and Alexander Bailey if you require further information that will assist you to better assess the role and your suitability. Applications can be forwarded to:
    Mr. Peter Kaye AM
    Managing Director, Consultgroup
    PO Box H211 Hurlstone Park NSW 2193
    Tel. 02 8577 5000, Mob. 0418 617357, or
    email to: peter@consultgroup.net.au or alexander@consultgroup.net.au

    28th August, 2014

  • Restoration and Rehabilitation Program Grants

    The NSW Environmental Trust is inviting applications to its Restoration and Rehabilitation Grants Program (Application close 19 September 2014).

    A total of $4.5 million is available to the following organisations for projects working to prevent or reduce environmental degradation:
    $2 million for projects by community organisations
    $2 million for projects by government entities
    NEW for 2014 - $0.5 million for projects by owners and managers of State Heritage Register-listed places (on their heritage properties).
    Grants of between $5,000 and $100,000 are available.

    Program information
    Go to the Trust’s website for more information about the Restoration and Rehabilitation Grants Program and to access application materials:
    http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/grants/restoration.htm.

    Questions?
    Contact the Trust
    P: 02 8837 6093
    E: info@environmentaltrust.nsw.gov.au

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