ANZAC Day is a reminder not only of sacrifice but the cost of freedom and the cost of peace. BISHOP STUART ROBINSON reflects on a personal story about the cost of war.
Archdeacon Dr Matt Brain was appointed as a new Assistant Bishop in the Diocese of Canberra and Goulburn following a meeting of Bishop in Council earlier today.
Assistant Bishop Trevor Edwards will become the bishop responsible for the development of ministry in the Diocese’s western and coastal regions following a meeting of Bishop in Council today.
BISHOP STEPHEN PICKARD considers how Christians have reflected theologically on the experience of war generally and the Gallipoli experience in particular.
At first blush, church and sport seem to have little to do with the other. WAYNE BRIGHTON reflects on how the soil of sport colours our churches and how our churches talk the same language that captures the hearts of fans everywhere.
Kambah's Car boot sale -
St Stephen's Kambah is hosting a car boot sale on Saturday 2 May 2015 from 8am to 1pm.
Stalls cost $15. To book call Peter on 6296 3073.
Seasons - women's ministry day -
Life has many seasons - some are easy while others are overwhelming. Join the team for a day of rest and reflection, finding fresh perspective for the journey ahead.
9 May 2015, from 9am - 4pm
St Bartholomew's Anglican Church, Denison St, Crookwell
To register, call Ruth McDermott on 0419 603 572 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bishop's Cathedral Convention 2015 -
Jesus saves people, not for heaven but to help God's kingdom happen on earth. As disciples we are not only called to live out God's marvellous story in the world but given everything needed for the job. So come along and discover your true identity as one of Jesus' disciples and how you might participate in God's wonderful mission today.
The convention's speaker is Dr Alison Morgan. Alison works as a thinker and writer for ReSource, a Church of England charity commissioned in 2004 by the Archbishop of Canterbury, and dedicated to serving the church in renewal and mission. Alison is a member of the Archbishops’ College of Evangelists. She works widely in the UK in teaching and training, and she is also the editor and director of ReSource’s discipleship programme for Africa which is used in 15 countries. Alison has a PhD from Cambridge University and has worked alongside her husband Roger in parish ministry while writing a number of books, including The Wild Gospel (Monarch 2004) and its sequel The Word on the Wind: renewing confidence in the gospel (Monarch 2011). Alison and Roger have three grown up children, and live in Wells, Somerset.
Download the registration form or register online (booking fee applies).
Clergy conference -
Clergy conference will be held from 18-21 May with Dr Alison Morgan. In 2015, the conference will be held at the Narooma Golf Club with accommodation off-site at near by venues.
Download the information sheet to book your accomodation by the end of February.
Tracey's 2nd week of her visit to the US, generously supported by the Beatrice Robinson scholarship from St Mark's, saw her visit communities in for justice and peace developed by the Episcopal Church in Chapel Hill (North Carolina) and Boston (Massachusetts). These communities combine working with a social justice organisation, training in spiritual formation and practice, and living with others in intentional community shaped by a rule of life. Read more...
St Mark's student Tracey Matthews (third from left) is doing a month-long study tour looking at various approaches to training, formation and deployment of missional leaders. Tracey is blogging about her study visit which was made possible thanks to the Beatrice Robinson Scholarship from St Mark's.
3 Important Church Trends in the Next 10 Years - Christianity Today
The past is not sacred: the ‘history wars’ over Anzac - The Conversation
Urgent action in earthquake-hit Nepal called for - World Council of Churches
Dave Male appointed as Church of England National Adviser for Pioneer Ministry - Fresh Expressions
St John’s is a vibrant faith community with a mix of worship styles and age groups. Our 9:30am Sunday Church Family Eucharist has grown substantially in recent years, as many new families have made St John’s their spiritual home. The growth of our 9:30am Children’s Church and Youth Group has been a big part of this – with regular attendance of over 40. We have also commenced an evening service, stjohns@6, aimed at reaching students and young workers with the gospel.
We intend to build on what has been achieved and our goal is to grow and further develop our ministries to children, youth and families, particularly associated with our 9:30 Family service.
We are looking for a person with a mature Christian faith and a passion for ministry who is able to commit to a part-time ministry position (5 hours, negotiable) at a generous hourly rate. This will include Sunday mornings, some preparation during the week, and occasional staff meetings as required. The person will be licensed as a lay minister in the parish and will need to meet diocesan requirements for a person working with children.
The successful applicant will be responsible for engaging the youth of St John’s with the challenge and excitement of Christian discipleship, and helping them develop a sense of ownership of their faith.
Applications can be sent to the Rector at Paul.Black@stjohnscanberra.org or he can be contacted for further information on 0416 159 814. Applications should include:
• a Curriculum Vitae;
• the names of two referees who will be able to give feedback on the applicant’s skills, experience and character; and
• a short personal statement describing the applicant’s suitability for this role.
Closing date: Friday 22nd May.