In this first pastoral letter of 2015, BISHOP STUART ROBINSON writes to parishioners across the diocese concerning the strong performance by Anglicare and it's contribution to God's mission.
Cyclone Pam, which hit Vanuatu over the week-end (14th March), has led to a State of Emergency being declared across 65 islands with a total population of 267,000.
‘Renewed for mission in the power of the Holy Spirit,’ is how the Revd Dr Alison Morgan described the nature of discipleship today. In the first of two articles, WAYNE BRIGHTON spoke with Alison about how she sees discipleship in the 21st Century.
Does Easter make any difference to our world? SCOTT COWDELL considers how faith can transform the world.
The Western Australian government has proposed to close 150 remote Indigenous communities because they are considered to be 'uneconomic.' KAREN KIME explains the significance of Country and why identity is not a 'lifestyle' choice.
Rally for Refugees -
Join community, church, political and union groups calling for justice for asylum seekers and refugees and for a tolerant and generous Australia.
Last year's rally saw over 2,000 people march through the city demanding an end to the mandatory detention of refugees and other cruel policies aimed at denying refugees their legal right to have their claims processed. You can help by:
- distributing posters and leaflets
- inviting your friends to the event and sharing it on your wall
- bringing a few friends along with you.
Quiet Days for Clergy -
Diocesan clergy are invited to attend a quiet day for reflection and prayer together at the following locations:
Canberra – St Luke’s Deakin, 10.00am-2.00pm, Led by +Trevor. BYO lunch.
Goulburn – St Saviour’s Cathedral, 10.00am-2.00pm, Led by +Stuart. BYO lunch.
West – St John’s Wagga Wagga, 10.00am – 2.00pm, Led by +Genieve. Refreshments and lunch will be provided for a $10 donation.
Coast – Open Sanctuary Tilba, 10.30am – 2.30pm, Led by Archdeacon David Ruthven. BYO lunch.
Dean Phillip Saunders requests for clergy to renew healing oil, or Chrism for baptism, please bring your empty containers to the Eucharist of the Oils and replenish your stocks after the service at each location.
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).
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.
My walk with the Cross – Monaro – began in Cooma on Sunday morning. The combined service was very well attended and I felt a great power as I preached evangelistically. More than 20 people gave their lives to Christ.
Yesterday (Tuesday) – I began in Cooma with a ladies gathering – again where I spoke of Christ’s work (in my life). Then to Bombala (an hour or so away). The Lord’s power was again palpable in conversations in the hospital and nursing home. In the walk with the cross along the Monaro Highway – 30 people joined me and they were so keen to carry the cross – including the mayor!
Today I’m back in Cooma for a service, ministry in Cooma Gaol then a teaching session on evangelism and discipleship.
My 2015 Lenten walk with the cross has taken me through the rural communities of Holbrook, Tumbarumba and Gundagai. Over the weekend I was in the regional city of Wagga Wagga. I preached evangelistically 20 times in four days! All 4 Anglican churches in the city relocated morning services and met jointly in the outdoor amphitheatre right next to the Council chambers in the very centre of town. The set lectionary reading was John 3:16!
Why I am ashamed to be a man in Afghanistan - BBC News
Oxford's Unapologetic Female Apologist: Amy Orr-Ewing - Christianity Today
Islam, Demoninations, and Global Christianity - First Things
Seven terrible evangelism ideas... and a few that might work better - Christian Post
Study guide to facilitate religious dialogue - World Council of Churches
A two day per week position is available for a qualified Christian person at Hawker College as part of the NSCP federally funded program.Hawker have enjoyed a vibrant chaplaincy service over the years and are looking for the right fit for the role with young adults. This role involves working alongside the other members of the Student Services Team to assist in the social, emotional and spiritual issues of students. It will involve showing initiative, creativity and an ability to develop and run programs, refer students as required and build the community networks for students who need support.
Minimum quals of a Cert 4 in Youth Work/Pastoral Care or equivalent apply along with a willingness to continue on towards achieving a Diploma within three years of being employed. The opportunity to build rapport, relationships and make a difference in the lives of young people, staff and families is an exciting one.
Contact Di Priest for further information regarding the online application process, position description and employment conditions. 0407 118 387 or email email@example.com
5 March 2015