The Australian people have been through a difficult election that resulted in a Government operating on a razor's edge. We have also witnessed Brexit, where a small majority decided to take the nation in a different direction. Elections matter.
Our Diocese's Episcopal Election Review Committee is hosting regional discussions to explore several proposed changes that will help us to elect our next bishop. BOB ARTHUR outlines the proposals that are up for consideration by Synod members.
Anglicare's community service partner in Canberra, St John's Care, has celebrated its 25th birthday.
Australia’s Anglican Overseas Aid and the Australian Board of Mission have teamed up with more than 50 aid and development agencies to campaign against significant cuts to the country’s aid budget.
Refugee Week is being commemorated from 19 to 25 June 2016 so it is timely to reflect on how Australia’s policies towards refugees and asylum seekers measure up to the God’s standards. CHARLES BODY reflects on the morality of government policy.
How do you develop preachers? JONATHAN HOLT examines this question by looking back at the example of Dominic for answers today.
Hymnfest - Murrumburrah-Harden -
All are welcome to... join us for an afternoon of singing well-known hymns,
hear the stories behind their writing and listen to a variety of other performances from talented musicians and singers from our local area.
enjoy a delicious afternoon tea together
WHEN? Sunday 24 July at 2.00pm
WHERE? St Paul's Anglican Church, Murrumburrah (corner of Swift & Iris Streets, Murrumburrah). Afternoon tea will be held at the Parish Hall, Albury Street, Murrumburrah (next to the Op-Shop)
HOW MUCH? $6.00 for afternoon tea
Please direct any enquiries to the parish on 6386 2679 or 0413 629 128
Dirrum Dirrum 2016 -
Dirrum Dirrum is a major event celebrating the art of being and staying human hosted by Radford College. Over a thousand delegates are expected again this year at various events in Canberra over the days of 29-30 July. Speakers for 30th: Nipuni Wijewickrema, Jessica Watson, Akram Azimi, Fr Frank Brennan, Kirsty Sword Gusmão, Rachael Stevens, Shirfra Joseph, Ryan Carters, Shea Spiering, Jackson Taylor-Grant.
The Dirrum Dirrum Festival is organised by students whose core business is about creating a climate of inspiration; fostering a cycle of responsibility and leadership development.
Visit the Dirrum Dirrum website www.dirrumdirrum.org
150th Anniversary: The Anglican Parish of Crookwell -
150th Anniversary: The Anglican Parish of Crookwell will celebrate 150 years of worship in the Crookwell Parish on Sunday, July 31, 2016.
The celebration will begin with a 10:00 am Thanksgiving Service at St Bartholomew's Church with Bishop Stuart Robinson and a Hot Buffet Luncheon from 12 noon.
Tickets $30 On sale at Visitor Information Centre at 36 Goulburn Street, Crookwell
Phone 02 4832 1988 or www.upperlachlantourism.com.au
RSVP 10 July
Enquiries: Peter or Sylvia Cullen 02 4832 0161
Restorative Justice -
New Zealand’s Project Restore Team is visiting Canberra and holding an information night on 2 August 2016 at Pilgrim House from 6.30pm.
Project Restore is both an inspiring and unique provider of Restorative Justice for victim-survivors of sexual violence. This is an opportunity to listen, learn and ask questions about a model which can help inform the policy and practice of Restorative Justice within the ACT.
RSVP to Kelly Lokan on 6205-1772 or Kelly.email@example.com by COB on Friday 29 July 2016.
Research study: Anglican Identity in Australia
Participants are sought for a Deakin University study of Anglicans in Australia. You might be an Anglican now or used to be some time ago.
Associate Professor Andrew Singleton is leading the study, which involves a short interview. The interview is via phone or Skype and takes about 30 minutes. Participants receive a $15 gift card.
For further information contact Email: Anglicanfirstname.lastname@example.org
Friday 29 July is White Ribbon night.
Why not get your friends together for a movie or the footy and chip in to raise funds to help women, girls and boys find the wherewithal to build the kind of new life they desperately long for?
The night is an opportunity for men to stand up and speak out against family violence. It's about raising awareness and some money to help those who live daily with violent partners.
Let us not forget the men who are responsible for such violence. Let us help each other to be fathers and partners who build up rather than tear down.
As God’s people, let us help to break the cycle of family violence together. Let us resolve together to make abuse in all its forms a thing of the past.
Whistleblowers reveal extent of paedophile ring inside the Newcastle Anglican Church - 7.30 Report (video)
‘The followers of Christ in Russia will continue preaching the gospel’ - Evangelical Focus
Census 2016 … a seismic secular shift - In Daily
Five evangelical + inclusive ways to resist schism in The United Methodist Church - United Methodist Reporter
What’s next for asylum seekers under a re-elected Turnbull government? - The Conversation
Churches In UK Line Up To Become Pokestops - iTech Post
Conservative bishops in Canada condemn same-sex marriage vote - Christian Today
Anglicare is recruiting for a wide variety of positions including:
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR / EDUCATIONAL LEADER Anglicare at Southern Cross Early Childhood School (closing 22 July)
IGNITE LIAISON OFFICER – IGNITE MENTORING, Fixed Term - 6 months
Part time - 45hrs per fortnight, Wagga Wagga NSW (22 July)
TRAINERS Certificate IV in Youth Work / Diploma of Community Services
Casual positions For the Illawarra & Shoalhaven (including Southern Highlands) Regions of NSW (closing 25 July)
YOUTH WORKERS – RESIDENTIAL CARE St Saviours - Sydney, Casual positions (29 July)
CASE MANAGER Out of Home Care, Orange, NSW – Full Time (29 July)
CASE MANAGER - OOHC Permanent 76 hours or Part-time 45 Hours per fortnight
Moruya Location (3 August)
LIVE IN WARDEN/CARETAKER Brindabella Court Retirement Village, Downer, ACT
Full-time - 76 hours per fortnight (5 August)