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Unexpected Joy - Christmas Appeal 2022

The Christmas season is a time to celebrate JOY. Churches remember the joy of the gift of a Saviour to the world arriving in the baby Jesus. Part of our celebration is the giving of gifts, and we always remember the vulnerable at Christmas by ensuring their needs are met. Many congregations arrange Christmas Hampers and gifts of toys to charities.

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Partnerships Take Time

Just like the woman at the well (John 4:1-4), partnerships take time. Time to sit and wait; time to share stories; time to reveal true dreams and desires; time for honesty and trust; and time for God to be at work.

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Statement: Racial Justice for Turvey Family

As we hear the news (‘The Australian,’ Tuesday, 25th October 2022 and across various other media outlets) of the tragic story of the death of young Noongar boy Cassius Turvey, our hearts are shattered into a million pieces. Each piece is a painful reminder of two centuries of dispossession, racism and violence.

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Breathe with me

When I first saw the Ancestors’ Retreat event advertised, I was intrigued by the concept of the spiritual wisdom of Australia’s First Peoples and Europe’s ancient Celtic Christians being brought together as a topic.

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Musical volunteers ‘good for the soul’

It is no secret that music is good for the soul. Coordinating Chaplain at Resthaven Paradise and Resthaven Leabrook, Rev Cate Baker, witnesses firsthand the benefits to residents that music brings, with the help of musical volunteers.