Join Ian after worship at 10:30 on Zoom. See the Facebook event or simply join here.
Candlelight for Refugees
Sunday 19th July marks 7 years of detention of refugees who have been held hostage by the Australian government. It’s 7 years since former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd announced that people seeking asylum, arriving by boat, will never be settled in Australia and would be processed offshore. Since then refugees and asylum seekers have been held on Manus and Nauru in horrendous conditions.
We are invited to light a candle and take 7 minutes of silence, at 7pm (AEST)in our own homes or backyards. See the Event post hosted by Sara Cowdell and Mostafa Azimitabar. Contact Abi Benham-Bannon, 0429 194 161, if you have any questions.
Worship & the Olive Way
During worship on 26th July we will acknowledge and celebrate the Olive Way ministry being offered our Olive Way Pastor Peter Blair, the Olive Way Steering Group and the volunteers who continue to care for the Olive Way clients during lockdown.
August Olive Branch
The next edition of our monthly newsletter will be published on Sunday 2nd August. Please email your stories, reports, news, photos, and anything else of interest to email@example.com by Monday 27th July. Thank you.
August & September roster
The roster will be prepared this week. If you would like to lead Prayers of the People, offer a Bible reading or the Acknowledgement of Country please send Saide an email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Medievalism in Australian Cultural Memory
Read this fascinating very short article about the 1865 building that was the original church on our site.
Wider Church News
Why going back to normal isn’t good enough
Moderator Rev Denise Liersch wrote this article for the June Crosslight acknowledging the pain and struggle in our world asking ‘What might the Spirit of God be inviting us to?’