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Pass and receive the thread to life

“If you’ve ever used a woven flax basket, you’ll know how incredibly strong they are. A strand on its own has no real power, but woven, each strand’s power lies in its connection to the others,” says St John’s Cathedral community member Jane Francis on Maori raranga (‘the art of weaving’)

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The role and function of Online Liturgical Assistants

“After a few months of ‘digital church’, our Parish Council realised that those attending church online were a congregation in their own right and would benefit from support just like the usual face-to-face congregation, so the concept of an ‘Online LA’ was born,” says Sarah Gover from the Parish of North Pine

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St Bart's Kids eBook – Ephesians 5.1-20

Check out the latest scripture e-book from Resource Church St Bart’s, Toowoomba, which adapt Old and New Testament scriptures for young children, including this one about Ephesians 5.1-20 which says, “Lead a life of love, just as Christ did. He loved us. He gave himself up for us.”

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Oh little town of Bethlehem

“In the weeks leading up to Christmas Day, Bethlehem was no doubt spoken of from every church pulpit the world over as people commemorated its significance in our salvation story. However, was Bethlehem only talked about in historical terms as it relates to the Biblical narrative or was there consideration given to the life infants are born into in current day Bethlehem?” asks PIEN’S Nell Potter in this season of Christmastide