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Buiyaw Thoethupoegay (The Coming of The Light prayer)

On 1 July annually, Torres Strait Islanders celebrate the anniversary of ‘The Coming of The Light’ when The London Missionary Society and Melanesian leaders landed on Erub in 1871, introducing the Bible to the people who lived there. Hear Saibai Elder Aunty Dr Rose Elu share the Buiyaw Thoethupoegay (The Coming of The Light prayer) in Kalaw Kawaw Ya in this special video

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St Bart's Kids eBook – Colossians 3.12-17

Check out the latest scripture eBooks from Resource Church St Bart’s, Toowoomba, which adapt Old and New Testament scriptures for young children, including this one titled, ‘Living Holy Lives for Jesus’ from Colossians 3.12-17

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#MakeIt21: Jessie's and Jayden's stories

Jayden loves playing sport and wants to study at Bible college next year. Jessie has just graduated with a degree in Human Services. Having recently left care, Jayden has found the transition difficult. Extending support for care leavers to 21 could make a big impact on Jayden’s life. Jessie left care several years ago, but still remembers how difficult she found it. She’s frustrated that there hasn’t been a change yet, as she sees young people like her struggling with housing at a very young age. Anglicare is asking the Queensland Government to extend support for young people in out-of-home care to the age of 21

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#MakeIt21: Shania's and Caleb's stories

Meet Shania and Caleb. Shania loves soccer and describes herself as a “science nerd”, and Caleb loves science and technology. As young people continuing their journey to adulthood, extending foster care to 21 would support them to learn the skills they need to transition into adulthood. We’re calling on the Queensland Government to listen to young people like Shania and Caleb and their real-world experiences by extending support for them until the age of 21

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Preserving and enhancing the St Francis Theological College site

Archbishop Phillip Aspinall shares an announcement, letting our community know that an expressions of interest process for potential co-location options at St Francis Theological College is soon to commence, in conjunction with community engagement initiatives. He tells us that things are expected to remain the same onsite for at least three years and that: “We’re retaining ownership of the site and the College…It would be great to see other community uses that will support our mission and provide income to preserve and enhance the College and its historic buildings”

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St Bart's Kids eBook – Luke 24.13-53

Check out the latest scripture eBooks from Resource Church St Bart’s, Toowoomba, which adapt Old and New Testament scriptures for young children, including this one titled, ‘The Surprised Disciples’ from Luke 24.13-53