Community engagement

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A deacon, a dojo and a dentist

“The Rev’d Dr Ann Solari joined forces with a local martial arts dojo and dentist recently to collect supplies and monetary donations for people doing it tougher on our streets in the wake of the temporary closure of many emergency homeless outreach services,” says The Very Rev’d Dr Peter Catt from Resource Church St John’s Cathedral, who also offers helpful community engagement tips

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Communicating your church’s care for our communities: media liaison tips

“When churches contact the media regarding their church activities and initiatives, it gives the respective church the opportunity to show how their community of faith is contributing constructively as we collectively navigate our way through the current health, economic and social challenges,” says anglican focus Editor Michelle McDonald, while providing media liaison tips and offering churches helpful media alert and media release templates

The Rev'd Sue Grimmett from the Parish of Indooroopilly has been checking in with parishioners and participating in the church's 'phone tree' over the last week following the suspension of gathered church services
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Supporting our parish clergy and lay leaders via the 4 p’s

“The PMC Team reached out to parish clergy across our three Regions over the last week to ask what parishioners can do to support them and other parish leaders as they nurture and care for us during this difficult time. Their responses can be summed up simply via 4 p’s – prayer, Parish Direct, participation, and practical assistance,” says Dr Stephen Harrison, Executive Director of Parishes and other Mission Agencies Commission (PMC)

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A place to call home

“Through the Community Meal our parishioners disciple people and we have five Community Meal friends who have become regulars in our worship services and have begun to take up service to, with and for others,” says The Rev’d Tania Eichler of The Parish of Maroochydore’s weekly outreach initiative