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Reflections The Rev'd Charlie Lacey Reflections

Tough Questions: When will Jesus return?

“Jesus is going to return and we cannot know when, regardless of what is happening in the world around us. However, of crucial importance to us is our state of readiness, a subject that Jesus addressed at length and is the theme of at least four parables,” says The Rev’d Charlie Lacey from The Parish of Springfield

Features The Rev'd Andrew Schmidt test lighting the first Advent candle in the St Margaret’s, Nerang Features

Advent candles: symbolism

“You will also notice, no doubt, the arrival of the brightly coloured Advent candles this weekend, usually arranged in a wreath. There are several traditions about the meaning or theme of each candle,” says The Rev’d Andrew Schmidt from The Parishes of Nerang and Mudgeeraba


Real Faith, Real Kids: Savannah

Savannah and Bettrys took a spin around Toowoomba in the afternoon after school! Listen to their chat, and hear stories of how Savannah shares about Jesus with her friends


Real Faith, Real Kids: Anneliese

Anneliese and her mum, Katy, have a chat about being bold in invitation, as well as a play with their dog, Lixi: “We can do a lot of fun things together…We learn a lot about God and Jesus”


Real Faith, Real Kids: Charlotte

Charlotte and her mum Diana chat about some of the times Charlotte has invited her friends along to St Bart’s, Toowoomba: “On the first day, I told her what we were learning about. We were learning about the belt of truth…I also want to invite somebody to Holiday Kids’ Club”


Lenten devotional guide for families

“Luke is saturated with eyewitness accounts of life-changing encounters with Jesus. This Lent help your family journey through Luke, learning more about some of these characters and their responses to Jesus, while reflecting on your own encounter with Jesus,” says Bettrys Lowe from St Bart’s, Toowoomba