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Skills for Pastoral Care (LAB 1)

The Parish of Aspley-Albany Creek
Church Hall
30 Ridley Road
Bridgeman Downs  Qld  4034

Held over six days in July–August 2022, this interactive course designed by Queensland Churches Together will equip you with knowledge and skills to listen well and show care to others in pastoral conversations. Friday 29 July and Saturday 30 July, 9 am – 5 pm; Sunday 31 July, 1–4 pm; Friday 12 August and Saturday 13 August, 9 am – 5 pm; Sunday 14 August, 1–4 pm. See more.

"Over the last 18 months, workers and volunteers, both ordained and lay, have dedicated themselves to helping people journey through COVID-tide, just as health workers have committed themselves to providing medical care to those who contract the virus" (The Rev'd Dr Imelda O’Loughlin )
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Journeying with people during the ongoing COVID-tide

“In the ongoing COVID-19 environment, it would be easy to push ourselves beyond our limits and dismiss our own wellbeing, overcommitting without realising that we are using our personal survival resources at a rapid rate. So how do we effectively pastorally care for others while ensuring our own self-care?” asks The Rev’d Dr Imelda O’Loughlin

Reflections

Serving on the Victorian bushfire frontlines

“During our three weeks away in the Victorian Alps, Robyne did great work…visiting very frightened residents, and I conducted many services…including a funeral at Mount Beauty, which we had to do in the pub,” says The Rev’d Ian Bailey on his recent service trip during the bushfire crisis