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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.

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Joint Churches Domestic Violence Prevention Project: updated resource

“The Church is in a unique position of being able to offer practical, emotional and spiritual help to all who are impacted by DFV, from initial contact right through to the ongoing emotional and spiritual support often required long term by victims and reforming perpetrators, when the need for more specialised and emergency assistance has either passed or run its course,” says Chair of JCDVPP Felicity Bailey

(L-R): Bishop Ken Howell, Deputy President, Queensland Churches Together (QCT); The Rev'd David Baker, General Secretary, QCT; The Rev'd Yvonne McRostie, Presbytery Minister, The Downs, Uniting Church in Australia; Bishop Cameron Venables, Bishop for the Western Region; The Rev’d Helen Paget, President, QCT; and, Valerie Joy, QCT delegate from the Queensland Quaker community
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Seeking shalom together

“While waiting for the event to begin, a couple of women near us opened conversation. One asked, “Are you guys Christians?” I replied, cheekily, pointing to my friend, “He is and I’m not!” So began a discussion with them as to why I wasn’t and why I should be. I parried well, having been familiar with this approach, but was stumped at the woman’s last riposte,” says The Rev’d David Baker, General Secretary of Queensland Churches Together

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From biscuits to Bishop

The Rev’d Kate Ross tells us about trailblazing ordination of women campaigner, mother of six, nurse and midwife, childbirth educator and social justice advocate, Gwenneth Roberts, and about an exhibition she and Gwenneth are opening in the Cathedral to honour the women of our Diocese historically

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Challenging violence of every kind

“Jesus calls us into life in all its abundance, which includes the fundamental right to be safe – as Anglicans we are committed to transforming unjust structures of society and challenging violence of every kind, which necessitates actively contesting social norms that foster inequality and associated violence,” says Domestic and Family Violence Working Group member The Rev’d Gillian Moses

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Praying for the unity of the church

General Secretary of Queensland Churches Together The Rev’d Canon Richard Tutin tells us about the origins and purpose of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, which is celebrated between Sunday 2 June and Sunday 9 June in 2019, with this year’s theme being ‘Justice and only justice you shall pursue’