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St John’s Crisis Centre

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St John’s Crisis Centre: “It all happens inside the church”

“It all happens inside the church on Hamilton Avenue in Surfers Paradise…People are fed in the church. Emergency relief interviews are held in the church. It’s God’s house, so the church is the best place for people to be cared for. I think Jesus would love the fact that His house is being used to help His people in need every day,” says General Manager of St John’s Crisis Centre, Dianne Kozik

During the mid-year 2021 school holidays, Year 6 St Hilda’s School student Gabrielle Aloysius donated another 400 meals to St John’s Crisis Centre after forging a partnership between her school, St John’s Church and dnata catering, with (L-R): St John’s Crisis Centre Manager Diane Kozik, Year 6 St Hilda’s School student Gabrielle Aloysius and St Hilda’s School parent and CEO of dnata catering Hiranjan Aloysius
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Non Nobis Solum: How one St Hilda’s School student is living the school’s motto

“Since COVID-19 hit I have seen a lot more people living on the Gold Coast streets. I have also heard and read many stories of people losing their jobs. This made me feel very devastated and I knew that my family and I must try to help in any way we could,” says Year 6 St Hilda’s School student Gabrielle Aloysius, as she shares about a very special partnership she has forged between her school, her local church and business

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Beating the Bounds

“The ‘Church’ is not God’s primary project – the world is. So, it might do us all good to get out of our church buildings more when the current lockdown ends, bamboo canes in hand or not,” says Bishop John Roundhill, as he shares about a peculiar ancient parish practice

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Gold Coast Anglicans respond to Anglicare call for First Nations dolls

“Our group took up the challenge to create specially-made dolls for First Nations children in care…Unlike the usual activity of plain knitting or crocheting with donated materials, this mission required planning and problem solving. Members raided their own collections of cloth, or bought stuffing and appropriately patterned dress material, exchanged patterns and ideas and brought their energy and skills along to meetings to share ideas,” says Roselyn Drake from St Matthew’s Church, Coomera

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CAC students’ Christmas book donation

Coomera Anglican College (CAC) students recently donated books to Gold Coast charity St John’s Crisis Centre so families in need have books to read over Christmas