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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

Anglicare Southern Queensland’s Family Wellbeing Coordinator Justine Penny with primary school student London, who took part in a weekly playgroup held at the Cooloola Child and Family Centre (Photo: Anglicare Southern Queensland)
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How you can help your anxious child return to school in Queensland this week: Anglicare

This week marks the beginning of the school term for many students after the holidays were extended by two weeks due to the Omicron variant. With thousands of students excited about catching up with their friends at school, there are many families who are anxious about mask wearing, vaccination rates and the sharing of stationery. Anglicare’s Family Wellbeing Coordinator Justine Penny offers some practical tips

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Advent is a season of expectation and preparation

Advent calendars may have been humbler in the 1800s than some produced now, but the idea remains a simple and powerful one – counting each of the days of Advent, waiting for the Christ child. I remember the excitement I felt as a child, opening the little windows that revealed pictures with Advent themes and the anticipation that grew,” says The Rev’d Sue Grimmett, while offering an Advent calendar resource and suggestions to readers

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Tips for reducing clothing waste

“We know that what we are doing now, and will do in the future, is contributing greatly to the circular economy and the environment, even in ways we may not be able to see directly right now,” says Year 10 Hillbrook Anglican School student Ella Zeeman, while offering tips for families and students