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Creating Caring Communities course: St James', Toowoomba

St Anne’s Anglican Church
26 Highfields Road
Highfields  Qld  4352

Creating Caring Communities (CCC) is a course to enable, enhance and encourage caring Christian communities so parishes will develop into communities that offer safe and welcoming spaces for all who gather. Run by trained presenters from this Diocese, the course is ideal for any parish that is seeking to grow. The course is conducted over four sessions of 3-4 hours each week, building awareness and skills and offering participants opportunities to question, debrief and discuss. Run over four Saturdays. Cost $25. See more.

The Baru Beat BMF deacon The Rev'd Loretta Tyler-Moss and St Agnes' parishioner Jocelyn Cameron The Baru Beat

Oh, the Places You'll Go (in a 4x4)!

“In our Meals on Wheels group there is a dearth of four-wheel-drives, so my Meals on Wheels partner and I were allocated the difficult delivery in question. My first delivery was very challenging. The road access was narrow, rough, awkward and definitely unsuited to conventional vehicles,” says BMF deacon The Rev’d Loretta Tyler-Moss from The Parish of Brisbane Valley

The Rev'd Rick Gummow outside All Saints', Cambooya on 28 July 2022
Reflections & Features

All Saints’, Cambooya: a brief history

“Our vision for our communities on the Downs is to truly show the great love of God as we go out into these communities in the faithfulness and grace of Christ – just as it has been since Benjamin Glennie first came by horse to this ‘small and uncivilised’ area of what was formerly part of the vast Newcastle Diocese,” says The Rev’d Rick Gummow

News

Bell tower yarn bombed with flowers

“An 18-metre high ‘flower tower’ has been hung from the St Mark’s, Warwick bell tower by the rural fire brigade, backed by nearly 100 supporters from Northampton Shire in England to Queensland’s Innisfail,” says Warwick community member Janelle Mangan

Features

Tips for writing and recording your own children’s ministry songs

“In one of our FOCUS camp sessions, the children were given the option to try something new – songwriting. A small group of interested children came forward and worked collaboratively to write both the lyrics and the catchy melody of a song they titled ‘God with us’,” says Bettrys Lowe from St Bart’s, Toowoomba, while inviting other parishes to use the YouTube song video in their services and providing songwriting and recording tips

Reflections

Helping people to find hope and peace as a hospital chaplain

“Towards the end of our conversation, the patient said that he felt as though his faith had been awakened. He also looked physically different – when I arrived he looked disengaged and down, but when I left his bedside he was relaxed and smiling. Before I left, he asked to pray for me, which was profound,” says hospital chaplain The Rev’d Peter Mayen