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April 2020 Issue 1
This Easter may the love of Jesus be evermore vivid in all we think, say and do!

There is a saying of Blaise Pascal: “After the resurrection. Jesus no longer wanted to be touched, except through his wounds”.

This was the experience of relieved and delighted Mary in the Garden. (John 20:17)....

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I was once in a Church overseas for its first service after being shut for some time. There had been much suffering and sadness.

...We will do this together....

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Online Resources - eSafety  for Parents, Carers and Seniors

Accessing the internet in modern Australia is expected, if not required. The online space can be overwhelming for some and the eSafety commission has some wonderful resources for all ages on keeping safe online. 

1. ACRT Asks Minister for Income Support for Asylum Seekers

2. Refugee Council of Australia and Sydney Alliance are asking for help and your actions. 

What is the Palestine Israel Ecumenical Network?

"The Palestine Israel Ecumenical Network (PIEN) is a network of Australian Christians and supporters, united in faith and commitment to Christ’s vision for universal reconciliation, as expressed in his mission of good news for the poor, release for the captives and freedom for the oppressed (Luke 4: 18)...."

The NCCA has done a little searching and come up with a variety of sources for you to explore. There are activities that you can do at home with your children over the coming weeks. 

Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.

(Proverbs 22:6)

Are you left with free time and tired of watching the news?

EarthBeat have released a list of watchable TV and streaming ideas to assist us with viewing choices during this time of Coronavirus lock-downs and movement restrictions.

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Seasons - Exploring the Bible each week

5 April 2020
This Sunday's issue has been offered as a free resource for Palm Sunday and contains scripture readings, reflections and prayers. 

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5 April 2020

ONLINE ACTION for refugees have now been organised for Palm Sunday to replace the cancelled marches.
For more information visit the Facebook/website page.

Sydney - Palm Sunday online action for Refugees
Melbourne - Speak Up for Justice for Refugees
Perth - Palm Sunday: For a Just Future   

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Seven Weeks for Water 2020

The World Council of Churches Ecumenical Water Network (WCC-EWN) invites you to use the season of Lent to reflect on water.

This year the Biblical-theological reflections and resources focus on the water crisis in the Pacific region.

Statement of Unified Leadership at this Unprecedented Time

MULTIFAITH ADVISORY GROUP - Victorian Multicultural Commission 3 April 2020

"We are all utterly committed to preventing the further spread of COVID 19."

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Give now to the work of the NCCA. Just click on the donate button.  

The one who blesses others is abundantly blessed.

(Prov.11:25 The Message)

 

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April
5 Palm Sunday || Daylight Savings ends
7 World Health Day
Passover (Pesach) begins - Judaism 
10 Good Friday
12 Easter Sunday

 

 

 

 

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