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April 2021 Issue 2

“PEACE BE WITH YOU”: THE RISEN JESUS IN OUR MIDST.

In this Easter season we not only remember the way Jesus convinced those first disciples of his resurrection … but we experience that same peace as we gather together. 

The Risen Jesus in our midst continues to sustain and guide us.

“Abide in my love and you shall bear much fruit”  (cf John 15:5)

Australian resources are now available for The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity in Australia. This will be observed from 16 - 23 May 2021, in the week between Ascension and Pentecost.

Peace, Justice and Mercy for the people of Myanmar

When: Saturday 24 April , 4:00-5:30 pm

Where: St Paul's Anglican Cathedral, Cnr Swanston and Flinders St. Melbourne VIC.

"Singing the Lord's Song in Strange Lands and Times"

In the name of the Spirit of God, who hovered over the primordial waters....We worship You.

Friday 7 May 2021 is the Pacific Day of Prayer. The Secretariat of the Pacific Conference of Churches (PCC) encourages Australian churches to use the prayers, bible studies, suggested liturgy and related information.

Ration Challenge 2021

Will you join us for the challenge? Sign up now for the Ration Challenge, from Sunday 13 – Saturday 19 June 2021

Let’s show we really are #inthistogether 

30th Anniversary of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody

  • Common Grace - resources 

  • NITV - Senator Pat Dodson "We’ve fallen down" 

‘A Celebration of Ut unum sint: The 25th Anniversary’ 

Free e-book from the NSW Ecumenical Council, published on 14 December 2020.

NSW Ecumenical Council Theological Reflection Commission: A Celebration of Ut unum sint The 25th Anniversary. Edited by Doru Costache and Diane Speed.

Myanmar, Timor-Leste and Papua New Guinea.

Three Crises in our Region that need our Prayer now. Join in the special "Call to Prayer" as each of these nations face significant crises and the poor and most vulnerable are being severely affected.

Papuan Council of Churches

These are the prayers, hopes and concerns for the situation of our Land, which we put forward to the churches and the people of the Land of Papua in order to celebrate 166 Years since the Gospel arrived in the Land of Papua. May the Lord Jesus bless us all.

CCA

‘‘I am the God who Heals You, and Restores Your Health’

CCA headquarters in Chiang Mai will facilitate a virtual Asia Sunday Service on 16 May 2021 which will be led by church and ecumenical leaders from across Asia.

‘Reframing climate and creation care communications and conversations for Christians’

The National Council of Churches in Australia and the Anglican Church Southern Queensland (ACSQ) invite interested clergy, communications staff and church advocates to this workshop on alternative climate and creation care messaging.

When: Friday 23 April 2021.

Glenburnie LogoThe Glenburnie Program

Applications for the 2021-2022 will close soon. Funding from the Glenburnie Program is intended to “provide resources for the churches and the community on issues relating to a just, participatory and sustainable society."

Applications close: 30 April 2021. 

Call for expressions of interest – National Coordinator

If you have a heart for working with students of all ages and the young-at-heart, enjoy working across different faith traditions, and are passionate about Christian activism, please consider this role.

Applications due: Monday 17 May 2021

May
1 World Labyrinth Day
2 Pascha/Easter (Orthodox Christian)
3 World Press Freedom Day
9 Mother’s Day
15 International Day of Families
17  National Volunteer week begins
   

 

 

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(Prov.11:25 The Message)

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