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December 2022 Issue 1

Well we are in Advent and in this season we focus in the immediate and the far off future.

In Advent we are invited to look forward with hope and expectation to the coming reign of God and to prepare for Christmas. This is a season of the ‘already and not yet’.

Give Hope this Christmas

  • ‘Gifts for Peace’: order by 6 December 2022 to receive a physical card
  • Advent Resources: to use with your congregation, either in person or online.

ACRTx150Refugee Support Grants approved

The NCCA Board at their November 2022 meeting approved five Refugee Support Grants that were recommended for funding by the Review Committee.

Staying safe online over the holiday period 

Updates from the eSafetyCommissioner include: New resources for younger children and their families, eSafety’s Youth Advisory Council, Talking to culturally and linguistically diverse families about sensitive topics. Learn more about gifting technology and mark coming events in 2023.

Resources and Report released

  • Explainer: A Constitutionally Guaranteed First Nations Voice

  • Closing the Gap report: four targets going backwards 

Salvation Army Australia - changes 

Territorial Leaders, Commissioners Janine and Robert Donaldson have been appointed to head an international pilot project based in Australia. 

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Working for Peace in the Holy Land

  • Pray for the people of the Holy Land
  • Historic meeting with Israeli president Isaac Herzog
  • WCC meets with Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas 
  • EAPPI 20 year anniversary - press release and video greetings 

CCA

UNITE! Activism to End Violence against Women & Girls

The Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) calls on Asian churches to unite in ending violence against women and girls. 

Pacific Church Leaders Development Conference

The Pacific Conference of Churches (PCC), partnering with NCCA and DFAT, held a Conference of Pacific Church Leaders in Sydney from 20 to 25 November, 2022.

We share the outcomes from their rich and energising conversations.

A book of Daily Devotions 2023

The Upper Room: Disciplines

Reviewed by: Dr Deidre Palmer, Uniting Church in Australia.

Saturday 3 December

Prayer, videos and resources.

Amplify the voices of people with disabilities!

Boost your impact with Ethical Gifts this Christmas

Fight modern slavery through supporting social enterprise businesses with ethically sourced products

Cushion Covers, Hug Mugs & Gift Sets, Be Slavery Free T-shirts and more.

January
 1 1994: Commencement of Native Title Act
 6 Epiphany - Christian
 7 Feast of the Nativity - Orthodox Christian
14   Orthodox Christian New Year
26 Invasion Day/Survival Day (Australia Day)
26 1972: Establishment of Aboriginal Tent Embassy in Canberra

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The one who blesses others is abundantly blessed.

(Prov.11:25 The Message)

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