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November 2021 Issue 1

“What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the human heart conceived, what God has prepared for those who love him”1 Cor 2:9

It is with great joy that we announce that the Reverend John Gilmore, from the Churches of Christ in Australia, has been appointed as NCCA President after the decision of the NCCA Annual General Meeting on 27 October 2021.

With a long standing interest and passion for ecumenical leadership, we welcome him with prayerful gratitude. 

"...becoming the President of the NCCA is humbling and somewhat overwhelming. I express my appreciation to the Churches of Christ and the member churches of the NCCA for this privilege." Rev John Gilmore

Online Prayer Service

Pax Christi and friends invite you to remember Myanmar in A Day of Prayer for Myanmar.

When: Sunday 28th November 2021

Training and resources available

  • National Office of Child Safety – translated resources
  • Child Wise - Child safety training 2022
  • QCT - Domestic Violence booklet

Advent 2021

Share God's love through the Christmas Bowl, the Christmas appeal of Act for Peace, the international aid agency of the NCCA. 

Bishop-elect announced

The Lutheran Church of Australia and New Zealand at its recent 20th General Synod meeting has elected Pastor Paul Smith as the next Bishop. His instalment will take place in early 2022.

The NCCA congratulates Pastor Paul on his election to the leadership of the Lutheran community. We also bid a fond farewell to Bishop John Henderson.

Executive Officer  - Victorian Council of Churches  (VCC) 

Expressions of interest are invited for this position. 

A Great opportunity to make a difference and work in leadership. 

Queensland Churches Together (QCT)

The NCCA congratulates our ecumenical friends in Queensland on their 30th Anniversary. 

The occasion is being marked at the annual Bishop Michael Putney Memorial lecture

When: Monday 22nd November, 7:00 pm Brisbane.

Prayers & Reflections from our ecumenical community

As we prepare for the Feast of the Nativity we offer you some reflections and resources from our members and their networks.

Pacific leaders call for urgent action

Samoa's new Prime Minister, Fiame Naomi Mata'afa, along with other leaders of Pacific nations, want immediate action from Australia to help them cope with climate change.

As COP26 takes place in Glasgow, we share the ABC article for those who may have missed it or would like to recap.

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Book Launch Webinar 

You are invited to join the WCC's Commission on World Mission and Evangelism, (CWME) for the release of their new publication, “Call to Discipleship: Mission in the Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace,” 

When: 10 November 2021, 2:00 pm CET (Zurich)

Baptist World Aid Australia release report

Find out which major Australia fashion brands have received a poor report card.

Broken Glass, Unbroken Spirit – 2021 Kristallnacht Commemoration

Kristallnacht - The Night of Broken Glass

When: Tuesday 9 November at 7:30pm AEDT


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The one who blesses others is abundantly blessed.

(Prov.11:25 The Message)

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