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Thank you for your support!

Friends, THANK YOU for your amazing support of Camp Pelican and the young people and leaders who attend!

Thanks to your generosity, we raised $8,912 which supported 15 campers and 10 leaders to attend camp! The funds also helped reduce our losses for extra camp expenses incurred by not being able to use Wambiri.

This Summer’s camping program has revealed that it will now cost an extra $15,000 a year to run our camps away from Wambiri. With Wambiri unavailable for at least the 2019/20 and 2020/21 camping seasons, we are once again in need of your support.

Would you please consider  supporting Camp Pelican in 2019 by once again giving to our Sponsor a Camper Campaign? Your donations will help keep Camp Pelican financially viable and keep our camps affordable for all to attend.

For more information on how you can get involved and help sponsor campers for our camps, please visit www.synergy.org.au/support.

If you have further questions, would like more information or if I can assist you in any way, please get in touch.

Thank you so much for partnering with us to create spaces wherechildren and young people can meet Jesus!

Andrew Edwards
Director Synergy Youth and Children
admin@synergy.org.au

Welcome to the Jungle

Are you a Christian wondering how to survive in the workplace?
Nervous, excited, curious?

This year’s guest speaker, Mark Leong, will bring us timely wisdom from the Bible for navigating today’s changing landscape
and being prepared to give the reason for the hope we have. The evening will include Q&A and a special panel. Enjoy a meal with the City Bible Forum workers community and connect with workers in or near your workplace who gather regularly for prayer and support.

Tuesday 26 March 6-8pm
St Mark’s National Theological Centre

For more information and to register visit: https://citybibleforum.org/city/canberra/event/welcome-jungle-0

St Andrew’s Concert Series – Braidwood

Summer/Autumn 2019

Sunday 3 February @ 7pm Chamber Philharmonia Cologne

Sunday 3 March @ 2pm Duo Merindah

Sunday 31 March @ 2pm OblivionTango Duo

Thursday 9 May @ 11am Organ & Baroque Trumpet

Part of Canberra International Music Festival

* Sunday 26 May @ 2pm Limestone Consort

Venues:

St Andrews Anglican Church, 47 Elrington St Braidwood

*Braidwood Uniting Church, cnr Duncan & Monkittee Sts, Braidwood

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Education for Ministry (EfM) at Holy Covenant in 2019

Have you wanted to delve more deeply into the scriptures in a more considered way and in the company of others without having to tackle lengthy theology assignments?

Education for Ministry, commonly known as EfM, has been running in our Diocese for over 30 years and provides a supportive group learning environment for parishes for those who are keen to take their Christian journey to a deeper level by dedicating time in reading, study and discussion with others.

EfM offers an opportunity to take a closer look at the Old and New Testaments and the current theological perspectives on the texts and enables you the freedom to explore, question, gain insights and deepen in your understanding and refine your own position on what theology means for you. Theological reflections allow connections to be drawn between church traditions, especially scripture, and the experiences, beliefs and culture of the group

If you are interested in joining a group at Holy Covenant Jamison, we meet each week on a Thursday evening from 7:30pm for a time of worship, fellowship, reading and discussion and theological reflection.

We will be holding an information evening on Thursday 14 February at 7:30pm in the Worship Centre and we would love to see anyone who is interested in taking the EfM journey join us to hear a little more about what EfM is all about.

Feel free to contact mentors, Merri Bacon from Holy Covenant, 6251 1110 or merri.bacon@bigpond.com and Nich Hills from Christ Church Hawker, 0487 478 767 or nicholashills@bigpond.com for more information.

8th International Conference on Ageing and Spirituality

The Colloquium for Ageing Perspectives and Spirituality (previously the Centre for Ageing and Pastoral Studies) at the Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture is excited about the forthcoming 20th anniversary of the Ageing and Spirituality conference with its return to Canberra in 2019.

The inaugural spirituality and ageing conference was held in the National Capital in January 2000 and convened by Professor Elizabeth Mackinlay. Now in its 8th iteration, the national and international profile of the conference has grown significantly. It attracts people from across the globe who are at the forefront of ageing and spirituality; an area that has only recently begun to be recognised as vital to the wellbeing and care of older people.

The conference theme, ‘Changing Cultures of Ageing and Spirituality’, will address changing cultures (defined in their broadest sense) in the 21st Century, specific issues of later life, working with older people and theological and ethical issues. International speakers have been invited from Singapore the USA, UK and NZ.

We anticipate abstracts submissions from many different contexts, which will broaden understanding of ‘changing cultures’. We have much to learn from one another.

The conference will be interesting for international delegates with Australia at the forefront of addressing contemporary issues on ageing. In particular the new Aged Care Quality Standards which take effect in July 2019 highlight meeting spiritual needs such as meaning, purpose, identity, beliefs, and wellbeing. These new standards are a departure from existing standards where the main focus was on inputs of physical well-being and care. These new standards will be highlighted in the conference.

As the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety proceeds in 2019 it is anticipated that this conference will help clarify, encourage and develop professional practice.

The conference will be held 27–30 October 2019. For more information see: www.csu.edu.au/ageing-spirituality

by Professor Bruce A. Stevens,
Director of CAPS