Nothing like a bit of celebratory jazz before a festive dinner.
Young members of the congregation hold the Christmas Bowl aloft at its local launch. Gifts to the Christmas Bowl fund a variety of projects around the world in partnership with local churches. It as part of the National Council of Churches Act for Peace programme.
A multi-generational crowd, including three sharp nonagenarians, enjoyed last night’s annual quiz night. Over $700 was raised for the local combined churches Food Pantry.
As the September 7 election approaches, it seems that whatever the outcome, we can expect no respite where asylum seekers are concerned. Australia now has one of the most entrenched draconian official responses when meeting those fleeing from harm.
This church has no shame in standing against the tide and urging a change in conversation that welcomes refugees and provides a safe haven where dignity and peace can be restored.
Visit the following link for the rationale we fully support:
Australian Churches Refugee Taskforce – Why Churches Care About Asylum Seekers.
via Australian Churches Refugee Taskforce – Why Churches Care About Asylum Seekers.
Saturday 31 August
7.15 for 7.30 pm start
(finish approx. 9.30pm)
Table of 6 – $10 adults, $5 kids
BYO soft drinks & nibbles, tea/coffee provided.
Proceeds to local Food Pantry – helping people on tough times
Enquiries to Wendy 9341 6923
Robert Brittain was invited to exhibit his work “24 Images of John’s Apocalypse” at tonight’s reception for the annual meeting of the Society for New Testament Studies, the peak international body for New Testament scholarship and research. The gathering at Murdoch University coincided with Robert’s 84th birthday.