Diocesan theme 2020 launch
Diocesan theme 2020 — launch event
Gather with members from across the Diocese as Archbishop Phillip Aspinall launches the 2020 Diocesan theme, ‘Being Together: Practising Peacemaking‘, on Thursday 13 February 2020, 5.30 pm at St John’s Cathedral. The service will include an opportunity to connect with others, tell stories and listen. Stay on after the service for food and fellowship from 7-8 pm.
Leading small churches seminar
Hear from international bestselling author, Karl Vaters, as he affirms the value of small-sized churches and explores how small churches can create and nourish their capacity for effective ministry.
Public lecture with David Neville
Hear Assoc. Prof. David Neville speak on Matthew’s Gospel and peacemaking at a free public lecture at St Francis College. This lecture is particularly relevant as the 2020 Diocesan theme is ‘Being Together: Practising Peacemaking’ and this year’s Lectionary readings focus on Matthew’s Gospel.
Training for Parish Officers
Training and development days for Parish Administrative Staff, Parish Treasurers and Parish Councillors are being held in each region throughout March. These events are aimed at supporting Parish Officers through connecting and sharing knowledge with people from other parishes who perform a similar role. If your parish is interested in hosting a training day in future, we’d love to hear from you.
Academic writing workshop
Enhance your academic writing skills in this free workshop open to St Francis College students and the broader community. Learn about the characteristics of academic writing, deductive reasoning and an analytical approach, academic writing structure and academic integrity and referencing.
Training for Messy Churches
Is your parish thinking about starting Messy Church or looking for ways to enhance Messy Church? Sue and Glenn Taylor (Messy Church Regional Coordinators for Queensland) are available to provide training and support. An open invitation exists to visit Messy Church at The Parish of Sherwood on the third Sunday of the month at 9 am and meet with Sue and Glenn following the service (please call ahead to arrange). Alternatively, contact Sue to arrange a time for a Messy Church introductory session for your parish. Phone 3379 2723 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spiritual Direction Program
Applications are now open for the 2020 spiritual direction courses offered at St Francis College. Course options include a ‘Certificate in Spiritual Direction’ (4 years, part-time) or ‘The Art of Contemplative Listening’ (1 year, part-time). Apply now and learn how to deepen your relationship with God and help companion others to a personal conversation with God. Applications close Sunday 9 February 2020.
Announcements and vacancies
Find out the latest people movements, including appointments, commissionings and retirements.
Jobs, clergy vacancies and volunteer roles
View current opportunities for clergy and lay people.
Stephen Clarke, Business Manager for St Francis College, will retire at the end of January 2020. An open farewell with drinks and nibbles will be held on Thursday 30 January 2020, 5.30 pm at Old Bishopsbourne, St Francis College. All are welcome. For catering purposes, please RSVP.
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Retreats and spirituality days
Young adult retreat
Join young adults from across the Diocese for a weekend away with great sessions and community to help your faith journey. The retreat is open to those who have graduated high school and are aged up to 25 years.
Join The Rev’d Dr Sarah Bachelard (Diocese of Canberra and Goulburn) on this five-day, four-night silent retreat themed, ‘Gates of hope’.
Listening prayerfully to our feelings
Led by Patrick Oliver and hosted by the Parish of Aspley-Albany Creek, this afternoon workshop will explore how to listen to your feelings and bring them to prayer. For enquiries, please contact the Parish of Aspley-Albany Creek: phone 3263 3518, email email@example.com
Quiet mornings at The Old Friary
"What did Jesus mean when he said…?" Join Patrick Oliver in a series of ‘Quiet mornings’ exploring some of the language and sayings Jesus used which can be difficult to interpret. Dates: Saturdays, 9.30 am to 12.45 pm, 7 March, 21 March and 4 April.
Cursillo Fraser Coast Ultrya
Saturday 8 February, 12-4 pm, St John’s Anglican Church, Hervey Bay, featuring joyous singing, an inspirational witness speaker and a time of group reunion.
Parish, school and community
Find out what ACSQ events are coming up in your local area.
Angligreen pew bulletin inserts
Download Angligreen pew bulletin text for the month of February, including prayer points for those involved in the current bush fires and tips on how to help as an individual or group.
Spiritual Handbook for Survivors of Sexual Abuse
A newly published book by Jane N Dowling titled, Come Forward! Bold Enough to Heal. A Spiritual Handbook for Survivors of Sexual Abuse using Scripture, Visualisation and Art Therapy is now available.
Pray Daily: February
Join the Diocesan community in praying for our parishes, schools and other ministries, as well as other Anglican Dioceses internationally, with daily prayer points throughout February
Written by clergy and lay people across our Diocese, Sunday Devotions are short reflections based on the Lectionary readings of the day, suitable for small group discussion or personal use. Check out this week’s Sunday Devotion, written by The Rev’d Penny Jones from St Francis College and The Parish of Auchenflower-Milton. Share this devotion on your social media channels and in your newsletters.
For sale: wooden pews
The Parish of Pittsworth has an assortment of wooden pews for sale. Some are silky oak and some are pine. They are in sound condition, and range in length from 2.3 metres to 3 metres. Please phone Ian on 0427 938 105. Offers will be considered.
The Parish of St George is in need of a relatively new church organ in good condition. If you can help, please email Diane: firstname.lastname@example.org