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Archive for September 2019

Bible Forum (Launceston), Saturday 2nd November 2019

Topic: “Worship as Compass; Worship as Throne-room” Guest speaker: The Rev. Dr Rhys Bezzant, Senior Lecturer, Ridley Theological College When: Saturday 2nd November 2019 Where: St John’s Church, 157 St John’s Street, Launceston Enquiries to:

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Introducing Pam Lake – Safe Church Communities Coordinator

We welcome Pam Lake into the role of Safe Church Communities (SCC) Coordinator for the Anglican Diocese of Tasmania. We are therefore ambassadors for Christ as if God is telling his message through us. “This has been my personal vision statement since as a teenager I committed my life to mission…that of being an ambassador…

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A Week on Mission

In March this year, Bishop Richard approached me to share an idea: what would it look like if he came and spent a week with us, here in the Parish of Deloraine, engaging in a series of intentionally evangelistic and missional opportunities? The premise was simple, instead of encouraging evangelism and supplying training, by coming…

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Just over 400 Anglicans gathered for the Bishop’s Training Event 2019

On Saturday 21 September around 400 adults and children gathered for the annual Bishop’s Training Event. This year, for the first time, we had a live-streamed event to a group of about 40 in Burnie and another 18 on King Island, and they participated enthusiastically!  In Burnie this included some separate music and workshops. In…

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Mission to Seafarers honoured their veteran Jack Tomes OAM

Jack Tomes OAM started as a volunteer with the Mission to Seafarers (Hobart) in 1937, aged 17 years. He maintained his interest and involvement up to his death on the 5th January 2019. With his wife, Kath, they kept the Mission open for seafarers during difficult times. Jack regularly sat on the wharf when cruise…

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Anti-Poverty Week – October 13th to 19th

Anti-Poverty Week is designed to help Australians have a better understanding of poverty and to encourage us all to take action and focus on positive solutions to end poverty. The Anti-Poverty Week website  has lots of helpful information. Tasmania Anti-Poverty Week Launch is in the Elizabeth St Mall on October 14th at 11am. Can you…

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Alpha co-ordinators – South, North & North-West

ANITA BOOKER – Alpha Coordinator SOUTHERN Tasmania If you haven’t already met the lovely and faith-filled Anita Booker, then we encourage you to! Anita is the Alpha South TAS Church Relationship Coordinator based in Hobart. She has taken over from Andrea Hensher. Anita became a Christian in 1991 and has been actively involved in Christian…

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Join the National Day of Climate Action – 20th September 2019

Climate change poses a significant threat to the future of our planet and its people. The news is full of reports of extreme weather conditions and rising sea levels impacting poor and vulnerable people around the world. Scientists agree that by 2050 global carbon emissions need to be half of those in 2000 if we…

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Christmas in July

We had a wonderful Christmas in July dinner.  We shared great food and fellowship, and we heard from Margaret Savage on the breadth of the amazing work of Anglicare. Margaret was very grateful for our “Christmas gift” donations.  She advised that goods donated in June had been taken to Trinity Hill, supported accommodation for 16-24…

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