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ABCD Workshop Urban Mission Network

Asset Based Community Development Aug 2018 Head Heart and Hands (internal) – Two local UCA cong and Head Heart and Hands What can you contribute? Not what is wrong! = Individual Asset Mapping Colleen the Tea Pot (external) – warm relationship bridge – church known for making the connection = Connecting …

Clayton UCA and Peter Kenyon

Uniting Communities and Clayton UCA have created Spire Community and today we dig a bit deeper into what God might be calling us to consider what might happen next.  Within Spire we have Hope’s Cafe A Community Garden and Jesus was a Refugee advocacy campaign. Look forward to keeping you in …

Graeme McKerracher at FiA

The US is infamous for their bitter debates about abortion.  But did you also know that there are a group of churches –  evangelical, conservative and progressive,  catholic and protestant – all who have joined with non church social service agencies to reduce the rate of teenage pregnancies? I’m looking …

ABC – Nice and neighbourly

Colleen the Tea Pot has made it onto the ABC 7.30 Report. If you missed it here is the link http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-03-21/nice-and-neighbourly/5338236   My introduction to Colleen can be found at https://myfaithinaction.net/?p=2248  

Colleen – The world’s largest tea pot

The two things that some seniors worry about is 1) pushing out the wheelie bin on bin night and 2) not knowing the name of a close by neighbour – with whom they can say hi a couple of times a week.  So if they pop your clogs someone notices! …

A Beginners Guide

Peter Kenyon is a master teller of stories of  organisations and communities who have reframed their world from deficits to community strengths. A Beginners Guide to ABCD is our annual workshop which opens up the practice of community development for churches. Peter provided substantial input using stories to illustrate the …

When a congregation isn’t the centre

After being provided a guided tour of the physical and intellectual space of Clayton Wesley Uniting Church by our host Paul Turley our group discussed what was happening at the site. Many observations were made about Clayton and its many groups including the “Goodies” Op Shop, Adelaide East assistance, a …