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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 …

Blackwood UCA and Goodwill

Ren Mori (Manager Goodwill ) Lee Sauerwald (Executive Manager Uniting Corporate Service) and I were shown around Blackwood Uniting by  Cogs Smith this morning.  We had a coffee conversation about how Goodwill and Blackwood UCA might cooperate next year. Thanks Coral for finding time to meet with us at this late …

Mrs Elizabeth Finnigan

I’m amazed by my conversation with Mrs Elizabeth Finnigan today.  I met Elizabeth at our Saturday morning workshop at Clayton Uniting Church.  It was inspiring to hear a 92 year old describe her hope for change at Clayton UCA. Elizabeth finished her conversation with “I’m proud of the fact that I …

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 …

Visiting and longer workshops

Last week I visited Joanna at her new workplace at BaptistCare.  We had a long conversations about our favourite moments in the Faith in Action initiative.  Two things stood out as working really well – visiting churches and the longer workshops.  We have decided to run with these themes in …

Blackwood UCA

This week I had the privilege of visiting Blackwood UCA with Rev Cogs (Coral) Smith and Rev Phil Hoffmann. Blackwood has a weekly community program called  Blackwood Community Classes for over thirty years with over 200 participants each week.  The car park is full but the demographics tend to one  end …