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Friends

On a flight back from Sydney this morning, an announcement from the pilot started “Due to the short sector nature of this flight …”. I was wondering why he didnt just say “Because this is a short flight …”. And as I wondered, I missed what the rest of his announcement was. I thought it was a good reminder to try and make sure that communication is clear, and that we dont lose track of what the key message is.

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Friends

As I’m in Sydney on Friday and Saturday (at a Synod Standing Committee meeting) you are getting the weekly email a day early. I hope it helps with your planning!

This Sunday the UnitingCare Kippax leadership – Board members and staff – are leading our 830 and 1030 services. Martin J Cowling will be speaking about our journey alongside people in our community. Continue reading

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Join us on Sat 29 August to celebrate the West Belconnen community!

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Annual Reports

Our Annual Reports are now available.
You can read them at http://kippax.org.au/governance-and-annual-reports/

Our Annual General Meeting is on Sunday 30 August – 4:30pm for a 5pm start, including dinner. Continue reading

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Friends

After a wonderful time of snow earlier this week (Did any of you get Frozen? Do you want to build a snowman?) I am writing this on one of Canberra’s glorious sunny winter days. I hope you are keeping well and that you are ready for the coming spring. Continue reading

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Hannah’s weekly message

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Friends,

There will be a Memorial service on Saturday (tomorrow) for Wally Holm, at 2pm. Afternoon tea will be hosted by Kippax after the service, so please bring a plate to share.

Sunday at 2.30pm Rosemary Myers will be commissioned as Pastor within the UCA Hospital Chaplaincy Team at the Chapel Building 3, Level 2 Canberra Hospital Yamba Drive Garran. Everyone is welcome. Light refreshments will follow.

This Sunday morning in the 945, we will be making mixing and cooking several of loaves of bread. Come ready to be part of Heaven’s Kitchen, with Gordon Ramsay. Continue reading

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It’s all part of growing up

Many of you may be aware
that when different Councils of the UCA gather to make decisions
we do it by what is called a consensus model.

It’s based on the idea that God doesn’t tell half the room one thing
and the other half something else
And so if there is a substantive difference of opinion,
the likelihood is that we have more work to do
in hearing what it is that God has to say.
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Friends

After a time in Perth for the UCA National Assembly, and then 10 days sick, I am finally back on deck. It’s good to be back.

Please remember that this coming Sunday is the first Sunday in August and therefore it’s lunch day. Continue reading

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Hannah’s weekly message

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Who likes the smell of freshly baked bread first thing in the morning?

This week we welcome back John Emmett who will be sharing in our 830 and 1030 services on the theme of “bread” and seeing “beyond the bread”. I hope it will feed you all. Continue reading

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Hannah’s weekly message

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This Sunday – we are blessed to have Sister Jane Keogh and Ingrid Hatfield with us to talk on the theme of “taking risks”. They will each share about experiences that have invited them to step out in faith. Come and hear from these inspiring women of faith! Continue reading

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Next Garage Sale – Sat 27 June!

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It’s now less than three weeks until our next garage sale!  If you’re after a simple way to help out, you could put a copy of the attached poster up in your neighbourhood or at work to help spread the word.

Click here to download: A3 flyer Kippax Garage Sale June 2015

If you’re interested in volunteering at the sale but are not sure what it’s all about you may be interested in an optional orientation session we’re holding for new volunteers.  The session will be in the Kippax Uniting Church auditorium at 3pm on Saturday 20 June and will go for no more than an hour.

The Garage sale will be held on Saturday 27 June from 8am – 1pm.

For more information see our Garage Sale page.

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Gordon’s weekly message

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Friends

This weekend we are continuing our times of considering how we are writing our “next chapters” in the post-Easter story. So many thanks to Bec and to Beattie who shared part of their ‘chapters’ with us last Sunday. Continue reading

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Hannah’s weekly message

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This week has been a bit wet and wild, hasn’t it!

As the autumn leaves fall (in some areas, the trees fall!) and Canberra gets colder, we look forward to gathering together again to hear the stories of people in our community. Continue reading

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Some of you may have heard the ABC666 Drive program yesterday around 5pm when there was an interview with Zoe Marshall. You may have also heard part of Zoe’s story in the media a couple of weeks back. Continue reading

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Kippax Submission to the ACT Concessions Review

The ACT Government has been conducting a consultation into its Concessions Program (see http://www.timetotalk.act.gov.au/consultations/?engagement=public-consultation-on-the-expenditure-review-of-the-act-concessions-program)

As part of our ongoing advocacy and support for people who are at risk in our community, we have made a submission to this process.  Our submission can be found at Kippax- Concessions submission [1]

We look forward to continuing to work with the ACT Government to ensure that all people in the community have the chance to live a decent life

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Gordon and Hannah’s weekly message

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Easter is always a very special time at Kippax. Our services work across the depths of the experience of our human condition and the story that lies at the heart of the Christian faith.

This weekend is involving a great many people at Kippax. Thank you (in advance) to all the people who have been or will be involved in the planning and the leading of the services. Continue reading

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Easter Services 2015

 

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Easter is always a very special time at Kippax.
Our services work across the depths of the experience of our human condition and the story that lies at the heart of the Christian faith.

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Friends

We have journeyed through our time of Lent, and in our small groups we have been experiencing a range of experiences of prayer. It has been deliberately to help focus our attention on the next week, as we recall and remember the last few days of Jesus life – and then his death and resurrection. Continue reading

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Friends

Lent is racing on. Only a couple of weeks away from Easter and so our services are very much focussed on the later part of the journey.

Last week we were reminded of the identity of God and of the purpose of Jesus’s life – Love. God loved SO MUCH. Continue reading

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Lent begins

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Today marks the beginning of our Lenten journey. There will be an Ash Wednesday service at Kippax tonight at 8pm. This will be a contemplative service where you will be invited to walk the prayer labyrinth and enter into the story of Jesus. We will walk the journey through the season of “inward searching” that is Lent. Continue reading

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Hannah’s weekly message

This weekend (Feb 15) we celebrate Transfiguration Sunday, remembering the mountaintop moment when Jesus “changed” and the disciples experienced God’s presence in an amazing way! When have you had a “mountain top moment” like this? Continue reading

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Friends

This coming Sunday we are really in for a special treat.

Bishop Ian Lambert – the Anglican Bishop in Defence – will be speaking at both our 830 and 1030 services. Continue reading

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February at Kippax

One of the commitments that we make as a congregation to those starting Year 11, is that we will support them through their schooling in ways that are most helpful and practical. This includes tutoring or study assistance. We are a very fortunate and gifted congregation here, and can cover just about everything that people are studying. In the past this has proved extremely helpful for a number of our young students. So … please help!!

Are you willing to be available if needed to help our young people through times in Year 11 & 12? It is a great way to establish relationships and meet some really interesting young people!! Can you help with any subject if called on? Maths? Physics? Legal Studies? English? Drama? Languages? Anything?? Continue reading

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Celebrating Indigenous Spirituality – concert

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Join us for an Evening of Song and Reflection with Johnny Huckle and Friends
Kippax Uniting Church, Luke Street, Holt
Saturday 21 February 2015 at 7.30 pm Continue reading

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Dying to know: “Death Cafe”

Coming up – Death Café, Sunday February 15, 5-7pm at KUCC. The death café is a small, friendly and informal gathering in a relaxed café environment to discuss death in order to lead a fuller life. What are you dying to know? Continue reading

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Transitions Sunday – celebrating start of school year 1 February 2015

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Kippax is now on Twitter

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Follow us now on Twitter: @kippaxUC

You can also follow Gordon Ramsay: @Gordon_R_Ramsay

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At home Advent responses Week 4

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Week 4 – Love in the midst of rejection

Mary proclaimed: “God’s mercy is from generation to generation.  He has lifted up the lowly”. There is no reality of rejection by God. But instead, God’s love knows no bounds, no ends, no limits.

Whatever we face in life, God’s steadfast love surrounds us. Continue reading

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This Sunday we start our single, combined worship services – 930am eachSunday through to (& including) 18 January.

This week our theme is “Love in the midst of Rejection”

Our times over Christmas mean that there are a range of opportunities for coming together to celebrate: Continue reading

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At home Advent responses Week 3

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Week 3 – Joy in the midst of despair – may you feel a sense of transforming joy

When all is empty and all semblance of life is gone, God is not yet finished.  The story is not yet complete.  There is still space for joy. We celebrate the One who has come, is coming and will come again. Continue reading

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Friends
I hope you have been finding the Advent responses on our website each week – and finding them helpful

This week is the 3rd week of Advent and we are continuing in our season of contrasts. This week’s theme is “Joy in the midst of Despair”
It has been, as always, an absolute privilege to be part of the Kippax Christmas Appeal, and see some of the ways that joy has been brought into people’s lives over the past few days. Thank you for everyone’s involvement – no matter what form it has taken this year. Continue reading

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At home Advent responses Week 2

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Week 2 – Peace in the midst of conflict
May you feel the sense of unexpected peace

The prophet wrote
“Comfort, comfort my people. Speak tenderly to them
 and let them know that they have served their term”.

Even while conflict continues around us, God offers a different way. God calls us to breathe in the holy breath of peace. Continue reading

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As the season of Advent contrast continues, we are getting ready for what is to come.

Did you check out the Kippax website this week?

Advent reflections will be posted on the Kippax website www.kippax.org.au. Each of the reflections will have two contrasting responses. These reflections aim to give an opportunity for response no matter where you are in life at this time of year. This week’s reflections reflect on hope in hopelessness.

How are you feeling as we approach Christmas? Continue reading

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At-home Advent responses – Week 1

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Advent 2014  – A Season of Contrasts

Advent is a time of preparation, of getting ready, of counting down to Christmas! It can be exciting and life giving, or overwhelming and distressing. 

Each of the reflections will have 2 suggestions for response that are pastoral (internally focussed reflections) or missional (outwardly focussed actions). These Advent reflections aim to give an opportunity for response no matter where you are in life at this time of year.

As you journey through Advent, may you experience a sense of defiant Hope, unexpected Peace, transforming Joy, and the warmth of Love that Christ brings.  Continue reading

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Where you can drop off toy donations

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Toys can be dropped off to the following locations:

Autoco Phillip Mechanical and Smash Repairs: 5 Rickerby St Phillip ACT 2606

BSelect Phillip: 4/74-80  Parramatta St Phillip ACT 2606

Pedders Phillip: 5-19 Salamander Crt Phillip ACT 2606

Autoco Belconnen: 86 Nettlefold St Belconnen ACT 2617 Continue reading

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