Gordon’s weekly message

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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Christmas Service times – including 930am combined Sunday worship service

Christmas is always a creative and engaging time at Kippax.   We hope you can join us in one or more of our special times.

We come together for our Sunday worship times at 930am, starting 21 Dec.
That will continue through January.
We will return to our usual 3 services on Sunday 25 January.

On Christmas Eve at 4pm we have a time of stories for children, and for the young at heart

On Christmas Eve at 8pm, we will gather for Carols, in Dungowan St Hawker

On Christmas Eve at 11pm we have our very special creative service – Journey to Bethlehem

And on Christmas Day at 9am we hold our all-age celebration – Presence in the midst of absence

 

We hope you can join with us.

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Let’s Give Everyone a Christmas 2014

lets give Xmas everyone bannerChristmas is a time of celebration. Many of us spend it with family or friends, enjoying a bit of an ‘end of year’ break of some sort or another. Some of us do not.

Our appeal “Let’s Give everyone a Christmas” is on the way again.  We expect to be supporting more than 2000 people this Christmas.  We provide food, toys for young children, and movie ticket packs for teenagers. Our target is to collect $50,000 in time for Christmas this year. That is an enormous task, and one which can only be achieved with the generosity of the Canberra community.  Thank you. Continue reading

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At home Advent responses Week 3

Joy Advent candle

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.

 

 

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Gordon’s weekly message

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

Peace Advent candle 2

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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Gordon’s weekly message

Street view Kippax

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

Advent 2014 candles

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

toys at christmas

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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Joy in the midst of despair – External response

Joy Advent candleResponse 2 – People who feel that they are committed to bringing a sense of transforming joy for others

- Send ‘thank you cards’ instead of Christmas cards. To send an Ecard: http://www.123greetings.com/thank_you/
– Start a gratitude challenge: take a photo a day until Christmas of things that bring you joy. Share these pictures on your Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/23219991961/?ref=br_tf
– Watch this trailer of Finding Joy for inspiration
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyqpC2fszXc

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