SAVE THE DATE – Sat 11 August

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NAIDOC in the North – Saturday 14 July

NAIDOC in the North – a Free Family Festival 11:00AM – 3:00PM, SATURDAY 14 JULY 2018 Kingsford Smith School, Holt (via Hardwick Cres)

face painting and fun for kids
> live music and dance performances
> drop-in art & craft workshops for all ages
> photo exhibition (see reverse for entry details)
> food stalls, a bonfire, free hot damper and more!

Naidoc Week in the North 2018

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Jobs jobs jobs…

Looking for full-time work? Three days a week?  20 hours a week?  UnitingCare Kippax currently has employment opportunities for all of those options!

We’re looking for a full time Emergency Material and Financial Aid (EMFA) staff person, a three day a week Kippax Connections Program Officer and a 20 hour a week Case Manager. Do any of those sound interesting?  You’ll need relevant qualifications and to be comfortable working within the ethos of the Uniting Church.  Have a look at the jobs page for more information.

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KIPPAX WINTER ARTS FAIR

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Put the 11th of August in your diary!!  Kippax will be holding a Winter Arts Fair from 10am – 1pm in the Kippax Uniting Community Centre.   Featuring:

  • local award winning artists;
  • demonstrations;
  • hand made gifts;
  • kid’s craft table;
  • delicious home baked refreshments!

 

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Gratitude

Did you know that practicing gratitude makes us happier and healthier?

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Gratitude is a thankful appreciation for what one receives, whether tangible or intangible. With gratitude, people acknowledge the goodness in their lives. In the process, people usually recognize that the source of that goodness lies at least partially outside themselves. As a result, gratitude also helps people connect to something larger than themselves as individuals — whether to other people, nature, or a higher power.

Research shows that gratitude is strongly and consistently associated with greater happiness. Gratitude helps people feel more positive emotions, relish good experiences, improve their health, deal with adversity, and build strong relationships.

Here are some ways to cultivate gratitude on a regular basis:

  • Write a thank-you note. You can make yourself happier and nurture your relationship with another person by writing a thank-you letter expressing your enjoyment and appreciation of that person’s impact on your life.
  • No time to write?  Thank someone mentally.  It may help just to think about someone who has done something nice for you, and mentally thank the individual.
  • Keep a gratitude journal. Make it a habit to write down or share with a loved one thoughts about the gifts you’ve received each day.
  • Count your blessings. Pick a time every day or week to sit down and write about your blessings — reflecting on what you are grateful for.
  • Pray. If you’re the praying kind, use prayer to thank God for things you are grateful for.

 

 

 

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