Upcoming Events at Kippax

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

Sunday Gatherings

During this time of year we combine all our normal Sunday gatherings and come together at 9:30 am for our Sunday worship time. This will start on 18 December and will continue through January.

Christmas in Pilgrim Place

At Canberra City Uniting Church, on 18 December from 5:30 pm to 8 pm you are welcome to come and share with us in the Christmas story! Pat the lambs and other animals in the petting zoo, sing your favourite carols, buy a Christmas tree or craft from our markets, grab a sausage sandwich or food from one of our stalls. Join in our moving nativity scene and come dressed as a shepherd or wise man or angel. See Facebook for the event details. Or download this PDF.

Christmas Gatherings

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

On Christmas Eve at 8:15 pm, there is also an opportunity to gather for carols, at Dungowan Street, Hawker.

Then we will gather together on Christmas Eve at 11 pm and again on Christmas Day at 9 am we will gather to celebrate.

January Events

Towards the end of the summer school holidays Holiday Happenings is on again on Thursday January 19, for Primary School aged children.

Then on January 29 one of the highlights of the year is Transition Sunday – a significant time in the  life of young people and their families from right across the Kippax community.

 

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Thank You!!

Thank you to all our supporters for another fantastic Monster Garage Sale!

garage-sale-3The sale had a fabulous community feel and together we raised around $19 000 to support the Kippax Uniting Community. A very special thank you to our 137 volunteers and our supporters Storage King Belconnen, Woolworths Kippax and On Time Rubbish Removals.

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#LetThemStay – Sanctuary for the 267 Asylum Seekers

Today the Kippax Uniting Church Council sent a letter to the Chairperson of the Canberra Region Presbytery to affirm the actions of the Canberra Region Presbytery, the Uniting Church Assembly, UnitingJustice Australia, other Uniting Church congregations, and the many other Churches across Australia in their public declaration that they would offer sanctuary to the 267 asylum seekers – including 37 babies – to prevent their return to Nauru.
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It is the position of the Church Council that, in light of our Gospel values, it is right to make a stand for the sake of our neighbours who seek asylum. Every human being is made in the image of God. We as a Church have a responsibility to protect and care for them as human beings
Therefore, the Kippax Uniting Church Council stands with the Presbytery and other congregations and will seek to protect these people who are fleeing from persecution. This is a moral issue that cannot be ignored.
We offer to provide sanctuary to this group of most vulnerable people “with open doors, open hearts, and open tables”.
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UnitingCare Kippax signs up to Family Matters

family-mattersFamily Matters – kids safe in culture, not in care is Australia’s national campaign to ensure Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people grow up safe and cared for in family, community and culture.  Family Matters aims to eliminate the over representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in out of home care by 2040. Continue reading

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Stop Federal Government Cuts to Aged Care Health Funding #stopthecuts

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The Federal Government is set to cut the Complex Health Care element of the Aged Care Funding Instrument (ACFI) by $1.2 billion over four years in the 2016-17 Budget, on top of $750 million which was cut in December 2015. Independent modelling suggests the real impact of the cuts will more than $2.5billion.

UnitingCare Australia wants to work with the Federal Government to develop a more sustainable funding model that will support Australia’s ageing population and does not jeopardise the care of vulnerable older Australians.

What’s the impact?

Should the cuts go ahead, funding will be reduced for each newly admitted aged care resident, or those whose needs are reassessed, by an average of $6,655 per year, with a reduction in funding of up to $18,000 for older people with the most complex needs.

Critical health care needs such as wound and skin care, mobility needs, arthritis treatment and end of life care are under direct threat. Aged care services will also be limited in their capacity to deliver the level of care to meet the needs of residents, reducing their wellbeing and quality of life.

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ACT Election – rolls close soon

Elections are an important way that we all get to contribute to decisions that affect our lives.  To be involved you have to be correctly enrolled to vote.

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