Thank you to all our supporters for another fantastic Monster Garage Sale!
The 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.
The application deadline for the Supported Playgroups Casual Worker position has been extended. Were you considering it and just ran out of time? Applications are now due at 9:00am on Monday 21 November 2016. All the information is below and see the Jobs page for the position description.
UnitingCare Kippax is seeking a casual staff person to run our supported playgroups through our Kippax Kids program.
Kippax Kids is one of our flagship programs which supports families with young children to develop social connections and develop children’s skills through playgroups.
We have an exciting opportunity for a mature, motivated and experienced worker. The Supported Playgroup Worker facilitates the Drop-In Playgroup and works in collaboration with local community services organisations to facilitate the Koori Playgroup. Continue reading
Family 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
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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Kippax Uniting Church will be holding its Annual General Meeting on Sunday the 28th of August 2016. More details to come.
Kippax Uniting Church is pleased to announce that Karyl Davison has accepted a call to be our new Executive Minister. Karyl will begin her placement with Kippax in November 2016. Continue reading
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After an amazing 19 years, Rev Gordon Ramsay has concluded his ministry at Kippax Uniting. Sunday 3 April was a day of celebration for this ministry – a mix of sadness, joy, fond remembrance, and excitement for the future.
Below are some pictures and just one of the many speeches given that day.
Just for this weekend, we are holding a single combined Sunday service at 10am,
followed by a congregational lunch.
It is to mark the conclusion of Gordon Ramsay’s ministry at Kippax
Everyone is welcome
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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.
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”.
Kippax Uniting Church is a vibrant congregation and community service body, based in West Belconnen in the ACT. Our purpose is to create a loving, nurturing community. Our community centre welcomes over 1500 people a week.
There are four positions currently open for applications at Kippax:
Therapeutic Play Support Worker (Newpin)
EFMA Counsellor (Emergency Financial & Material Aid)
Details are here