Since early 2017 the State Board have been undertaking a review of the State Conference, including all churches, work groups and departments of Churches of Christ SA & NT. Please find attached the latest report presented to the Conference at the AGM in November. This is a summary report. If you would like more detail, please contact us.
Please find attached our Newsletter for December. Our next state Newsletter will be available late January 2019.
JOIN US FOR A 4KM WALK ALONG THE STURT RIVER AND RAISE MONEY FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE HUNGRY
Many people walk into MarionLIFE Community Services hungry.
Some haven’t eaten for a day, others for longer.
Some people have families to feed, others just need a little food for themselves.
The MarionLIFE Hunger Walk is an annual event to raise awareness about those experiencing hunger and raise money to support the work of MarionLIFE Community Services providing food, care and support to individuals and families in need.
Saturday 3 November 2018 at 9:00am
Register today and get involved https://www.trybooking.com/426602
Parking will be available on site at the rear (Enter off Alawoona Ave)
Arrive from 8.15am ready to start at 9am on 4 November at MarionLIFE Community Services, 887 Marion Road, Mitchell Park. The walk will conclude with a special breakfast.
If you feel that you may not be able to walk the entire 4km, we will be providing a bus at the halfway point to take those who need it back to MarionLIFE. Please click ‘Yes’ to this option when you register to give us an indication of numbers but you don’t have to use the bus if you don’t need to!
This event will also feature stalls from local community organisations.
First Aid on the day will be provided by St John Ambulance.
This event catered for by Marion Church of Christ’s Side Gate Café, Lions Club of Edwardstown and Foodbank SA.
MarionLIFE Community Services | 887 Marion Rd, Mitchell Park, South Australia 5043
Collect pantry supplies
- Collect some pantry staples like milk, pasta and cereals to build up our stores
- You can bring them in on the day and put them in our specially marked boxes
Fundraise for us
- Why not make an extra donation or commit to raising enough for a $30 Emergency Pack, $70 for 30 men to have a hot breakfast or $160 for 50 people to have a two course dinner?
- Can’t attend the walk, but would still like to make a donation? Donate online here www.givenow.com.au/marionlife
Register for the 2018 MarionLIFE Hunger Walk https://www.trybooking.com/426602
The inaugural MarionLIFE Hunger Walk was held in 2017. Watch the recap video below.
We had a fantastic time in 2017 with 91 people joining us on the day. Money raised will allow us to cover the costs of our Community Meal for six months, which equals 600+ meals served! Thank you!
In the October Need2Know you will find:
- An article by Scott Combridge
- An update on marriage enrichment resources from Mark Riessen
- Surrender Conference event info
- News from Stirling Theological College, GMP and CareWorks
- Convention 2018 update
Last month we heard from visiting speakers Dean Phelan and Andrew Menzies talking about Kingdom Communities and how churches can facilitate a much broader imagination in facilitating a range of creative ways people can access the Kingdom of God.
They talked about a book they had co-authored called "Kingdom Communities: Shining the light of Christ through Faith, Hope & Love". Well that book is now published and available for purchase. See the link below to grab your copy.
Here's an endorsement from Mike Frost of Morling College;
"Read this book and I guarantee you’ll be deeply encouraged even before you finish the introduction! God is doing something new, breathing fresh life into his people, sending them out as Kingdom Communities, embedded in neighbourhoods right across the country. Andrew Menzies and Dean Phelan have got their finger on the pulse. Their book is not only full of stories from around Australia, it provides both the theological frame and the practical steps for launching a movement of Kingdom Communities wherever God has placed you."
SURRENDER Adelaide:18 Saints+Citizens | 12-14 October
"Set your hearts on things above, not on earthly things...and the Word became flesh and moved into the neighbourhood".
Consumerism and conflict, politics and power, fear and injustice mark the narrative of our world and our streets. Humanity was created from the dust of the land, yet God breathed His life into us - but have we lost connection to both? As we follow Jesus, how do we understand and balance the call to seek His kingdom coming in the now of our neighbourhoods and world, yet have faith and find hope in the promise of a creation made whole. Can we embody the way of Jesus now as citizens in our places and world, yet hold an eternal identity as saints?
Friday 12 October | 10:00am – 9.00pm (Registrations open at 9:00am)
Saturday 13 October | 10:00am – 9.00pm (Registrations open at 9:00am)
Sunday 14 October | 10:00am – 1:00pm
Marion Church of Christ | Corner Marion Road & Alawoona Avenue, South Australia
Churches of Christ in Australia is a partner organisation with Stop the Traffik. The following information has been provided for Churches of Christ SA & NT to circulate.
Lobby Lab - You Can Make A Difference
Pilgrim Uniting Church Hall, 12 Flinders St, Adelaide
Thursday August 30th 6-7:30pm For more info ring Carolyn 0438040959, Fuzz 0407931115
Slavery is the fastest growing and second largest illegal trade in the world. Australia is developing a Modern Slavery Act that if robust, could help save thousands of people from slavery around the world. We need our politicians to hear that Australians are interested, and want them to know what we think is important!
Fuzz & Carolyn Kitto National Directors of STOP THE TRAFFIK Aust. Coalition and Sky Kakoschke-Moore (former SA Senator) former federal politicians are running workshops to help you know how to contact your Senators and Federal Politicians, know how to talk with them and what are the key points to talk through with them. We have a democratic process in Australia and we think it is good to know how to use it – for the sake of the Common Good.