Kairos: reaching out to those impacted by the justice system

Kairos Prison Ministry Australia is an interdenominational International Christian ministry reaching out to incarcerated individuals, their families and those who work with them; to bring sustainable meaning and Christian hope in the place of loneliness, isolation and despair.

Kairos Inside is a three to five day short course run in the prisons and Kairos Outside is a weekend (free of charge to guests) for women who have been impacted by the justice system, including having had or still has a member of the family in prison.  The team provides a safe environment over a weekend where guests are given an opportunity to interact with other families without shame or judgement.Continue Reading

Tongan thank you

Two years ago Scarborough Uniting Church welcomed into its church family Sione and Ana Lea’aetoa and their three children, Silesa, Susana and Lemoto.

The April 2018 issue of Revive told the story of Sione’s journey towards ordained ministry. Ana is also going through a Period of Discernment this year.

Ana’s father, Rev Beni Lalahi, is a minister in Tonga. The ministry he is undertaking focuses on vulnerable families, elderly people and prison ministry. Scarborough Uniting Church, through Ana, is supporting the children in his church with prayers and gifts. Continue Reading

A holy place

The sun was shining, a gentle breeze waved through the trees and birds pranced around, busy making nests among the branches overhead. It was the perfect Spring day for the St Stephen’s School Carramar community to bless their new Bush Chapel – a space for all to reflect, set amongst the flora and fauna of the nature play space.

“You could really tell that God was amongst us on this beautiful day,” Donella Beare, St Stephen’s School Principal, said.Continue Reading

Uniting Aid unveils the John Ward Resource Centre

Uniting Aid is a caring service providing emergency relief and other services to vulnerable people in the City of Stirling. Years ago, we operated our op shop out of a garden shed at the back of the church’s premises, which comprised just a house converted as best we could into an emergency relief centre.  This garden shed was very small and also very hot, and there were many days during the summer when we could not open the shop because it was too hot to work in.   Continue Reading

125 years of history in Mundijong

Mundijong Heritage Uniting Church is celebrating 125 years since its founding. A commemorative service will be held on Sunday 2 December, 10.00am, at the church, 18 Paterson St Mundijong, as part of a range of activities

The church opened in January 1905 as the Mission church, the second in town after the Anglican church in 1896. It is thought to be partly funded by the Jarrahdale Saw Milling Co, in thanks for the care provided by Methodist nursing nuns at the cottage hospital in Jarrahdale during the 1895 Typhoid epidemic. Continue Reading

Beautiful bush specimens delight exhibition-goers

Hundreds of wildflower specimens drew a steady stream of visitors to the 93rd Busselton Wildflower Exhibition, held from Thursday 4 to Friday 5 October.

The exhibition provides wildflower enthusiasts an opportunity to learn more about the local varieties with advice from botanists on site or visitors can just enjoy the sights and smells of the exhibition as they wander through the exhibition.Continue Reading