February, 2014

Church in South Sudan Call for Peace

Friday, February 21st, 2014

Member churches of the World Council of Churches (WCC) in South Sudan say “we are tired of war”, stressing the urgency to “work for peace and rebuild what has been destroyed”. The South Sudanese churches conveyed this stance in a statement they issued in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on 10 February, where negotiations between the South Sudanese government and Sudan People’s Liberation Movement... Read More »

Coffee will save the world

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

The two cups of coffee you give up each day in March and April will help a child learn to read. Great headline!  If I actually drank coffee I’d be sold.  Likewise those TV ads I remember from my childhood:  “For less than a cup of coffee a day, you can change Marli’s life.”  Cue […]  

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It’s all here: our February E-news

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

In this issue: Lent Event is less than two weeks away | South Sudan – one family’s story | Disability Inclusion in Action | Uniting Church saddened by death of Fiji Methodist President Waqairatu | Make a difference in 2014 | Blogs and Articles Round Up Lent Event is less than two weeks away! Have you and your congregation come on board with Lent Event this year? If not, it’s not too late... Read More »

Align, balance and repair… Lent in action

Friday, February 14th, 2014

Just near where I live is a tyre business. When it fits your new tyres it promises to ‘align, balance and repair’ your tyres. That pretty much sums up how I understand the season of Lent. It’s an opportunity for Christians to intentionally enter a time of deep reflection and assessment to monitor our addictions […]  

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I want to get involved in Lent Event – now what?

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

What’s the aim of Lent Event? Lent Event is a chance to get together to worship, reflect and act on God’s word.  It’s a practical expression of the call of God to be a loving community and witness to God’s compassion and justice. ACT – give up something you’d struggle to do without for 40 days.  Stand in solidarity with those who have no choice but to live with less.  Put aside what... Read More »

Prayer for the Methodist Church in Fiji and Rotuma

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

A prayer for the Methodist Church in Fiji and Rotuma following the death of Rev. Dr. Tuikilakila Waqairatu. “Creator God  and Lover of all people, we thank you for the late President of the Methodist Church in Fiji and Rotoma, the Rev. Dr. Tuikilakila Waqairatu who kept the faith and made witness for Christ; championing reconciliation; upholding the truth, resisting evil and laboring for freedom,... Read More »

Uniting Church saddened by death of Fiji Methodist President Waqairatu

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

The Uniting Church in Australia is shocked and saddened to hear of the death today of the President of the Methodist Church in Fiji and Rotuma President Waqairatu. A former General Secretary of the Church, Rev Waqairatu commenced his term as President in mid-2012 and was inducted as President at the 2013 Methodist Conference in Suva. Rev Waqairatu was admitted to the Colonial War Memorial Hospital... Read More »