The Council of Churches WA, in partnership with the WA Synod of the Uniting Church, is in the process of training a group of ministry agents to assist in the recovery of communities following disasters and emergencies within the state. This will be done with the view to form a state-wide network of pastoral carers who can engage with the community and churches beyond the initial emergency into the recovery phase, as these communities establish new beginnings. This network will be known as the WA Disaster Recovery Chaplaincy Network (WA DRCN).
To apply please download the following forms and information sheet below.
Application and nomination forms need to be submitted by 19th March 2019
The General Meeting of the Council of Churches was held on 1st November at St Peter & Emmaus church Joondanna. Traditionally held on a Saturday, the time was changed to a Thursday evening, which resulted in a much larger number of people to attend. After supper, the audience listed to speakers share about the diversity of their ecumenical work in areas such as detention centres, caring for creation, sacred pilgrimages and caring for the sick. Details of our March meeting will be out soon, so make sure to reserve the date in your diary!
The Ecumenical Councils throughout Australia are working together in the area of prison reform and prisoner justice. The South Australian Council of Churches has launched a resource entitled Prisoners, Prisons and Respectful Relationships, an online Ecumenical Resource. CCWA is active in this area and is a partner in the Community Justice Coalition. If this is an area of concern for you please visit www.buildingcommunitiesnotprisons.org.au where you will find news, events and articles related to prisons and prisoners. There is also an excellent study guide for small groups for your congregation or network. Contact Isobelle firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
All beings are words of God, His music, His art. Sacred books we are, for the infinite camps in our souls. Every act reveals God and expands His being. I know that may be hard to comprehend. All creatures are doing their best to help God in His birth of Himself. Enough talk for the night. He is laboring in me; I need to be silent for a while, worlds are forming in my heart.