Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2020 -“They showed us unusual kindness” Acts 28:2

Today, Sunday 24 May 2020 is the start of Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. The materials for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity have been prepared by the Christians Together in Malta.

We have compiled a series of daily reflections using the resources from Christians Together in Malta through World Council of Churches and Churches Together in Britain & Ireland.

Each day we will post a link for the 8 days of reflections as well as on our FACEBOOK page. Click on the link below and it will take you to an audio on our Youtube channel.

Events for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity are:

24 May 2020 3pm (EST) – Ecumenical Service of Worship Click HERE to join.

30 May 2020 2pm (WST) – Ecumenical Hour of Prayer presented by the Focolare Movement – Click HERE to Join

31 May 2020, 5pm (WST) Hosted by Prayer Together in WA streaming live on their website, join HERE

 

 

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WA Disaster Recovery Chaplaincy Network Training Workshop

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

Additional Information 

Application Form

Nomination Form

 

 

 

 

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Silent Night – Ecumenical Christmas Service

Come to this ecumenical service and join us as we celebrate the birth of Jesus with music, carols, readings and prayer. Following the service please join us for light refreshments.

Doors open at 18:00

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CCWA General Meeting

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!

Advent Resources

There are some excellent resources for the season of Advent available from the World Council of Churches:

http://www.oikoumene.org/en/resources/other-liturgical-resources/advent-resources.html

The Church of Scotland invites you to share advent with the people of Palestine.  Resources here:  http://www.churchofscotland.org.uk

Churches Together in Britain and Ireland offer a resource for a service of nine lessons with carols:  http://www.ctbi.org.uk/CGO/519

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Building Communities not Prisons

Logo from Uniting Church website 'Building Communities not Prisons"

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 ecumenical@churcheswa.com.au for more information.

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The Path of Contemplation

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.

                                                                                    Meister Eckhart