Minute from a Minister


17
Feb 2019

If you didn’t already know, Chloe’s Place is an organisation that we partner with here in Cairns. If you don’t know much about them, here is a link to their website http://chloesplace.com.au/ Chloe’s Place or Cairns Pregnancy Help, as it is also known, exists to encourage and support women and couples in Cairns facing an unplanned or crisis pregnancy. In 2015, a local female doctor noticed that amongst her patients, and among her friends and her family, unplanned pregnancies happen. And although they can be really exciting, often they can be totally overwhelming.......

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10
Feb 2019

Every year the U.S. President gives a ‘State of the Union’ speech; Donald Trump has just given his, and he commented how the U.S.A. is a very divided nation on many issues. The same is true for Australia. Just start having a conversation with a varied group of people about whether the date for Australia Day should be changed or not and you’ll see what I mean! There are various things that any of us can do to help reduce unnecessary divisions and help bring people closer together, and we should be......

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04
Feb 2019

In three week’s time on Sunday 24th February at 11.30am, God willing, we’ll be having our AGM. And because we are such a mixed bunch (in a nice sense), or to put it another way: because we come from either no denominational background or various ones, as well as some of us are relatively newcomers, I thought I’d briefly explain what it is about. The AGM will basically cover three areas: ministry reports, financial accounts and leaders. God willing, ministry reports for 2018 will be accepted; audited accounts for 2018 will be......

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29
Jan 2019

It dawned on me the other day that the leaders of many of the major nations in the world seem very distracted from their jobs, as they try to handle other things that come their way. We have the USA, seemingly preoccupied with building a wall and prepared to close down its government until it gets the go-ahead; we have the UK still trying to sort out Brexit, and even at home here in Australia we have one poll after another, and a political party determining it’s leader – our PM –......

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