The showing of the Ai Wei Wei film Human Flow at Palace Electric on 19th June raised $1100 from a generous and appreciative sellout audience.
The proceeds will go to Canberra Refugee Support, which has a very successful scholarship program to help students from refugee families.
A smaller but very generous gathering at St David’s on 22nd June to watch the film Hidden Figures raised close to $500 for ACT Safe Shelter, a combined churches and community program caring for the homeless.
The Rector will be returning from leave for one service before his retirement.
This service will be on Sunday 5th August at 9am.
Please note there will be only one service that day and all parishioners are encouraged to attend.
AOA’s Winter Edition of Abundance out now. Copies of the Winter Abundance Magazine are available at the back of both churches, with interesting news of the AOA’s work in Africa.
For more AOA news, contact the AOA Ambassador, Les Böhm by email.
A big Thank You to all those who donated so generously to the ELC for Refugees. Companion House has distributed much of this already. Further donations are always welcome.
Please contact Elizabeth King (6282 3584) or Claudia Hyles (6295 3578) for more information.
A ticket Seller/Organiser is needed now for the St Paul’s Fete which is on Saturday 3rd November. Beth Lee and Rod King will have the prizes defined this month so the ongoing task is to complete ticket printing and, in October, to manage their sale.
Please speak to Beth or contact Rod (Mob 0411093887).
Three of the 10am liturgical assistant teams need an additional member to replace someone who is leaving.
If you might be interested in serving the parish in this way, please speak to Fr John.
The Verandah service offered by St Paul’s Manuka, Wesley Uniting Church and Canberra Baptist Church has come to an end with the relocation of residents of the Stuart Flats. Countless residents and members of the three churches benefited from sharing food, conversation and company over thirty years. Donations of food can continue as these will given to St John’s Care which has an active ministry of caring for those who do not have enough food.
Donations to the Parish of Manuka Arts Foundation and the National Trust of Australia (ACT) St Paul’s Church, Manuka Heritage Conservation Appeal are tax deductible.
The Arts Foundation supports music and the arts in the parish and the Heritage Foundation supports St Paul’s church building.
Donations received by Friday 29th June will be deductible in the 2017-18 financial year.
Speak to the Rector if you are would like to donate to either of these foundations.
23rd and 30th July in Mollison Room at 7 pm a discussion of the book Care for creation: a Franciscan Spirituality of the Earth by Ilia Delio, Keith Douglass Warner, and Pamela Wood.
Available from Book Depository for $22 (free postage).
Please contact Kay Pendlebury for details and study notes 0409 313 153 or email.
We also welcome our organ tuners Ian and Jenny Brown to our 10am Eucharist. They have come all the way from Ballina and have brought with them their set of handbells, which they will play along with some of our own musicians today during the service.