Bulletin - June 2008 Coordinator and Pastoral Worker Appointed We are pleased to announce that Christine Secombe has been appointed Coordinator of the Network on the basis of two days a week and Rev Alex Rodgers has been appointed as the Network’s Pastoral Worker on the basis of one day a week. Welcome Christine and Alex! Christine is an active member of the Morialta congregation and is a member of the Reference Group. The Coordinator is responsible for all management, communication and financial matters associated with the Network and is the first point of contact for enquiries. Christine may be contacted at her home office at 23A Devitt Ave, Payneham South, phone 8332 8339 and via at our web site http://www.urbannetwork.org.au/ Alex is a minister at Prospect Road Uniting Church (St John's) and will combine his pastoral role with assisting in development of network projects and sub networks. Alex’s telephone number is 8269 4127. As part of the shared leadership model adopted by the Network’s Reference Group, Chris Harkness organizes our gatherings; Dean Eland continues as a member of the Presbytery Pastoral Relations and Placements Committee and will assist in developing and resourcing the theme of the year, Developing Strong Directions for Ministry and Mission; Bruce Ind is convening a review of the Network and will be contacting congregations shortly for their comments to some questions; and Anne Butler, Sean Gilbert and Ivan Miller assist with specific responsibilities. Peter Russell, although not a member of the group, has developed our web site. Thank you Peter. Keep these Dates in Mind Third Network Gathering: Saturday August 2nd 2008, 10.30 to 3.00pm HEALS, Clifton St. UCA Centre, Corner Clifton St. & The Crescent, Blair Athol. Fourth Network Gathering: Thursday 27th November, 6.30pm Adelaide Korean Church, 40 Third Ave, St Morris. Annual Presbytery/Synod: October 30th to November 2nd Wayville Showgrounds News from the Churches Placement Report Currently we have seven congregations involved in issues related to placing ministers and other staff. Modbury, Church of the Trinity, Brougham Place, and Newland, Victor Harbor, are all currently seeking a minister. Clayton Wesley, Scots, Pilgrim and Morialta are also planning to appoint staff or supply ministry during this year. The Network is represented by the coordinator at the monthly meetings of the Presbytery PRC and Placements committee. 2008 Public Seminars with Professor Bernard Brandon Scott Bernard Brandon Scott is a charter member of the Jesus Seminar, which is a research project of the Westar Institute, a research and educational institute dedicated to the advancement of religious literacy. Through publications and research projects like the Jesus Seminar, Westar has opened up a new kind of conversation about religion. This is an honest, no-hold-barred exchange involving thousands of scholars, clergy and other individuals who have critical questions about the past, present and future of religion. Reclaiming the Resurrection: The resurrection story in history and its lesson for today. Wednesday 9 July 7.30 pm Effective Living Centre $15/$12 Maybe Paul Wasn’t so Bad! Who is the real Paul and why did we get him wrong? Friday 11 July 7.30 pm Effective Living Centre $15/$12 Re-Imagining the World in Parables: The Prodigals: the Kingdom as a dysfunctional family. Sunday 13 July 1.30 pm Scotch College Chapel, Carruth Rd, Torrens Park $18/$15 Bookings: Effective Living Centre, 26 King William Road, Wayville ph 8271 0329 Mon, Wed, from 10am - 3pm Email: firstname.lastname@example.org ‘Growing Disciples’ Email Discussion Group Join a new e-group forum to help congregations grow passionate, life-long disciples of Jesus Christ. Hosted by the Discipleship Core Team – Craig Mitchell, Sandy Boyce and Simon Dent - as part of the Presbytery’s Strategic Plan. Go to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/growing-disciples/ to sign up, or email email@example.com to get yourself added. Spirit Journeys Exploring your centre in the centre Ooldea – Maralinga Pilgrimage, Monday September 1 – Monday September 8 2008. Contact Rev Ian Hunter, ph 8278 7699 email firstname.lastname@example.org Visit by our partner Korean Church, PROK, 1-8 September 2008 At this stage, it seems that 12 people will be coming, 7 from Kunsan Presbytery and 5 from Iksan Presbytery, including Rev Choi Yang Im. Billets will be needed during this week. For further information about the visit, or to offer accommodation, contact Lyn Leanne, International Mission Officer, phone 8236 4239 email email@example.com Leadership for Life weekend 19-21 September 2008, Nunyara Conference Centre Participants will join together in worship, small group time, workshops, listening to guest speakers Rev Felicity Amery and Rev Denis Edwards, and will have the opportunity to get to know other young adults through these activities, shared meals and free time. For more information or registration forms: Deanna Howland, Earth Project Officer, Ph: 8271 9528, Mob: 0427 0429 32 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Ellerslie International Flower Show Beautiful Christchurch New Zealand, sister city to Adelaide, is hosting this Flower Show in March 2009. If you are interested in being part of a tour group, Heather Bald would love to hear from you. Open gardens, Floral Festival and more! Please contact Heather for more information on 8236 4243 email: email@example.com Contact the Network Coordinator for further information and enquiries. Check out our web site at http://www.urbannetwork.org.au/ for the latest news.
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