MtE Update – August 18 2017


the latest MtE Update!

  1. Our new study series has begun – not to late to join in (week 2 next week)! You can register for a group from this page.
  2. The latest Presbytery update (August 15) is here.
  3. The latest Synod update (August 9) is here.
  4. For those interested in some background reading to the readings for this Sunday August 20, see the links here. We are presently hearing the Series II OT readings on Sunday.


Other things of potential interest

Dear Vic/Tas Uniting for Refugees Network members,

National Day of Action – 8th October!

Different groups in the refugee sector are planning for a National Day of Action on Sunday 8th October, and we would like to encourage you to think of creative ways that you might be able to might mark this day and use it as a way of calling for bipartisan commitments for humane solutions and real justice for those who are entangled within the awful web of offshore detention, long periods of arbitrary detention, prolonged family separation, and no clear guarantees of permanent protection.

It might be as simple as a reflection in the Service that morning (using some previously-published Refugee Week resources by UnitingJustice), or a creative activity involving your Congregation on the day.   If you’re doing an activity, please send through a photo and a few lines about what you did – that would be great to promote to others to give encouragement and ideas!

On that day in Melbourne, a City-wide event is being organised by the Refugee Action Collective for 2pm at the State Library – further information can be found here:

Keep an eye on our Vic/Tas Uniting for Refugees Network Facebook page, as well as the pages of Refugee Advocacy NetworkRefugee Action CollectiveAustralian Refugee Action NetworkRural Australians for RefugeesSafe Asylum Tasmania and other similar pages to find out what else is happening and for resources which can be used for the day.

Jill Ruzbacky

Social Justice Officer, Justice & International Mission
Commission for Mission
130 Little Collins St Melbourne 3000
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