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The August/September edition of Networking is full of stories from across our churches, mission and care services.
Our annual Celebrate weekend over 20 – 21 November is quickly approaching. Inside Networking you will find information about the weekend, which includes Centrifuge, Annual General Meeting and Awards Dinner, with details about each event and how you can be a part of it.
Shortly we will launch our Reconciliation Action Plan. The painting on the front cover of this edition was created by artist Arthur Conlon and a group of children in honour of the plan. Find out more about what the plan means for the organisation as well as the story behind the painting on page 9.
Continuing his exploration into our historical foundations, Churches of Christ in Queensland Chief Executive Officer Dean Phelan looks at baptism. In his update, Dean talks about the opening of the Vincent Men’s Shed, the commissioning of Phil Bignill as the new Mission Action Partner in Far North Queensland, and the two-nation dialogue between Churches of Christ in the UK and Australia.
September is Dementia Awareness Month. Read about our Dementia Centre of Excellence, and learn the facts about a condition that affects over 340,000 Australians. We are also celebrating Seniors Week from 15-23 August. This is an opportunity to celebrate all of our seniors and there will be number activities taking place.
There are also many more wonderful and inspiring stories, including a special visitor to one of our aged care services, new research for a changing care environment, the results from the Ipswich Home for Good campaign and how you can ask “RUOK?”.
I hope you enjoy this edition of Networking as much as we are encouraged by the wonderful stories we hear during production of the publication. Please send your articles, story ideas, photos and events to firstname.lastname@example.org.