And so it’s Easter …

We have been traveling through the season of Lent, exploring God’s call on our lives and our response to this call. Then we reach Holy Week. The week that begins with a welcome march ends in crucifixion.  Sooner or later all our parades grind to

Bushley Uniting Church Closure

The heavens opened on Sunday, 5 December, as community members past and present said goodbye to the Bushley Church. At least 75 people attended the rural district's last service, which included a closing ceremony and carol service. Guests included past members of the church and their

Vale Alan Hobson

On Monday 28 March we said goodbye to Alan Hobson, husband, father, grandfather, and friend to many people in many places. It was fascinating hearing the list of spaces in which Alan volunteered his time, usually over many years: Proserpine Cricket ClubMeals on WheelsProserpine Show CommitteeRI Instructor

St. Paul’s 150th Anniversary

Celebrations are ongoing throughout 2022 for the 150th anniversary of St. Paul’s Uniting Church. Our presbytery joined these celebrations on the weekend of 11-13 March 2022, to help St. Paul’s mark this milestone. The March gathering of Presbytery was hosted at St Paul’s and we were

March 2022 Presbytery Meeting

Members of Presbytery gathered at St Paul’s Uniting Church Mackay, on the weekend of 12 & 13th March. Rev Scott Ballment, Presbytery Minister welcomed a number of invited guests including Moderator. Rev Andrew Gunton, Rev Bruce Moore, Rev Peter Armstrong, Scott Guyatt, Rev Dr Adam

Rev Jim Pearson

A service of closure was held for Rev Jim Pearson at Emerald Uniting Church on 6th February, marking the end of his service as Minister of the Word in that centre which began in September 2015. The large congregation included Jim's family from Brisbane, members

Pastor Allen Soxsmith

A "Conclusion of Ministry Service” was held in The Valley UCA, Mirani on Sunday, 16th January, 2022.  CQ Presbytery Member and Lay Preacher, Rick Thomson, was entrusted with the conducting of the Service In the absence of CQ Presbytery Minister, Rev Scott Ballment and Deputy

Wonderful Catering

Some of the Care Kitchen team Catering at March 2022 Presbytery at St Paul's was done by the wonderful Care Kitchen team, some of whom are pictured to the right. We were very well looked after with personal service on every occasion. Every meal break had something to