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MAC provides encouragement and fellowship alongside study
2023 has been a year of new things for the Connellys. They joined the BCA family, moved to a new town, where Ben’s taken on the role of senior minister at a new church, and Alissa commenced study at Mary Andrews College (MAC).
8 Dec 2023
From East to West we're going the distance
Last month you may have received a letter from me asking for your support to help strengthen the communities of Emerald/Blackwater in Central Queensland and Dongara in North West Australia.
1 Dec 2023
Answering God's call to ministry
We officially welcomed Lonny Bendessi to the BCA family in August this year when we commenced supporting him with a theological bursary. Lonny is currently doing an Associate Degree in Ministry at Ridley College.
1 Dec 2023
Acknowledging our First Nations Peoples
It was a joy to celebrate NAIDOC Week at Saltbush Evangelical Church earlier this year. A special NAIDOC Week Celebration Service was held in July as a way of acknowledging the First Nations People in our church, the wider Broken Hill community, and throughout the far-reaching corners of our nation.
1 Dec 2023
St Barnabas' Julia Creek restored, revitalised and ready for worship
“Creeaak, creeaak...bang!” After walking up the old rickety steps and nearly taking the wooden door off its hinges, we ventured into the vestry of Julia Creek’s St Barnabas Anglican Church, unsure of what we’d discover inside.
1 Dec 2023
The Real Australian Summer 2023 editorial
The other day I was reading an old RA magazine from 1983 which I found in the online archive on our website. (Did you know that all of the RA’s from the last 100+ years are there?)
1 Dec 2023
Post & Rails Summer 2023
Messages of congratulations, welcomes and farewells from across the BCA family...
1 Dec 2023
Life in Mallacoota
Recently Jude Benton was the guest on Gippsland Anglicans on Air a show broadcast on Life FM in Gippsland.
29 Nov 2023
In joy and sorrow
The hurts of the past and cycles of disadvantage continue to affect members of the Indigenous communities of Walgett and Collarenebri (Colly). Many suffer from ongoing social issues and death is far too common, leaving families to regularly deal with grief.
16 Nov 2023
Exciting news for Coober Pedy
Today I am delighted to announce some very exciting news. The iconic town of Coober Pedy in the Diocese of Willochra, which has been without Field Staff since April 2018, will welcome a new ministry couple in 2024. Dave & Margie Wood commence serving in the opal mining town next March.
31 Oct 2023
Changes for the Colliings family
After serving with BCA in Moranbah since October 2017, Luke & Julia Collings conclude their service with us in December.
23 Oct 2023
BCA 4 Kids: My visit to a dairy farm
In May I got to visit the beautiful people of Kyabram, Victoria. I had never been to this part of Australia before, and I absolutely loved it. I drove through many farms before I got to the church; acres of grass fields, long winding driveways and so many cows. But it was when I saw the cattle grates that I remembered growing up in the country as a little girl.
13 Oct 2023

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