Reflections on C19

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Rev Chris Duke, Convener of the PCV’s Church and Nation (C&N) Committee took time out to talk about the C&N’s recent Religion in the Public Square Colloquium 2019 (C19 for short) that was held in November 2019. Are you pleased with the outcomes? We have heard comments such as, “This is the best colloquium I have attended and I have …

KATHY – We’ll miss you!

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An interview with Kathy James – our outgoing Chaplaincy and Pastoral Care Coordinator After 18 years of dedicated service to the PCV in varied roles, Mrs Kathy James has decided to hang up her boots. We spoke to her recently and Kathy shared thoughts on her PCV journey. What skills did Kathy James bring to our church? KJ: My professional …

Religion in the Public Square

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The Presbyterian Church of Victoria’s Church and Nation Committee is pleased to invite you to our biennial conference: Keynote speakers this year are Dr Matthew Tuininga and Rev Dr Joseph Boot with complementary contributors including Wendy Francis, Dr Bernie Power, Prof Margaret Somerville, Dr John Whitehall, Rev Peter Hastie and Prof Nicholas Aroney. The conference will be held on Friday – Saturday, 15 – …

Joel Otten – Exit Appointment

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Joel Otten’s Exit Appointment at the beginning of 2019 was to Mandurah Presbyterian Church in Western Australia.   I grew up in the South-Eastern suburbs of Melbourne. Most of my life was spent in Narre Warren.  After school, I was a pool renderer. My main occupation before I entered a ministry apprenticeship and college was concreting.   My wife Steph grew …

Exit Appointment – Matt Cole

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Matt Cole has been appointed to the Dromana & Mornington Presbyterian Churches and this is what he has to share with us. I am very excited about my appointment to Dromana and Mornington!  It was the appointment I was hoping for, and in God’s providence it was the appointment the Exit Students Committee made. I grew up in a town …

The Task of Raising up Future Gospel Workers

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By Clinton Le Page – METRO Committee Convener I grew up in a liberal church, and God used the Christian Union and Presbyterian Church to change my life. As a young adult entering the big world of a university, doing a Science degree with 300 others, feeling overwhelmed and not understanding the Gospel clearly, I needed direction. I needed the …

Chaplains High Tea 2018

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Last week, the Health and Community Chaplaincy Committee members and staff gathered at 156 Collins St for their annual Chaplains High Tea 2018. Also present were the GAV Moderator Rev John Stasse and the Kirkbrae Chaplaincy team, Rev Matt James and Mrs Janine Gear. HCCC Convener Rev Phil Court thanked all staff and committee members for their contributions during the …