Pastoral Counselling Skills Course

Certificate IV in Pastoral Care teaches you to relate your faith and listening skills to provide competent care for people. Introduction to counselling, communications skills, basic counselling skills integrated with theology are the first subjects in the Certificate IV in Pastoral Counselling Skills. This course trains people to provide practical visitation in both parish and community settings, provide effective listening and care and compile a referral list for further counselling if required. Applications for 2015 are open. This course is delivered in partnership with Wesley Vocational Institute.

For details contact:
Pastoral Counselling Institute
16 Mason Dr, Nth Parramatta

Phone: 9683 3664
Website: www.pastoralcounselling.org

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Frontier Services Big BBQ

On Sunday 26th October, we will be holding a BBQ lunch to raise funds for Frontier Services. The venue will be the home of Dorothy and Jason Karoos, commencing at 12:00 PM and the cost will be $10 per person. We will be asking for names in the last week of September for those wishing to attend and also for anyone who has special food requests. Please see Norm for any other details.

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Invitation from West Epping UC

Dr Sarah Edelman will be speaking at West Epping Uniting Church, Cnr Carlingford Road and Orchard Street on Thursday 4th September, at 7.30pm. There will be an entry fee of $5.00. Dr Edelman is a well-known psychologist and author of several books and CD’s. Her topic is “Changing Your Thinking – Strategies to Manage Stress and Challenge Negative Thinking”.

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Silver Threads Bus Trips

Silver Threads have planned 3 bus trips for this year. The first trip will be held on the 14th of May, and details are available from Doreen Dunnage. The other two outings will be the 13th of August and the 12th of November. Eve Wallis will be the contact person for these trips. Please consult the church office for contact details.

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