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Sharon

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Children & Family Pastor

By | Positions Vacant, Uncategorized

Children & Family Pastor Every generation needs a new revolution. Change is inevitable.  It is not if change will occur it is when it does occur how will we respond. In sacred circles it is so easy to defend the past, to be a gatekeeper of how things have been done in the past.  But life changes and every generation…

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Why I believe in Youth Group

By | Youth

Dear parents of teenagers,  First of all, you are doing an amazing job. I am so thankful that we have such an amazing community of young people. It is a blessing.  Can I take a moment to talk about Youth Group?  Why I believe in Youth Group In a world that is busier then ever I can understand how easy…

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Discovering Belovedness

Red wine, vinegar and Christmas

By | The Table

What on earth does Red wine, vinegar and Christmas have to do with each other? Let me start by saying how much I love the table and especially at Christmas time. Hands passing bowls, knives and forks clinking against plates, bread being torn, laughter as stories old and new are weaved, the glow of candles, the connection of hearts.   I love…

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Too much information!

By | Social services

This week I face surgery …its only little surgery, not major but my heart is still anxious. But the surgery will be worth it. You see for the past 2 years I’ve dreaded period time. Too much information! At the age when most women are experiencing flushes and menopausal tendencies my body has decided to become full on. So once…

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Soul Whisperer

Revival Whisperer

By | The Table

Revival Whisperers!    “Out of Tasmania will come a revival which will sweep Australia and affect the ends of the earth!” Old words whispered and re whispered from one generation to the next. A longing held within the soul. Revival Whisperers staying captive to Tasmania, hoping for the living of their whisper. I love Revival Whisperers. I love their faith and share their…

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Why did we raise our kids in church?

Why did we raise our kids in church?

By | The Table

  My husband didn’t grow up attending church on a weekly basis.  He went twice a year.  Every Easter and every Christmas. So why did he choose to parent differently? Was it simply because we are pastors? If we listened to all our critics over the years our kids were supposed to turn out rebellious, chain smoking druggies, having sex with…

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I simply wanted to weep

By | Social services

I didn’t think much about it… We had planned to collect staff stories.. This year we celebrate 10 years at Tailrace Centre and there have been so many great moments celebrating this year but as I listened to staff stories, I simply wanted to weep.  I knew this was my moment of celebration. I had no idea the impact Tailrace…

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Youth Matter: Work with no barriers

Youth Matter: Work with no Barriers

By | Youth

Tailrace Centre is a not for profit organization. In 2018 Tailrace Cafe is offering a Work with No Barriers Project Who is it for? It is for young people who are experiencing barriers to employment. Youth who experience the following barriers are eligible to apply for our program: Language and culture Disabilities and health issues Life barriers Learning difficulties Through our…

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Camps where kids get to have their world shaken!

Camps where kids get to have their world shaken!

By | Youth

Talk to parents who grew up in church and it isn’t long before they tell you a story involving a camp.   Where crazy, whimsy and adventure happened… You see their eyes begin to crinkle and the sound of a giggle emerging as they remember… Camps where kids get to have their world shaken! They are spaces were we get to engage with…

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