AS we head towards Easter, there is an air of anticipation around the Synod Office.
The Easter postcards have been distributed and we are excited about the Easter Sunday call to worship video, featuring the Moderator, Rev Kaye Ronalds and many of our church family, that has been produced in a joyful expression in diverse and multilingual interpretations of our Easter theme: Easter is love.
The Web Migration Project is progressing steadily.
The team of IT Services, together with Tara Burton from Uniting Communications and the Project Assistant, Anna Lagos, have made contact with most of the administrators linked to those websites marked for migration.
Additional sessions for WordPress training are being planned for those who are new to the platform to complement the online support forum and WordPress tutorials available.
We are also available to talk with any congregations or website administrators who are not involved in the migration project, but are interested in discussing options for website hosting within the Queensland Synod.
Please contact Anna Lagos on 3377 9747 or Anna.Lagos@ucaqld.com.au.
Work is continuing on the forthcoming Pentecost study resource, Side by Side.
Intended to help people explore opportunities for collaborative partnerships within and between all parts of the church across Queensland, Side by Side seeks to provide a space for reflecting on the history of the church in the lead up to our 35th anniversary, ideally for use from Pentecost (27 May).
It will be available as a lift out in the May Journey and online at http://ucaqld.com.au/about-us/about-the-uniting-church-in-queensland/together-on-the-way-enriching-community under the Resources tab.
It has been an inspiring experience to hear about the many stories from across Queensland of congregations working together with others to realise their visions for mission.
It is also with great pleasure that the Synod office announces the appointment of Mardi Lumsden, Editor of Journey for the past 34 issues, to the role of Director, Uniting Communications.
While Ms Lumsden will still be involved in Journey, the next two editions will feature exciting guest editors.