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August 2015 News

A New Testament look at Christianity

  • Written by  Ian Anderson

Coming up in September is a Chrysalis weekend –  a three day experience which takes a New Testament look at Christianity and lifestyle. 

“It is a cloistered and highly structured weekend designed to strengthen and renew the faith of young Christians, and through them, all those with whom they come in contact,” said Rev Andrew Gillies, from St Stephen’s Uniting Church. 

Chrysalis is for any and all believers and denominations Andrew said. 

“It is an ecumenical activity. Those attending the weekend will spend three busy but enjoyable days, living and studying together in singing, prayer, worship, and discussion.”

The discussions will centre around 15 talks covering the theme of God’s grace and how that grace comes alive in the Christian community and expresses itself in the world.

“Chrysalis is specifically designed for young adults aged 16-25,” said Rev. Andrew. “Experience has demonstrated that the weekend is particularly helpful for the 18-23 age group.  It is designed for young people who have a Christian Faith.”

The Chrysalis weekend will run from Friday 25th – Sunday 27th September at The Glennie School, Toowoomba.  

“By keeping the outside world ‘outside’ on this cloistered weekend, experience of past attendees has found that leaving watches, mobiles, iPads and other electronic equipment behind for the weekend is most beneficial<’ said Rev Andrew.

“The most important requirement is an expectation of the enjoyment you will receive when praising, fellowshipping, and learning about God’s love and grace, in the close company of His people.”

The weekend costs $175, but Andrew’s hope is that financial constraints should not prevent any young person from attending.

 “Should there be a financial problem, please contact the Darling Downs Community Lay Director Greg Eiby on 0409 992 521,” he said.

For more information and an application form contact the St Stepehn’s office – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 4632 2971 

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