Roundup: Christmas blues, tax evasion, Wayside Chapel, Operation Santa, Christmas messages, Burnside, refugees

Roundup: Christmas blues, tax evasion, Wayside Chapel, Operation Santa, Christmas messages, Burnside, refugees

When Christmas is not merry

This week, and next Sunday, don’t just hide from the world’s horror and pretend to be jolly, if that’s not where you are. Look the horror in the face, and weep. And then say, “But I will do good. I will live like Jesus— anyway.” And you will start on the path to meeting him again.

Call for action on tax evasion

Churches have called on the Federal Government to do more to crack down on global tax evasion.

Help spread the festive joy

Target Liverpool and Uniting Care are calling on the community to spread the Christmas joy by donating a gift for a person in need.

Churches address contentious issues

Church leaders have talked about gay marriage, asylum-seekers and even the troubled Murray River system in a combined Christmas message.

Fallen and the Wayside

From the bottom, even the gutter looks up.

‘We found the true spirit of Christmas’

“I know I’ll experience a whole gamut of emotions during the course of Christmas Day, but the main thing is that I won’t feel like a former alcoholic, I’ll feel like I’m part of a community; I’m someone doing their best to enjoy Christmas.”

Pre-school home work with HIPPY pays off

UnitingCare Burnside’s HIPPY program in Bidwill is making waves in the community after its first group graduated.

People smuggling is not the issue

The issue we should be focusing on but Australia’s inadequate contribution to the international refugee problem.

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