Aboriginal Sunday/Day of Mourning on 21 January
On January 26 1938, Aboriginal leaders met for a Day of Mourning, seeking equality and full citizenship (though that would not happen for another 30 years, as an outcome of the 1967 Referendum). The Australian Churches were then asked to set aside the Sunday before January 26 as Aboriginal Sunday (previously called Aborigines’ Day), a day for Christians to act in solidarity with Aboriginal peoples and the injustices being experienced.
Rev Sandy Boyce (Executive Officer, Victorian Council of Churches) will lead the service this Sunday, the January 21st, which will include reference to Aboriginal Sunday and the work of Aboriginal Christian leaders like William Cooper.
Office opening hours
If you are having trouble reaching us by phone at the moment, we apologize. The office had to move temporarily due to the renovation work inside the manse. Until the end of January it is best to contact us via email admin@kirche.org.au.
Thank you for your understanding.

Pastor Kim Kiessling is still on vacation until January 21st. If you require pastoral care during this time please contact:
Fr Michael Bowie
Vicar, St Peter’s Eastern Hill
0432 072 213

Helping hands needed!
We are urgently looking for helpers for our church service and church coffee from January 28th.
Free to help? Please contact Ann-Kristin via email:  redaktion@kirche.org.au

More events
Events at St John’s:
Sun 21.01.10:00 Service 3rd Sunday after Epiphany
Sun 28.01. 10:00 Service Last Sunday after Epiphany
Thu 01.02 1 p.m. Carnival celebration for seniors
Sat 3.02 10 a.m. Johannesbaeren – only takes place if we have registrations
Wed 21.02. 7.30 p.m. Time to Worship – Then break until May