One of the mission priorities of Churches Housing, as reflected in our new vision and mission statement, is “Networking faith based Community Housing Providers with one another, the sector and the church” . As part of our endeavour to do this effectively we have now launched the Church Housing Network, an informal breakfast gathering of industry professionals. Rather than an opportunity to disseminate more information, this group is focused on building collaboration. Eight of us gathered around the breakfast table recently and there was a great amount of synergy as representatives from Uniting Care, Salvation Army, Baptist Community Services, Ecclesia Housing and St. Vincent De Paul shared together. One action point to come out of our first meeting was to invite the Federal Minister for Social Services, the Hon. Kevin Andrews, to consider breaking bread with us at our next meeting scheduled for February. Are you interested in connecting with us? If so call Magnus Linder, Executive Officer, on 9633-5999 or email me.