SEMINAR & ROUNDTABLE
Following a seminar by Rev. Niall Reid, and a presentation on Illawarra Lighthouse Communities’ brilliant Yallah youth Homelessness Project, you are invited to participate in the roundtable.
Our aim is to promote what is creatively possible in the area of the provision of affordable housing, under the current political and financial climate and constraints.
At the conclusion of afternoon tea, we will set aside a small amount of time to conduct our AGM.
DATE: 17th October, 2014
(includes light lunch & afternoon tea)
1 Marist Place
Parramatta NSW 2150
RSVP: 10th October, 2014
REGISTER ONLINE NOW AT: www.churcheshousing.org.au
or click here to go directly to the registration page.
Property for a Pilgrim People
The conference will consider how as a Church we understand property from the “sacred space” to the commercial “asset” which can be sold or developed for the broader mission of the Church. The question will be raised as to whether the property we have defines the Church and its mission, or whether what the Church is called to be in our time and context determines the sort of property we need.
Rev. Niall Reid was the Moderator of the Uniting Church Synod of NSW & the ACT from 2007-2011 having served as the Minister of the Word in a number of congregations over the previous 25 years. From 2011 to 2013 he served as Chairperson of Sydney Presbytery. In 2012 he was engaging with the local community where he lived participating in various community activities, building relationships and reflecting on how the Church might connect with those no longer connecting with the church. In 2014 he was called by the Synod to engage the Church in a conversation around the effective use of property for the mission of God.