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Monday, May 10, 2010

Jessica visits Canberra City Uniting Church Fete

On Saturday the 8th of May 2010, I visited the fete being held at Canberra City Uniting Church. A wide selection of yummy foods, second hand books, clothing, jewellery and household items were available to purchase. It was a wonderful event, and recycling goods like this is very environmentally friendly. When asked how they could improve I had to admit that they were already doing the environment a big favour, and the only change they might like to make would be not using disposable plates and cutlery for the food. We also collected some of the items we thought might be useful to the new university students next semester and we have put these aside to be made available to them.

One of the other really fun activities they had was the opportunity to have your photo taken wearing different international costumes. I thought I would post them here for your amusement. Isn't the sari beautiful? Also, I was excited to get to try on a burqa.

1 comment:

  1. You look great in that outfit! Your beautiful long hair kind of goes with it doesn't it! Thanks for sharing!


Important Lessons from the Bible

Why Jesus came:
"that the world might be saved through him"
John 3:17

Who Jesus is going to use to save the world:
"For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God."
Romans 8:19

Our role on earth:
"The LORD God put the man in the Garden of Eden to take care of it and to look after it."
Genesis 2:15

The Five Pillars of A Christian Theology of Sustainability

1. God is the creator, sustainer and redeemer of creation.

2. Covenantal Stewardship (we have a covenant with God as stewards of the earth).

3. The creation-fall-redemption paradigm (God made a good world; human failure broke the relationships between god, man and creation; Christ provides hope for all creation).

4.Bodily resurrection(we will rise with bodies, not as spirits)

5.New Creation (a new Heaven and new Earth refers to a renewal and an earthing of heaven, not starting over).

Adapted from When Enough is Enough: A Christian Framework for Environmental Sustainability, Edited by R.J. Berry, Published by Inter-Varsity Press, 2007, Nottingham p43+