It’s always great to hear what’s happening with Inter-Church Councils.
The Chelsea and District Inter-Church Council held its AGM on 24th August, 2022. Elisabeth Crombie was re-elected President. She reported on recent highlights.
In 2021, because of the uncertainty of COVID, the ICC planned a virtual concert. They contacted some of the regular acts and organised for them to video their presentations. The contributions were collated and each of the ICC Ministers screened the result on the weekend on which it would normally be held. (You can view the performances here) Some of the churches had a picnic/BBQ as an attraction for the community. ‘It was a lovely way to let everyone know that the ICC was continuing to do everything in its power to put itself out there in Chelsea and the surrounds.
‘2022 also started off on a positive note. We were determined to keep our presence levels up on a high’.
For ANZAC Day acknowledgement, Elisabeth laid a wreath at the epitaph on behalf of the ICC.
At Easter, the ICC celebrated a Good Friday service at Beeson Reserve, Edithvale. ‘The Way of the Cross’ display was set up in the central part of the Reserve. This was the focal point of the Stations of the Cross presentation. The children held up signs for each ‘station’. Wayne McGlone from Longbeach Parish provided the music. The finale piece was ‘Hallelujah’ which moved quite a few of the crowd to tears. All agreed the full service was beautiful presented.
Pentecost Sunday was held at St Chad’s with Rev Sue Bluett leading. It was a spiritually filled afternoon.
Elisabeth concluded, ‘I look forward to another year of solidarity and companionship as we fulfil the role of spiritual outreach amongst our many patrons once more’.
Congratulations also to Sue Hyde (elected Secretary and Treasurer) and Rev Judi Turnham elected as Vice-President.