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Our Bush Chaplain Rev. Phill Matthews Needs Your Help

Our Bush Chaplain Rev. Phill Matthews Needs Your Help

This year’s drought is considered the worst in over 70 years. Farmers across Australia have been attempting to keep their farms going. It’s dry out here, it’s relentless and can be heartbreaking seeing the devastation. This week our Bush Chaplain, Phill Matthew hit the road. Over four days of hard and dusty travel, Phill met with local families and identified their critical needs.

Lend a hand in the bush and have a holiday of hope

Lend a hand in the bush and have a holiday of hope

We’re calling on skilled Aussie workers to volunteer, to help those doing it tough in the bush. Take some time off and have a holiday of hope by joining our on-the-ground program, Outback Links. Sign up to be an Outback Links Volunteer. Outback Links provides skilled and experienced volunteers to help with day-to-day work on remote properties around Australia when families need an extra pair of hands which is especially needed now during the drought.

Uniting Church President is calling for help

Uniting Church President is calling for help

President of the Uniting Church, Dr. Deidre Palmer calls on members and friends of the Uniting Church to help those doing it tough in the drought. You and your congregation can make a REAL difference. Register your BBQ today at greatoutbackbbq.com.au to help support our Aussie Farmers in the bush.

The #GreatOutbackBBQ is back to help our Farmers!

The #GreatOutbackBBQ is back to help our Farmers!

Every September, people from all over Australia gather ’round the grill and host a BBQ event to show support for Aussie farmers doing it tough. It’s called mateship, and it’s what Aussies do best! Every dollar raised during the Great Outback BBQ can help provide critical care to those suffering from mental illness and social isolation. Every dollar means we will overcome the tyranny of distance. We are Aussie’s and we are #StandingWithAus! We’re kicking off our Great Outback BBQ Campaign from September 1 to 30, 2018. Register your BBQ now!

We need your help supporting drought affected farmers

We need your help supporting drought affected farmers

We’re calling on all Aussies for urgent support to assist the growing and critical need in the bush at the launch of our biggest fundraising event – the Great Outback BBQ – held through the month of September. Founded by Rev Dr John Flynn, the man who also founded the Royal Flying Doctors Service and the School of the Air, we provide on-the-ground practical support in the form of Bush Chaplains and skilled volunteers to remote and regional communities.

Learnings & Reflections during National Reconciliation Week

Learnings & Reflections during National Reconciliation Week

Last week we embraced National Reconciliation Week at Frontier Services. As an agency of the Uniting Church in Australia, and an organisation that continues working with First Peoples across Remote Australia, we took it upon ourselves to learn more about Reconciliation, to reflect on the knowledge we’ve acquired to date, and to actively participate in meaningful discussions that will help us to evolve…

Download our Order of Service for 2018

Download our Order of Service for 2018

Our Order of Service is the programme of events used when holding a Frontier Services’ celebration at your Uniting Church. This is our way of connecting metro to rural in celebration. This year’s Order of Service contains a beautiful selection of prayers, hymns and readings that reflect life out bush. Please download your own copy of our Order of Service or contact us and we can post out copies to your congregation.

The phone call that no-one wants at 3AM…

The phone call that no-one wants at 3AM…

When Terry* first came to the Pilbara he was excited to have a new opportunity for providing for his young family. The downside was that to do this, he would have to leave them. His job required him to head away to the Outback on-site in the Pilbara, WA, for one to three months at a time, as a fly-in-fly-out (FIFO) worker, in a mine.