Invitation | Closure of Ministry Service | Rev Ivan Roberts OAM
You are invited to Rev Ivan Roberts OAM Closure of Ministry Service, 5pm Wednesday 11 April.
Recently awarded an Order of Australia Medal, our Uniting Church Minister, friend, colleague and community member, Rev. Ivan Roberts OAM will be celebrated and thanked with a Closure of Ministry Service at St Andrews Chapel, at The Centre for Ministry at 5pm on Wednesday 11 April, 2018.
Ivan was ordained in 1985 with his first placement in Lithgow that same year. Ivan has enjoyed numerous roles, most recently joining UAICC in 2015.
During his time at UAICC Ivan has (in his own words);
- appreciated the fellowship and encouragement of Congress members and the way they have welcomed him into their community;
- appreciated the opportunity to encourage and strengthen the covenanting relationship between Congress and the wider church through the ‘Walking on Country’ coach tours which have enabled Uniting Church members to deepen their understanding of Aboriginal culture and spirituality, the challenges facing Aboriginal and Islander communities today, and how Congress ministry centres are seeking to share the Gospel and offer practical support to their people;
- been encouraged by the trust of the 2017 Synod to transfer some of the responsibilities of a presbytery to the UAICC NSW/ACT Regional Council;
- enjoyed working with colleague Pastor Ray Minniecon in nurturing the leadership and ministry gifts of Congress members through provision of theological education and governance training;
- been encouraged by the readiness of presbyteries, particularly Macquarie Darling and Far North Coast, to engage with and support Congress ministry centres in their region; and
- welcomed the appointment by Uniting of a Church Engagement Leader to work specifically with UAICC ministry centres in developing collaborative projects with other congregations and presbyteries.
We hope that you can join us as we thank and recognise Ivan’s contributions to UAICC NSW/ACT, and Uniting Mission & Education.
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The Uniting Church in Australia, Uniting Mission & Education and UAICC NSW/ACT invites you to attend the Closure of Ministry Service for our friend and colleague, Rev. Ivan Roberts OAM
Wednesday, 11 April 2018
St Andrew’s Chapel, The Centre for Ministry, 16 Masons Drive, North Parramatta
Charmaine Plane – firstname.lastname@example.org
by 5pm, Tuesday 10 April 2018