From the latest  QCT Newslettter

Dear Friends

As I write this I come to the final days of my time in the QCT office. I shall be going on leave on 25 May and will conclude my ministry as General Secretary on 3rd October. Dr Joe Goodall will be taking care of things until a new General Secretary is appointed and in place. I would like to thank everyone for their support and prayers over the past nine years. It has been a great pleasure for me to serve as General Secretary. The ecumenical movement has been facing challenging times but as I have talked with people around the State I see there is an enthusiasm for churches to do things together at all levels. I believe that Queensland Churches Together has achieved a lot since I first joined the Executive in 2008. This does not mean that things have been easy. We have though risen to the challenges that have come our way. Please be assured of my prayers for the work of QCT and ecumenism in Queensland.

With the drought, bushfires, floods and now the COVID-19 coronavirus over the past few years we wonder what will come next. Each of these challenges has been met and overcome in many innovative and unique ways. Churches have been trying new ways to reach people and keep in contact with congregation members, school communities and aged care and other medical facilities. It will be interesting to see if the live streaming along with meetings and bible studies on line will continue after places of worship are allowed once more to resume holding services and other activities. As we leave our individual upper rooms and face the world once more I pray that we take with us what we have learned about ourselves and others over the past three months. It will also be interesting to see how churches will work together ecumenically in the days ahead.

I wish everyone God’s richest blessings for your life and ministry wherever you are and look forward to catching up with some of you at our AGM which has had to be postponed until Saturday 10th October.

Yours in Christ

Richard Tutin  

 

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