09 December, 2011

December eNewsletter















Just Salvos E-newsletter – December Edition

Welcome,

Well, we didn’t achieve world peace, but I think we’ve all come along a little further for seeing a better world for the most disadvantaged and marginalized in our world.

In this Christmas season we must remember that Jesus came to bring peace, hope and freedom, not just for eternity but for here and now. If we join our hearts to his, let us also join our mission to his.

It’s been wonderful being The Southern Territory Social Justice Director and I look forward to hearing about the wonderful things that will happen in the future.

Merry Christmas and happy New Year,

Blessings,

Captain Gen Peterson
Territorial Social Justice Director

Just Salvos Webcasts:

Just Gifts
Red Cross

Resources:

With Christmas just around the corner, here is our Ethical Consumption pack once more. We also have the “2011 Ethical Consumption Guide” now on sale for only $3 each. If you would like one, please contact us at justsalvos@aus.salvationarmy.org

November Pack – Ethical Consumption (Abolitionist Sunday)

Just Salvos Webcast with Steve Cooke

Church Info & Resource Guide (World Vision)

Bible Study (World Vision)

Sermon Notes (World Vision)

Ethical Shopping (War Cry)

Think Piece

Procurement Guide (Fairtrade Australia & New Zealand)

Just Gifts Christmas Projects

Just Gifts has helped increase the health and wellbeing of thousands of families in some of the poorest communities in the world. Giving a gift from the Just Gifts catalogue this Christmas will not only reduce your shopping frustration, it will go a long way in changing the lives of others who so desperately need our help.

As well as purchasing from the catalogue, you can now team up in your church, workplace, family or friendship group and raise money for a specific community development project. With education as our focus, we have selected three Salvation Army projects and created a total target of $30000, and smaller targets within those projects for smaller fundraising teams.

Walter Wants Wings

Our latest Social Justice children's book is now available for purchase at $7.50. It is a beautiful story about a caterpillar named Walter who is looking for a pair of butterfly wings, with a message about how important it is for kids to enjoy the age that they are. For more information please contact us at justsalvos@aus.salvationarmy.org

Coming up In December:

Special Dates:

International Human Rights Day
International Migrants Day
Events:
Friday December 2, from 8am: Christmas Bowl Badge Day, Adelaide

The annual South AustraliaBadge Day is held in the Adelaide city centre and selected suburbs to raise funds forthe Christmas Bowl. If you would like to be involved as a group coordinator for your church or a volunteer collector on the day, please contact Virginia Macaspac, Act for Peace Development Officer, SA & WA, on (08) 8232 7071 or vmacaspac@ncca.org.au.

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Williamstown Church of Christ Christmas Festival

Now in its fifth year, the Williamstown Church of Christ Christmas Festival gives the people of Hobsons Bay, Victoria an opportunity to see past the tinsel and glitter and the busyness of the season to understand the deeper meaning of Christmas. This year, the festival will feature the Act for Peace Christmas Bowl, along with a life sized Advent scene, children’s activities, and more.
The festival runs over seven nights: Wednesday December 14 to Saturday December 17, and Wednesday December 21 to Friday December 23, 6.30 to 9.30pm.

For more information, keep an eye on http://www.willichurch.org.au/index.php.

Know a justice event coming up? Let us know

JUSTSalvos
Territorial Headquarters
95-99 Railway Rd (PO BOX 479) Blackburn Victoria 3130
justsalvos@aus.salvationary.org – +61 3 8878 4781- justsalvos.com

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