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Rural Circuit Ministry




Bruce and Alison Clarke started work in the Darling Downs Presbytery on January 1st 2008. After the success of the program it will be continue with Bruce being appointed until the end of 2014. They will be normally spending two months in each place they visit. Their main role will be to encourage believers in areas without a fulltime minister. Bruce will be employed by the Presbyterian Church of Queensland as a Home Missionary.

For 2013:

  • Roma          January to December

Bruce's contact will be:   0488 717 027

Alison's contact will be:   0423 072 124

Service time in the Great Southwest

Roma:       9am every Sunday
Surat:     11:30am third Sunday of the month
Charleville:   9am every Sunday

Bruce and Alison Clarke

Prayer points:

1. Pray for the Roma congregation as it plans for the future.
2. Pray for the Charlville congregation as they adjust to not having us minister there in 2013.
3. Pray for Bruce as he performs his duties as Clerk of Presbytery.
 

Roma Church

Presbytery has decided to extend our time at Roma so we will be here for the rest of the year.

Charleville

We returned to Charleville directly from our time off. Please give thanks for the ministry that continued during our absence. Please pray for Charleville as the recent cuts to the public service affect the whole community in 2013.

Quilpie Sunrise

I delivered the sermon and helped lead the PIM service at Quilpie. Our intention had been to do other services but rain had made that less then feasible. We were up early so that Andrew the PIM patrol padre could do some fishing on his day off. We found a lovely spot near Cheepie on a big water hole in Beechal Creek a tributary of the Paroo River.

Our accomodation in Quilpie was courtesy of the McKays who run Opal House Quiplie which is gallery and accommodation in the "Brick" an historic two story brick hotel.

Road to Windorah

15th March saw us leave for our trip to see some far flung members of the Charleville congregation. Windorah is five and half hours drive. We stayed Wednesday night in Windorah before heading out to visit Scott. Later that afternoon we stopped in Quilpie (about 3 hours drive) to renew our conection with the Christians in Quilpie.

Wandoan Church

We will not be returning there, but please continue to prayer for the church in Wandoan and at Noonga. We remember the warmth of the Wandoan people.

Noonga Hall

Noonga Hall where there are afternoon services each month.

The Kingaroy Church

The Kingaroy Church where we were based in January and February 2008.

Darter

Above the Ward River, West of Charleville. Many of you know that Alison is a "birdo"; after spenting time in Roma and Charleville the species count is usually 100 each time.


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Rural Circuit Ministry




Bruce and Alison Clarke started work in the Darling Downs Presbytery on January 1st 2008. After the success of the program it will be continue with Bruce being appointed until the end of 2014. They will be normally spending two months in each place they visit. Their main role will be to encourage believers in areas without a fulltime minister. Bruce will be employed by the Presbyterian Church of Queensland as a Home Missionary.

For 2013:

Bruce's contact will be:   0488 717 027

Alison's contact will be:   0423 072 124

Service time in the Great Southwest

Roma:       9am every Sunday
Surat:     11:30am third Sunday of the month
Charleville:   9am every Sunday

Bruce and Alison Clarke

Prayer points:

1. Pray for the Roma congregation as it plans for the future.
2. Pray for the Charlville congregation as they adjust to not having us minister there in 2013.
3. Pray for Bruce as he performs his duties as Clerk of Presbytery.
 

Roma Church

Presbytery has decided to extend our time at Roma so we will be here for the rest of the year.

Charleville

We returned to Charleville directly from our time off. Please give thanks for the ministry that continued during our absence. Please pray for Charleville as the recent cuts to the public service affect the whole community in 2013.

Quilpie Sunrise

I delivered the sermon and helped lead the PIM service at Quilpie. Our intention had been to do other services but rain had made that less then feasible. We were up early so that Andrew the PIM patrol padre could do some fishing on his day off. We found a lovely spot near Cheepie on a big water hole in Beechal Creek a tributary of the Paroo River.

Our accomodation in Quilpie was courtesy of the McKays who run Opal House Quiplie which is gallery and accommodation in the "Brick" an historic two story brick hotel.

Road to Windorah

15th March saw us leave for our trip to see some far flung members of the Charleville congregation. Windorah is five and half hours drive. We stayed Wednesday night in Windorah before heading out to visit Scott. Later that afternoon we stopped in Quilpie (about 3 hours drive) to renew our conection with the Christians in Quilpie.

Wandoan Church

We will not be returning there, but please continue to prayer for the church in Wandoan and at Noonga. We remember the warmth of the Wandoan people.

Noonga Hall

Noonga Hall where there are afternoon services each month.

The Kingaroy Church

The Kingaroy Church where we were based in January and February 2008.

Darter

Above the Ward River, West of Charleville. Many of you know that Alison is a "birdo"; after spenting time in Roma and Charleville the species count is usually 100 each time.