Holy Covenant Anglican Church

Community

Nurturing heart, mind and soul

Holy Covenant is a place where everyone has the opportunity to discover and share their gifts with others.

Towards Hopefulness

Becoming Well

The parish has started a becoming well program offering short conversations for carers about a variety of mental health topics with the aim of helping their wellbeing. Each conversation is with a professional counsellor, therapist or advocate who helps people become well when they experience these kind of challenges in life.

These conversations are offered to the whole community on the basis that wellness is a spiritual priority for everyone while any religious content or perspective is kept as minimal as possible.

Check our Upcoming Events or the Weekly Bulletin to see when the next conversation is happening and what the topic will be.

Caring for all

Holistic Care Nursing Ministries

These Ministries, run under the direction of Venerable Emeritus Anne Ranse OAM RN, serve to carry out our Parish Mission Statement: To grow in Christ together, to equip for service, to care for all.

If you, or someone you know, would like to participate in any of our programs, please email nurse@holycovenant.org.au

Client Support
Home visits; assistance with shopping and errands; transport for appointments; connection to other activities, such as outings and community lunches; casseroles and soups, as needed; and assistance with end of life planning, when requested.

Household Support
Home help with sorting/downsizing, decluttering and removal of unwanted items.

Community Outings
Transport to and from planned group events throughout the year, such as Floriade, musical recitals, and the theatre.

Covenant Care @ Holy Covenant: A Day with a Difference
Covenant Care opened in 2012 and is a wonderful example of the gospel in action. Most terminally ill people want to remain in their own home to their last days. The support provided by Covenant Care Day Respite helps make this possible.

Our day respite offers “A Day with a Difference” for those in our community who are living with a life-limiting illness. It also allows carers to have a day off to catch up on outstanding matters or to take some time out to relax. Our experienced registered nurse and cheerful volunteers ensure that the clients and carers know they are in good hands and will be well entertained and cared for while attending our program.

In 2014, the ACT Volunteer of the Year Group Award for the “Community Care and Health” category was awarded to “Covenant Care @ Holy Covenant Volunteers”. If you would like to become a volunteer on one or more of our programs, please send an email to nurse@holycovenant.org.au

We greatly appreciate the ongoing support of the Canberra Southern Cross Club.

SHOVEL

Community Garden

SHOVEL is a community with a common interest in nurturing the resources that God has given us. We do this by growing our own food, using sustainable practices.

Anyone with an interest in sustainable gardening is welcome to join us, regardless of gardening experience and knowledge.

Members can share in the harvest of the vegetables we grow together in our community plots and/or can rent their own plot for a small annual fee.

We meet on the second Sunday of the month.

During the warmer months, October to March, we will meet at 3pm for afternoon tea, followed by a working bee to care for our shared beds or a short talk from a member of the community or invited guest about an aspect of gardening.

Between April and September we will meet between 12-3pm. We will start with a shared lunch, followed by a working bee and/or talk.

Contact us via email at SHOVEL@holycovenant.org.au or call the office on (02) 6251 6100.

 

Noah’s Ark

Pet Ministry

Pets are a beloved part of our family whether you own a cat or a dog or some other pet, every pet owner knows that our animals play a key role in our lives.

This ministry consists of:

  • Supporting pet owners and their pets with prayer and opportunities to talk to someone who understands the importance of pets in their life.
  • To celebrate a pet’s life in joy and sadness.
  • Offer a prayer vine.
  • Memorial services.
  • Remembrance services.
  • Pastoral care to pet owners.
  • There will be opportunity to make up small packs of dog food for the pets of homeless people in the Jamison area.

Genesis 2:18-19 – Then the Lord God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper as his partner.” So out of the ground the Lord God formed every animal of the field and every bird of the air, and brought them to the man to see what he would call them; and whatever the man called every living creature, that was its name”

This ministry operates mainly by email and phone and where possible, face to face. For more information, contact the Revd Anne Ranse using the box below.

 

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Conversation

Diving Deeper

Worship is weird. We step in. We take a journey. We leave a different person.

If you’ve ever wondered why we do what we do at worship, how you can help and what will make it better, why not come along to our monthly conversations about worship following the 10am service? Check our Upcoming Events or the Weekly Bulletin to see when the next conversation is happening and what the topic will be.

To listen to recordings of previous conversations, click here.

Special Prayer

Prayer Vine

As a community, we seek to be there for one another by providing special prayer when needs arise.

For prayer requests, please fill out the contact form.

Connecting

Other Activities & Groups

Friendship groups, playgroup, resources group, reading group, gentle exercise classes, and more.

Have a Good Yarn

‘Have a Good Yarn’ is a chat and knitting/craft group that meets in the Rainbow Centre on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month from 10.30am – 12.30pm.

EfM - Exploring Faith Matters

Are you looking to take your faith journey deeper?
We learn together in community, read scripture and explore how our faith and theology intersects with the world around us as we look at different theological tools which help us reflect on our traditions, culture, experience and positions and discern where our own interests and passions dovetail with the work of faith.
For more details go to Exploring Faith Matters (efmaustralia.org)

Grow Groups
Lenten Study
Meditation

Meditation is a way to nurture faith through silence and learning how to listen to the deep, constant presence of God in our lives.

A group operates in the Worship Centre every Tuesday from 12:30pm and another on Wednesdays from 6pm.

Rainbow Playgroup

Rainbow Playgroup is a group of mums, dads, grandparents and caregivers who meet together each Friday morning from 10am until 12pm with their babies, toddlers and preschoolers for interaction and fun. It’s a great way for children to learn about the world, make friends and develop social skills and also to share ideas and experiences.

For more information contact the office via email at office@holycovenant.org.au or call on (02) 6251 6100.

Scrabble

For those looking for a challenge, a Scrabble group meets at 9:30am in the Rainbow Centre on Thursday mornings, giving attendees an opportunity to stretch their mental muscles a little further.

Tai Chi

A Tai Chi class runs in the Worship Centre on Wednesday mornings from 9:30am, allowing people to explore a different method of building body and mind.

MOTH - Monastery of the Heart

MOTH is a book study group that meets from 10.30am – 12.00pm on the first Friday of the month in the Rainbow Centre. Newcomers are always welcome.

Men's Dinner
Women's Afternoon Tea
Dinner Club

6pm on the 1st Tuesday of the month at the Southern Cross Club in Jamison.