AUSTRALASIAN NETWORK GATHERING

BRISBANE

Friday 21 July for clergy

Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 July 2017 for everyone

BREAKING NEWS: World Moderator Rev Rachelle Brown will be attending!

 

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2017 – NETWORK GATHERING BROCHURE

Come and join MCC people from Australia and New Zealand as we gather for a weekend of fellowship, community and fun. This will be the first Network Gathering to be held in Brisbane since 2012.  MCC World Interim Moderator, Rev Elder Rachelle Brown, will be attending along with the Australasian Network Leader, Rev Elder Darlene Garner. They will bring greetings and news from MCC churches around the world.

Other speakers include:

Annys Routley  (Adelaide)

Annys, along with her husband Dean, were involved with  MCC Adelaide – until it closed in 2005.  Annys is a Nurse – sometimes a Nurse Educator at Flinders University and at other times an Operating Theatre Nurse.   Brought up an Anglican, Annys’s spiritual life has taken many twists and turns – but she has always done “God stuff”.   Of recent times this has involved filling shipping containers with discarded Operating Theatre Equipment (and condoms) and delivering its contents to remote villages in Papua and New Guinea.   Radical Christian social action and its contagion is her forte!

Dave Andrews (Brisbane)

Dave, his wife Ange, and their family, have lived and worked in intentional communities with marginalised groups of people in Australia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India and Nepal for more than forty years. He now lives in a large joint household with his wife, children, grandchildren and others in an inner city community in Brisbane, Australia.

Dave is particularly interested in radical spirituality, incarnational community and the dynamics of personal and social transformation. He is author of many books and articles, including ‘Christi-Anarchy’, ‘Not Religion, But Love’, ‘Building A Better World’, ‘Down Under – In-Depth Community Work’, ‘Out And Out – Way-Out Community Work’, ‘Living Community’, ‘A Divine Society’, and the Plan Be Series – ‘Plan Be’, ‘Hey, Be And See’, ‘See What I Mean?’

All MCC members and friends are welcome to register and attend.

VENUES

Friday and Saturday programs will be held at:

BrisWest Centre
132 La Trobe Terrace
PADDINGTON 4064

Paddington is an inner suburb on the north side of Brisbane, less than 2 km from Roma Street station and 3 km from the Queen St Mall in the CBD.

  • Dinner on Saturday night will be near the Paddington venue.
  • It is suggested that you book your accommodation near Roma Street train station (see below for suggestions).
  • Transport to the venue: Bus 385 will drop you at the BrisWest Centre. Roma Street station will also be a transport connection point for the Sunday activities.
  • The Sunday morning program will be outside and will include a BBQ lunch – venue to be confirmed.
  • The Network Gathering will run from 9am Saturday morning until early Sunday afternoon, including dinner on Saturday night.

Sunday evening worship

You are invited to attend the MCC Brisbane worship service at 7pm on Sunday at the

Uniting Church
52 Merthyr Road
NEW FARM

A MCC Elder will be preaching.

REGISTRATION BY 1 JULY

Full – AUD $100

Concession – AUD $75

Late Registration (after 1 July) – Additional AUD $30

New Zealand Registrants – no Registration fee.

The Registration Fee covers:

  • Saturday 22nd July: Venue hire, Stationery, Welcome Coffee, Morning/Afternoon Tea, Lunch and Dinner at an outside Restaurant.
  • Sunday 23rd July: BBQ lunch.

TO REGISTER: Click here.

PAYMENT: Make your payment direct to the MCC Brisbane Bank Account:

BSB: 124-001

ACCOUNT NUMBER: 93 020 321

REFERENCE: “NETWORK”

Or by sending a cheque to MCC Brisbane, PO Box 282, ANNERLEY   QLD  4103

FOR GENERAL ENQUIRIES ABOUT THE NETWORK GATHERING CONTACT:

Pj Dwyer: 0402 121 814

moonspinner@froggy.com.au

John Fowler: 0414 690 351

JohnFowler28@gmail.com

ACCOMMODATION

There are a number of hotels in the Roma Street train station area.  Go on-line and look up accommodation in the Roma Street, Brisbane area.  Some of the options and prices are:

Meriton Serviced Apartments- Herschel Street

Brisbane, 0.1 km to Roma Street Railway Station

Free WiFi

Wotif.com AU$155

Jen Brisbane

Brisbane, 0.1 km to Roma Street Railway Station

Free WiFi

Wotif.com AU$287 AU$119

iStay River City

Serviced Apartment

Brisbane, 1.0 km to Roma Street Railway Station

Free WiFi

Wotif.com AU$326 AU$109

Great Southern Hotel Brisbane

Brisbane, 0.9 km to Roma Street Railway Station

Free WiFi

Booking.com AU$102 AU$42

Free breakfast

Abbey on Roma

Serviced Apartment

Brisbane, 0 km to Roma Street Railway Station

Wotif.com AU$149 AU$119

Ibis Brisbane

Brisbane, 0.3 km to Roma Street Railway Station

Free WiFi

Wotif.com AU$245 AU$119

Brisbane City YHA

392 Upper Roma Street

07 32361004  $85.00

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

TRAIN FROM AIRPORT TO BRISBANE CITY:

The train from Brisbane Airport goes to the City – including Roma Street. There are two stations at the airport: Domestic and International.

You can buy a paper ticket at the airport but it is considerably cheaper to buy a Go Card – Brisbane’s electronic ticketing system – akin to Sydney’s Opal Card and Melbourne’s Myki Card.  Unless you have a car you will be doing some other public transport travelling during the weekend.

About Go Card:

Go Card is your electronic ticket to travel seamlessly on all TransLink bus, train (including Airtrain), ferry and tram services in South East Queensland. It’s simple to use. All you need to do is top-up your card, touch on at the start of your journey and touch off at the end – easy!

And it comes with many great benefits:

• Your fare is automatically calculated and deducted from your card balance, there’s no need to worry about transfers, off-peak or frequent user travel discounts.

• It’s cheaper than the cost of a paper ticket and there’s a few ways to save when you travel with go card.

• Register your go card online to view your travel history, top-up your card and protect your travel credit if it’s lost or stolen.

Types of Go Card

go Card is available for adults, children, and eligible seniors and concession card holders. There are also tickets for tourists and visitors and for business.

Where to buy

go card can be purchased from a range of locations, including:

go card online – click here to go to the website

• any 7-Eleven store and selected retailers

• many Queensland Rail, G:link and busway stations

• onboard CityCat ferries.

Visitor travel cards, seeQ and go explore, can also be purchased online.

Paper tickets can be bought:

• onboard a bus (except pre-paid buses) or ferry

• from a ticket office at train stations

• from a fare machine at a busway, train or tram station

• at major interchanges.

Even if you are an infrequent public transport user, go card is a cheaper, easier and more convenient travel option.