Junee Christian Education Association
A MESSAGE FROM THE BOARD.
In 2018 Chairperson Cheryl Carter welcomed everyone to our fourth annual Vision Dinner. Over 60 guests enjoyed a night of fellowship and were able to enjoy delicious desserts while listening to informative speakers and talented musicians. Again the hall was decorated by Dale and Rylee with tones of purple and pink with a splash of green, with soft lighting.
The JCea board is continually amazed at the work of the Holy Spirit in Junee and the support that comes from all over the Junee district for SRE and now Chaplaincy in Junee High School. The board has seen great enthusiasm for this ministry over the years since the inception of SRE in 2011. This was clearly evident at the Dessert and Coffee night as guests gathered to enjoy coffee and homemade desserts. Lucy Clarke and Mark Crowder entertained everyone with wonderful musical numbers while Lucas King brought us up to date with the chaplaincy program at Junee High. Janet Mitchell spoke of the efforts of Generate Ministries to ensure that the chaplaincy program continues in NSW schools and that it has Government support. Prue Asmus, a teacher at Junee High spoke of the positive change that has come over the student body and staff since our ministry and the arrival of Principal Scott Frazier. We are thankful for the money that was raised and that we have one more pledge partner. More importantly we now have four more prayer partners. We do so value the prayer support that our prayer partners have given us over the years and we have included our prayer points over the page. God is listening and this can been seen in the success of our ministry thus far.
We would like to thank all those who contributed to the success of the evening and to Susan, our barista and the students who served us.
A MESSAGE FROM LUCAS, SCHOOL CHAPLAIN
Term 2 marks one year that I have had the pleasure of being a part of the Junee High community. A couple of weeks ago I had the privilege of sharing at the Dessert Evening. The night was really encouraging and was a good opportunity for everyone to network and find more ways to doesn’t replace the vital role of the school counsellor or the wellbeing team, chaplaincy seeks to serve and provide further support for all these roles.
In term 1 I ran a program called Boyz to Men. 8 boys in stage 4 attended for a duration of 6 weeks. The program sought to provide male students with some skills and insights to help them through many issues they might face, such as identity, respect, resilience, and kindness towards others. The program was a great success. Each student was engaged and contributed to each other’s growth.
Although my role at school does not necessarily involve Christian or religious education, or even religious programs and conversations, it is my hope and prayer that my life as a follower of Christ shines brightly so that the school community sees Christ, who works through me and with me. Please pray with me that my conduct, conversations, and life provides a pointer towards the ultimate provider of grace, mercy, and love. I often hold two scriptures close to my heart in my work with young people; Micah 6:8 (NIV)
He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require be involved. The following are some points that I shared in my talk.
This past year of chaplaincy has provided the opportunity for many students to talk with someone about various issues that they face, both at school and at home. Some students want to share with me about social issues they might face at school, others sometimes want to share about family or personal concerns. However, Chaplaincy
of you. To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.
and Zephaniah 3:17 (NIV)
The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.”
What wonderful words of encouragement for not only broken hearted young people, but for all humanity.
In Christ, Lucas King.
Update on Generate School Chaplaincy
By Janice Mitchell Regional Chaplaincy Manager -Riverina/Murray – Generate Ministries.
Over 30 schools in Riverina/Murray have School Chaplains and over 200 in NSW Public Schools.
Locally we have Lucas at Junee High School, we also have a chaplain at Temora High and Primary Schools, Cootamundra and EA Southee PS, and Young PS. In Wagga Lucas is also at The Bidgee School and further afield Lucas is also chaplain at Lockhart PS. Other local schools we have chaplains locally include Ladysmith PS and Gundagai Sth PS.
We are hoping to expand chaplaincy further in 2018 through the State SWSP funding. A matching grant of $7000 from the Department of Education, $7000 from school funds and $7000 of community funding enables a chaplain to be in the school for 10 hours/week.
What does a School Chaplain in a public school do? They can assist with social, emotional and spiritual well-being of all members of the school community: students, staff, parents and often grandparents who are carers. Chaplains run programs to assist with Grief and Loss, Resilience building, Anxiety, social skills, anti-bullying, breakfast clubs. Also there are one-on-one mentoring and small groups including lunchtime and after-school programs. It can be as simple as caring for basic needs, breakfast clubs, having ready- made sandwiches in freezer for lunch/ fruit for recess, buying shoes from the Op Shop for needy students and a listening ear for those who no-one at home seems to take the time to listen or care about them.
Generate appreciates the great work that the Board is doing for SRE and School Chaplaincy in Junee. Thank you also to all who support their many fundraising efforts. My husband and I enjoyed being able meet some of you at the recent Dessert Evening and hear more of your many and varied fundraising efforts.
|PRAISE AND PRAYER POINTS|
With thankful hearts, offer up your prayers and requests to God.
Philippians 4:6 CEV
Praise God, we have a faithful God who hears and answers our prayers.
Praise God for the continuing work of our Chaplain, Lucas King, in Junee High School.
Praise God that he knows the need for a SRE teacher for the High School.
Praise God for all the supporters of the J.Cea ministry.
Pray for God to bring the person of his choosing as the SRE teacher.
Pray that the students will avail themselves of the Chaplain’s programs and be blessed.
Pray that God will show his guiding hand for the future of the youth group and a youth group leader.
Pray for Junee High School, its principal, staff and pupils.