Welcome to our new chaplain

On Saturday September 23rd, Bishop Kay will commission the Reverend Jenny Ramage as Gippsland GFS Chaplain.  The commissioning will take place after the Leader development program at Drouin.

Jenny will be commissioned at 12 noon followed by a luncheon.  All are welcome to attend.

A Leader Development Workshop

WHEN

It is proposed to hold a workshop on Sunday November 12th

2pm to 5pm

WHERE

Anglican Church Drouin

WHO FOR

Open to all Children’s, Youth and Parish Workers and any others interested in this ministry

This is a follow up to the successful workshop held in September, new participants are welcome

 

Conducted by The Gippsland Kids Plus+ Network on behalf of the Diocese

Express your interest to Carol Johnstone 5174 4845  gippskidsplus@people.net.au or the network chaplain

jenny.ramage@outlook.com

 

130 YEARS OF GFS GIPPSLAND

THE STORY BEGINS

The first branch of GFS in Gippsland was formed at SALE in 1885, just 10 years after the first branch was by Mrs Mary Elizabeth Townsend in England (1875).  This was followed by branches in STRATFORD (1886), Bairnsdale (1887), Maffra & Omeo (1888), Traralgon (1890), Foster & Yarragon (1893), Leongatha (1894) and Jumbunna (1898).

It can be established that over the 130 years branches existed in 30 parishes of the Diocese so one can only imagine just how many girls and young and older women have been part of the GFS Family in that time.

The first Gippsland GFS Council met in 1918 with Mrs Cranswick as the President.

 

Connected to Facebook

At last our Kids Plus Web site has been connected to Facebook.  This is different from the Facebook group sites that we have for leaders and older members.  This new link connects directly to the web site where this post is placed.  Every time we post information on the web site those who connect through the Facebook Link will receive notification.  Hopefully this will increase those who check in on the web site.  The facebook link is Kidsplusgippsland.

Kids Plus+ Camp 2017

The 2017 Kids Plus+ Camp was held at the CYC Forest Edge Campsite , Neerim East. Check out their web site for all the wonderful things the campsite had to offer. ( Click the link above)

The camp was held over the weekend of March 24th to 26th.   It was a great experience for those that attended and they all left camp saying when is the next one.

Campers and leaders came from the parishes of Drouin, Heyfield, Korumburra, Moe, Traralgon and Warragul.

Our thanks to our Camp Chaplain- The Revd Jenny Ramage, our Cooks David & Debbie Chambers and Leaders & Parents- Kathryn Bartlett, Paul Byl, Kerryn Cunningham, Carol Johnstone, Lauren & Scott Kitwood, Mary Nicholls, Cameron & Melanie Nicholls