Saturday, June 20, 2015

Congratulations, Aunty Denise Champion

On 20th June, 2015, Aunty Denise Champion was ordained as a Deacon in the Uniting Church in Australia, the first Aboriginal woman from any denomination ordained in South Australia. Aunty Denise has served for many years in the church - in congregations, and in the Synod, and with the UAICC (Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress) and now continues her ministry in Port Augusta in regional South Australia. Congratulations, Denise, and blessings for your ministry.
Denise was presented with a specially designed stole reflecting her Aboriginal culture, and the colours of the Flinders Ranges, home of the Adnyamathanha people where Denise regularly leads Pilgrimages (read an account of one pilgrimage here).
Denise and Moderator Dr Deidre Palmer

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