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Social responsibility

Food pantry

St Andrew’s South Brisbane operates a food pantry, offering small food parcels to people in need who live in the 4101 postcode area. The parcels are available from the reception area during office hours. There is a limit of one food parcel per person per fortnight.

The pantry is resourced by the generosity of donors, who give money or supply food items. We welcome donations of non-perishable food such as long-life milk, baked beans, canned spaghetti, canned tuna or sardines, meals in a can, 2-minute noodles, Weet Bix, coffee sticks, sugar sticks, tea bags, small plastic cups of fruit, muesli bars. These items may be left at reception during week days or in the church foyer on Sundays.

For further information, contact Sophie at the church office.

Nonviolent Communication (NVC) Book Groups

Nonviolent Communication (NVC) is a simple, effective and learnable four step process developed in 1964 by psychologist Marshall Rosenberg. It has been used successfully around the world to resolve conflicts and to deepen connections in personal relationships, schools, hospitals, corporations and governments. It is an emotionally-intelligent, awareness-based communication approach.

One of our parishioners facilitates fortnightly groups for women to learn and practice NVC through studying Rosenberg’s book Nonviolent Communication – A Language of Life and similar texts. These groups provide a safe learning space as participants work towards incorporating compassionate communication into their interactions with others.

For further information, or to inquire about joining a group, contact Liz Wellauer.

Brisbane Refugee and Asylum Seeker Network

Some of our parishioners are members of the Brisbane Refugee and Asylum Seeker Support Network (BRASS).

BRASS is a network of organisations and individuals involved in supporting refugees and asylum seekers in South East Queensland. The BRASS Network meets on the last Friday of every month at Justice Place, 5 Abingdon St, Woolloongabba, from 10.00 am to 12.00 noon. All interested persons are welcome to attend.

For more information, email info@brassnetwork.org.

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