Rev Gloria Shipp with Adam Wiseman and Jamie McLennan at the 2019 Reconciliation Luncheon. © Walkabout Ministries, used with permission.
The Reverend Gloria Shipp was the first Aboriginal woman to be ordained in the Anglican Church of Australia. She maintains an active ministry that goes beyond the walls of the church to embrace the entire community.
In response to requests, last year Gloria began a new Sunday School that meets at the Buninyong Community Centre. The Sunday School began as a monthly occurrence and now meets fortnightly. Many of the children come from the nearby housing estate and are very keen to learn about Jesus.
The Elders Outreach Group meets every Tuesday with a diverse range of activities and excursions. During NAIDOC Week celebrations in 2019 Gloria was named Dubbo’s ‘Elder of the Year’ in acknowledgement of her extensive service to the community.
Gloria continues to visit the Orana Juvenile Justice Centre and conduct weddings, baptisms and funerals, as well as a women of the Bible series, speaking visits and a reconciliation luncheon.
Your support provides a small stipend to Gloria and one day/week of administrative assistance. It also goes towards hall hire, petrol for the mini bus, dinners, rallies, catering and Christmas gifts for the boys at the Juvenile Justice Centre.
Please help Gloria Shipp to continue her pioneering and inspiring ministry.
In 2020 Walkabout Ministries needs $25,000
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