March 2023 SMR News

Dear reader,

Welcome to the March Newsletter!
This is really a quick update on face to face training for the rest of the year, and a change to the time of one of the SMR 101 Zoom meetings...

Key Points:

  • Face to face training - 2023
  • SMR 101 - Zoom workshops - change of time
  • "How Long?" Service

Face to face training

The next batch of this year's face to face training events will open for registrations later this week:

Saturday March 18th.

Details will be found here: https://safeministry.training/face-to-face-training/

Locations are:
  • Figtree Anglican Church - Essentials
  • Mt Druitt Anglican Church - Essentials
  • Mittagong Anglican Church - Refresher
  • Belrose Anglican Church - Refresher

    Useful info:
  • Applicants for face to face training need to have an account on the Safe Ministry Training website, log in and enrol in the course.
  • Once they complete the course, they will be emailed their certificate a day or so later, and a copy of their certificate details sent to you, their SMR.
For the rest of 2023, here are the dates and locations. These are also available any time on https://safeministry.training/face-to-face-training/

Saturday 24 June 2023

Central Villages Anglican Church, Lawson | Essentials | 9am – 3pm
St John’s Anglican Church, Moss Vale | Essentials | 9am – 3pm
St Paul’s Anglican Church, Carlingford | Refresher | 9am – 12.30pm
St Luke’s Anglican Church, Liverpool | Refresher | 9am – 12.30pm
Albion Park Anglican Church | Refresher | 9am – 12.30pm

Saturday 26 August 2023

St Andrew’s House, Town Hall | Essentials | 9am – 3pm
Saturday 2 September 2023
St Andrew’s House, Town Hall | Refresher | 9am – 12.30pm

Saturday 11 November 2023

St Paul’s Anglican Church, Chatswood | Essentials | 9am – 3pm
Wilton Anglican Church | Essentials | 9am – 3pm
Christ Church Anglican Church, Mortdale | Essentials | 9am – 3pm
St Paul’s Anglican Church, Riverstone | Refresher | 9am – 12.30pm
St George’s Anglican Church, Gerringong | Refresher | 9am – 12.30pm
St Michael’s Anglican Cathedral, Wollongong | Refresher | 9am – 12.30pm

Enrolments normally open 4-6 weeks before each date.
Please encourage those in your church who would benefit from face to face training to get in and enrol - and be prepared to assist them if necessary with the technology.

New and new-ish Safe Ministry Reps - Zoom Workshops

The next SMR 101 Zoom workshops will happen in March.
If you are new (or new-ish) to the role of SMR, then invest a hour in this workshop and reap the benefits!
No booking or rego required - just boot up your device at the right time and click the appropriate link below. Have your questions and a notebook ready!

NOTE: I have had to change the time of the March 14th Zoom to 1:30pm on that day. Apologies for that. Zoom link remains the same

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SMR Facebook Group

A reminder that we have a private Facebook group just for SMR's
  • A safe and private place for SMR's to ask questions, support each other, share ideas or solutions to problems, etc
  • The address is: https://www.facebook.com/groups/173114257798286
  • Involvement in this group is entirely optional - but it is proving to be a useful extra channel for SMR's to chat amongst themselves and pose questions to me.

Keeping up to date with news

Newsletter Archive
An archive of all SMR Newsletters (since we moved to our new system) is available here.
Email alerts
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That's it for this edition! Back soon with more info about what is happening in the Safe Ministry scene.

If you are no longer the SMR for your church, please unsubscribe using the link below and drop me an email to let me know.

With warm regards

Neil Atwood
Parish Consultant - Safe Ministry Team
02 9265 1547
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