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09 Jun 2007 Rock Da Villa Youth Group
Well, your most probably wondering where 'Rock Da Villa' came from and why our Youth Group are called that??? 'Da Villa' comes from The Church Manse ( Da Villa Costa Lotta) and 'Rock' comes from The Church Manse as well, because it is always Rocking with People Day-in and Day-out. Anyway, back to the Story. Youth Group is held every Tuesday night at the Church from 6pm to 8pm.
youthIn our community some are struggling day to day with Education, Teenage Pregnancy, Gambling, Domestic Violence, Drugs & Alcohol and Crime.

youthMost don't attend Church but they know it is a safe place, where they won't be judged. It's a place where they can have time out from their Families, School & meet new friends.
Picture to left: Our Youth Group Chillín at the Church.

09 Jun 2007 Sista Gurls
Sista Gurls is one of our Programs running at the Port Augusta Congress Faith Community Church. It runs every fortnight for young girls between the ages of 7 to 12. It's a night for Girls to have Fun,Chill Out, make New Friends & Be Themselves. As there is very little to do in our town for this age group, there was a need for us to do something about it. With limited funding & plenty of Support from our Congregation and Volunteers. Sista Gurls totally rocks!! Sista Gurls is about Sharing Stories, Respecting each other and Empowering each other.
sista gurls
sistagurlsPicture to left: (back row) Lara, Sharna, Chloe (front) Kimberley, Mikayla, Josephine

04 Jun 2007 Youth Yarn
paintingRock Da Villa Youth Group (Port Augusta) & Youth Members of Murray Bridge Congress did a weekend stayover at West Lakes Uniting Church. It was good to have caught up with the Aunty Sue (Reverend Sue Ellis) & Members of the Congregation and share stories. We presented West Lakes Uniting Church a painting, on behalf of our Youth for their Hospitality and a start of a new friendship.

Picture to left: Tika & Jordan with one of the West Lakes Uniting Church Members.

05 Mar 2007 VIPs visit Tjinatjunanyi
Last Wednesday a group of VIPs visiting Davenport dropped in on Tjintjunanyi. The delegation was from the Aboriginal Lands Parliamentary Standing Committee and included Duncan McFetridge, Lea Stevens and Lyn Breuer. They were most impressed with the students and the work of the program.
VIPs with Uncle Joe
Pictured above: some members of the committee with Rev Hohaia Matthews.

24 Feb 2007 Class of 06 returns

Pictured above, the class of 06 with Uncle Joe and Gregor Henderson, President of the Uniting Church in Australia.

18 Feb 2007 Watch this Space
Lots of things are happening this year. Reports will be posted soon on this space. Please return later.

Coming Events
About F.A.C.E. 8
1 - 21 July 2007
Faith and culture exchange. An opportunity to spend time in indigenous communities in Australia and overseas in order to
* develop friendships
* build bridges of understanding
* share stories
* and more
Find out more by going to Aboutface website