Celebrating the Spirit of the Range

Contributed by Deborah Bird

On Sunday August 13th at 9am St Mary’s Anglican Church in Montville will be hosting a Multifaith Celebration of Community service on the Green in Montville as part of the Rangebow Festival Program.

Rev’d Deb Bird believes spirituality is a key aspect of our range communities and has drawn together representatives from different faiths and advocacy and arts groups to speak on the importance of diverse, resilient and compassionate community.

“One of the things every faith holds in common is the Golden Rule, which says treat each other as you wish to be treated. Kindness and respect are values critical to good community life. Our range communities do this well and that’s something worth celebrating.”

The service will welcome representatives from the Baha’i community, feminist Muslim advocate, Speak Up Now, Welcome to Maleny, voices of youth and a main address by the Very Rev’d Dr Peter Catt from St John’s Anglican Cathedral in Brisbane. Music will be led by the Kim Kirkman’s community choirs and the Taize singers.

“Everyone is welcome to this relaxed Sunday morning celebration to listen and together bless this community we share. Bring a folding chair or picnic blanket. Bring your dog, bring your neighbour! Everyone is welcome!”