On racism and the urge to look away

On racism and the urge to look away

By Emily Ferguson I’d like to tell you the first thing I experienced after George Floyd died while being arrested by a police officer in the United States on 25 May 2020. I wish it was fury. I wish it was disgust. I wish it was grief. But it was none of those things....
Talking 100 Years – Pioneering Passion

Talking 100 Years – Pioneering Passion

Issue Four: A Fresh Hope Horizon Paper – June 2020             Introduction Fresh Hope has five strategic themes emerging from our ethos within a 100-year horizon framework. One of these themes is ‘Pioneering’. The primary objective is: To stimulate, catalyse,...
Open doors and open hearts

Open doors and open hearts

Photo: NationsHeart Community Co-ordinator Scott with FoodHut regular Wendell Charles NeSmith By Emily Ferguson Local resident Wendell Charles NeSmith is a regular face at the FoodHut run by NationsHeart Christian Community in Canberra – but it’s not just access to...
Lessons from lockdown

Lessons from lockdown

What learnings are emerging for leaders as we move towards a “new normal”? What revaluation has this season set in motion and do we have the courage to move in new, unfamiliar directions for the sake of reaching our communities with the good news of the gospel? We...
2020 Winter Appeal targets effects of isolation 

2020 Winter Appeal targets effects of isolation 

By Emily Ferguson Fresh Hope Engage today launched their annual Winter Appeal, raising funds for those affected by the distress of isolation. Fresh Hope churches and ministries have been actively present in communities where the force of isolation has been felt most...