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ANSD AGM – September 2020 – Zoom

Saturday 26th September 2020 at 2pm (AEST) by Zoom

will be our AGM

You will receive a formal notification of the AGM in due course with details of the agenda.

This is a time of transition from a body which began 30 years ago as a small group of practitioners wanting to maintain collegial connections with others in the ministry to today’s position of ANSD operating with a membership of more than 250.

We are now in a process of discernment for  members of the ANSD leadership.

At the national level, three Office Bearers will be elected:

The position of President is currently vacant due to Robyn Fitzgerald’s resignation earlier this year; and

The positions of Secretary and Treasurer are also open as their terms of office conclude at this AGM.

We invite you to consider seriously all members of the network and to pray contemplatively for inspiration to nominate one or more persons for a period of 3 years to work collaboratively and contemplatively with and for all the members of your network.

To nominate and vote at the AGM you need to be a current financial member of ANSD. The nomination form for these three national roles is here.

Other business of the AGM will include:

Receiving the names of members elected as local area representatives for each state. These will be discerned at state level.

Appointing  three members  to be on the Membership Committee. If you would like to to volunteer for this role please contact our secretary.

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Winter meditations – Fridays at 4pm AEST

From within the quietness and stillness of our hearts,
we will respond to the Spirit’s urging to grow
towards global awareness of our interconnectedness and interrelatedness,
including with our indigenous heritage and our fragile sacred earth.
Over the remainder of winter, we will gently be guided by the intimate exchange of love in the mystical heart, where we will lovingly and tenderly dare to imagine a future

where truly the glory of the Divine is rising within each one of us and in our communal heart at this most important evolutionary moment.
The Meditations through these winter weeks will focus again on the life and writings of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin as well as drawing contemporary insights based on Teilhard’s writings in the work of Beatrice Bruteau.
The Meditations will be coordinated by Di Shearer
All are warmly welcome
Feel free to forward to a friend

Fridays at 4pm AEST

First Winter Series:  June 26, July 3, July 10, July 17

Click here to join Zoom   

*Note this is a new link for meditations from 26th June *
Before joining the meeting, we encourage you to create a prayerful space in the room from which you will be joining the meditation, lighting a candle or incense if possible.   Please arrive in silence with your microphone turned off.

If you would like to deepen the meditations between our online gatherings, previous meditations are available below.



A resource on communion consciousness by Dr Kerrie Hide is available here: Communion Consciousness by Dr Kerrie Hide.


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ANSD Conference – September 2020 – Sydney


ANSD National Conference 2020



Dates:  11-13 September 2020



UPDATE June 2020:   In regards to the September 2020 National Conference, both the National Executive and the Sydney planning team are in a process of prayerful discernment and dialogue about the way ahead.

At this stage, we ask you to continue to keep the dates in your calendar (11-13 September) and we will update you as the path ahead unfolds.

We invite you, the ANSD community, to pray and hold this space with us as we wait for what will emerge, flowing with the uncertainty of the times, and trusting that Divine love and wisdom will bring creativity out of the chaos.