It’s great to share with you at church today. Please make yourself known to our staff if you are visiting so we can warmly welcome you.
Welcome Today Bishop Reg Piper
We are thankful to Reg for his ongoing ministry to us. Reg is on the ministry team at St Michael’s Wollongong and we are grateful for his and their willingness for Reg to be available to serve us as well.
Thanks for Praying for Revive Camp!
Revive Camp 2015 was a FUN-time of flourishing as a spiritual family by getting to know our Heavenly Father and each other in Christ. 13 leaders took 17 young people up to the Blue Mountains. We split into 2 teams: Mario and Luigi. And we competed in various fun challenges over weekend – like Go-Karts, Wide Games, & Mazes – to see who would ultimately win. But while some of our time away was competitive, most of our time was spent growing together in unity. We ate, chatted, prayed and opened God’s word to 4 big blessings Jesus gives to us and calls us to take our stand on: We are Justified, Adopted, Cleansed, & Reconciled. God graciously touched the hearts of both leaders and teens and encouraged us to come to Him as we are and to live for him as His children. Overall the camp was a great success and we thank you very much for all your prayers.
The Parish Planning Day requested we investigate how we can further care for those who are bereaved including establishing a possible monthly support group. If you are interested in this or feel you can contribute ideas or involvement, please speak to Graham a.s.a.p.
Budget Planning 2016
Our Parish Council has commenced budget planning for next year. If you have proposals or requests you would like our PC to consider please email them to PC Secretary, Matthew Robson or Chairman, Graham Crew. PC is grateful for our members continued financial support meeting budget so far this year! Giving is 7.9% up on last year.
Refreshing our church building
Parish Council has decided to “refresh” the inside appearance of the church building. See our wardens for details or with your suggestions. This will start with the foyer.
Gymea Festival Outreach Stall 25th October
This is just 2 months away so we need to start our planning now to make the most of this wonderful opportunity to share our Lord and our church with the community. Last year 50 members gave an hour or more to help with book selling, gospel giveaway, sample bags and face painting. Please book this in your diary now. We need members from across all our congregations. More news soon.
Your brother in Christ, Graham Crew