GrahamInRedJumperWelcome to our church today

It’s great to share with you at church today.

Please make yourself known to our staff if you are visiting.

Congratulations Michael Mak

michaelmakwithofficialletterAfter years of study Michael Mak has achieved his Bachelor of Theology Degree through Youthworks & SMBC. We rejoice with Michael and his family in this milestone and wish him well for his continued ministry career.

Michael with his official letter.

PS – which legendary surfer from 930 church, has recently commenced his theological studies at SMBC … hint his initials are John Hunter.  Good on you John. What a great way to use some of your “retirement” as you seek the next stage in God’s plans.

Celebrate ESL’s 2nd Anniversary with lunch on Sunday 6th November

We would love our members to join in the celebration lunch at 12noon.  Lunch will catered for 100, with 40 seats reserved for our ESL members.  So tickets will be sold on a first in basis.  Cost of a baked dinner lunch is $20 each.  Come and support the team and the students.  Here their stories.  Encourage their growth.  Show the love of Jesus to those newer to this land.  Express God’s great salvation plan for all nations.

Updates from the recent Parish Council meeting

Thank you for your prayers.   PC began the budgetting process on Thursday night and also decided to:

¨ Install new steps and a ramp for access & safety into 133 Gymea Bay Road

¨ Donate $1500 to our mission partners Donaldsons, who face a financial shortfall

¨ Employ a Sunday student pastor from SMBC to help with our morning music & other ministries

¨ Appoint Sean Buckley to the vacant PC position.

¨ Continue to investigate possible Women’s Pastor for 2017

¨ Invest in our youth & children’s ministry leaders 2017 Nextgen training ($1500)

(New initiatives are possible due to Wylie Estate gift of $62,000 and sacrificial weekly giving by our members.)

¨ Noted with thanks – new mulching of playground, new office chairs for Kim & Olivia, Dr Peter Jensen booked as speaker for Weekendaway July 2017, plans to celebrate the church’s 90th Anniversary in 2017. $2000 is available for 2017 Weekendaway subsidies, from this year’s fund raising.

¨ Noted the last 2 months General Giving was $9000 below budget

Xtreme Camp 27-30th September at Youthworks Port Hacking for Primary Years 4-6.  Please pray for 40 students attending and for our wonderful team of 15 volunteer and staff leaders.

Your brother in Christ, Graham Crew