Posts from 2017

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Christmas Dinner at Church, Giving to Church over the holiday period, Fresh Start 2018, What Christmas Cost God? Hon. Scott Morrison (MP) on Same Sex Marriage

by Bob East

Christmas Dinner at Church – Each year, James and Kirra Wallace (from night church) arrange dinner at 6pm Christmas Day at church for anyone who would like to share this time together.  It’s informal and all are welcome, but you need to let them know you’re coming for catering purposes! Text or call James on 0421 […]

CMS Summer School  –  January 2018, Christmas Dinner at Church, Christmas at Gymea Anglican, 2018, Do you have a shed you don’t need?

by Bob East

CMS Summer School  –  January 2018 Summer school has been for decades, a source of great bible teaching and inspiring missionary updates.  Church members like Bob & Fay East will be attending again for the week 6th-12th Jan.  Others from Gymea are attending for the day Monday 8th January and then sharing lunch at Gordon […]

Syrian Refugee family, Getting Piper Cottage ready for the Syrians arrival on 9th December, Watson Family

by Bob East

Syrian Refugee family – a Syrian refugee family will take up residence in Piper Cottage, 133 Gymea Bay Road  on Saturday 9th December.  The family are from Homs.  This video shows the devastation of their city.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aSWK17-0ITs   They are parents around 50 years old and two boys in their 20’s.  They have been in Australia […]

Syrian Refugee family finalised for Gymea, Parish Council Update.

by Bob East

Syrian Refugee family finalised for Gymea – After months of planning and preparation, a Syrian refugee family will take up residence in Piper cottage 133 Gymea Bay Road  on Saturday 9th December.  The family are from Homs.  This video shows the devastation of their city.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aSWK17-0ITs   They are parents around 50 years old and two […]

Springfair Update, Parish Council Update, Congo Guest House Project

by Bob East

Springfair Update The weather was great, the crowds were up, funds raised were over $14,000, but best of all was the Christ-centred teamwork and the joy shown by all in serving. As one member wrote to me during the week “I just wanted to share how encouraged I was by the hard work of many […]

Sydney Anglican Diocese: Synod Report   2017

by Bob East

Sydney Anglican Diocese: Synod Report   2017 Synod, the parliament of our Diocese, met on five days with us representing Gymea Anglican. The total membership is 808. The proceedings included the Archbishop’s address, mission reports & much business with prayer.  A daily bible study led by Rev Ed Vaughan from 2 Corinthians, examined Paul’s ‘campaign of […]

Controversy over Diocesan funding of the “no” Campaign

by Bob East

Controversy over Diocesan funding of the “no” Campaign Some of our members have expressed to me their concerns, or upset, over the Diocese spending $1 million supporting the Coalition for Marriage.   I can understand the surprise & upset.  The first I and most Synod members knew about this funding was this week at Synod.  The […]