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2018 Mission with Moore College (March 18-25)
At our 2017 APM, Parish Council was asked to consider another Mission with Moore or SMBC in 2018. These have proven in the past to be a great time of partnership, fellowship and increased outreach and training. I’m delighted to share with you that Gymea Parish will be part of an area – wide mission partnering with the other 10 Anglican churches in the Shire and 3 Moore College teams next year. Some of our leadership (staff and PC) have so far had preliminary discussions about how Gymea might be involved. However I’m keen for as many members as possible to be involved in shaping our involvement and have placed this on the agenda for our annual Parish Planning morning (date of which is still to be set). I hope as many as possible can take part in this and have their say. Last year’s Parish Planning Day generated a swag of great new developments which staff and PC have implemented along with our members in the past 12 months. It’s great to see this happening as no-one enjoys a “talkfest” that doesn’t achieve anything practical.
Update from this week’s Parish Council
Parish Council again expressed its thanks to our members for their continued support and have asked all to prayerfully consider their giving pattern. For the first 4 months giving has failed to meet expenditure. Please make this a matter for prayer. The current renovations to Busy Bees and those coming to 133 GBR, DO NOT come from our giving or budget but from the grants that have been achieved and also from the generous bequest of the late Gwen Wylie. There will be a planned opening of the renovated Busy Bees Hall on Sunday 11th June at 11am. Please this date in your diary today. PC rejoice at our continued dedicated youth leadership team and prayed for the upcoming REVIVE camp at Springwood. Our IT Dept informed that our church computers are updated and protected against the recent ransomware attack that has affected 100+ countries.
Your Brother in Christ, Graham Crew
Hello, I’m Alyce and I have come to Gymea Anglican this year to gain ministry experience as a part of the Year 13 Gap Year program. So far I have been helping out in Gymea’s wonderful Children’s ministry at Dropzone and Kid’s Church on Sunday. This has been a valuable experience to be a part of. As a Year 13 student, I will shortly be going on a month-long mission trip to Fiji, far from the tourist track. This will take place from 8th June to 6th July. Year 13 is committed to long-term mission service in Fiji, and so they have been taking these month long mission trips since 2008, returning to the same towns and villages year after year. I’ll experience genuine Fijian culture as I help encourage, serve and share the gospel with local Fijians in various schools, orphanages, women’s refuges, local churches, kid’s clubs and youth groups. I’ll also have the opportunity to participate in hands-on projects within local communities. If you would like to support me financially that would be amazing, but even more so I would really love to be supported by you through prayer, as I’ll definitely be challenged and pushed outside my comfort zone. On Sunday 28th May (after 9:30am, Arvo, and Night Church services) I will be holding a fundraiser stall to help raise support. If anyone would like to support me financially or get my trip itinerary to pray for me – please come along. This will be my first mission trip and I’m really excited to learn more about God and His world from people who live life so differently to us.