Welcome 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.

Update From Parish Council

From our latest PC meeting, the following items were tabled.

Council discussed:

¨ The purchase of another container for storage.

¨ Details of the lease of 133 Gymea Bay Road with Anglicare for Syrian refugee hosting, from 1st August.

¨ The imminent arrival of our defibrillator .

¨ Resurfacing with safer material, the children’s playground & expanding the fencing.

¨ Possible employment of a women’s pastor.

Council decided to:

¨ Create a coffee nook in the rear corner of the church.

¨ Reinstall the 2nd bedroom to 133 Gymea Bay Road to accommodate the refugee family.

¨ Install large screen TV’s, that we already, have in Thompson and David Crawford Halls

Opening of Thompson Hall

Thank you to all who contributed to the renovation and the occasion of its opening.  We are grateful to the late Gwen Wylie for her bequest and the NSW government who each contributed $7,000 to fund the renovations.

An air conditioner still needs to be added.

Refugee Hosting Update

It’s hoped that a lease will soon be finalised on the rental of 133 Gymea Bay Road to Anglicare for a period of 2 years for  refugee families.  The proposed rental will be $575pw.  This will be met by the refugee family and Anglicare donors. Anglicare will supply the family with a case worker, trauma and financial counselling, as well as some $1000’s worth of electrical products.  The parish is responsible for providing all other furnishings, linen, cutlery and crockery etc.  We have already received wonderful donations for the family but ask members to wait till we know the make up of the family and their needs before any further donations are made.  Electrical, building and plumbing upgrades will be made.   We will rely on our church members to volunteer to clean, paint, garden and tidy.  If you can help please see George Ward who is coordinating this.  A list of jobs can be found on the church notice board.

Life Group Leaders Meeting   –  Will be held on Sunday 16th July at 2.30-3.45pm.  Craig will give a short overview of the Book of Revelation which will be of great value to leaders whether or not they choose to study this classic book.  The meeting will be held in the Ken Roughley Hall.

Your brother in Christ, Graham Crew