The Appas are coming back – let’s welcome them!
Our mission partners the Apiezconeks will return in December for 6 months furlough. Please take a moment to sign their welcome home card today. We will be sending them some welcome home shopper cards (Coles, Big W etc) to help them practically during this time. If you would like to make a donation of money or cards then please get them in to our collection or office over the next 10 days.
Note of thanks from CMS
We are also very appreciative of the Sydney Anglican Stamp Society. This small, dedicated group works tirelessly; faithfully coming into the office every fortnight (and at other times) to process the stamps and get them ready for sale. They are always happy for new volunteers to join them. You don’t need to have any experience as the group will train you in what you need to know. If interested, please contact Mark Fairhurst at CMS on 9284 6732 or firstname.lastname@example.org.A huge amount was raised this last financial year, $17,100.24! This must be a record amount! Thank you so much! The funds raised are used to support CMS missionaries and help the world to come to know the Lord Jesus.
Mission with Moore College 2018
This will be held on 18-25th March 2018 … this is designed to be low on meetings and big on personal conversation. Could you ask someone you know “how would you complete this statement, Jesus is ….?” When 3 people were asked this recently at a local café they replied, “I think he is the Son of God” and they weren’t church goers. What does that tell us about our neighbours?
Where next could you take the conversation? Could you ask a family member or friend to complete a 30 second on line survey asking them what criticisms or questions they have about Christianity? Watch this space for more. We’ll be teaming with Sylvania, Sutherland and Jannali parishes. Some events have been planned including guest services on 18th March with former Archbishop Peter Jensen and Dr Richard Chin. A Men’s Breakfast with Al Stewart and a combined Friday night youth event. Our staff and Parish Council would love your suggestions and feedback and prayers.
Spring Fair 2017
When this went to print, Spring fair was just 24 hours away and now it’s finished as you read this. Personally I’m very grateful to our Coordinator Steve Leitch for the very capable, patient and creative way he guides this event each year. Special thanks to Kim Cooper for her oversight and coordination. And to all our members – it’s a privilege to be part of such a hard working and united team.
Your brother in Christ, Graham