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 […]

So… what’s been happening in our BTX youth community?

by Bob East

  So… what’s been happening in our BTX youth community? Friends  –  I am so thankful to God to report that BTX (By the Cross) has just finished a wonderful Term 3. As well as having some really fun nights like DIY dessert & a Mexican Fiesta, our focus this term was “Hot Topics” where […]

News from our Mission Partners the Watsons

by Bob East

News from our Mission Partners the Watsons We left Gymea Anglican for Kununurra 13 years ago and have been  involved in ministry with Aboriginal people as BCA co-workers. Jim has been employed with TAFE, lecturing in construction and Natalie has home schooled our 4 children. In 2016 we became foster carers for two Aboriginal sisters […]

Archbishop Davies Calls Churches to Prayer for Marriage

by Bob East

Archbishop Davies Calls Churches to Prayer for Marriage He writes, “I am writing to you now to suggest that you highlight Sunday, 17th September as a special day of prayer – I am calling all Anglicans to pray for this issue specifically, in the context of prayer for our nation, its leaders, federal, state and […]

A Glimpse of life for our Mission Partners the Brownings in East Africa, Church Finances, 90th Anniversary Service 930am & Opening of Derrett House 11.15am on Sunday 22nd October 

by Bob East

A Glimpse of life for our Mission Partners the Brownings in East Africa Andrew writes, “We thank God for your support and prayers over the last 16 years.  Life here in Tanzania continues to be a mix of frustrations and blessings. A personal prayer point has been answered which makes our life here a little […]