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Support the Brownings continued work in East Africa, Opportunity the talk with men about footy and Jesus, “Church – it’s better and worse than you imagine”

by Bob East

Support the Brownings continued work in East Africa Many of our members want to continued praying and giving for their work.  Though the Brownings are now living on the Central coast to care for their children and extended family, Andrew is not practicing surgery in Oz.  He is overseeing the work and fundraising for 4 hospitals in […]

More than Conquerors – Romans 8:35-39

by Bob East

More than Conquerors – Romans 8:35-39 Christians are not immune to the sufferings of this broken world. We still may face cancer, relationship difficulties, chronic illnesses, depression, and death – just like everyone else. Indeed, God tells us in His Word that Christians should not be surprised when they face sufferings. Paul teaches “we must go […]

Katoke-Lweru Secondary School, Report on UKWATA Easter Conference 2018

by Bob East

Katoke-Lweru Secondary School, Report on UKWATA Easter Conference 2018 On 28th March to 2nd April 2018, more than 1,000 students from over 40 Schools and Colleges attended “UKWATA Easter Conference” (Which is translated in English “Tanzanian Students Christian Fellowship”). The theme of the Conference was “…Youths to refrain from the dangers of the last days…” (2 Tim […]

The Surprising Power of Prayer

by Bob East

The Surprising Power of Prayer I mentioned in a sermon earlier in the year that God has been growing me in my prayer life – which has been awesome (and an answer to prayer itself!). Each morning God has graciously helped me be in the habit of not only diving into His Word but praying to […]

Annual Parish Meeting — this Thursday night, B & C safely settling into their new home, Annual Appeal for our Building Fund, 21st Anniversary Celebrations for our Men’s Breakfast

by Bob East

Annual Parish Meeting — this Thursday night Please come along if you can and if not be prayerful for the proceedings and that God would once again raise up those who can serve us in the roles of warden, parish nominator and Parish councillors.  The 2018 Budget will be presented and the 2017 accounts distributed.  […]

Can you keep a secret ? Annual Parish Meeting 8th March Thursday 7.30pm

by Bob East

Can you keep a secret ? LIFE groups and how powerful they are  –  the best kept secret around.  But I believe we should be shouting about how good they are.  Why? Church Health –  time after time all the books & surveys on what makes a healthy, vibrant, caring church … will major on […]

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 […]