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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 […]

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 […]