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New defibrillator, Thanksgiving Picnic & Sunday Celebration, The Law Is An Ass

by Bob East

New defibrillator   has been purchased for $2,500 & installed on the wall outside of Roughley Hall.  If a person stops breathing and their heart has stopped, this machine can be used by anyone to restart their heart, whilst CPR is administered.  The defib is self-instructing & you cannot shock people with it unless they need […]

News From the Watsons (Tanzania), Nextgen Thanksgiving Sunday 21st October, Nextgen Thanksgiving Picnic Saturday 20th Oct  11am to 1pm, Church Services at Christmas

by Bob East

News From the Watsons (Tanzania) Elizabeth has passed on email letters that our members have written to students.  “Workshop went well today-good attendance. Heavy rain early today & again @ 11am but now it’s fine. Approaching the wet season. Quite cool today. School has finished and Alan and Elizabeth have now left Katoke” and have begun […]

Trinity Sunday Today

by Bob East

Trinity Sunday Today I’m not into the church calendar much.  Are you?  From the dark places of my memory at Theological College I seem to remember it had a well-intentioned, but dubious origin.  And then there’s the special “saints days”, harvest festivals and a whole lot of very “Ordinary” Sundays. However, today I’m told is Trinity […]

Weekend Away, Dr Mark Stephens is opening God’s Word

by Bob East

Happy Mother’s Day to all the Mum’s, Grand-mum’s, & the mum’s at heart at Gymea! May God bless you always! I’ve been asked to write a little blurb about our Church Weekend Away and why I am excited. So here are 5 reasons why I am excited for this year’s Weekend Away (& why I […]

We’re back!

by Bob East

We’re back! It’s so good to be back with you after our 5 weeks on Lord Howe Island.  It was an unforgettable time and we are very grateful for the team of staff and volunteers who led and cared for the church in our absence.  Thanks to Reg and Dorothy Piper and our guest preachers. We were emotionally […]

Practicing the Praise of God, Apieczonek’s Visit to Gymea

by Bob East

Practicing the Praise of God Currently I am completing an essay on the topic of ‘praise in the Bible’. As I have been researching for this essay I have been struck by the variety of ways praise is expressed throughout the Scriptures. Praise is often words directed towards God in song or prayer. For Instance, […]

Report from ECPNG, Apieczonek’s Visit to Gymea

by Bob East

Report from ECPNG A 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck PNG on Feb 26th followed by 57 aftershocks throughout the weeks that have followed. Obtaining accurate information has been difficult but so far 157 deaths have been confirmed. The damage is extensive and widespread, well beyond the Huli area. Trees are uprooted. Food gardens & houses have been destroyed […]

Guest Speakers At Easter,  Women Pastoring Women, Apieczonek’s Visit to Gymea

by Bob East

Today At 7.45am we will have Scott Monk from Moore College to share and speak. 9.30am church will be celebrate our annual Rescue Sunday, to say “thankyou” to the many emergency services with the assistance of the Attorney General Mark Speakman. Moore College students will lead us in a family service presentation. Arvo church will […]

Next Sunday 25th March, Guest Speakers At Easter, Solar Panels For Our Church, Thompson Hall Walk Way & Ramp, Results of Annual Parish Meeting

by Bob East

Next Sunday 25th March At 7.45am we will have some students from Moore College to share and speak. 9.30am church will be celebrate our annual Rescue Sunday, to say “thankyou” to the many emergency services with the assistance of the Attorney General Mark Speakman. Moore College students will lead us in a family service presentation. […]