Life Groups, Serving & Enjoying God Forever

by Bob East

Life Groups Thank you to our group leaders who provide frontline pastoral care and discipling through our 26 groups.  If you haven’t joined one yet, why not try one out in Term 1.  They won’t make you stay if you don’t enjoy it!  But I know you will love it.  Serving & Enjoying God Forever […]

Franklin Graham Tour, People do change, study at SMBC next year? Men’s Breakfast

by Bob East

Franklin Graham Tour in Sydney 23-24 February 2019 Parish Council has decided that as a church we will not be promoting or endorsing this evangelistic event.  Why?  Because although there is no doubt Franklin will, like his father Billy, preach the gospel of Jesus faithfully, Franklin has unlike his father been very outspoken politically.  Some […]

The Archbishop’s Apology on Child Sexual Abuse

by Bob East

The Archbishop’s Apology on Child Sexual Abuse On Monday 22 October in the House of Representatives, our Prime Minister, the Hon. Scott Morrison MP, delivered an emotional, heart-felt apology on behalf of the Parliament and the Australian people, to the survivors of child sexual abuse, including those in Anglican churches. That our Church was complicit in any […]

Graham & Wendy Toulmin (DRCongo with CMS), Are you feeling torn?

by Bob East

Graham & Wendy Toulmin (DRCongo with CMS) Many remember with prayer the Toulmins, Bishop Isesomo and the church in the DRC.  Here’s some prayer updates from them: Give thanks for: Graham’s surgery for prostate cancer in October and pray for his complete recovery so he can join Wendy back in Congo 20th November as planned. […]

Please pray for Pakistan, Update from Parish Council

by Bob East

Please pray for Pakistan Asia Bibi has been acquitted by the Supreme Court of Pakistan after facing trumped up charges. The Lahore High Court’s verdict sentencing her to death for blasphemy has been overturned. She has been in jail for over 8 years. Praise God for this decision and thank you for your continued prayerful support for […]

GAFCON – a remarkable change in the Anglican Church world-wide, SYNOD – some highlights, UPDATE FROM PARISH COUNCIL

by Bob East

GAFCON – a remarkable change in the Anglican Church world-wide The Global Anglican Forum Conference – has already made a remarkable contribution to encouraging Anglican Churches world-wide to honour Jesus and obey the Bible.  GAFCON now represents 70% of the world’s Anglicans and effectively has replaced Lambeth and Canterbury as the effective Anglican Communion.  Peter Jensen has […]

Fuse Camp 2018

by Bob East

Fuse Camp 2018 Last week 51 Youth and Kids from years 4-12 of school went away with a number of our legendary leaders for our first ever ‘Fuse Camp’ – a new initiative of Gymea Anglican fusing our X’treme (kids) and Revive (youth) camps into one! How was it? Fantastic! Despite a number of setbacks […]