P.W.A.: Members are reminded that the next P.W.A. Meeting will be held on Tuesday, 1st November (Melbourne Cup Day). Please note that we won’t be having our usual cup of tea – the meeting will begin at 9.30 a.m. in the lower hall to enable ladies who wish to attend Melbourne Cup Lunches to leave earlier than our usual finishing time. We extend a warm welcome to any ladies in the Congregation who would like to attend the meeting.
National Church Life Survey: Session has agreed that we should participate in this survey. It is held every 5 years and its data will help us plan for the future of our church, The Presbyterian Church plan for its work across Sydney North and more broadly afield and for others to understand church life more generally. Your opinion will matter in describing this church. Your information will be important. Because of this, the survey will be administered after each service on Sunday 13 November 2016. To complete the survey you may need to remain in church for up to 20 minutes after the service and so we request that time is allowed for this purpose.
BPC FETE: The church FETE is now 1 week away. I have left a DRAFT map in the church hall showing where stalls will be set up the Thursday before. Please pencil any suggestions you’d like to make. Lewis Burrough
BPC FETE Food Stall: We are still looking for someone to coordinate the ‘international food stall’ at the FETE. The stall usually opens at 10am and closes at 2pm. If you’re interested in being apart of this stall please contact Lewis ASAP via email@example.com.
Jam Stall for the fete: it is 1 week until the fete on November 5th and we are looking for donations of JAMS, MARMALADE, PICKLES, PRESERVES. We have a stock of small jars. If you need some please call Elizabeth. Similarly if you cannot deliver the jams to the hall please call Elizabeth Fenton to arrange pick up.
Cake Stall for the fete: please start baking for the fete. All goodies for the cake stall can be dropped off either Friday before the fete or early Saturday morning.
Operation Christmas Child: Thank you to everyone who has shown God’s unconditional love to a special child by taking a box for filling with Operation Christmas Child. Two containers with 21,000 boxes have now left for Cambodia. Another one for Thailand is filled, with the second one underway. Please return your box in the next couple of weeks so it can be processed. The boxes can be left on the stage on Sunday mornings and I will collect and take them to the warehouse. If this is a problem, please speak to me. Many thanks Ellen McAlister.
Parenting Seminar: Due to unforeseen circumstances, the parenting seminar on November 20th and 27th has been cancelled. My apologies to all those looking forward to it. Hopefully we will be able to reschedule for 2017. Andy
Saturday Morning Prayer Fellowship: If you like to pray we meet each week to pray for our church, Session and COM, PWA, Sunday School, SRE, Growth Groups and other ministries at BPC, it’s congregations and missionaries; as well as Australia and the world. Please join us every Saturday from 8 AM to 9 AM, in the meeting room downstairs. Need more info? Contact Gail Harrison or Wira Dharma.
Please remember to make a quick call or email to the office on Ph 9876-2478 or ua.gro.nairetybserptforceebnull@yraterces before booking the hall for an event to avoid double bookings. Thank you.