PWA Meeting: will be held on Tuesday 1st August at 9:30am for morning tea followed at 10:00am by Rosemary Vandore’s talk on her trip to Israel titled “In the Steps of Jesus” in the Lower Hall. Please bring your lunch. All ladies welcome.
Connect Men: is encouraging all men to attend BASECAMP: Sydney this year. BASECAMP: Sydney will take place at the Sydney Showground at Sydney Olympic Park on Saturday 12 August. It will be a great day of excellent Bible talks, including a segment with Chris Gillan and Charles Minto. Come along and support them as they talk to 1500 men. The theme for BASECAMP is “Foolproof: Practical Wisdom from Proverbs.” We have got a special price of $80, so get in quickly. If you are a student the price is $40. For those who have not yet paid, please pay Charles Minto today as he can only get these cheaper tickets by phone. Some of us will be going to dinner afterwards, so please stay on for that if you can. If you wish to come, please advise Charles Minto as soon as possible.
Connect Women Event: Tea Party – Showing God’s Love through Hospitality. Ladies, please save the date for Saturday 2, September 2017. You are invited to join us to hear our speaker, Lucy Ying, talk on the topic of Christians providing hospitality. Come to be encouraged and challenged about the “why” we should show hospitality and also learn about the “how” to show hospitality to each other. Linda Billingham will also be talking about tea blending and offer a tea-tasting of several of her unique tea blends. These will be served with afternoon tea. RSVP by 27 August – Brenda Minto, Sue Brown or Hoiva Cheung or go to www.beecroftpresbyterian.org.au/connectwomen”
OneLove Women’s Conference: Saturday 9 September 2017 at Sydney Olympic Park. Please join us to hear Nancy Guthrie and Michael Raiter speak on the theme of “For Eternity” which will have it’s focus on 2 Corinthians 4. Both these speakers have international renown and we can expect to be inspired and challenged by their talks. The cost is $89 for early registration. Conference registration: http://www.onelovewomen.com/ or contact Brenda Minto or Emily Kachenko.
Committee of Management Member Retires: At our meeting of the Committee of Management this past week we received a letter of resignation from the committee, effective immediately, from Patricia Watts for personal health reasons. Pat has served on the Committee of Management since being elected to the role in April 2005. The committee and the entire congregation thank and honour Pat for her faithful, tireless, generous service looking after the church, its buildings, its finances, and its property. Pat, we love you and thank God for you!
Sincere Thanks to the Congregation: Last March, at the direction of the Committee of Management, the minister sent a letter out to everyone asking for support regarding the financial needs of the church. Since then giving has been consistently higher than in previous years for these months. Thanks to everyone for their prayers and support. Please continue your generous giving for the ongoing work of the church’s ministry. Meanwhile, we can all thank God who puts it into our hearts to be generous to the work of the church and its outreach.
Child Protection Training: It is mandatory that everyone who works with children in our church should have both a working with children check and attend child protection training. The next training provided by us will be held on 20 August 2017 in a room off the hall at 12 noon. If you wish to inquire about a working with children check please speak to Rod Best, Session Clerk.
Presbytery Visit: The Presbytery of Sydney North will be holding its Tuesday 15 August meeting in our church. Before this happens we will be hosting a dinner for them. The dinner starts at 6.00 pm and will finish in time for the Presbytery meeting to start at 7.30 pm. All members of the congregation are invited to attend the dinner. There will be a cost of $10.00. If you would like to attend please RSVP by Sunday 13 August to the Secretary or Rod Best, Session Clerk.