Upcoming Connect Women’s Event: Vision Sisters Birthing Kit Assembly, Saturday 4th March, 2:00pm – 4:30pm in the Church Hall. Ladies, please join us for this very worthwhile afternoon. We will hear Yumi Oba & Melanie Trethowan speak on faith and motherhood. This will be followed by an activity assembling birthing kits for women in Uganda where many mothers and babies succumb to postnatal infection. For as little as $3 each, these kits can be supplied to provide basic sanitary items during labour & delivery. We will also look forward to warm fellowship together over afternoon tea. Invitations are available from Sue Brown, Brenda Minto or Hoiva Cheung. Information is also available at: www.beecroftpresbyterian.org.au/connectwomen.
Training Seminar on Pastoral Care: Sunday 19th and 26th February, 2:00pm – 4:00pm, in the church hall led by Jill MacGilvray (of St Matthew’s Anglican Church in West Pennant Hills). If you are an elder, or are caring for a group such as a growth group or Sunday School class, or Scripture teacher, or youth worker, please come together and grow in your ability to do pastoral care. If you just want to grow in your ability to care for others in need, you too are invited to this training seminar. Please inform Andy or Margaret if you plan to come, and we will order for you a book that accompanies the seminar.
Church Membership and Baptism Classes: If you have not yet become a church member, and you wish to become a member, or wish to find out what it is all about, you are welcome to attend our church membership class in six sessions on Sunday afternoons from 4:00pm – 5:30pm in the Lower Hall on March 12, 19, 26, April 2, 30, May 7. If you want to be baptised, or have a child of any age baptised, then you are welcome to this same class. Please let me, the minister, know, or contact our church secretary to say you are interested. I look forward to hearing from you. Andrew Williamson
Know Your Bible: will be starting Monday 6th February, 2017, meeting at 1:30pm in the downstairs meeting room. This term we are studying the second half of the Gospel of John. Ladies, if you are free, do come and join us for Bible study and great fellowship.
PWA Meeting: the first meeting for the year will be this Tuesday 7th February at 9.30 am for morning tea followed by the meeting at 10.00 am in the Lower Hall. All ladies are welcome. A reminder that membership fees of $10 and SPAN subscriptions of $15 are due by 28th February. If possible please pay Pat Watts at the next meeting.
Mission Envelopes: for 2017 are available for pick up at the Church Door.
Bible Study: Rosemary Williamson’s new study on Genesis is now available. Please let Sarah at the office know how many copies you need.
Start of the Year: a reminder that Sunday School, Yabbies and Yab and all programs and outreaches of the church now start up again for the year.
Parenting Seminar: will run on Sunday’s March 26th and 2nd April, 3:00pm – 5:00pm, in the Church Hall. It will be taken by Roger Stonehouse an experienced psychologist and school counselor and will cover the topics of encouragement, discipline, forming positive relationships with children, parental expectations, helping children grow in their faith and responding to bullying and peer pressure. Please indicate to the minister whether you would like to attend.