Follow Up On Pastoral Care Seminar: Those of you who attended Jill McGilvray’s Pastoral Care Seminar a few months ago will remember how valuable it was. We are following it up on Sunday July 9, 2:00pm – 4:00 pm in the Church Hall. We will review her points and engage in some exercises to help us put them into action. Everyone who attended is very much encouraged to come to this follow up Pastoral Care seminar. And if you missed it, you are also invited to come and join in the learning. See Andy Williamson or Margaret Robertson for more information.
Offering Envelopes: offering envelops for the next financial year are now available for pick up at the back of the Church.
Rice & Oil Drive: Jericho Road, which is Presbyterian Social Services, is collecting 2kg bags of Basmati Rice and 1L to 4L containers of cooking oil for distribution through the Sydney Refugee Team. Session has decided that we should participate during the month of July. Accordingly there will be some boxes on the stage in the hall on Sundays throughout July to receive any gifts that you would like to make of these products. Please contact Rod Best if you have any questions.
Members are reminded that our next meeting will be held on Tuesday, 11th July, due to the State Conference from 3rd to 5th July, at 9.30 am for morning tea followed by the meeting at 10.00 am in the Lower Hall. All ladies are welcome.
Miniature House Display: on Saturday 15th July, 10:30am in the hall, the PWA will be having a display of miniature houses including a DVD of Queen Mary’s Doll House. Presented by Mrs Rhonda McDonald and followed by lunch, everyone is invited to attend. Donation of $15.00, proceeds of which will go towards the wider work of the PWA.
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.
Church Directory: This is the last day for changes to be made to the Church Directory. Please make any changes needed on the sheets in the hall. If you would like a new photo please see Chris at morning tea after the service.
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.
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.