News and events for the week beginning 31st August 2014

Our 1 Samuel series continues today: ‘God’s Leading’ Today we continue our 19-week series through the Old Testament book of 1 Samuel. It’s all about how God leads his people, as we see him lead his kingdom through the influence of Samuel, Saul and David. Today Jodie preaches from 1 Samuel 11-12 with the title, ‘God leads us in our conflict’. Men’s Dinner … Read more…

How safe do you feel?

At this week’s Community Safety Popup Meeting in Oak Flats, Sergeant Jason Harrison asked me how safe we felt in our church. I chatted with him about some of our minor safety concerns, from graffiti through to isolated incidents of domestic violence. Yet overall we agreed that Oak Flats is a suburb in which we can largely … Read more…

News and events for the week beginning Sunday 24th August 2014

Our 1 Samuel series continues today: ‘God’s Leading’ Today we continue our 19-week series through the Old Testament book of 1 Samuel. It’s all about how God leads his people, as we see him lead his kingdom through the influence of Samuel, Saul and David. Today Adam preaches from 1 Samuel 10 with the title, ‘God leads us in our reluctance’. Men’s Dinner with … Read more…

Horror movies right there on my Facebook

  Gone are the days when Facebook feeds were full of cat videos and family selfies. These days we’re more likely to see videos with beheadings and war crimes. More than ever it’s important for us to be careful with what we watch online. After all, it’s impossible to “un see” the graphic content posted … Read more…

News and events for the week beginning 17th August 2014

Our 1 Samuel series continues today: ‘God’s Leading’ Today we continue our 19-week series through the Old Testament book of 1 Samuel. It’s all about how God leads his people, as we see him lead his kingdom through the influence of Samuel, Saul and David. Today Jodie preaches from 1 Samuel 8-9 with the title, ‘God leads us in our insecurity’. Ladies’ Dinner with Ros … Read more…

Tears of a clown

News this week of the death of actor and comic Robin Williams has brought grief to millions of people around the world. In his tragic suicide, we saw the worst possible outcome of the severe depression that caused him such deep sorrow. It reminds us afresh of the seriousness of this disease of the mind, … Read more…

News and events for the week beginning 10th August 2014

Our 1 Samuel series continues today: ‘God’s Leading’ Today we continue our 19-week series through the Old Testament book of 1 Samuel. It’s all about how God leads his people, as we see him lead his kingdom through the influence of Samuel, Saul and David. Today Jodie preaches from 1 Samuel 5-7 with the title, ‘God leads us out of hopelessness’. Confirmation Service … Read more…

God loves Gammy

This week we heard of how an overseas surrogate mother refused to have an abortion when the parents found out one of her twins was unwell. Doctors discovered that the child had Down syndrome and serious medical problems. At birth, the biological parents brought the healthy baby girl to Australia, but they abandoned her unhealthy … Read more…

News and events for the week beginning 3rd August 2014

Our 1 Samuel series continues today: ‘God’s Leading’ Today we continue our 19-week series through the Old Testament book of 1 Samuel. It’s all about how God leads his people, as we see him lead his kingdom through the influence of Samuel, Saul and David. Today Adam preaches from 1 Samuel 3-4 with the title, ‘God leads us in crisis’. Confirmation Service 23rd … Read more…

Pray for an end to the Iraqi persecution

The Archbishop of Sydney, Dr Glenn Davies, has joined calls for prayer and international assistance for Iraqi Christians facing severe persecution, even death, for their faith. “It is an outrage that a community established in the early centuries of the Christian era should face expulsion from their own land, simply for their faith.” Dr Davies … Read more…