News and events for the week beginning 30th August 2015

1 Peter Real Hope series continues

Today we continue our series in 1 Peter as Adam speaks on the topic, ‘Real hope in real persecution’ from 1 Peter 4:12-19

Men’s Dinner

Our monthly Men’s dinner features special guest Archbishop Peter Jensen, speaking on the topic, ‘The Truth will set you Free’. It’s back to the old venue for another month! Shell Cove Golf Club. This Tuesday, 1st September at 6.30pm. RSVP 0439 561 373 or by 9am Monday 31st August. Tickets $31 (concession $23).

SWITCH Women’s Conference

The women’s conference for the Illawarra is coming up soon. Saturday 10th October from 8:45am to 4:30pm at Waterslea Conference Centre (Nowra). Cost $60. Bookings and details or Mandy McNeill will book for you if you get her the money by the 1st October.

CityServe Oak Flats

On the 10th October we’ll have the opportunity to join Harbour Church in making the Oak Flats Pool beautiful! This council and church combined event will enable us to have an impact on our suburb, as we seek to show the impact of the gospel of Jesus in our lives.

Financial appeal update

Thanks to God for those who have given special one-off gifts towards our deficit and for those who have pledged to increase regular giving. We have been able to reduce the deficit from $15,807 down to $8,607. We’ve also had pledges to raise the giving by an additional $105 per week. As this month comes to a close, are you able to help us close the gap on our deficit and pledge to raise our giving higher to meet our ministry needs? If so, please let our Wardens know by filling in a pledge slip. 

Sunday kids discussion meeting

We’re reviewing the shape of our Sunday kids’ ministry, and so would love to hear from both parents/carers as well as those who are involved in serving. If you’re available, please join us this Thursday night at 8pm in the church to discuss the options for the future.

Seniors’ Service soon

Our next Seniors’ Service and lunch is to be held Monday week, 7th September at 11am.

Giving update

Each week we need to receive [olimometer_target id=3] in order to meet our commitments. In the last calendar month, our average weekly giving was [olimometer_progress id=3], leaving a gap of [olimometer_remaining id=3].

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Up to the end of the last calendar month we needed to have received [olimometer_target id=1]. Compared to that total we received [olimometer_progress id=1], leaving a gap of [olimometer_remaining id=1].

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Electronic giving is a great way to give! It helps us prayerfully plan our giving, and then the bank will help us keep that commitment, even when we may be unable to attend. To use your MasterCard or Visa to make a one-off donation or to set up regular giving, then securely provide your details by clicking on this link. Or, to give by direct transfer then these are the details. Account name: St Andrew’s Anglican Church. Account number: 00900445. BSB: 062 638.