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TEAR Fund Gift Shop

 

 

We will be running the Useful Gift shop next week, the 22nd and also the 29th November after our church services.

You can purchase Christmas cards that make a difference to people facing poverty and marginalisation. For more information, speak with Ann and Andrew Sharwood. 

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Generous Giving Series

As part of our series on parables from Luke's gospel, we are spending four weeks focusing on the theme of 'giving generously'. These sermons will run for four weeks until November 15th.

We have a particular emphasis on Transforming Young lives by bringing children to Christ. We are excited about the appointment of Steven Mackenzie as an additional full time assistant minister. He will commence in February 2016 and his main focus will be working with youth and young adults. 

It is a major stretch to put on a third full-time minister. To pay for Steven our offertories will need to increase by 35%. We believe that God will use him to greatly strengthen our ministry to youth.

As part of the series we are having:

  • An Information Night on Thursday November 5th, 7.30pm
  • A Prayer Day on Wednesday November 11th. Four sessions: 6am to 7am, 9am to 10am, 2.30pm to 3.30pm, 7.30pm to 8.30pm
  • On November 15th we will be having a gift and commitment day: There will an opportunity at all church services for people to give a one off gift to the church for its birthday. This gift will go towards the funding of our new youth minister, Steven McKenzie who commences in February 2016. On this day we will also be encouraging people to make a pledge about their weekly giving for 2016.

 

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Light Party!

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 Come one, come all! Friday 30th October 5-7pm at Mittagong Anglican Church, main Street, Mittagong.

This is an event open to all ages for a puppet show, games, craft, songs and lots of fun. A LIGHT meal will be served during the party, and children will leave with party bags. Please pre-buy tickets for catering purposes - contact the church office (there will also be some tickets at the door).

 

You can find  the event on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1611044385811469/

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New sermon series for October and November

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This series will run from October 11 to the end of November. We will be looking at some of the parables that Jesus told in the gospel of Luke.

Jesus is the master teacher of all time and he often uses stories taken from everyday events to make a profound and challenging point.

As part of this series we will be spending four weeks focusing on the theme of 'giving generously'. This will run from October 25th to November 15th. On November 15th we will be having a gift and commitment day. 

There will be an opportunity on November 15th for people to give a one off gift to the church for its birthday (November 11th). This gift will go towards the funding of our new Youth Minister, Steven Mackenzie who commences in February 2016. 

On this day we will also be encouraging people to make a pledge about their weekly giving for 2016.

 

You can listen to the sermon MP3s online here.

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Introducing Steven Mackenzie as our new Youth Minister for 2016

Steven will commence as a new full time assistant minister in our church in February 2016.He will be primarily focusing on working with youth and young adults.

 

He will ordained at St Andrews Cathedral Sydney on February 6th 2016 in the same service that Marge Mills will also be ordained.

 

He has been married to Julie for twelve years and they have three children, Grace, (6yrs) Evangeline, (4yrs) and Zoe, (3yrs). The photo of the family was taken a couple of years ago. They are expecting another child in January 2016.


Steven is 32 years old and is in his fourth year at Moore College where he is completing a Bachelor of Divinity.


Steven first heard the good news of Jesus through a kids holiday club. He started getting involved in informal ministry as a teenager at Glenmore Park Anglican Church. This led to helping with the youth group as well as leading a young adults Bible study.


He studied Chemical engineering at the University of Sydney and then worked as an Engineer in both New South Wales and Queensland. In Queensland, Steve and Julie joined Currumbin Presbyterian Church where he was involved in many church activities. He did two years full time working for the church doing the Ministry Training scheme which included working with youth and young adults.


He then commenced four years of full time study at Moore College and during this time has been a student minister at St Andrew’s Cathedral and then at Yagoona Anglican Church for All Nations.


We need to find rental accommodation for the Mackenzie family. It would be good to find a house with a garden and having four bedrooms, one of which could be used as a study for Steven. If you know of anything suitable contact Richard Mills or one of the churchwardens. Steven will be finished his final exams by the end of November and they would like to move to the Highlands in early December so as to be established in a home well before the new baby comes which is due in mid January. Please pray that Steven will finish his studies at Moore College well and that God will use him to help develop our ministry to youth and young adults in our church.

 

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