The Light Party - Save the date

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Mittagong Anglican Church



Friday 30th October 5pm- 7pm at the church.
This alternative to Halloween is open to all ages, to the church family and the wider community.
The theme is LIGHT (Jesus is the light of the world) and there will be a big lighthouse, and chance to dress up as sailors or anything to do with the sea. We want to invite many people through Cubby Clubs, Kids@MAC, SundayKids, Youth groups, all services church members inviting their friends.

There will be a puppet show, games, craft, songs, lots of fun and a light dinner, as well as party bags to take home.

Tickets will be available for sale beforehand $5 family, $2 individual.

Leaflets to hand out to friends will follow soon...


Mark the date so you will not miss out!

For further info: LIGHT PARTY planning team: Gill, Kathryn Mc, Lachlan, Matt F, Cathy B-L, Jono, Dina and Marge.


You can RSVP to the event on Facebook here.


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New Churchwarden

Richard Mills is pleased to announce that he has appointed Sam Caltabiano as the Senior Minister’s Churchwarden. In the Anglican church the congregation elects two churchwardens each year and the Senior Minister appoints the third one.
Sam Caltabiano has served as a churchwarden in previous years. Please pray for our three churchwarden, Sam, Bill Crawshaw and Rodney Wilson.

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Mike Raiter's Sermon

Tonight at our 5pm service, we had a guest speaker - Rev Dr Mike Raiter - who preached from Luke 17. Mike is currently the Director of the Centre for Biblical Preaching, an organisation that seeks to train and equip churches around the globe in expository preaching.

If you missed it, you can download the sermon recording here:


Luke 17:11-19 - Thanks, But No Thanks - Mike Raiter - 13/09/2015 (5pm Service)

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Walk Through Bethlehem - Save the Date!

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NEWSFLASH: Roles of Jesus, Mary & Joseph already filled!
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As an outreach to our community this Christmas we are again planning to create an interactive experience at our centre, re-living what it would have been like in Bethlehem the night Jesus was born.
This will be held from 4pm-7pm on Friday 18th, Saturday 19th December.

The aim is to use the Centre and surrounds to mock up a village complete with shepherds in fields outside, village streets with appropriate “stalls ” (potter, woodworker, food, candle-maker, dress ups, jeweller, basket-maker, spinner and weaver etc) and finally a manger scene with live baby Jesus and parents. It requires helpful church members for intense set up and pack down round the event, but as we have now run this 4 times, we have many props and the shopfronts pre-made. It also requires committed and enthusiastic workers, “actors”, people to chat to visitors over refreshments and pray-ers. Previous directors Sam, Jono and Marge Mills are going to work together, sharing this demanding role.

It is easy to invite unbelievers to “Walk through Bethlehem” - it gives people something to do in preparation for Christmas which does not cost them money; it focuses on the real meaning and beginning of Christmas (without Santa and materialism); and it is an opportunity to invite them to church services, and other church activities.

We welcome church members on board; both those who have been involved before, and new Bethlehemites! We’d also like live animals (eg camel, sheep, goats, donkey/horse, chooks, ducks etc.) There will be more information coming, and a meeting for those who want to contribute to this outreach – we’d love to have a bustling village that will intrigue and interest many in the reality of Jesus coming to earth as a baby in a manger.

If you want to know more or volunteer now, please talk to Jono, Sam or Marge. And if you’ve read this far, we’ll reveal to you that Scarlett, Georgia and Andrew have accepted the roles of Jesus, Mary & Joseph!



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Mike Raiter speaking at Mittagong Anglican Church



Mike Raiter, renowned preacher and former principal of the Melbourne School of Theology, will be preaching at Mittagong Anglican's 5pm service.


Michael Raiter is a gifted, internationally recognised speaker of the Christian faith. Born in Liverpool, England and raised in New South Wales, Australia, Mike began his career as a high school teacher in Sydney and Pakistan. He studied at Moore Theological College in Sydney, becoming the head of the Department of Missions in 1997. On concluding his study at Moore, he returned to Pakistan to teach at the Zarephath Bible Institute. Subsequently, he worked with Church Missionary Society Australia and Interserve in Pakistan. From 2006–2011, Mike served as the principal of the Melbourne School of Theology, an evangelical theological college.

Mike is currently the Director of the Centre for Biblical Preaching, an organisation that seeks to train and equip churches around the globe in expository preaching. Mike is also the author of a number of books, including Stirrings of the Soul: Evangelicals and the New Spirituality which won the 2004 Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge Australian Christian Book of the Year Award.

He will be speaking on Colossians 3:18-41.

We're encouraging everyone from Mittagong Anglican to come along and hear him preach - perhaps even coming twice on Sunday.


RSVP for the event on Facebook here.

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