Community News

At Church this Weekend – New Series

Series Title

This Sunday we’re kicking off a new four week series on ‘The Generous Gift of God’s Written Word’. This week we’ll be thinking through why God gave us the Bible, why it’s different from every other book, and what that means for how we read it. A key text will be Luke 16:19-31, if you want to get a head start.

Christianity Explored



Do you have a friend, family member, neighbour or work colleague who is interested in hearing more about the claims of Christianity? Mark G is running a Christianity Explored course on Wednesdays,  which offers the opportunity to hear more about who Jesus is, why he came, and what it means for us. Any and all questions are welcomed. For more information about the contents of the course, take a look at the Christianity Explored website. Contact Mark for more details.

Moore College Mission



From Sunday 15th – Sunday 22nd May, a team of Moore Theological College students will be joining us for the week to assist us in proclaiming Jesus throughout our community. So it is time to discuss and make plans in your Gospel Teams how you might both serve and reach out with the news concerning Jesus. Your Gospel Team leaders have a copy of the program as well as a list of serving possibilities, so please prayerfully consider how you might be able to promote Jesus during the mission week.

You can download the Moore Mission timetable here.

Most importantly, we need to be speaking with our non-Christian contacts, mentioning the up-coming mission, inviting them to events, and asking them to join us at the Christianity Explored courses that will follow.

Mark Groombridge’s Ordination

The date for Mark’s deaconing service has been set by Ivan Lee as Thursday 5th May at 7:30pm at St Johns Parramatta. All welcome. Please come! But please note that it has been requested that you refrain from taking photos on the night, and do not post any to social media.

Getting Started with the Church Community Builder (CCB)

Can I please have a church address book? The answer is that all of our church members contact details are kept securely online on the Church Community Builder (CCB) platform.

If you are unfamiliar with it, you can view the video on Getting Started with CCB to get a feel for it. The video will introduce you to all the basic functions of CCB, accessing the main menu toolbar, changing your settings, as well as searching for people and using the calendar.

Logging On

  1. Go to the Church Community Builder (CCB) login site.
  2. Enter your Username and Password.
  3. Hit the “Logon” button.

If you cannot remember your username or password, or you have not received these, please follow the appropriate link.

Searching for Someone’s Address

  1. To view a profile for another person in our online community, first click the People link in the left menu bar. You will only be able to see listed profiles. If you do not see a People link, it means you have limited access to the community and will not be able to view any other profiles besides yours and your family members’.index_welcome_page_sidebar_menu
  2. After clicking People, begin typing a name in the search box. You may type first name, last name, or a combination of both. As you type, the system will automatically narrow your results and generate a list of people who meet your criteria. Click the name of a person to access their profile.
  3. On the Info tab, you will be able to see the information the individual has chosen to share with the online community. Anything not shared will be blank or show the message ‘not enough privileges to view’, meaning administrative rights are required to view the information. Because the tabs in profiles are sticky, any profile you access will open to the same tab you were on previously.NOTE: Adding an individual to your friends list will allow that person to view information in your profile with privacy settings of friends only or friends and my groups members. In addition, it will give you easy access to friends’ profiles if you wish to email them or view a phone number. This is a one-way add and does not require approval from the other person.

For more information on how to use the CCB database, please go to the Church Community Builder website.

Weekend Watching

On marriage…