Community News

At Church this Weekend

Series Title

This Sunday we’re continuing our series on ‘The Generous Gift of God’s Written Word’. This week we’ll be thinking through how God’s word was given through human writers, while simultaneously being authored by God’s word. It’ll help us explain to others why they should read the Bible!

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- Open Week 2016


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.

The theme for the week is Open Week. Just as museums, universities, schools and other organisations open their doors to show you what they’re doing, we are opening our doors to invite people to see what we are doing, and more importantly, hear what we have to say about Jesus.

On both Sundays we’ll have Moore College students opening God’s Word with us, plus throughout the week there will be four key events for us to invite our friends and neighbours to: a women’s craft night, a men’s BBQ night, a gamers night, and a Street Food night. Each of these events will have a gospel presentation.

You can download the Moore Mission timetable here.

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.

The areas that we currently require people to help with include:

  • Volunteering as a Gospel Team to setup, pack up or work behind the scenes at one of our 4 main events
  • Billeting a Moore student
  • Providing morning tea, lunch, or afternoon tea for the Moore College team
  • Cooking or assisting on a Street Food stall

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 John’s 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.

Frasier Bailey’s Fiji Fundraising Night

This year Fraiser Bailey has been involved in the Youthworks Year 13 program. This means he studies at Youthworks a few days a week, helps at our church on Sunday mornings, and attends 645 at night. As part of the program he will be going on a mission trip to Fiji. Frasier would like to invite you to his fundraising gathering, held at the Thomas Street building on 7th May at 7pm. All welcome.

Help required


Are you free on a Tuesday mornings to serve the parents and grandparents at our Playgroup? The Tuesday morning Playgroup is particularly looking for helpers to setup, pack up and serve in the kitchen (all of these are light duties). If you are able to help in this key evangelistic ministry, please contact Leah McKenna.

KidsQuest 2016

Our holiday children’s program KidsQuest is on again this year from Tuesday 12th to Friday 15th July (with setup on Mon 11th). Leah McKenna is still looking for some discussion group leaders, who sit with the children to discuss what they heard from the story each day, as well as assisting the children with craft and other activities. If you are able to serve in this area or assist another leader (i.e. crowd control), please speak with Leah McKenna.

More information regarding KidsQuest 2016 will be coming soon. Set aside the dates today so you may be able to serve.

Weekend Reading

A very relevant read for those of us caring for young kids at church