This Week Around the Diocese
Dudes & Dough at Nelson Bay
All Saints, Nelson Bay held “Dudes and Dough” as part of their men’s ministry, which could only result in one thing… sticky date muffins of course! The results were varied, but all tasted good. Lots of fun was had.
Belmont North Redhead Raises Funds
The Parish of Belmont North Redhead had a great night raising funds for missionary organisation both in Australia and overseas.
Messy Church a Treasure!
Kids and families learnt about treasure and following Jesus at Messy Church held at All Saints Singleton this week.
Terrigal gets messy…
Holy Trinity, Terrigal shared these great photos from Messy Church held this week.
On Sunday 17th June, Mrs Lorraine Phillips preached for the first time at the monthly Choral Evensong at St John the Evangelist Church Raymond Terrace. Lorraine completed a Bachelor of Theology degree some years ago and is licensed by the Bishop to preach. Hopefully, this will be the first of many.
A family that prays together…
The people of All Saints, Nelson Bay believe that a family that prays together and eats together stays together.
Beautiful Feet Sunday
In Romans 10:15 the Apostle Paul quotes Isaiah 52:7 saying, “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!” Feet are usually dirty and smelly and often not our best feature, however because the message of the gospel is so wonderful, even the feet of the messenger are ‘beautiful’. Our feet carry us to places so our mouths can speak of Jesus Christ and his sacrificial death in our place. As a church we want to support those whose feet take them to gospel poor places to deliver the beautiful message of Jesus. This is why we have ‘Beautiful Feet Sunday’ (BFS), an annual event for Camden Haven Anglican Church. The event raises much needed funds for the work of the Church Missionary Society. Our congregation comes to church ready to buy all sorts of ‘feet’ themed goodies that a faithful team has prepared. Gingerbread feet, Feet cakes, knitted slippers, socks, booties, shortbread feet, almond bread feet and more. In the weeks preceding BFS ‘odd socks’ are distributed to the congregation who find all the spare change lying around their house and fill up their sock. The socks are then hung on a clothes line at church, which usually collapses under the weight! This year CMS missionaries serving in Argentina, Peter and Terry Blowes, shared the highs and lows of mission work. This is a fun and easy event to organise for any sized church, and it gets us thinking about mission.
Mothers Union at Maitland
On Wednesday members of the Maitland Parish Mothers’ Union met to participate in the international Wave of Prayer. The group were assigned an hour to pray for other Mothers’ Unions throughout the world. As part of the wave they followed on from Bateau Bay and The Entrance and were followed by Gloucester. Afternoon tea was enjoyed by all.
Fr Rod Presents at TedTalks
Fr Rod Bower of the Parish of Gosford presented at TEDxSydney on June 15. In his talk he spoke about making his well-known church signs and why it’s important to have the bravery to be a good neighbour to others. “Who is my neighbour?” he asked. “The answer to that question is disturbing because the answer is the one who I have excluded.”
The Parish of Forster Tuncurry enjoyed experimenting with their new fort and boat this week, plus they played with leaves and seeds to make an “apple pie”.
Wallsend Enjoys International Cuisine
The Parish of Wallsend hosted an International Dinner this week… they shared these photos of the rector’s apple strudel, and Jalelay and Lulu preparing a beautiful Sudanese Entre.
Lakes Anglican come together
Year 3-6 students from Lakes Grammar – An Anglican School shared a morning at Lakes Anglican Church this week.