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Special Constituency Meeting – 6 September 2015

03 Aug 2015

Conference Administration have been investigating the possible redevelopment of the Conference Office site following the rezoning of the Epping business precinct by the State Government in March 2014. After further careful consideration and deliberation, the Executive Committee has called a Special Constituency Meeting for Sunday 6 September, 2015 to be held at Mountain View Adventist…

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Redevelop the Conference Office to Better Fund Our Mission

24 Jul 2015

Click here to read the full brochure Thank you to everyone who recently took part in our Church Member Consultations to discuss the potential redevelopment of the Conference office in order to better fund our mission. For those who were not able to attend, this brochure is designed to capture the discussions. By way of…

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South Pacific Affirms Women in Ministry

13 Jul 2015

“We want to affirm our women in ministry,” said Pastor Glenn Townend, incoming president of the South Pacific Division, at a Friday morning meeting of the SPD delegates at the 60th General Conference Session. “We also need to think about how to move forward. This includes how we speak to those who don’t understand the…

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Delegates Vote “No” on Ordination Issue

13 Jul 2015

Delegates turned down a motion that would have allowed each division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church to decide for itself whether to ordain women to the gospel ministry in its territory. By a margin of 1381-977, with five abstentions, delegates by secret ballot ended a five-year process characterised by vigorous and sometimes acrimonious debate. General…

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Dr. Barry Oliver “On Reflection”

13 Jul 2015

Not long before my grandfather died he said something that, on reflection, was almost unbelievable. My grandfather Norm Overend lived a good, honest but sometimes quite hard life. He certainly didn’t pursue tertiary studies. In fact I don’t think he even went to high school. He lived through the tough Depression years and two world…

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Glenn Townend Elected SPD President

13 Jul 2015

Pastor Glenn Townend has been elected president of the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s South Pacific Division (SPD). The announcement comes after the SPD Caucus met in San Antonio, Texas, at 7 pm on Sunday (CST) to recommend a new division president to replace Dr Barry Oliver, who is retiring after nine years in the role. After a…

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Stay Updated on the 2015 General Conference Session

06 Jul 2015

the largest business meeting of the Seventh-day Adventist Church Took place in San Antonio, Texas, USA 2-11 July 2015.  Several news outlets and organisations used their websites and social media pages to keep Adventist members around the world updated and informed about what’s happening in the halls of the Convention Centre.  Here are several resources you can…

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Ted N.C. Wilson Re-Elected as General Conference President

06 Jul 2015

Wilson accepts the new five-year term with “quiet respect and humility.”  Delegates overwhelmingly elected incumbent General Conference president Ted N.C. Wilson to another five years in office on Friday. An estimated 90 percent of some 1,900 registered delegates voted in favor of continuing Wilson in his position as leader of the Seventh-day Adventist world church…

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Dulce Ferguson’s Retirement Spurs Reflection, “Identity Is What We Give”

25 Jun 2015

“I believe our identity comes from what we give rather than what we have.  Our materialistic world is about our possessions, how big my house is and what car I drive.  I’ve thought about why I have committed my working life to the Church a number of times and it’s because I believe in this…

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Administration & Executive Committee Decided at Constituency Meeting

26 Aug 2014

The 28th Constituency Meeting of the Greater Sydney Conference on 23-24 August 2014 resulted in the continuation of Pr Michael Worker as President, Pr Adrian Raethel as General Secretary and Mrs. Eva Ing as Chief Financial Officer. At that time, the Nominating Committee finalised the names for the Executive Committee: Ex Officio 1.  Pr Michael…

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