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07 Dec 2017

Join the Help Team Sanitarium invites you to volunteer to be part of our Help Team at the Sanitarium Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon in this our 20th year. Volunteers will guide and encourage our Weet-Bix Kids as they take to the pool, the bike and the track to participate in the largest kids tryathlon series on the planet! As part of the Help…

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ASIAN AID: Celebrate well this Christmas!

22 Nov 2017

Asian Aid Christmas Appeal Asian Aid ChristmasWhether we celebrate Jesus’ birth and the coming together of family and friends, whether the children in our life like the Christmas decorations or the exchanging of gifts, or whether we eat our favourite foods and listen to Christmas music, the reasons for celebration at Christmas are often unique.…

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eGiving’s Newest Feature – Offering Of The Week

21 Nov 2017

eGIVING already allows the convenience of online once-off and scheduled donations. The Offering Of The Week new feature displays this week’s offering(s) to users, according to the offering calendar and relevant to their selected local church/entity. Purpose The purpose of this feature is to make it easier for users to find the scheduled offering, each…

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God’s Vision for Mission2Sydney

22 Aug 2017

Mission2Sydney There is no doubt that we live in a beautiful city. All you need to do is take a ferry ride from Circular Quay to Manly on a sunny afternoon to remind yourself of this fact. Lots of other people agree that Sydney is a beautiful place too. There are now over 5 million…

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 Abigail Figueroa,  Light Hope Church
june 2015

07 Sep 2015

Meet Abigail Figueroa  PASTOR AT LIGHT HOPE CHURCH (June 2015) Where are you from?  Where do you call home? Despite living in Sydney for years now and a stint in Michigan, USA (whilst studying at Andrews University), Melbourne (where I was born and raised), is still home… though my absolutely wonderful and loving Light Hope…

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Can Jesus Use Culture Shock?

07 Sep 2015

Have you ever felt like you wanted to share Jesus but you didn’t know how? Coming to Australia from Brazil, I naturally experienced culture shock.  Because English is my second language, I didn’t feel comfortable sharing Jesus with people when I moved here. However, God had a plan! One day as I was on the…

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Baptism of Julia & Selina at Hurstville Church

07 Sep 2015

The 2nd of May was a joyous and blessed Sabbath for the Hurstville Church family who witnessed the baptism of Julia Zou and Selina Zhao-Yu Wang by Pr Jimmy Cha. Both are from China and had the gospel truth sown in their hearts before coming to Hurstville. Julia first learned about the Bible from a…

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God Holds My Hand: Celebrating Ida Johnson’s Life

19 Aug 2015

Sister Ida Johnson turned 100 on the 11th of June 2015. Ida enjoyed the celebration held for her at the church on Sabbath the 6th of June. Her family also organised a celebration for her on her birthday. Ida passed away on the 17th of June after a brief illness. Ida was a faithful and…

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What Happens When I Retire?

25 Jun 2015

We interviewed Roddy Wong, formerly a Mathematics Teacher at Sydney Adventist College to understand how he’s enjoying his retirement and how he is putting his life in perspective. What was your profession prior to retirement? I was an director in a Australian company manufacturing toys and gifts for McDonalds, Kellogg’s etc for 16 years. I…

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Characteristics of a Healthy Church

09 Jun 2015

Based on extensive studies of churches around the world, the Natural Church Development (NCD) research project has identified that healthy churches have the following characteristics: Empowering leadership Gift-based ministry Passionate spirituality Effective structures Inspiring worship services Holistic small groups Need-oriented evangelism Loving relationships Globally, the weakest characteristics of our movement include loving relationships and holistic…

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