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Seminar: Tax Minimisation and Wealth Creation Strategies

Sunday June 30, 2019

Kurdish Lobby Australia (KLA), of which I am a member, is a not for profit organisation that advocates for and aids Kurdish people in Australia and their homelands in Iraq, Iran, Syria and Turkey.

We are conducting a fund raising seminar for the over 12,000 refugees in the Kurdish Region of Iraq (KRI) who are receiving very little outside aid and need everyday items like food and medicines, and vital infrastructure like generators and water filters.

On my recent trip to the KRI, I met many people including politicians, academics, military, ethnic and women’s leaders, and everyday citizens. Some of them and the Kurdish people in Australia have asked for and are looking to Christians to help them in their struggles for survival, health, education and human rights and freedoms.

Please come along to this event to help this very worthy cause and meet and form relationships with the wonderful Kurdish people like those who welcomed and entertained me in their picturesque land.

Alison Buckley

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Faith & Science Conference

July 16-19 2019

Join us for our exciting Faith & Science Conference to be held at Avondale College. Speakers include:

Dr Jim Gibson
Dr Jacques Doukhan
Dr Leonard Brand
Dr Tim Standish
Prof Art Chadwick
Dr Wendy Jackson
Dr Sven Ostring
Dr Anthony MacPherson
Prof Ross Grant
Dr Warren Grubb
Pastor Hensley Gungadoo
Dr John Ashton

Early Bird registrations end on May 31. $250 for full board, meals and program. Day registrations $160 for Early Bird.

After May 31 full registration will be $350 and Day Registration will be $200.

Hymnfest – Bible Society Australia

June 15, 2019

Join us for an evening of uplifting music celebrating the Christian faith and enjoy singing some of your favourite hymns alongside a grand orchestra, choir and guest vocalists, directed by Benjamin Milis.

This free concert is sure to be a highlight of your calendar, as we support Bible Society’s projects in Indigenous Ministry with guest speaker Dr Greg Clarke, CEO of Bible Society Australia.

A love offering will be taken on the night.

Please invite your friends, family and loved ones to this wonderful musical event! We hope to see you there.

FACEBOOK EVENT LINK
www.facebook.com/events/824196561249832

2019 Wahroonga Hymnfest Draft 3 1

In His Footsteps Bible Lands Tour

In His Footsteps Bible Lands Worship Tour with Sandra Entermann
October 29 – November 10, 2019
This 13 day music-fest worship tour to Israel and Jordan will refresh your faith and renew your spirit. Visit Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Jericho, En Gedi, Capernaum, Megiddo, Mt Carmel, Nazareth, Sea of Galilee, Petra, the Dead Sea, and many others. Explore the stories where they happened and get to know the places and times of the Bible. Options for Greece, Turkey, Patmos and Egypt also available. Visit www.faithtours.com.au, email lea-anne@faithtours.com.au or phone 0417 017 892 for more details.

Young Adult Budget Bible Lands Tour

December 26, 2019

Welcome in the New Year in Israel! Join Anna Beaden and friends as she leads worships on a Bible Lands tour where we visit Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Jericho, En Gedi, Capernaum, Megiddo, Mt Carmel, Nazareth, Sea of Galilee, Petra, the Dead Sea, and many others. Explore the stories where they happened and get to know the places and times of the Bible. This an unparalleled opportunity to join a low-cost budget tour to Israel and Jordan. Visit www.faithtours.com.au, email lea-anne@faithtours.com.au or phone 0417 017 892 for more details.

South Perth SDA Church Reunion

All previous members and friends are invited Sunday 13 October 2019 2-6 pm Livingston SDA Church Hall 850 Nicholson Rd, Canning Vale.

Please bring a plate of finger food to share, drinks provided. Also bring any photos or memorabilia. Contact: Jan (Adams) 0406369242, Jenni Buchanan 0400873737, Christine (Buchanan) 0415375286, Lesley (McGrath) 0439092236.

ATTN: Singers & Advanced Choiristers

A brand new chamber ensemble is calling for semi-professional vocalists.

Singers are invited to audition for an exciting new chamber ensemble based in Sydney! Conductor Dr Robb Dennis aims to form an ensemble of up to 16 members and is calling on all voice types to express interest. Applicants should have prior voice training and/or extensive choral experience, as well as music-reading ability. Vocalists should send enquiries, including a description of abilities/experience and a video example of their singing (smartphone quality welcome) to jackiewardmusic@yahoo.com.au.

Auditions are open NOW! Click below to view more info and fill out the online application form at http://robbdennisiii.wixsite.com/music/choir-application.

Questions and info contact, jackiewardmusic@yahoo.com.au.

Wanted ukulele players to join Waitra Ukulele Ensemble [SDA]

Fortnightly

I’m ANTHONY HUTAPEA, Co-ordinator of the Waitara Ukulele Ensemble [SDA]. We are an existing Waitara Ukulele Ensemble consisting of 15 members. Our goal is to play our ukulele, sing and to praise the Lord.

We are inviting ukulele players, including beginners, to join us. We meet fortnightly and perform at different churches. These performances include singing and the ukulele therefore. The unique sound of the combination adds a special inspiration worship.

Contact me at: tony.hutapea@sah.org.au
Tel: 94879111 [SAN]

Hot Chocolate Club

The Hot Chocolate Club. A new group for all year 4 to year 6 students held at Kellyville SDA Church located at Hills Adventist College at 4 Gum Nut Cl, Kellyville NSW, on the 2nd Friday of the month from 7:00-9:00pm.  If you would like to attend or for more information, please email hotchocolate.kv@gmail.com.

Accommodation

Accommodation Wanted for 6 nights

From 27/06 to 03/07

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

I will be visiting Sydney due to a course from 27/06-03/07 and will need accommodation for 6 nights. I will be attending a seminar all days apart from Sabbath and would love to be with a family from church that I can talk to at learn more about the city as I won’t have the time to do tours.
I preferably want to be closer to Kent St as will need to be there early morning. I don’t mind getting public transportation as long as it does not take to much time to get there. How busy is the traffic around 7 to 8am?
Due to time difference, we can arrange a phone call to make arrangements. I look forward to hearing from someone soon. Also, I am Brazilian but coming from the UK, just in case there are SDA Brazilians in the area 🙂

God bless and thank you xx

House in Terrigal for short term rent

Early June to end December

Great lifestyle at Terrigal!
Self-contained house with ocean views, in a quiet location, away from the hustle and bustle.
It has 2 bedrooms with queen size beds– one as an unsuit, and an additional 1 ½ bathrooms. The large living area, the kitchen, the sunroom and front and side decks have ocean views. Laundry, double garage, and a small garden.
It is a 4-minute drive from the beautiful Terrigal beach and a short drive to Erina Fair Shopping Centre.
Available from early June to end December.

Full-furnished Home In Nambucca Heads for Bible Worker(s)

A fully furnished home in Nambucca Heads is available for at least 6 months for an individual, or individuals, with a desire and love for Jesus. The Nambucca Heads Adventist Church is looking for someone to reach out in this community and share the hope that we have been given.

If you’re interested in serving as a Personal Ministries Assistant for the mid-north coast church, please contact Thomas on 0422221995 or via e-mail at dogman350@hotmail.com.

Employment

Carer needed on beautiful Lord Howe Island

An Adventist family on Lord Howe Island is looking for a live in carer to help with the needs of a 91 year old woman. If interested please call 02 6563 2049 for more details.

Full-furnished Home In Nambucca Heads for Bible Worker(s)

A fully furnished home in Nambucca Heads is available for at least 6 months for an individual, or individuals, with a desire and love for Jesus. The Nambucca Heads Adventist Church is looking for someone to reach out in this community and share the hope that we have been given.

If you’re interested in serving as a Personal Ministries Assistant for the mid-north coast church, please contact Thomas on 0422221995 or via e-mail at dogman350@hotmail.com.

Volunteers Wanted

Youth opportunity – call for ADRA Youth Ambassador

31 July 2019

Call for ADRA Youth Ambassador 2019-2020!

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is again inviting dynamic young people to apply for the honorary youth leadership training position of ADRA Youth Ambassador for the Greater Sydney Conference.
Applicants must be aged 18 – 30, passionate about social justice, have a heart for the poor and have demonstrated these traits in social welfare service. The ADRA Youth Ambassador will also be recognised for personal leadership, initiative, and courage.
The successful applicant will be provided with opportunities to:
• visit and support ADRA projects,
• coordinate an overseas “Connections Trip,”
• accept speaking engagements,
• represent ADRA at functions and
• become a member of our conference ADRA Committee.
As the role is quite flexible, individual interests and availability can be accommodated.
If you think you have what it takes to be ADRA’s Youth Ambassador, we would love to hear from you.

Up for the challenge?

Simply send a covering letter with your curriculum vitae and a 400 word essay about why you think young people should do something about poverty.

For further information contact Malcolm Rea, Conference ADRA Director, on (02) 9868 6522 or 0401 631 584. Applications should be sent to malcolmrea@adventist.org.au by midnight, July 31, 2019.

Volunteer Prayer Warriors needed at the Discovery Centre at HopeChannel

Ongoing

The Discovery Centre at HopeChannel is seeking volunteer Prayer Warriors to become a part of our Prayer ministry team.

Skills Required: Applicants will need basic computer, Internet and email skills. Some phone work may also be involved.

Time: 2 hours per week

Days: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday morning time slots available.

For further information please contact Linda Thomas on 0298472211 or email lindathomas@hopechannel.com

Discovery Bible School Volunteers

The Discovery Bible School at Adventist Media Network Wahroonga is seeking volunteers to assist us in our work. If you would like to be part of our team or would like more information, please contact Linda Thomas on 02 9847 2245 or email lindathomas@adventistmedia.org.au

Other

Carer Wanted

Elderly lady living in Sydney would like a live-in SDA carer.
For more details phone 0421430151

What’s EoFY

4/6/19

The End of Financial Year is a great time to contribute to an ADRA project. You can choose to donate to a community centre or project, or “Where it is needed most” for ADRA Australia to use where it is needed at any given time.

Here is how the fundraising is going so far this year:

Below is a progress update to let you know how GSC’s End of Financial Year Appeal is tracking towards the fundraising goal of $150,000 by June 30. At this point last year, nationally, we had contributed approx. $114,000.

Beyond Mission Hurstville SDA

Hurstville SDA church Beyond Mission is running a fundraising program for the 2020 mission trip to the Philippines, and we are aiming to raise $15K by collecting recyclable items (e.g. plastic water bottles, cans, glass bottles) we are willing to pick up the recyclable items in your local churches. Please contact John Reyes @ 0412787360 0438928920
Thank you for your support and God Bless

Ashfield Community Food Pantry

Tuesdays 1:30-2:30pm

If you or someone you know are in need of some basic grocery items and fruit and vegetables, then you are welcome to come to the Church hall 52 Carlisle St Ashfield.
A $5.00 donation is appreciated.
Questions call Arthur 0415400798

New Resource – Piano Praise CDs, DVDs and Music Books now available from the Adventist Book Centre

Piano Praise is now available from the Adventist Book Centre stores in Epping and the Sydney Adventist Hospital. It is also available online from:

http://pianopraise.com.au/

Piano Praise is a collection of 57 hymns. It includes a full suite of resources, and is ideal for congregational use – with or without live musicians. The suite (all items available separately) includes: a CD set with piano recordings; a DVD set with the same recordings and lyrics on screen (with Australian scenery); music books; and a words-only booklet. The musical score contained in the music books matches the recordings, so you can play or sing along.

The DVD set also includes PowerPoint files, so you can show the lyrics on-screen when you have live musicians playing from the music books.

Transposed editions of the music books are available. The primary edition contains hymn-style notation for Piano and SATB vocal, and includes guitar chords (with fingering). The transposed editions are available for Bb, Eb and F instruments (using two treble clefs). The use of these books in combination will allow most church bands or ensembles to provide music for their instrumentalists, without requiring any further transposing or re-arranging.

Visit your local ABC store today, or go to the Piano Praise website for more information.

School Library Shelves Are Bare – Your Help is Needed!

We need your help for the Solomon Islands book project.
There are many schools throughout the Islands with very limited or no resources.
The Adventist Book Centre is part of this project to send donated books purchased at the ABC to the Solomons.
We have already sent books and one book in particular had the schools very excited. Jesus Calling is a beautiful book they would love to use as class readers.
You can visit or phone the ABC with your donation amount on 8876 5200.

http://www.adventistbookcentresydney.com.au/