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South Pacific Youth Congress

14 Feb 2013

Young people from across the South Pacific gathered at Watson Park Convention Centre, north of Brisbane, from January 1 to 6, for the World Changers Youth Congress. Among the 1700 congress participants, there were more than 100 young people and leaders from Greater Sydney Conference. During the six-day congress, delegates participated in morning worships, service…

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CHIP, A Healthier Option

31 Jan 2013

Blacktown and Mountain View Churches recently collaborated resources to deliver an excellent CHIP program with 22 graduates. CHIP, an acronym for Coronary Health Improvement Project, is an affordable, four week lifestyle education program with thousands of graduates world-wide. Through dynamic and compelling live and video presentations, CHIP provides tools and strategies for making lifestyle choices that…

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Harvest Time in Sydney

31 Jan 2013

How do we go about sharing the Adventist message with a city of 4.5 million people spread across 12,000 square kilometres, where 35 per cent of residents speak a language other than English at home? Sydney’s population represents some 20.5 per cent of the Australian population. In the five years to 2008, it grew by…

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School is Back 2013!

31 Jan 2013

The Adventist Schools of Greater Sydney have been very busy this week, welcoming students back for a new year of learning, growth and fun. The teachers have prepared their classrooms, lessons and voices to provide their students with a range of learning experiences. Parents have gathered books, stationery, uniforms and lunches so that their children…

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Hurstville Student Tops ICAS Spelling Test for Second Year

08 Jan 2013

For the second year, Hurstville Adventist School student, Hanyuan Li, has topped his grade for NSW in the International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS) Spelling test run by the University of NSW. He received his medal in a special ceremony held at the University of NSW on 23 November. Ten-year-old Hanyuan Li was the…

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Final Roll Call for Strathfield School

07 Dec 2012

The Strathfield campus of Sydney Adventist College (SAC) was farewelled and officially decommissioned at the Final Roll Call event on Saturday, 1 December 2012. The event was a full day of presentations, worship, photos, music, memories, laughs, tears and fellowship for the 1000 people who attended on the day. “It was a very special day,…

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Church Resource Team Planning

04 Dec 2012

The Church Resource Team met this morning to discuss plans for 2013. The team, made up of the Conference Departmental Leaders, meet regularly to work through shared plans and the coordination between departments impacting the overall strategic plan of the Conference. This morning the team focused on SHARE II planned for 23 February and the…

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Innovative Weight Loss Competition

20 Nov 2012

The Ashfield-Portuguese Church in Sydney has been ‘battling’ it out for the past eight weeks. Three groups competed in the inaugural;  Battle of the Diets: Non-vegetarians, Ova-lacto Vegetarians and Vegans. Coordinator, Ana Gomes, provided the groups with detailed equal-kilojoule diets which were religiously followed for the full duration of the program.  First prize offered was…

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Senator Opens Multi-Purpose Centre at Hills Adventist College

02 Nov 2012

Senator for NSW Mr Doug Cameron joined staff, students and other special guests, including the Mayor of Hills Shire Council Dr Michelle Byrne, for the official opening of the Hills Adventist College Multi-Purpose Centre at the Kellyville campus on 25 October. “This is the first permanent building on this site, and what a great building…

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Mile End Community Church Visits Nepal on a Fly & Build

29 Oct 2012

Fifteen men from Mile End Community Church, Rouse Hill, recently returned from a Fly & Build in Nepal. The trip was organised in conjunction with ADRA Australia and ADRA Nepal. Nepal was chosen after careful consideration of the needs of the various projects available and the skill-set within the team. In Nepal, the team landed…

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