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THRIVE: Adventist School Staff Connect & Develop

19 Aug 2015

The spiritual retreat, themed Thrive, was held at the Hornsby RSL on 13 July. Staff members led out in praise and worship this year; an addition that La-Dean Malifa, Departmental Assistant for Sydney Adventist Schools and one of the organisers of the event recognised as having a positive overall outcome on the worship. “To hear…

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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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Generous Little Reflections of Jesus

19 Aug 2015

Children are like sponges, or so they used to tell me when I was growing up.  Having children of my own, though, has certainly demonstrated that this is incredibly true.  Our children copy what my wife and I do, which is either rather gratifying or quite daunting, depending on what they are copying.  They also…

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Books for the Solomons Encourages Students to Read

03 Aug 2015

The Adventist Book Centre has been supporting a drive to send books to the Solomons to help raise literacy there.  Our dedicated customers have donated about $1,000 worth of books already.   We’re currently trying to put together class sets of the Jesus Calling Bible Storybook so that classes can read and improve their English…

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What I’ve Learned About Living Generously

03 Aug 2015

Recently, I stumbled across Nabeel Qureshi’s story on Youtube.  While I didn’t know it at the time, Nabeel’s story would become central to a sermon I was preparing on generosity. Initially, while contemplating the sermon topic, I drew a blank.  I doodled a few ideas on my paper and played with a couple of phrases,…

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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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Open Heart International Appears on 60 Minutes

23 Jul 2015

Open Heart International Appeared on 60 Minutes on Sunday 26 July. Open Heart International featured on 60 Minutes Sunday 26 July with a story on the May trip to Fiji with the team led by cardiothoracic surgeon Dr Ian Nicholson. The volunteers on the life-saving project did more than 36 surgeries – 24 of the…

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Life Without a Dentist

20 Jul 2015

Can you imagine what it would be like to have a toothache and have no relief? Atioifi SDA Hospital does not have a dental clinic or a dental chair or dental instruments.  A dentist is available and the Solomon Islands government has agreed to pay his wages, but there are no dental facilities. Peggy Kendal,…

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Safe Places Visits Pendle Hill Seventh-day Adventist Church

13 Jul 2015

Pendle Hill Seventh-day Adventist Church was blessed by Suzanne (Greater Sydney Conference Safe Places Coordinator) on Sabbath 4 July 2015. Suzanne shared a powerful message with us during church, speaking the Word and encouraging us to be thankful for one another, not to take each other for granted but most importantly not to keep our…

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