SOME WONDERFUL TESTIMONIES
Woonona Presbyterian church has had a powerful experience of corporate payer and fasting. Janet, the wife of Peter Currie (the minister), has cancer. A roster of 40 days of prayer and fasting was recently organised and now Janet’s cancer markers have dropped significantly. Read Peter’s story.
Heloisa Nuske from Figtree New Day Church and City Women attended the Chris Gore healing conference. The conference was designed to equip people for the healing ministry. Heloisa and her children visited and prayed for their neighbour with terminal cancer. Following a blood test and a 3rd biopsy, it has been confirmed that the neighbour is completely healed. Follow link to read the story in her own words.
An older lady from the Shellharbour area shared how was recently sitting on an ottoman in front of her heater on a cold night. She fell sleep. When she woke there was an arm around her waist holding her up, stopping her falling onto the heater. She says she has experienced in a very real way the promises of God concerning angels looking after her. Psalm 91:11 and Luke 4:10
A working man’s desk: (Shot when the owner stepped out)
News Item of interest:
Pope Francis while recently addressing a large crowd made the following points:
Like the Church, you have only one head, one Lord: the Lord Jesus.
Always carry the word of God in your pocket or bag. Read it.
You path is evangelisation, spiritual ecumenism, and caring for the poor. All of it is based on Worship.
I expect you to evangelise with the word of God, which proclaims that Jesus lives and loves all men and women.
Remain united in the love that the Lord Jesus asks us to have for all people, and in prayer to the Holy Spirit for the attainment of this unity which is necessary for evangelisation.
You are dispensers of God’s grace, not its arbiters! Don’t act like a toll-house for the Holy Spirit!
Regional Events: (it’s still a busy time)
City Women Illawarra is here!
Four ladies from different denominations and walks of life got together with a vision to see Illawarra being transformed by their unity and love between each other. They are founding a network of women with vision and are passionate for the Illawarra and want to work for the betterment of our city and its people
While not a local event, the Katoomba Christian Conventions have had a significant role to play in the life of thousands of people in the whole Sydney region. If you are looking for a ready made, uplifting, learning, fellowship and worship experience, one of these conventions may be just the thing!
16th July to 17th September 2014– Wednesday Lunch Time Bible Talks –
Bishop Reg Piperis delivering a series of lectures on 1 Corinthians in the Ocean Room of the Wollongong Town Hall on Wednesday lunchtimes from 16 July to 17th September. The series will go under the title “Corinth, Christianity and Confusion“. The lecture time is from 12.45pm to 1.15pm sharp. The doors open 12.30pm and close 1.30pm. Notes are provided. The Talks are free. All are welcome. Further information: Reg Piper email or 4284 1128
3rd-10th August. World Mission Conference at Figtree Anglican Church. This is a packed week long program with excellent speakers.
16th August 2014– Women’s Bible Teaching with Day. Di Warren says:
“I feel very privileged to be joining you at G4G (a group of churches in Wollongong) in 2014. We’ll be exploring the theme of ‘Unashamed‘ in the scriptures: we all want our family and friends to know Jesus, so why do we feel ashamed, and how can we be unashamed?” – Di Warren
Salvation Army 11-13 Burelli St Wollongong – $30 or $25 concession – click here
for details, registration and booking
19th August 2014,Tom White (Frontline Ministries) will be visiting 10 cities in Australia to speak on Unity of the Church and the Development of City-Wide Gospel Movements. Tom will be at the Shellharbour City Community Church 7-9.30 am and at the Wollongong Salvation Army, Burelli St 12-2.30 pm. He will share experiences from cities around the world. There will also be time to pray together for our twin cities. The meetings will be held over breakfast and lunch and will include a Q&A time. See Toms video greeting
Please respond to email Hengki Widjaja email by 5pm Friday, 1st August.
24th August 2014, Wanderlust Productions, the producers of Finger of God, Furious Love and Father of Lights have produced a fourth film‘Holy Ghost‘. The movie features many well known Christian leaders including the eminent theologian R.T. Kendall. Bishop Joseph Garlington and Bill Johnson.
These movies dramatically portray what God is doing worldwide today.
Shellharbour Community Church was chosen as one of the few places in the world for a pre-release showing of ‘Holy Ghost’ (See on Facebook the Australian trailer which includes the Australian tour). The director of the movie will be present. Admission is free, but an offering will be taken to cover costs. This is major blessing for the region.
11th September 2014– Ark Van Tour. Rod Walsh (the ‘Ark Man’) from Creation Ministries will be at the Albion Park Presbyterian Church. He has a van with models of Noah’s Ark. He takes a controversial stand on a literal interpretation of the Genesis account of creation. All are invited to be either stretched, affirmed or just think a bit.
3rd November 2014.Preaching seminar with Mike Raiter.
“Preaching that connects; Getting applications right” – “Exegesis is easy. It’s application that’s hard.” Many of us struggle to bring applications that are true to the text and speak into people’s lives. This workshop will explore how we can preach sermons that connect.
7th November 2014, Shellharbour Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast at Bella Portofino Shellharbour. This is a combined churches event seeking to involve the wider Christian community in praying for the city. The special speaker has yet to be confirmed. It will also be the launch of City Serve (see below)
City Serve(The local website is under construction and is based on the Newcastle platform). Follow link to see how it works. The mayor of Newcastle gives half his salary to the Newcastle churches towards this initiative! This project gets its own spot on the City of Newcastle website.
YWAM Wollongongis organisingGo Fest Sydney June 24-27 2015.
This event is for all who have a heart to work with churches, school groups or anyone sharing the vision to see a new wave of young and old alike connecting to God’s wonderful call on their lives. For more information visit Facebook.com/gofestsydney, or contact Sydney Go Fest email
Friday Morning Breakfasts at the Hope Centre have a new interim venue:
The offices of Warwick Marsh,
Dads4Kids & Australian Heart Ministries
Unit 1A Number 33 Central Rd
(Above the Chemist Shop – around the back and up the stairs)
Mobile: 4272 6677 or 0418 225 212
A Pastor goes to the dentist for a set of false teeth.
The first Sunday after he gets his new teeth, he talks for only eight minutes.
The second Sunday, he talks for only ten minutes.
The following Sunday, he talks for 2 hours and 48 minutes.
The congregation had to mob him to get him down from the pulpit.
They asked him what happened.
The Pastor explains the first Sunday his gums hurt so bad he couldn’t talk for more than 8 minutes.
The second Sunday his gums hurt too much to talk for more than 10 minutes
But, the third Sunday, he put his wife’s’ teeth in by mistake and he couldn’t stop…
Pray with, and for, other Christian leaders in your area.
How is your fraternal going?