1. Our declaration: The Kingdom of Heaven is at Hand.
2. The Salvation Army hits Wollongong in the 1800’s
3. War Room is paying at Cronulla. The APN report on movie.
4. City Women report
5. Regional Events.
6. School breakfast programme in Brisbane.
(Blue highlights are links)
John the Baptist, Jesus, the 12 disciples, the 72 disciples, Philip and Paul all ‘declared’ the Kingdom of God. The last chapter in the book of Acts twice describes Paul declaring the Kingdom of God in parallel to teaching about Jesus.
Declaring the Kingdom of God is being part of ‘Heaven invading Earth’
Matthew 16:19 (Amp, Williams, plus commentaries) I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; and whatever you bind (declare to be improper and unlawful) on earth must be what is already bound (declared be improper or unlawful) in heaven; and whatever you loose (declare to be proper and lawful) on earth must be what is already loosed (declared to be proper and unlawful) in heaven.
“We should talk to God about people more than we talk to people about God” (attributed to Bonhoeffer)
2. A story in the Wollongong Advertiser:
3. The War room Movie is paying for another week at Cronulla. Quote from the Australian Prayer Network:
The faith-based drama War Room, by filmmakers Alex and Stephen Kendrick, earned a staggering $11 million in its box-office debut in the USA over the weekend despite playing in only 1,135 theatres. The prayer-themed film marks the highest debut for the siblings and is their fifth collaboration after Courageous, Fireproof, Facing the Giants, and Flywheel. This past weekend, War Room placed No. 2 behind Straight Outta Compton, which earned $13.2 million, but after playing in 3,142 locations. Stephen Kendrick says: “We pray God will use this film as a means to rally the Church back to prayer, because we know that when prayer happens, He will be true to His Word and His character, and every ministry of every church will be blessed, and we will become salt and light to the world.”
In response to this amazing movie: please ponder, pray and even plan how to better use our older generation of saints in ministry, especially in the areas of prayer and discipling.
“UNITED wasn’t merely an event.”On the night of Saturday September 5th, around 200 people, mostly women from different churches and backgrounds, filled the Cedar Christian College Hall to celebrate what our God is doing all through the Illawarra region.
After an open prayer by Ps. Katie Marsh (Lighthouse church), we enjoyed the first hour of UNITED 2015 with a scrumptious dinner and live music providing the environment for networking and fellowship.
The night continued with a worship followed by interviews, powerful testimonies and presentations by Ps Rachael Hanzy (Gateway City Church), Liz Hamilton of Bella Magazine, Claudia Blackmore (KindMatters) and Rebecca Galagher (Mannahouse church).
It was an unforgettable night, filled with love, a spirit of unity and joy!
UNITED 2015 endeavored to unite and celebrate women, God’s favour upon our city and His love for our Illawarra!”
5. Regional Events
October 7-8th Wollongong Baptist Church (corrected dates and items) will be hosting “Our Daily Bread” events with David Cook. He will be speaking 7th on The Key to Really Living from John, On Thursday 8th, he will have a session specifically for Cristian leaders on Preparing to Preach at Christmas. David is the ex principal of SMBC, and in retirement still has a very full ministry. See KCI events page for further details.
Sat October 10th 9.30 am to 1.00 pm. Bridge for Peace, Praying for the Sick Seminar. This is a practical, hands on seminar for people who wish to know more about the ministry of healing. Figtree Community Hall 11 Princess Hwy Figtree. Contact Brad 0401220610 for details.
Sat October 10th 5 pm. India Relief Foundation dinner at Bulli Uniting Church. with Harry Westcott. The powerhouse behind this mission is Val Knowles. Val is a local 90 year old passionate missionary, she’s worth meeting before you even think of retiring!
October CityServe at Shellharbour: See Facebook link for details
Confirmed dates with council:
Oak Flats pool-10th October
Jock Brown Oval – 17 October 2015
Community project TBA-24th October
Little A – John O’Dwyer Oval – 31st October 2015
Saturday 7pm 17th October. “Out of Syria” with Open Doors.
Wollongong Baptist Church are hosting a regional event with speaker, Pastor Haddad. This will be a timely and informative evening giving insights into the current events in the Middle East. See links for details and video promo. 330 Keira Street, Wollongong South.
October 22nd 20157.30 pm. Moore College’s Centre for Christian Living is bringing an evening to the ‘Gong.
How the Gospels shape Christian living. Speakers: Peter Bolt and Tony Payne – St Michael’s Cathedral, Wollongong – More info about CCL follow link.
City Breakfast with Anglican Archbishop Glenn Davies
Glenn is the Archbishop of Sydney and Metropolitan of the Province of New South Wales in the Anglican Church of Australia. His chief responsibility as Archbishop is to lead the 270 parishes of the diocese. Breakfast Booking – Cost: $30 pp and includes cooked buffet breakfast. Book through:http://www.trybooking.com/DIFPBooking assistance: Ian McKensey: firstname.lastname@example.org. Further info: Reg Piper: 4284 1128
Friday November 6th. Shellharbour Mayors Prayer Breakfast. The venue will be Ravensthorpe Conference Centre Albion Park. Guest speaker for the event is Rev Dr Margaret Court. See web page.
Friday November 13th STAND TALL 9.30 am to 1.30 pm Warilla High School.
Following the highly successful Stand Tall events in Sydney 2013 and 2014, the
Stand Tall event is coming to our region. Bookings are now open!
Guests and speakers include:
Blind surfer, DEREK RABELO
Former drug dealer and anti drugs youth communicator, TONY HOANG
Olympic track star, ELOISE WELLINGS
Founder of Burundi children’s charity, Orphans Eyes, CASSIE RELF
World’s best junior women’s skateboarder, POPPY STARR OLSEN (15 years old).
Winner of Australia’s Got Talent, JACK VIDGEN
With THE VOICE semi-finalist, EMMA BIRDSALL
We welcome all High school students from the Southern parts of Sydney , throughout the Southern Highlands and the Greater Wollongong , Shellharbour and Shoalhaven regions.
A brilliant opportunity for students from across the region to mix and communicate with the speakers and with each other.
Chance to win a signed Annesley surfboard from Derek Rabelo.
For bookings and more information, go to:
Every Friday Morning Prayer Breakfasts 7.30 am. For prayer, fellowship and great start to the day. Meets at the offices of Warwick Marsh, Dads4Kids, behind Central Rd shops, through KFC car park Unanderra.
National Day of Prayer and Fasting7th February 2016. See link for details
40 Days of Prayer and Fasting18th Feb – 29th Mar 2016.
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