1. Update on the Church’s response to the potential outworking from the results of the Federal elections.
2. Dedication of new Shellharbour City Baptist Church
3. Anglicare Refugee Training.
4. Careforce Lifekeys Seminar at Shellharbour Community Church (with updated promo)
(Blue highlights are links)
1. The Christian community responds.
This is great news!
Bishop Peter Ingham from the Catholic Churchhas sent out the ‘A Vote for the Voiceless, A Statement by the Catholic Bishops of Australia‘ to 35 churches and 35000 homes plus all Catholic primary and high schools in the local Catholic diocese.
In addition, Archbishop Fischer from the Sydney Archdiocese has sent out a focused Election Time Statement (which includes an election guide) to 65000 families in the Catholic schools in Sydney. It is strong on protecting marriage.
The Anglican‘Religious Freedom Reference Group for Sydney Diocese’ has published an article for senior clergy ‘Why we need a plebiscite‘
The article is written focusing on the current campaign to politicise the drive to change the definition of marriage. The implications are enormous as the next step is to then define any Christian conscience outworking on the sanctity of marriage as being illegal. It’s already happening overseas.
The Australian Prayer Networkhas a Weekly Prayer Guide for Federal Elections
The Australin Christian Lobby has an Election Guide
Sunrise Prayer Relay June 25th and 7 days of Prayer and Fasting June 25th to July 1
All Christians are invited to be involved in a significant regional prayer initiative for the upcoming elections. Scripture tells us that we are involved in a spiritual warfare. Our weapons are spiritual. Prayer, as always, moves heaven.
2. Sunday 26th June 3pm. Celebration and Dedication of the new Shellharbour City Baptist Church building.
Friends of the church are invited to participate in the celebration by writing their prayer or a bible passage with chalk on the walls or foundation of the warehouse that will soon be converted into a worship and ministry centre.
3. Anglicare Refugee Training Sat 23rd July at St Michaels Anglican Cathedral Wollongong. This course can equip us for a whole new world of ministry.
What? Module 1 covers issues such as cultural backgrounds and understanding the refugee process.
When? 9am to 4pm on Saturday 23 July, 2016.
Where? In the Church Hall at St Michael’s Anglican Cathedral, Wollongong. RSVP? Please let us know if you’re planning to attend.
4. Careforce Lifekeys Seminar at Shellharbour Community Church.
Dear pastors we are so honoured to be hosting Alan and Helen Meyer from Careforce Lifekeys Australia on the weekend of the 22-24 July 2016. Over this weekend Alan and Helen will be focusing on 3 specific areas.
1: Making marriage better.
2: Valiant man seminar
3: Small group training
We want to open this weekend to all of the Churches and ministry’s across our City’s as we believe Alan and Helens message will be empowering and life changing. I have attached some promotional material including Alans bios and will follow up with some video material in the coming weeks.
Blessings to you in the great work you do in our City!
-Pastor Shane Cook
Every Friday MorningPrayer Breakfasts 7.00 am (now earlier). 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.
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