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View from the Pew – English Class Update

Community, Ministries, People

As many of you know, St Michael’s offers free English classes to people in our community. But what does a Tuesday morning of English classes look like? How does it remind me about God and encourage me in my faith? Each Tuesday a dedicated group from St Michael’s comes prepared to explain the Australian culture…

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Minister’s Letter – Things that excite us at church

Community, Ministers' letters, Ministries

Something I’d never noticed before is that the superscription introducing Psalm 100 reads “A psalm. For giving thanks.” The updated NIV says, “For giving grateful praise”. This psalm is one of many parts of the Bible that uses the image of shepherd for God’s care of his people. We are to know that the Lord…

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AGM Reports for 2015

Announcements, Church Governance, Ministries

PDFs of the reports presented at the 2015 AGM of the Anglican Parish of Wollongong are available to download here… AGM Executive Report 2015 (i.e. reports from parish Wardens and Senior Minister) AGM Ministry Reports 2015 (i.e. reports from leaders of our many ministries) For a brief (and visual) overview of the Executive Report, enjoy the infographic below! Click here for…

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View from the Pew – Youth, children and family ministry

Ministers' letters, Ministries

Here at St Michael’s we are very privileged to have a range of faithfully taught programs aimed at youth and children. These have flourished particularly under the leadership of our Youth Minister, Andy, in recent years. I have had the privilege of leading youth groups or similar for a number of years now, something that…

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Minister’s Letter – The Five Fs

Community, Ministers' letters, Ministries, Resources

Friends, it’s not often you recall a sermon from over a decade ago, let alone its exact structure. For example, I really only remember one sermon from my four years at Moore College; a student chapel talk by Ray Galea. It changed my life. But that’s for another day! The sermon I remember today was…

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Minister’s Letter – Integrating newcomers

Community, Ministers' letters, Ministries

New people walk into our church services every week! So welcoming needs to constantly be on our mind. Here are some more tips about welcoming, and building community. People don’t come to church without a reason. They have to make the decision to get dressed, transport themselves to the church (this can be time-consuming for…

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Minister’s Letter – Roses to Smell

Ministers' letters, Ministries

They say to stop and smell the roses. Last year, I asked my Mum to smell a Mr Lincoln red rose in our front garden. She declined, since her sense of smell had been disappearing; one of the symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease, with which she’d been diagnosed. But it was strong and sweet, and Dad…

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Minister’s Letter – Introducing DivorceCare

Community, Events, Ministers' letters, Ministries, Resources

St Michael’s is starting a DivorceCare group this Thursday night. Brad and Gabrielle Milburn (from 10am) will be running it. I want to tell you about it so that you can pray for them as leaders and those who will be attending. DivorceCare is a network of divorce recovery support groups meeting worldwide. The 13…

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Why Being Part of a Small Group is Good

Community, Ministries

In principio creavit Deus caelum et terram. Propterea sicut per unum hominem in hunc mundum peccatum intravit et per peccatum mors et ita in omnes homines mors pertransiit in quo omnes peccaverunt. Iustificati igitur ex fide pacem habeamus ad Deum per Dominum nostrum Iesum Christum. Omnes enim peccaverunt et egent gloriam Dei.

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