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English for Life Now (and More!)

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Recently Liam spoke on 1 Peter 2:4-10. He challenged us with “We have a role to bring God to people, and people to God”. Each week at EFL (‘English for Life’), we try to do this with the 50 students who come to learn English. On Tuesday mornings, students arrive at 10am and go to…

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Wollongong Women’s Conference 2019

St Michael's Women, View from the pew, Women's ministry

Last weekend, I was privileged to attend the annual Wollongong Women’s Conference. This event has grown over many years from a small lecture theatre at UOW to the filling of the Salvation Army Centre last Saturday, when approximately 380 women attended. What a blessing it is to be able to enjoy all the benefits of…

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Simply Christianity: Review

Community, View from the pew

For the past 5 weeks, I had the opportunity to be part of the ‘Simply Christianity’ group at WoW (Women on Wednesday). This course provided us with the chance to study the Gospel of Luke and the core message of Christianity: that Jesus is God’s Christ, the ruler of the world, who came to rescue…

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ShACC 10th Anniversary

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The Shoalhaven Aboriginal Community Church (ShACC) celebrated its 10th anniversary on 30th June, at All Saints Anglican Church, Nowra. This was a very special milestone, blessed by God and with many prayers and much planning. The visiting Reverend Tom Slockee gave a message titled “ONE”. The readings were Ephesians 2:1-22 and Isaiah 40. He also…

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Reading the Bible in One Year

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It’s nearly halfway through the year, and for the first time I’m halfway through a ‘read the Bible in one year’ program. I’ve tried before, but never made it past February. This time, to make it as easy as possible, I’ve used a plan available in one of the Bible apps on my phone. Having…

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KYCK 2019

Events, View from the pew, Youth group

A few weeks ago, 60 youth and leaders from St Michael’s spent a weekend in Katoomba at KYCK Youth Convention. What an encouragement it was to join with over 2,000 youth from around NSW and beyond, hearing from God’s Word, singing together and being equipped to boldly live the Christian life. Many of our youth…

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What’s the Answer?

Ministries, View from the pew

Who created God? Why does God kill people? What about dinosaurs? Will our pet dog be in Heaven? Will there be surfing in Heaven? Is Grandma in Heaven? Children have some of the best questions! Their curiosity and thirst for knowledge is something so special. Many of us lose it as we get caught up…

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Changing Nappies for God’s glory

Missions, View from the pew

At CMS Summer School this year, in Katoomba, I had the privilege of seeing first hand someone who has a heart for Jesus serving on the children’s & youth ministry team for the first time. Having just turned 18 and collecting a good amount of different coloured hoodies at Camp Milimani and Camp MMM in…

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Thinking of Others at Christmas

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As we approach Christmas, I can’t help but notice the selflessness that this time of year inspires in each of us. Believer and non-believer alike, we’re encouraged to stop and think of others if only for a moment to consider what they might like, what brings them joy, what will provide satisfaction for them. Whether…

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St Michael’s Remembers

Community, People, Social comment, View from the pew

This Sunday 11 November marks the 100th anniversary of the signing of armistice that led to the end of the First World War. An honour roll of 55 men who died during the war, with links to St Michael’s, is located on the northern wall of the church building. The roll includes first day enlistments,…

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