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If I’m Honest About Evangelism…

View from the pew

Every year, as Christmas carols begin to warble through shopping centres and festive decorations magically reappear, my thoughts instinctively jump towards family, gifts, food and making holiday plans. At the same time, I’m reminded of the incredible opportunity that Christmas offers to share the good news about Jesus with my unbelieving family, friends, colleagues and…

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Year 13 and Fiji

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Hi, my name is Ned. I am a member of the 7pm congregation here at St Michael’s and this year I have been a participant of the Youthworks Year 13 program. It’s a course designed to teach theology with an emphasis on discipleship. It has been an interesting and challenging experience, developing both my understanding…

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Review: Building a Safe and Strong Marriage

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I am thankful to God for the valuable ministry of Mike and Lydia Russell preparing and presenting the 5-week course, ‘Building a Safe and Strong Marriage’. Jon and I participated earlier in the term. Knowing the difficulties faced by many couples, we see this marriage enrichment ministry as particularly crucial in today’s age. August was…

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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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