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The Supernatural: Resources for further study and reflection

Events, General, News & Prayer, Resources, Uncategorized

(Image above: Karl Faase interviews Vince Vitale, now Director of the Zacharias Institute, educated at Princeton University and the University of Oxford, and having taught philosophy of religion at both of these universities.) Following the third topic on the Supernatural in a scientific age (buy online here) in our Towards Belief video discussion series, here are some resources on suffering…

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AGM Summary 2018

Church Governance, General

The following members were elected or appointed following the AGM: Parish Wardens: Greg Engel, David Pirie and Luke Thompson; Parish Councillors: Murray Barker, Lindsay Dunstan, Nigel MacFarlaine, Colin Moodie, Allan Munro, Paul Vaartjes, Samantha (Johnson) Wearing, Cat (Catriona) Williams; Treasurer: Allan Munroe; Auditor: vacancy to be filled by Parish Council. The accounts for 2017 and the budget for 2018 were approved with…

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First Prayer Summit Update

General, News & Prayer

Friends, I attended three out of four of the inaugural Prayer Summit sessions yesterday, and they were the best hours of my day. I can report combined attendance of about 120, when previously our monthly prayer meetings were averaging 20 in total attendance, and 30 on a really rare good day. So that’s something like…

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Easy English Church to launch April 30

9:30am, Announcements, Church Governance, General

For quite some time, in different forums people from St Michael’s have been discussing options for an “Easy English” church (EEC). At its meeting in March, our Parish Council: welcomed our Senior Minister’s notification that from Sunday 30th April he intends to commence an extra morning service of public worship, such that Sunday services would then usually…

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Minister’s Letter – The Four E’s

General, Ministers' letters

Friends, I’m just back from our Staff Planning Conference. There were some enjoyable times of team building, and some excellent planning ahead. For example, we prepared a first draft preaching program for 2017. Other steps are to do with strategic direction or focus. In particular, reading The Vine Project, we were struck afresh by a…

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Reasons to read the Bible #2

Community, General, Social comment

Impact on Music and Art Who said, “I am a little taken aback at the biblical ignorance commonly displayed”? Not a bishop but celebrity atheist, Richard Dawkins. In The God Delusion, he even suggested “the main reason the English Bible needs to be part of our education is that it is a major source book…

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Church Conference 2016

Church Conference, General, Preaching Program, Sermon audio

Last weekend we spent a weekend of fun, friendship and fellowship at our annual St Michael’s Church Conference. This year we were privileged to hear four talks from the former Archbishop of Sydney, Peter Jensen, on the subject of ‘Christian confidence in a post-Christian world’. In his first talk, Peter describes modern society and its approach towards God…

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Term 2 Preaching Program

5pm, 7pm, 8am, 9:30am, Bible Readings, General, Preaching Program

8 & 10am Date Preacher Title Sermon Passage April 24 Bp Peter Hayward “What do you most desire? Romans 10 May 1 Bp Harry Goodhew I believe in God the Father Matthew 6:25-34 May 8 Bp Harry Goodhew I believe in God the Son Hebrews 8:1-13 May 15 Bp Harry Goodhew I believe in God…

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New Church Sign: Facebook church

Announcements, Community, General

We are a Facebook church.  We seek his face.  We open his book! I got this corny idea from – where else? – but from Facebook! It was on a church sign overseas, shared by a Facebook friend! But it does say something true about our church at our best (and probably any decent church)….

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Couples’ Valentine’s Dinner

Events, General, Men's Ministry, News & Prayer, Women's ministry

An enjoyable dinner, with some Valentine’s Day fun, and relationship input from Keith and Sarah Condie, all aimed at encouraging marriages…  When: Saturday 14th February, from 7pm Where: St Michael’s Church Hall, corner Church & Market Streets, Wollongong Cost: $20/head, i.e. $40/couple. RSVP essential to the office via 4228 9132 or via email. Dinner will be…

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