Samaritan’s Purse 2016

As part of our Mission Plan for 2015 we supported the Operation Christmas Child ministry run by Samaritan’s Purse. We were very successful in our efforts last year and a total of 65 shoe boxes were donated to Samaritan’s Purse for distribution to children living in poverty throughout the Asia Pacific region.

Samaritan’s Purse (Operation Christmas Child) has again been selected as a focus area for our Mission plan for 2016 and our aim is to try and build on our success of last year. The idea is that over the next 10 or so weeks we will collect items for inclusion in the shoe boxes and then gather on a Saturday in early October (date TBA) to pack the shoe boxes as a group.

A list of items suitable for inclusion in the shoe boxes has been provided to you on July 24.

This is a great opportunity to help a worthy cause that benefits children who have very little. Everyone is encouraged to help as, and where, they are able.

Please continue to pray for the success of Operation Christmas Child.

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August 28: Contemporary Service @ GHUC – Beyond the Sea

We have begun planning for our next Contemporary Service on Sunday 28th August at 9.30am.

We will be having good music, stories and some surprises to make a special service for the whole family. Please note the date in your diary and plan to invite your family and friends to share with us. We will be inviting the families of the child care centre to join us as well, and morning tea will follow the service.

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Upcoming: The Yurora National Christian Youth Convention (NCYC)

The Yurora National Christian Youth Convention (NCYC) will be held from 8th to 12th January, 2017. Yurora is a 5 day festival that seeks to mobilise young people to experience Jesus, to act in faith, to shake the church and beyond, through bible study workshops, worship and various kinds of workshops that explore faith and culture, health, social justice and more. It is for young people aged 16-25 and will be held at The Tops Conference Centre at Stanwell Tops.

More details can be found at the web-site, yurora.com.

Our congregation is looking to support any of our church family who would like to participate, so if you are interested please see Shin Goo for more information.

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The Annual Abraham Conference

The Annual Abraham Conference will be held on Sunday 21st August, from 2.30-6.00pm at Parramatta Mission Fellowship Centre, 119 Macquarie St Parramatta.

The topic is ‘Hate Speech and Violence’. The keynote speaker is Rabbi Dr Ben Elton, Chief Minister of the Great Synagogue and there will be a panel of 6 people, two each from Jewish, Christian and Muslim backgrounds, and a Q & A style discussion.

Registration details are on the flyer on the notice board.

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Wesley Castle Hill Uniting Church: The Sydney Welsh Choir

Date: Sunday July 24
Time: 2:00PM
Location: Wesley Castle Hill Uniting Church, 32 Showground Road, Castle Hill
Admission: $20 – includes Afternoon Tea
Bookings and enquiries: Elaine or Warren Charlton: 96341156,  Margaret Smith: 9680 2332

The choir will be presenting a wonderful program of choral singing with the brilliant accompanist David Short, (St Matthews UC Baulkham Hills) and conductor Brian Lewis (Wesley Castle Hill).

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