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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News from Xavier L.

We have received an email from Xavier with an update on the work of the Trans-India Ministries. They have commenced a new school and are able to serve many people with their work. Xavier also advised us that Mr Noble, whose theological studies the Ministry has been supporting has successfully finished his second year and is now looking for support to enable him to finish his final year. If you are interested in supporting Mr Noble and his ministry please see Kevin for the details of where to send your support.

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Mission Planning Reminder

At our last Mission Planning Day we agreed to support 3 activities, Samaritan’s Purse, Godly Play and Community Engagement. Please remember to put your name on the list in the foyer to indicate which project you would like to be involved in.

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Mission Planning Day: April 24th

Our next Mission Planning Day will be on Sunday 24th April after church.

You are invited to attend and contribute your thoughts and ideas for the mission of our congregation over the next twelve months.

Our current Mission Focus centres on:

  • Pastoral Care
  • Engaging Community
  • Families

This includes: Samaritans Purse, Bible Study, Craft Group, Silver Threads, Prayer Group and Godly Play.

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Reverse Christmas Tree

We are again having a Reverse Christmas Tree, with all gifts being donated to Parramatta Mission. If you are interested in donating a gift, please bring it in from Sunday 29th November. Please label the gift with a tag indicating the age and gender of the recipient.

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Message From Parramatta Mission

Plans are underway to celebrate the International Day of Peace as the Interfaith Prayer Service at Parramatta Mission. People representing fourteen different faiths and cultural backgrounds will offer prayers for peace and harmony.

You are cordially invited to this Peace service which will be held on Monday 21st of September at 2.00 pm at the Fellowship Centre (next to the historic Leigh Memorial Church and a stone’s throw distance from the Parramatta train station), 119 Macquarie Street, Parramatta. Refreshments will be served after the service.

At a time when there is so much discord among people of different faiths resulting in disharmony and violence, this service offers people of different faith to come closer to look at humanity’s common longing for peace, and work for a harmonious community.

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Women’s High Tea

As part of the Samuel Leigh 200th Anniversary celebrations, Parramatta Mission are having a Women’s High Tea on Saturday 22nd August from 3.00pm to 5.30pm. It will be at the Mission, 119 Macquarie St Parramatta and cost is $5 per person.

The key note speaker will be the Moderator of the Uniting Church Rev Myung Hwa Park, and the afternoon will include a tribute to Catherine Leigh and Parramatta Mission Women Pioneers.

RSVP to Coral Harris 9891 2277, guests are asked to bring a plate of afternoon tea to share.

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