Another great today today, working together as a team in being a presence and a witness to people from all over the place who come to Bendigo’s Scots Day Out! (We’re the ones wearing the blue polo shirts!)
We joined in the Global Hymn Sing.
We’re tuning up our voices…to take part in tomorrow’s ‘Global Hymn Sing‘.
One of the responsibilities of being the Moderator (elected representative) of our denomination, is the task of visiting local churches throughout the state ov Victoria. Next Sunday, February 25th, is our turn to have that privilege and so to host the current Moderator, Rev Robert White, with his wife Sue. Robert has served in parishes in Tasmania (St John’s, Hobart) and Victoria (Essendon and Geelong West) and is now in his second year of being Moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Victoria. He is pictured here leading the Communion service at the 2017 General Assembly.
To launch our Home Groups for the year, we’re getting together for our annual ‘Home Group Launch dinner’ on Thursday night in the Hall. The dinner is open to all from the church family, but especially those who would like to be involved in a Home Group during 2018. (If you can’t make the dinner but would like to be involved in a Home Group, please let us know!’)
On this Australia Day, while much debate rages about many things in relation to our past, it’s good to be reminded how God’s Word was first planted on Australian soil…and one of the men He used to do the planting – Richard Johnson.
Richard Johnson was a man of the gospel and you can read his story here and after you have, join with us in praying that God would raise up many more like him to serve within this land ‘girt by sea’.
Back in 2011 a group of church leaders in Melbourne saw the need to organise a training event to equip young Christian leaders to teach the Bible better. So with help from our friends at NEXTgen the ENGAGE Conference was born.
The ENGAGE Conference is all about training leaders to teach the gospel to others, and to live whole-heartedly in the light of the gospel – whether you’re just starting out in Christian leadership, or have been involved for years.
Check it out here!
Like many around the world, we too expresses our thanks to God for the life, ministry and witness of pastor and theologian R C Sproul. The whole community of Reformed churches will sadly miss his wisdom, insight, perceptions, godliness and experience which are all Heaven’s gain. Face to face with Christ now. ‘Well done faithful servant, enter into the joy of your Master’. (You can read a fuller tribute to R C here)