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Mark writes

by Mark Calder

Dear all It was so good to attend the Church Missionary Society (CMS) Summer School in Katoomba this past week. I was there with 2000 other adults and 1ooo kids (from creche to Yr 12 at school). 500 volunteers help run the conference! The main speaker, Richard Chin, took us right through Paul’s letter to […]

Farewell for Michael Calder

by Mark Calder

Michael Calder has been part of our church since his father became our minister at the end of 2009. His last Sunday with us will be 21st January, as he moves to Toowoomba to take up a position as minister-in-training and intern at St Bart’s under the leadership of the Reverend Adam Lowe. The Churchwardens […]

Women’s ReTreat

by Mark Calder

Now is the time to register for the women’s retreat. “The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.”—John 1:14 God’s Only Son, Jesus Christ, the Word made flesh, longs to make “his […]

Lenten studies

by Mark Calder

Our Lenten studies start in a month – on Ash Wednesday, 14th February. The Rev’d Pete Stedman will be our speaker this year. The first talk can he heard at either 4pm or 7.30pm at our Tewantin site on 14th Feb. The remaining 5 talks will be delivered via video in our Connect Groups (formerly […]

Protecting religion

by Mark Calder

You may like to go to the form linked below and give your opinion on religious freedom!   Thank you for your email regarding the same-sex legislation and the lack of protection for religious freedoms. As you may be aware, I was one of only 12 Senators who had the courage of their convictions and […]

Mark writes

by Mark Calder

Hi all It’s Sunday afternoon and 35c here in Katoomba NSW! I’m here for the CMS Summer school and we’re off to a great start. You can listen to the first two excellent Bible studies on Colossians 1:1-14 and Colossians 1:15-23 by clicking those references. I also went to an amazing missionary session on the church […]

January Men’s Bible study/Connect group

by Mark Calder

Michael Thompson is leading a 4-week Bible study during January for men who are interested. Michael is leading a study on the book of James during the 4 weeks commencing Tuesday 9 January 2018.  The ‘Connect group’ will meet in his home, on Tuesdays commencing at 10am finishing by 1130am. There are a number of men already registered […]

Reading Mark’s Gospel

by Mark Calder

Simply reading through a gospel and stopping to chat along the way can bring great blessing. Starting this Tuesday (9th January) that’s just what we’ll be doing and any one is welcome! At our lovely new hall at St Andrew’s Sunshine Beach, at 12 midday – 1pm, we’ll start at the beginning of Mark’s Gospel […]

Mark writes

by Mark Calder

Dear friends, I trust you will enjoy a break over January. It’s a great time to slow down a little, catch up on some reading; take some time out to enjoy this most beautiful part of the world in which we live and to reflect on the year to come. Some of us aren’t very […]

Gospel and lunch

by Mark Calder

On Tuesday 9th January, at St Andrew’s Sunshine Beach hall, a group of us will gather to simply read Mark’s Gospel together. We’ll read, stop, consider, keep reading, and then pick it up where we left on the following Tuesday. Sound good? Just turn up Tuesday 9th January at midday with your own lunch and […]