News from around the Australasian Union Conference.

An Appeal for Prayer

An Appeal for Prayer Greetings from South Australia. We have a very small church here in Adelaide, and we have been praying for some time for visitors and new families to come to church. In February 2015 we were contacted by a refugee family from Sri Lanka, wanting to come to our church. The husband […]

NSW: Depression Recovery Program

Depression Recovery Program: Wollongong March 28th-April 4, 2017 Last year, the missionary school students participated in as well as facilitated a Depression Recovery Program in Wentworthville Church. The results were very encouraging, as we had over 10 participants who experienced great results and lasting changes in their lives after going through the program. Needless to […]

Queensland Youth Choir 2016

Last year, while completing a Chorale Conducting university course, my lecturer offered to assist me in the formation of a choir and act as an ongoing mentor. I accepted, and by end of year, 25 young people joined the group. By God’s grace, we were on our way! The experience was challenging but worthwhile. As […]

2017 NSW Conference Delegation Report

On the 5th of March, 2017, about 26 Delegates from around NSW gathered at Schofields Church in Sydney to make plans and discuss propositions for the NSW Conference for the next two years. We were blessed by God’s Spirit when we opened with the hymn: “Blessed Assurance Jesus is Mine”. After the reports from the […]

Cooking Class – Victoria

The last cooking demonstration of the year had everyone in high spirits as surprises were rolled out one after another bringing good cheer and developing ties of friendship.  Almost every chair in the room was occupied as regular visitors encouraged their friends and family to join in the educational fun.  As a result there were […]

AUC: Summer School

In the first week of January of this year, we met together for Summer School, at Elim Heights. We began on Monday, 2 January, with about 20 students of various ages. We covered the topics of Budgeting, How can I have the Assurance of Salvation, and Influence in the morning. In the afternoon, we covered […]

AUC: Workers Wive’s Seminar

This year from 8th to 9th January, we were able to run a session for the workers’ wives. We had a similar session several years ago and have felt the need to have another like meeting for a while. When we were planning the meetings, we were trying to find a time when the wives […]

Sermons We See

I’d rather see a sermon than hear one any day; I’d rather one should walk with me than merely tell the way. The eye’s a better pupil and more willing than the ear, Fine counsel is confusing, but example’s always clear; And the best of all the preachers are the men who live their creeds, […]

Worker’s Seminar Report

The Australasian Union Conference workforce met for four days as part of our regular ongoing training undertaken by all our workers. First, we continued our study of the book Pastoral Ministry, with discussion on a portion of the book. On the second day we enjoyed a Communication seminar taught by Sr Dorothy Ilic, taking us […]

NSW: Youth Focus Meeting – February 4, 2017

Many thanks to Sr Weymark for hosting the first focus evening at her home for 2017.  Many young and young at heart enjoyed an evening of small group discussions and socialising combined with a delicious dinner. It was also so lovely to see our tiny tots have the opportunity to play together and enjoy special […]

GoodTidings is on Social Media

GoodTidings has for years been the official news brand of the SDARM in AUC. Recently, together with the Media Department, we’ve branched out into social media. We see this as an important move as we harness the power of social media to reach the world with the gospel. If you use Facebook or Instagram, you […]

NSW: Feeding the Homeless

Street Buffet – 29 January 2017 Schofield Church has been blessed with the opportunity to be involved in a hands-on, practical, community evangelism through assisting at Street Buffet in Woolloomooloo.  Once again, twelve eager volunteers gathered at the church around 12pm on Sunday 29th Jan to prepare the meal. A delicious menu consisting of baked […]

WA: Guildford Church – Canvass Tuesdays

Guildford Church has set every Tuesday from 11am to 1pm as “Courageous Canvass” for all who are willing to try it out. The weekly activity brings this vital mission to our community by offering a range of cookbooks, health and spiritual books. It takes courage to knock on doors, and thoughts of rejection will try […]

General Conference Circular

February, 28, 2017 Dear SDARM family around the world, Christian greetings with: “I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them” (Revelation 14:13). Our dear Brother […]

2017: New Year’s Message

After reading numerous opinion piece articles during the first two days following the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election, I decided to stop reading news on it for a while. I had come away so depressed! Not because I believed the future was bleak, but because that’s all that the mainline media establishments offered in their analysis. […]

Australasian Union Conference Spiritual Camp 2016

Elim Heights Youth Camp 28-31 December 2016 “Storm Anchors” Families, friends and believers gathered to welcome the presence of the Lord for this very special gathering. The program was launched with the opening meeting by Paul Chapman (newly elected President of AUC) – “When the Storm Winds Blow”. The topics dwelt upon were a little […]

AUC Officers 2017-2019

Australasian Union Conference Officers and Committees for 2017-2019 As elected by the Delegation Session (27 December 2016) and appointed by the Council (1 January 2017) Offices and Special Committees   President Paul Chapman Vice President Nathan Tyler Secretary / Treasurer Joe Voncina Executive Committee Paul Chapman Nathan Tyler Joe Voncina Ben Thiel Madalin Duna Jacques […]

Baptism – Brisbane, Queensland

Brother Richard Kim 17 December 2016 On the Sabbath of December 17, 2016, members and friends from the Clayfield Church and Brisbane Korean Group witnessed with joyful hearts the baptism of Richard Kim. The baptism took place at the North Pine River, Petrie, QLD. It was a beautiful but warm afternoon. Bro. Richard was raised in […]