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When Two Become One

I was privileged recently to perform the wedding of my eldest son. As I gathered my thoughts together in preparation, it served to remind me of the wonderful purpose God has for every marriage. As a divine institution given by God to the human race, its real purpose and blessing can only be realised through […]

Building Repairs – Keilor Park Church

The members and friends of the Keilor Park Church need your help. Our church building is now over 45 years old. It was completed in 1972 with volunteer labour as a concrete block structure.  Later, some other additions were made to the back. Today we have a small kitchen, cramped dining area, ageing toilets and […]

WA Youth Cook-off

On Saturday 3rd of June, the youth of Guildford Church gathered together for a “cook-off”. All who participated were divided into teams and given various vegan ingredients from which to come up with a dessert, main or entrée dish within one hour. There was intense action once the hour began, and the kitchen began to […]

Remembering our Dear Brother Emil Brus

Born on January 8, 1930 in Spanovica, a small town in central Croatia, Emil Brus would grow to display a fire for Christ that would rage throughout his life, igniting all who came in contact with him. However, the sparks for this fire were first lit in 1926, before Emil was even born. After World […]

Question Field Youth Outing – May 7 2017

Most young Australians cannot escape the overwhelming nostalgia that hits them when entering Questacon, the National Science and Technology Centre. Instantly, memories of the many school science classes and excursions come flooding in. In our case, the youth from the NSW field were excited to spend the day exploring one of Australia’s biggest public science […]

Schofields Church Cooking Demonstration

May 15th, 22nd, 29th. Genesis 1:29 – And God said “Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat”. With a chilly winter just around […]

QLD – Opal Burpengary Gardens Visit

On Sabbath afternoon of 27 May, 2017 Opal Burpengary Gardens Nursing Home received its first visit from the members and youth of Pimpama and Clayfield churches. Sister Ana Bonilla, a faithful member of Clayfield for many years, had recently been relocated to the home to be nearer to her daughter. The Pimpama church made the […]

NSW Camp 2017

The New South Wales Camp 2017 was held at Elim Heights on the Queen’s Birthday weekend in June. The theme “Changed Into His Image” focused on the wonderful work of grace in changing the hearts of all who will submit to Jesus’ work within. A variety of presentations explored different aspects of this precious truth. […]

Congratulations to the Polistina Family

Congratulations to the Polistina Family! How wonderful it was to hear the announcement that another beautiful boy was born: the second son to Domenic and Nadine Polistina and a little brother to Immanuel. Our congratulations extend to Nadine, Domenic and their family as they welcomed their new baby “Eleazar” (El-e-a-zar) into this world, on Sabbath […]


We would like to extend our Condolences to the family of our dear Sister Dina Freund-Petranović. Sister Dina was a church member of the Slavic Church in Schofields, NSW.  During the last few years, she had been suffering from dementia and was being cared for at a nursing home.  Dina fell asleep in Jesus on […]

Condolences to Payet Family

Our deep condolences to the Payet family as they grieve the passing of Jacques’ father – Hyacinth Payet. Originally from the island of Praslin, Mr. Payet moved with his family to Mahé, the main island of the Seychelles, in the early 1950s and became a well-respected and successful businessman. Mr. Payet was a Seventh Day […]

Combined Sabbath Afternoon Walk in Nature

On Sabbath, 17th June, Schofields and Wentworthville churches met together at Narragingy Reserve for an afternoon walk in place of the Young People’s Meeting. The weather looked a little precarious all day, but we went in faith, hoping the rain would hold off. We met in the Chinese gardens section of the reserve and spent […]

Baby Dedication – June 3, 2017

“…Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven. And he laid his hands on them, and departed thence.” Matthew 19:14, 15. Johnny and Denise Gules had a desire in their hearts to have their first-born daughter Olivia Denise dedicated to the Lord. […]

Baby Announcement

Congratulations to Jessica and Timothy Wiseman on the birth of their first born, a dear little boy, Jack Edward, who was born on the 21st May. The parents are full of praise to God for his safe arrival. “For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise […]

Winter Outreach 2017 – Sunshine Coast

From 24 to 27 June 2017 the annual Winter Outreach was held at the Woombye Church in Queensland. It began with a wonderful day of fellowship on Sabbath with many visitors from Clayfield, Pimpama and Wide Bay areas. Br Ben Thiel took the Divine Service on the topic of the outreach, “Is Happiness Possible?”. We […]

Thank God for Guardian Angels

We are very grateful to God for His protection and care over the family of our dear Brother Ben and Sister Naomi Thiel and their precious little children, Heidi, Emmett and Amalia. “The angel of the LORD encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them.” Psalms 34:7. The following is an account from […]

Cooking Demonstrations, Melbourne 

Cooking demonstrations in Sunbury got off to a great start with the first one of the year held on the 11th of May. It was well attended, with 25 members of the local community present, many being familiar faces from previous years. Diana demonstrated Stuffed Squash, Potato Leek and Truffle Cream Soup, Soycream, and Vanilla […]

Thank God for Guardian Angels

We are very grateful to God for His protection and care over the family of our dear Brother Ben and Sister Naomi Thiel and their precious little children, Heidi, Emmett and Amalia.  “The angel of the LORD encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them.”   Psalms 34:7. The following is an account from […]

Victorian Camp Wives & Mothers Session

For our workshop during the Victorian Camp, the mothers and wives had a session showing some practical ways of connecting with God. Since we feed our relationship with God most effectively when we keep our thoughts uplifted to Him, many of these ways can help us to keep our focus on God through the day. […]

VIC Camp 2017

Vic Camp 2017 was definitely one that will be remembered as a camp that was special for many reasons. Held in the same beautiful spot, with mostly the same church family, at the same time of the year as others before it, little did we know that this camp was going to be so different. […]