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Ordination of Miguel Mendoza – Victoria

On the 9th of December 2017, Br. Miguel Mendoza’s ordination took place at 20 Dornoch Dr, Sunbury at 2 pm. Br. Paul Chapman and Br. Nathan Tyler were in charge of the ordination ceremony. Scripture passages were read from the 1 Timothy 3:1-7, 11. Br. Miguel Mendoza, after being ordained as an elder, read 1 Timothy 1:15, 12 […]

Cooking Demonstrations Victoria

“Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.” 3 John 2 By God’s grace, this year 2017 was a blessing to the Victorian/Tasmanian Field. We had seven cooking demos at 20 Dornoch Dr, Sunbury, running from May to December. They took place every second Thursday of […]

Editorial: GoodTidings 59

“Is the Protestant Reformation of any relevance anymore?” This was a question posed by a friend of mine on Facebook a few months back. He asked it in response to a statement made to him by one of his Roman Catholic friends, a professor of theology: “…Most of us Catholics know that we are saved […]

Schofields Church Cooking Demonstrations – October 2017

Once again it was time for the Schofields Church to hold another series of cooking demonstrations.    These were held during the last three Monday evenings of October 2017. Together with Lidia, Amy, Vivian and myself and various others, we have cooked samples for an average of 60 -70 attendees each night.   These presentations get underway […]

QLD Spiritual Conference 2017

Queensland Conference was held at Baden Powell Park at Samford Village. We came aside from our busy schedules and enjoyed Christian fellowship in the beautiful hills of Samford. We were spiritually blessed with the messages presented. Our theme “Two Ways Two Crowns” was thought provoking as we considered our direction, life interests, and the effect […]

Condolences to the Hughes Family

We would like to express our sincere sympathies to the family of Erick William Jack Hughes; who fell asleep in Jesus on the 9th October 2017, caused by a heart failure while in Lightening Ridge.    Our dear brother will be missed by many for his cheerful attitude at our conferences and main events.  May the […]

Condolences to Stamenkovic Family

Desanka Ilic Stamenkovic 30/04/1928 – 17/09/2017  It is always with sorrowful hearts, that we express our deepest sympathies to the families of those who have gone before us.  Once again, our hearts go out to the family of late Sister Desanka Stamenkovic, who fell asleep in Jesus on the 17th September 2017.  Sister Stamenkovic was […]

In Loving Memory of Matangaro Jacobs nee Kainuku

It is with a sorrowful heart that we had to say goodbye to a wonderful inspirational woman, known to us all as ‘Mata’.  We at the Schofields Church were privileged to have known Mata for only a very short time, less than a year, before she lost her battle with cancer.  Mata was truly a […]

Baptism – Sugin Kim

Sabbath 9 September was a beautiful occasion for all who attended and especially the Korean Group in Brisbane. Members and friends of the Korean group met together with members and visitors of Pimpama and Clayfield churches to witness the baptism of Sugin Kim (also known to us as Peter) and Hogyeom Kang (also known as […]

Baptism – Sister Raewyn Wales

On Sabbath afternoon, the 7th of October 2017, family, members and guests of the Queensland Conference gathered together by the shores of Phill Hill Conservation area in Paradise point, Gold Coast to witness the baptism of Sister Raewyn Wales. Sister Raewyn’s testimony was an inspiration to us all who attended the Sabbath fellowshipment. As Sister […]

Bro. Laverne Barredo’s Baptism

Out from the shore, the white peaks of the waves foamed in the blustery south wind while a small gathering of church goers huddled together on the thin strip of beach at Werribee South. It was the 12th of August 2017 – the day of Laverne Barredo’s baptism and fellowshipping into the Church. Laverne was […]

New Caledonia – Fly and Build

Winter in the South Pacific Region can be deceptive if you are not used to it. The days were warm for building work and the nights and early mornings were cool enough to sit by a wood fire outdoors. Enough cold chill to have to warm up. It was interesting to see peach trees in […]

AUC MediaCon 2017

Held during the school holidays from July 3-7 in Victoria and a first for an event of this type, youth and others interested in media attended AUC MediaCon to hone their skills in video production and graphic design. The venue was situated in the beautiful surrounds of Galwiji Homestead near Ballarat. The scenic homestead provided […]

Declared Righteous & Made Holy – Part 1

How does the legal work of justification by faith relate to holiness of heart and life? Terms such as “forensic justification” and “legal justification” used to confuse me, because they explained the doctrine of justification by faith as purely a legal (objective) act of God on behalf of the sinner, and I could not reconcile […]

Victoria Snow Camp

Psalm 51:7 “Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.” From the 18th to the 21st of August, a group of brothers and sisters from Melbourne participated in one of the most awaited camps of the year: the snow camp. We went to Bright Town […]

New Zealand News

13th Sabbath Combined Fellowship Whareora, New Zealand 24th June 2017 For the benefit of both our brethren in Auckland Church and our isolated church members, we decided to hold a combined Sabbath gathering at Whareora, New Zealand on the 24th June 2017.  One of our church members offered his spacious house for the Sabbath Meeting […]

Identity Crisis Seminar

On August Friday 11 – Sunday 13, 2017, the New South Wales Missionary Department held a Seminar at Schofields Church, with the theme “Identity Crisis”, designed to reach all ages, particularly young people both in and outside the church. Next to God I would like to extend a great big thank-you to all concerned in […]

Vincent Francisco Cimera – Eulogy

Dad was born on May 31, 1934 to Elisa Pesl de Cimera and Vicente Cimera (the first), emigrants who had come to Argentina, separately, from what is today the Czech Republic. Upon emigrating into Argentina, the family name was changed to Cimera so that it could be more easily pronounced. The original name was something […]

Condolences – Vincent F Cimera

We extend our condolences to the Cimera and Chapman families on the loss of their loved one:  Brother Vincent F. Cimera.  Vincent was the loving husband of JoAnne, father of Sr Deborah Chapman, Michelle Vejby and Karen Cimera; and he was Opa to Jordan, Jared, Melissa, Wally and Ryan. Vincent passed away on Tuesday, 8th […]

CONDOLENCES – Bernie Guthrie

It is with sadness that I report the death of Bernie Guthrie. Bernard Edward Guthrie died peacefully at his home on Thursday, 8 June, 2017, aged 85 years.  A graveside committal was held on Friday, 16 June at the Wagga Wagga Lawn Cemetery, Lake Albert, followed by a Memorial Service in John Bance & Son […]