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GoodTidings eNews Editorial 65

Recently I received a phone call from a sincere soul who I love dearly, telling me that probation for the church will close sometime in March next year. We only have a few months to go. And they appealed to me to watch a video by David Gates – Uncle David as he is affectionately […]

Praise the Lord for all His Wondrous Works!

We held our first cooking demonstration in the Riverina since moving to Wagga on Tuesday 16th of October at a Uniting Church Hall in Glenfield Park, an outer suburb of Wagga. We had limited spaces specified on the flyer for about 25 spaces, which we had a lot of calls and interest shown exceeding that […]

WA Field Camp

The WA Field conference this year was entitled “From the Head to the Heart”. At the beautiful seaside Baptist camp ground we gathered to consider the relationship between what the mind knows and the heart believes. Some of the topics presented where: How to change your belief system, How to receive and know I have […]

Dudley Foord House Visit by Focus Singers and Friends

We praise the Lord that we had the opportunity to visit Sister Sas and the residents of the Dudley Foord House on Sabbath afternoon of the 22nd of September, 2018. After a successful mini concert a few months back, Focus Singers were invited once again with their friends to present another singing program. Although we were […]

Schofields Cooking Demo

Schofields Cooking Demo 8, 15, 22 October 2018 How quickly the time came for the Schofields Church to once again hold another series of Vegetarian Cooking Classes.  These took place on three consecutive Monday evenings during October. It was nice to see once again many familiar faces present and was awesome to meet new ones […]

QLD Camp 2018

Friday 28thSeptember – Monday 1 October 2018 It was a clear, sunny day as we all arrived at the beautiful Minden Retreat camp grounds.  After opening Sabbath, we all enjoyed a delicious meal from our wonderful cooks – The Brown Family.  The camp theme “Now is the Time” focused on our great need of being […]

QLD Baptism

Markus and Camille Dammasch, and Michael Godwin. On the 27th of October it was a beautiful warm day in Queensland for the baptism of Markus and Camille Dammasch and Michael Godwin. Starting out with a timely message for Divine Service from Brother Paul Chapman on Reconciliation with God, we then conducted the Profession of Faith […]

NZ Youth & Children’s Camp

October 10-13, 2018 The highlight for the last quarter was our NZ Field youth conference where we focused on the theme “To Know Jesus.” We looked at John 17:3 and used the theme song “Everybody Ought To Know.” The youth and children enjoyed character building stories, singing choruses and hymns, and composing a welcome song […]

PIE Youth Camp

On Friday, 14th of September 2018, a group of NSW youth headed down to Lake Wallace Campground near Lithgow for the annual NSW Field Camping Trip. Leading up to the weekend, we had been praying for good weather as it had been raining. God answered our prayers with a sunny Friday and  a foreast of […]

He Was the Promised One

He was the promised one, The son of an old man. The delight of a grey-haired Mother, He was God’s well-thought-out plan.   The old man was Abraham, He and God were friends. But t’was heard Take now thine only son And of his life, You will make an end.   But this was the […]

Elim Health & Book Store

We at the AUC Headquarters in Sydney are delighted to announce that a very exciting development is taking place in the Schofields Union Centre.  A decision to open an RLPA Book Store in conjunction with the Elim Health Store was passed and renovation work immediately commenced on the 8th of October. With many thanks to […]

Elizabeth Fisher’s Baptism

A large group of people gathered around the Swan River nearby our church to witness the beautiful baptism of Sr Elizabeth Fisher. Sr Elizabeth had envisioned her baptism being a living testimony of what Christ can do in the life and she invited as many people as she could to witness the event, including some new […]

Condolences to the Zulic Family

Giulio Zulic 15thAugust 1935 – 21 September 2018 We are sad for the passing of our dear Brother Giulio Zulic and would like to send our deepest sympathies to the Zulic Family on the loss of their loved one.  Brother Giulio fell asleep in Jesus on the 21stSeptember 2018.  May God comfort each family member […]

WA Children’s Camp

A children’s camp was held for the WA field over September 28-30. It was a very simple camp with tenting and simple morning and evening worships, interspersed with children’s activities throughout Sabbath and some practical kite making on Sunday morning. We had a little bit of adventure with Friday night blowing a gale and pushing […]

A Call to Parents

A tiny girl was making mud pies in the back yard. She was giving herself whole-heartedly to the work, pressing and patting the little pies into shape and laying them out on a board in the sun to bake. She was completely absorbed in her task. It was the most important thing in the world!  […]

Music Comes From the Soul

Paganini, the great violinist, came out before his audience one day and made the discovery just as they ended their applause that there was something wrong with his violin. He looked at it a second and then saw that it was not his famous and valuable one.   He felt paralyzed for a moment, then turned […]

Today is my Birthday

Today is my birthday. Unlike every other birthday I have ever had, I will experience this day without my mom.  She has been gone six months now, but it hurts as much as the day it happened. Every day I think about it. It haunts my existence. It makes me sad and makes me cry […]

The Divine Human Family – Part 3

CHRISTIAN EXPERIENCE WE will continue at this time the study of Christian experience and how it is obtained. “Him who knew no sin he made to be sin on our behalf, that we might become the righteousness of God in him.” 2Cor.5:21. R. V. “But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who was made […]

Victoria Snow Camp 2018

From 17 August  to 20 August 2018, some of the brothers and sisters from Melbourne attended this year’s Snow Camp in Bright, Victoria. From Friday afternoon everyone arrived and settled in nicely. We opened Sabbath together with worship. The weather for Sabbath morning was wet, but our Sabbath lesson kept us warm. For the Divine […]