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AUC Camp Meeting 2022 – Live Now

The Australasian Union Conference Camp Meeting 2022 is being held at Elim Heights Youth Camp from December 28-31, 2022. All meetings including Sabbath School and Young Peoples Meeting are being livestreamed to YouTube – https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLVjhYVpvjlASjcw1Mp91JN4FIUYVgOL4k Join us online!

Schofields Church Cooking Classes

With Covid restrictions finally gone and things opening up to normal again, it was time to put our cooking demonstration hats back on and get in and amongst our community again. We heard regularly from people who had participated in the past, asking us when we would be holding another series. Our last attempt in 2021 had not been possible due to going back into lockdown just before the scheduled dates, but this time with the help of God, we…

Homiletics Seminar

Coleambally Church was blessed by a visit from Br Miguel Mendoza during the second week of November when he held a Homiletics Seminar in Griffith, NSW. The seminar was a blessing to all age groups, but was particularly geared towards preparing the young people to give presentations. Each evening began with a delicious meal provided by the women of Coleambally Church and an opportunity for the young people to visit among themselves and with Br Miguel before beginning the seminar.…

Canvassing Seminar

Our Victorian conference was blessed in the month of October with the visit of Brother Jacob de Souza and his dear family – Sister Sandra, Lucas and Isabella. They came and stayed with us on the weekend of the Sabbath 15th of October when Bro. Jacob shared a message based on Matthew 13:47-51 entitled, “The Net.”This was a powerful message on our need of being fishermen of souls for our Lord Jesus Christ. He also reported quite a significant amount…

Stewardship Emphasis

Students in the Sabbath School have been studying the subject of Stewardship, which has been a real blessing, as we learn what it means to be stewards of God’s grace and the talents He has given to each person individually. Today, the “Discovering Stewardship” magazine, first published for the Month of Stewardship in 2020, has been updated and can be downloaded here. And in case you missed them during the Month of Stewardship, here are three short videos that you…

Funeral Service for Latza Barat

From the Barat family Our beloved mother Latza Barat passed away peacefully in her sleep on Sabbath morning 17th September 2022. Faithful to God to her very last breath, she awaits the resurrection where we can all meet again. We take courage in the comforting words of 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 and Revelation 14:12-13. — Benjamin, Elizabeth, Rebekah and Esther Barat The funeral was held in Bacchus Marsh, Victoria, Australia on the 26th of September, 2022. After a graveside service, Latza…

First Sabbath Offering August 6

First Sabbath Offering Information The offering collected in Sabbath School on Sabbath the 6th of August will go to the GC Education Department to assist with the ongoing development of a kindergarten to 12th grade curriculum. Below are a few points regarding the project. What is being developed? The General Conference Education Department is preparing an entire kindergarten to 12th grade curriculum, with the focus on educating children for the honour and glory of God. What format will it use?…

Progress in East Timor

If you would like to follow the news from the East Timor Mission, you can do so at the web site: fromtimor.com Our newly-formed East Timor Mission have obtained a parcel of land and are working to establish a headquarters and educational centre. We have acquired a small truck and a machine for making concrete blocks, which will ensure the livelihood of eight Timorese people. We will use the blocks in the construction of our future facilities and also to…

Clayfield Renovation – Veranda

The Queensland Conference have progressed to the final stage of their current renovation project. The veranda was badly in need of repair. It was felt that these repairs should be done before any new programs were planned for the public to attend. As well as getting new posts, floor framing and decking, the front of the house is being restored to heritage look, as it was when it was originally built. After a delay of several months, the project was…

Baptism in the Seychelles

“I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth.” Luke 15:10. On the 13th of June, my wife and I made our way to the Seychelles. In times past, such a journey has always been associated with gladness especially at the thought of fresh island air and spending time with family. However, it was not so this time as the aim of this trip was to bid farewell to…

WA Youth Camp – Easter 2022

15-18 April 2022 On Friday afternoon of the 15th of April, on a gloomy overcast day with rain threatening, our group of young and not so young converged on the Northcliffe Bush Camp and set up our tents and caravans.  We had stayed at this camp once before, and enjoyed it very much. It is peaceful and well set out, with whimsically-built and surprisingly comfortable amenities cobbled together from salvaged vehicle and building materials. It is surrounded by bush, with…

In Loving Memory – Milivoj Dimitrijevic

Milivoj Dimitrijevic 18th June, 1930 to 16th February, 2022 Milivoj Dimitrijevic served for many years in ministry and missions work. We acknowledge his service in the cause of God and offer our condolences to his family. The following tribute was prepared by his children. Dad was born on the 18th of June, 1930 to parents, Djurica and Olga Dimitrijevic, in Novi Knjezevac, in what was then known as Yugoslavia, now called Serbia. He was the eldest of four children, followed…

In Loving Memory – Bozena Vatala

Bozena Vatala21st November, 1935 to 28th January, 2022 We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of our dear Sr Bozena Vatala, who was laid to rest on the 28th January 2022 while residing at the Adventist Retirement Village. May God place His loving arms around each family member as you mourn for the loss of you dear Mother, Grandmother and Great-grandmother. We look forward to the day when we shall meet once again at Jesus’ feet.…

In Loving Memory – Mira Ilic

Mira Ilic 8th March, 1938 to 25th January, 2022 Mira (Jugović) Ilić, known to most as Mima, was born  in the town of Jazavica, near Novska, the youngest daughter of Ivan and Reza Jugović. She had two sisters and two brothers: Marija (Seka), born 1927; Mijo, born 1929; Zora, born 1933; and Zdravko, born 1935. Mima lost her mother at an early age – she was only 4 years old when her mother passed away in 1942. Her father remarried…

WA Camponotus Activity Day

“Go to the ant thou sluggard, consider her ways, and be wise.” Proverbs 6:6. The Lord blessed with gorgeous weather, and we began the program with prayer and the Camponotus Kids theme song, then kicked off with “Getting to Know You” game. At first, some of the children were a little shy but as the game moved forward, they started coming out of their shell and joyfully participated. Next was a craft activity, making ants using pipe cleaners and plastic…

Mums Remembered in Victoria

A special dinner was held in Victoria on the 8th of May to recognise the mothers among us. The dinner was prepared by their children. It was a great opportunity to also connect with families that we don’t usually see at church. The mums were all told they were not to help but some of them couldn’t resist getting in to lend a hand with the day, which just made it all more special. That’s what mums do, isn’t it?

The Shoebox Project

The Shoe Box Project In the midst of all the disasters happening around the world, we decided to help one of our churches in the Philippines, by creating a small project called “The Shoe Box Project.” This started among the churches in Queensland. The Need Br. Randy Acquiatan was in touch with a local church directly, and inquired what their needs were. They responded by sending us photos of 18 children that needed our help, ages ranging from 4-16 years…

Farewell to Tshado Family

On the evening of Sabbath 19th February, Guildford Church members and friends gathered for a farewell dinner for the Tshado family, who regularly attended and supported Guildford church for approximately 15 years. They were as close to us as any of our members, and we had many beautiful times together in Sabbath fellowship and grew very close together over the many experiences shared throughout the years. The evening was spent sharing a delicious meal prepared by some of our sisters…

Victoria Camp in Pictures

Victoria Camp was held at a private property in Seymour over Easter weekend. It was such a blessing to have a camp again and the event was attended by brethren from NSW as well. Br Paul Chapman captured the following photos with his 35mm film camera.

90th Birthdays

John Kraus What a year was 1932. John Kraus was born on the 24th of May. This year was also one of the worst experienced years of the Great Depression that people lived through. With all the trouble and wars which they suffered—it is so wonderful that they are still here to share their experiences with the younger generations. Brother John’s favourite verse is Psalm 37:25, “I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the…