News (Page 29)

News (Page 29)

News stories including Good Tidings News items

Some History

  Since hearing of the February 15 meeting of our brethren with some SDA leaders, I was reminded of some notable discussions that occurred some 30 years ago in the USA. At that time, Elder Robert H. Pierson, the then most recently retired SDA General Conference President, approached our General Conference leadership for talks. I understand Elder Pierson had a burden to see the various groups of ‘separated’ Adventists reconciled to 'the church'.   Together with a like-minded SDA minister and elder, Elder Pierson met with our…

Baptism of Matthew Boje – Brimbank, Keilor, Victoria

On Sabbath, the 5th of March, 2011, the Lord blessed us with wonderful weather as we rejoiced to see another soul make their covenant with the Lord. Members and friends from the local Melbourne churches and from around Australia and abroad gathered to witness the baptism of Matthew Boje. The Lord's presence was felt by all who attended. Our prayers are with Bro. Matthew as he begins his new life in Christ. We especially remember him as he has just undergone a major heart surgery. Latest reports…

Report of the AUC Spiritual Conference

Thursday, 30th December 2010 People from across Australia and overseas met together to sing praises to God in heaven. All voices united with enthusiasm and joy as we felt another conference had come. At 7:30pm, Br. Ben Thiel shared the word of God for opening of conference —the meeting was entitled, ‘Almost Eleven’. The speaker began by pointing to the Conference Program which had a front cover printed almost wholly black and said, “people have asked me why we have a program that is so dark.…

Stewardship Seminar – Schofields Church

9-11 April 2010 It was a great privilege to have Br David Zic, General Conference Stewardship Department Leader visit Australia and have a financial seminar at the AUC Headquarters Schofields NSW.  The Schofields centre was full for all the meetings with many visitors attending. The opening meeting on Friday evening was: “Setting Your Priorities.”  Matthew 6:21 “For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” All our means belong to God; we are only custodians of some of…

Missionary Training Program 2010

Sunday, February 7 marked the beginning of a new experience for the nine enthusiastic students who enrolled in the Australasian Union Conference Missionary Training Program 2010.  This four-month missionary training course was held in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. For the first month, all students and teachers resided at the Elim Heights Youth Camp, located about one hour’s drive from the AUC headquarters.  This time was rather intense as the students went through the book “Gospel Workers” by E. G.…

New Children’s Building at Elim Heights

Elim Heights Youth Camp is a magnificent rural property situated on the Putty Road near Mellong, NSW, about 45 minutes north-west of Windsor. At this venue we hold many of our conferences, youth camps, seminars, quarterly combined Sabbath meetings, etc. Brother Neville and Sr Elizabeth Brittain and Keith Brittain are the current caretakers; we thank them for the endless amount of work they do on a day to day basis. Sister Elaine Weymark has always had a soft spot for…

New South Wales “Springs Into Health” 2009

  Spring into Health NSW Health Convention 31 Oct – 1 Nov 2009 By Peter Lausevic   At the end of October (October 31-November 1, 2009) we held a health convention at Balcombe Heights Estate Community Centre in Baulkham Hills (Sydney). The title of the conference was "Spring into Health." We began on Friday evening speaking on the fact that children can be vegetarians under the title Veggie Kids presented by Alasdair Pow who is the Vice President of the…

Queensland Field Conference 2009

  Event: QLD Field Annual Conference 2009 Theme: God’s Final Work – The Holy Spirit And You When: 2-4 October, 2009   The Conference was held in the beautiful surroundings of Somerset Dam located 1.5 hours north of Brisbane city. Worship meetings and the youth meeting titles included, ‘Growing Under the Early Rain’, ‘What the Holy Spirit Does’ and ‘The Latter Rain – Who’s Holding it Back?’. These were taken by Br. Lotsi Honti, Sr. Sandra Barnett and Br. Anton…

Western Australia Field Conference 2009

  Camp Logue Brook The start to this year's WA Field Conference Camp, held on 11th – 13th of September at Camp Logue Brook, Harvey, was a cold and very wet one. With rain drenching the ground, the skipping of puddles and the use of umbrellas was definitely called for, but the spirits of those who attended the camp were far from dampened, and rich blessings were enjoyed by all. Every meeting reflected the theme title of our camp "What…

Eulogy – Br Harold Weymark

Harold Eric Weymark Life Sketch by Elaine Weymark Harold Eric Weymark was born at Hammers Road, Flemington, Sydney on the 7th April, 1925. He was the youngest of six children born to Elsie and Reginald Weymark. Leaving school at an early age he sought many employments until he took up the trade of a Tinsmith in the Nestle Chocolate Factory amid the pleasant park-like surroundings at Abbotsford. During World War II every home was expected to have an Air Raid…

Eulogy – Br Alva Barnett

  Br Alva Barnett was born September 26, 1927 in Brisbane, Queensland. He was the 10th child in a family of 11. Alva’s mother taught all her children to love God and Alva grew up attending the SDA church. Alva married Grace Jean Burley at the Yandina SDA church on June 21, 1950. During the year 1960, the SDA Reform Movement, represented by Br C. P. Haynes and Br S. Rendell and family visited and studied for many hours with…

Baptism – Naomi Vancea

Sr Naomi Vancea from Victoria made a public covenant with her Saviour Jesus Christ on Sabbath May 23, 2009 at the Hawkesbury River Windsor NSW.  Many of her family, friends and believers gathered to witness this special event and shared in her happiness.

Coleambally Bush Camp 2009

  10-13 April, 2009 – Coleambally From all accounts, the “Bush Camp” held over the Easter weekend in Coleambally was a huge success! Attendance was outstanding, with visitors from around Australia pouring into the Riverina until numbers reached around 200. The R & M Wiseman farm resembled “tent city,” with the meeting and dining marquees visible from quite a distance. Meeting topics centred around the main theme of the camp, “As in the days of Noah,” and the timely messages…

Multiple Baptism – Coleambally

  During the NSW Bush Camp, Sabbath afternoon was a very joyous time as Heather and Linda Goudie, Timothy Wiseman and Jonathon Lang made their public declaration to give their lives to Jesus.  Their baptism took place at Lincoln and Donna Wiseman’s farm which was not far from where the Easter camp was held at Robbie and Mary’s property.  May God be praised for the lives that were added to His fold.  May they continue to walk in God’s ways…