'NSW' Tagged Posts

'NSW' Tagged Posts

Vanuatu Church Dedications & Pacific Leaders Forum

In November, Vanuatu Mission Field hosted the Pacific Leaders Forum, with representatives from PNG, Fiji, Samoa, Solomon Islands, New Caledonia, Australia, and of course Vanuatu, in attendance. The Pacific Regional Secretary, Br Rolly Dumaguit was also present for the meetings, which discussed the needs of the Pacific Mission Fields, including a proposal for the establishment of a Pacific Union. Another very special occasion took place during that trip – the dedication of the newly completed church building in Port Vila.…

NSW Conference Camp Meeting 2012

The New South Wales Conference camp meeting was conducted during the Queen’s birthday long weekend in June 2102. Despite the cooler weather the camp was very well attended with a number of interstate visitors coming down to share in the fellowship time. The theme of the conference was called ‘1888 and Beyond: The Most Precious Message’. As we are aware, the Lord gave a most precious message through his servants E.J. Waggoner and A.T. Jones during the year of 1888.…

Elim Missionary College 2012 Graduation

During the NSW Conference camp meeting of June 2012, a graduation ceremony was held for the Elim Missionary College's 2012 students. Br Peter Lausevic presided over the graduation ceremony where the students were given their graduation certificates. The students were also given time to share their experiences with the congregation. One student, Br Juan Ricardo Amaya has now commenced a 12 month internship, as part of the full four year Trainee Gospel Worker program. Other students are already being engaged…

Cooking Demonstrations Griffith – NSW Conference

On the 7th of May, the Coleambally church group gathered in Griffith for a public vegetarian cooking demonstration. Alasdair Pow started with a health talk on optimal nutrition. When he finished the talk, the ladies came out from the kitchen, and introduced themselves to the 35 people that had booked in to learn about cooking gluten free recipes. Faith Pow started the cooking demo off with Lentil soup and Gluten free bread, which tasted very nice I must say. Jane…

GC Sabbath School Seminar – NSW Conference

During the weekend of March 9-11, 2012 Br Paul Chapman, our General Conference Sabbath School Department Director, was invited to conduct a Sabbath School Seminar for the benefit of Sabbath School Leaders and Teachers in the NSW Conference. The Seminar commenced Friday evening, March 9, and focused on the theme, “Evangelism Through the Sabbath School”. Many expressed their appreciation for the emphasis on the purpose of the Sabbath School as the most effective local church agent in bringing souls to…

Baptism – Jonny Gules – VIC Conference

Johnny Gules is now our brother in Christ. On 25th March, 2012 many came to see and offer support to their dear friend as he took the step in baptism, recognizing Jesus as the Lord of his life and covenanting to follow Him. At 6:00pm church members, family and friends commenced gathering on the green grassy banks of the Hawkesbury River, Windsor NSW to witness the occasion. Testimonies of friends and family began shortly after the opening prayer, bringing into…

Baptism – Sam Wiseman – NSW

On Sabbath 7th January 2012, Br Sam Wiseman made his public covenant with the Lord Jesus Christ through baptism. It was a beautiful summer’s day in the district of Coleambally, NSW, and a good number of interstate visitors along with the locals rejoiced together with Br Sam as he became a soldier of Jesus Christ. The church at Coleambally was completely full as we worshipped and fellowshipped together. Br Nathan Tyler took the divine service, reminding us of the importance…

Baptism – Domenic Polistina – AUC Youth Convention 2011

At 5:30am on Sabbath morning, 31st December 2011, guests at the AUC Youth Convention made their way to the banks of the Colo River, NSW to witness the baptism of Br Domenic Polistina. This joyful event was preceded the evening before by Br Domenic's profession of faith before members and guests present at the AUC Youth Convention. All who heard his personal testimony could not help but be encouraged by the gracious working of the Lord in Domenic's life. It…

Vegetarian Way Cooking Demonstration – NSW

  On the 12th, 19th & 26th September 2011 the Sydney members were able to hold another series of cooking demonstrations. These cooking demonstrations have previously been held in a community center about twenty minutes away from the Union office at Schofields. Now we decided to try something different; to run them at Schofield’s function Hall with the seats facing towards the Kitchen to make it easier for the demonstrators. Since we were holding these at our church property, we…

Prayer Request for Br John Ciric

We have been greatly saddened by the news of Br John Ciric's hospitalization due to serious health issues. Br Ciric underwent brain surgery on July 7, 2011 and again on July 15, 2011. Sadly, he suffered a stroke after the first operation. This left him paralyzed down the right side of his body and is unable to talk. Reports received to date indicate his recovery will be very slow. We were thankful to hear recently that he has been transferred…

Fellowshipment of Br Bruce Powell, Schofields NSW

On Sabbath, July 16 2011, Schofields Church members welcomed Br Bruce Powell officially into the membership of the Seventh Day Adventist Reform Movement. Br Powell's talents in video ministry will be greatly valued as we endeavour to proclaim the wonderful message of Reformation together. Please keep him and his ministry in your prayers.

Coleambally NSW Outreach Meetings

The Following Report was received from one of our young people, Sam Wiseman, two weeks ago: “Bro Alasdair Pow has just started a Prophecy Seminar here in Coleambally. In the first meeting, entitled The Time is Fulfilled, we had one new lady come plus the majority of our local church members which was great. In this meeting Bro Alasdair proved from the Bible and non-Biblical history the year, month, day and hour that Jesus Christ, as the Messiah, came. The…

NSW Spiritual Conference

Elim Heights was a busy hive of activity on Friday afternoon June 10 as preparations were underway for the opening of the 2011 NSW Spiritual Conference. Many hands make light work, so while sound and recording equipment was being set up in the church hall, the kitchen was also full of helpers preparing the evening meal. Soon we were welcoming visitors from across New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria and South Australia—it was wonderful to have so many attending this special…

EMC – NSW Missionary Seminar

From the 11th – 31st of March, 2011 Elim Missionary College conducted an Evening Missionary Training Seminar in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. The seminar was led by Br Peter D. Lausevic and its purpose, according to the invitation, was to “teach members and visitors how to give Bible studies as well as address doctrinal questions”. The seminar took place in Schofields and Wentworthville during weeknights and over each of 3 weekends. Nine students enrolled in the seminar and, though…

Baptism Queensland – Sr Suzi Penehio-Crawley

On the Sunday afternoon of 10th of April, 2011 the Lord blessed us with lovely weather during the baptism of Sr Suzi Penehio-Crawley, originally from New Zealand. Sr Suzi recently arrived in the Queensland Field from New South Wales. She had come into contact with the message of Reformation while in her native New Zealand many years ago. Bible Workers and ministers who studied with her both in New Zealand and Australia recognised a sincere searcher for truth. Five years…

Australasian Union Conference Officers for 2011-2013

  32nd Delegation Session, December 2010   Offices and Departments   President Ben Thiel (Public Relations Officer) Vice Presidents Alasdair Pow, John Ciric Secretary / Treasurer Joe Voncina Executive Committee Ben Thiel, Alasdair Pow, John Ciric, Joe Voncina, Brian Jaksic, Peter Szabo, Nathan Tyler AUC Council Exec. Comm Dept Leaders, Field Leaders Ministerial Committee B. Thiel (chair) P. Chapman, J. Ciric, P. Lausevic, A. Pow M. Thiel, N. Tyler Advisors: Retired Ministers Ministerial Council All Credentialed Ministers in the AUC Missionary…

Floods in Australia – Update

In what has become another catastrophic summer for Australia, large portions of the country which have endured drought conditions for the past 10 years have now experienced torrential rain and flooding. Queensland In the aftermath of the Brisbane River flooding church leaders in Queensland have been in touch with all of our church members and friends. Some are still cut off from access to commercial centres, however all are safe. Some have reported their local supermarkets are running low on…

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 South Wales Women’s Health Seminar 2010

  Sydney, 12-14 February 2010.   The opening meeting on Friday evening, 12 February 2010, went down in history as the very first Women’s Health Convention to be held in Sydney, NSW, Australia. Sister Susan Lausevic, health leader for NSW, welcomed all who were present. Although it was geared and focused on women’s health needs, there were a number of men who also attended. The first meeting was entitled: “Protecting the Heritage of the Lord” taken by Sr Catherine Robles.…