Wednesdays 10am – Midweek Service & 10.30am – Coffee with Friends
CALENDAR FOR FEBRUARY
Feb 16- Commissioning Service for SRE teachers and helpers.
5.00pm- Inaugural Informal Evening Worship. 6.00pm- Confirmation Class
Feb 23- Confirmation Class Feb 24– 5.30pm Parish Council Meetings
*SERMONS IN FEBRUARY (It is helpful to read through and think about the passage before the Sunday)
Feb 16—Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18 – True Religion
Feb 23—Matthew 6:7-15—Lord Teach Us to Pray
*We are still waiting to hear if LOVE LANES festival will go ahead with the smaller scale version on Fri 6 Mar 5-9pm. We will let you know asap.
*Please come join in the weekly Healing Prayer Meeting at 9am in the cry room each Sunday.
*Our AGM is fast approaching. Please check on the roll in the hall if you are already enrolled to vote. If you aren’t & would like to be please fill out an enrolment form & hand to Denis, Grant or Annie. Please prayerfully consider the roles of Parish Council. These are very important in the running of our church.
*National Day of Prayer & Fasting. Sat 22 Feb. Tuggerah Prayer Room, Level 3/182 Pacific Hwy, Tuggerah. Come anytime between 10am-4pm– even just for an hour.
*Sun 8 Mar, 6.30pm Women’s Network Fundraiser. Movie is “Military Wives”. Tickets are $20 pp for Nibbles & movie. Get your tickets from www.avocatheatre.com.au See Louise Hendriks for any more information.
*On Mon Mar 23 there will be a Gideon Bibles for the World Dinner here at St James. It’s the Local Camp’s major Fundraiser for the year& they hope to raise $20,000! Greg & Annie will need some willing helpers in the kitchen to assist them. Please see them if you are able to help out!
*Most of last years sermons are now successfully up on our website! Yeah! Thank you Frank Ryan for your invaluable help! We’re now working on getting all 2020 sermons caught up on! Stayed tuned!
*Please take a box of offering envelopes from the table in hall if required.
*There’s a campaign to recruit some more SRE teachers now so that they are ready to go for the new year. There’s a spreadsheet on the hall noticeboard that has the school name, co-ordinator’s details and the day and time that teachers are needed. Are you able to help? All you need to do is to contact the co-ordinator on the list and go from there.
*Anglican Women have a Lenten Retreat next year. Fri 28 Feb-Sun 1 Mar or Tue 3-5 Mar. Pick up a flyer from the foyer or see Leonie Toovey for more info. Also it’s Thank You Box time again. This time supporting the Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) Donor Relations. Please pick up a box.
*It’s a requirement that everyone involved in ministry to children, young people & any vulnerable people must undertake Safe Ministry Training every three years. Please check your certificates to see if you are due. Please see Jenny Hurst or call Annie in the office for assistance. Register for training at:- www.newcastleanglican.org.au/safe-ministry/safe-ministry-training/ Important information on Working with Children Check Renewals from The NSW Office of Children’s Guardian:- The Working With Children Check lasts for five years, so If your contact details are up to date, you will receive a notification when it is time to renew your WWC number. A WWC number is like a driver licence – the number stays with you and is renewed before it expires. Do not reapply – you simply renew, and your WWC number will remain valid for another five years. Renewal applications cannot be submitted until three months before your expiry date but please try to do them as soon as you receive this renewal due notice. Then please let Jenny Hurst or Annie in the office know when you receive confirmation of the renewal so that we can update our records. Thanks to all those that have already given Annie notification of these renewals.
*Information on supporting Jasmine Horrocks:- It’s best to use the website at:- https://support.afes.org.au/support-jasmine-horrocks-newcastle-university-newcastle-4941 You can set up a direct debit or deposit system depending on your preferences (on the last page of the donation portal you can get the AFES office bank account details and a unique reference ID). Or you can also fill out a paper form and post it to the AFES office. Alternatively the church has offered to process cash donations, this can be done by putting the money in the plate in an envelope marked ‘Jasmine Horrocks’ (Although she can’t properly track individual donations through this method). If you need any assistance with this please see Jeremy or Jill or Annie in the office.
*Our farmers are still doing it really tough. You can make a donation to help them at https://westernaircare.org/help-donate/ or at www.buyabale.com.au/hunter or phone—1300327624