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SERVICE INFORMATION

THIS WEEK:

11am, August 13 – Jubilee: Part 2
Speaker: Morgan Vincent

12:30pm, August 13 – International Food Day: ADRA Blossom Project
Donation entry for free food after the main church service

THIS MONTH:

  • Important Dates:
    • Aug 20 – Kids Corner
    • August 26-27 – Homecoming Weekend

    Coming Up:

    • Aug 20 – Jubilee: Part 3

BEYOND:

Important Dates:

  • Sep 3 – Home Away From Home
  • Oct 7-9 – NNSW Adventurers Camporee

Upcoming Series:

  • Oct – Nov – Go Series

SHE MINISTRIES: ADRA BLOSSOM PROJECT

Scan QR code or click here to donate

Entry is based on donations
All foods provided on the day will be free

The Blossom Project is based in Vanuatu and helps support those affected by gender-based violence through the Elang Family support Service Centre, which provides a safe space to seek support.
The project is also rolling out the Family Life Education curriculum in high schools.

To support the Project we are having an International Food day at Avondale University Church foyer after church on Sabbath 13th August. We will be celebrating lots of different cultures through the love of food.
Come and support the Blossom Project while filling your tummy.

AUC SURVEY:

13 August – 10 September

This survey is being undertaken to better understand how the Church’s response to Covid 19 was received and how we could do better in any future Pandemic. You will not beasked to identify yourself and your responses will be totally confidential.

We would appreciate it if you would be willing to complete
this survey online, please click here on your device or follow this QR code.

UPCOMING SERIES: THE JUBILEE

ANNOUNCEMENTS

HOMECOMING: ORGAN PERFORMANCE

Organ Homecoming | August 27
Hear the sounds of the world’s most famous organs during the premiere performance of Avondale University’s new Hauptwerk virtual pipe organ. Featuring organist Peter Guy, former Master of the Choristers and Director of Music at Christ Church Cathedral in Newcastle. Honours the late Valerie Duncan’s love of music and continues a legacy of the Duncan–Kranz family’s support of the arts and of Avondale. Presented by Avondale Conservatorium as part of Avondale Alumni’s Homecoming 2022. Saturday, August 27, 7 pm, Avondale University Seventh-day Adventist Church. Tickets from $30. www.avondale.edu.au/events

KIDS CORNER: August 20

DEPRESSION & ANXIETY RECOVERY
AND OPTIMISE YOUR BRAIN TRAINING:

Depression & Anxiety Recovery Program (DARP) and Optimize Your Brain (OYB) Facilitator Training.
It’s online this year, so distance is not a limit!

Those who have experienced a Nedley Health program, will know it can be life-changing! DAAT tests reveal that some with moderate to severe depression don’t rate as having it by the end of the 8-week DARP program (Depression & Anxiety Recovery program). A number of those attending OYB (Optimize Your Brain) share that they have higher EQ, focus and character strengths than before.

If you would like to facilitate a program in your church community, please register for facilitator training below:

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To register for Depression & Anxiety Recovery Program (DARP) online facilitator training,
Sunday 28th August, 9am-5pm, click here

Please ensure you choose ‘NNSW’ under the ‘Training options’ drop-down list.
Please note: Nedley has extended certification to stay current for 3 years (instead of 2 years). 

To register for Optimize Your Brain (OYB) online facilitator training,
Sunday 4th September, 9am-5pm, click here

Please note: You must have either trained or participated in a DARP program to train as an OYB facilitator.
Please note: Nedley has extended certification to stay current for 3 years (instead of 2 years). 

ADRA DOOR KNOCKING:

Great News! The ADRA Appeal is back again this October and registrations are now open! If your church would like to participate in the ADRA Appeal door knock or run an ADRA Appeal fundraiser and will require resources, register now at adra.org.au/doorknocking Registrations close 31 August 2022.

HOME AWAY FROM HOME: September 3

INFO:

If you would like to host our students at your home – contact Christina Hawkins

If you are a student and would love to connect over a home cooked meal – contact Ellie Van

SOCCER STARS: Registrations close Sep 28

RESTORE ONE: PAVING UNDER CAMBODIA CLASSROOMS

OUTREACH AND JUSTICE: PAVING UNDER RESTORE ONE CLASSROOMS

Non-pavement under most of the classrooms in Cambodia can be challenging and difficult for the school children, as they keep getting muddy when playing on it. Having the classrooms paved means that they will have an additional space to use for extra curricula activities and also for playing when it’s hot and raining.

IMPACT ONE is the “power of influence” that Avondale University Church embraced through wider community outreach. Restore one 3 classrooms pavement project will have a significant influence on the children’s environment, which I believe will then have an impact on the children’s learning.

Show your support by clicking donate .

For your information 7% of the donation goes to GDG for admin costs and 93% will go straight into the paving. Everyone who donates through this link will receive tax-deductible receipt.

Thank you for your Support.

Contacts:

Veronica Cram
Ph: 0411436497
Email: [email protected] or

Tanya Lawrence
[email protected]

NNSW ADVENTURERS CAMPOREE:

Adventurer & Family Camporee in 2022 will be held at Stuarts Point for all Adventurers and Adventurer aged kids (4-9 years) over the North NSW Conference. Other non-Adventurer family members are also welcome to join.

This year the theme is ‘Spread the Word’. Pastor Sean Berkley will be our camp speaker joined by a worship band, and a range of fun activities that will take place over the weekend. All applications received after July 31 will incur a $10 late fee.

If you want to bring family, friends or your neighbours but they’re only able to come for one day, be sure to let them know to contact Stuarts Point to pay in advance for a day pass option to be allowed on the grounds ($3 per person per day). They will also need to register and pay the full Camporee fee prior.

Children aged 0-3 years attend for free. There will be restrictions on what activities they are able to participate in but they will be welcome at all tent worships, talks, songs and entertainment.

Click here to register.

Registrations close September 30th.

PRAYER FOCUS: OUR SENIORS

August Prayer Focus – Our Seniors
This month we are praying for the Wise Ones in our church family.  Those who offer mentorship, wisdom and guidance.  Thank God for these special people in your life and take the opportunity if you can to affirm them. Pray for the younger member of our church family who are taking on the role of mentors.  They need wisdom and guidance as they reach out to others.

Prayer Requests?
Email [email protected].  Your requests will be prayed for confidentially by our prayer team.

Facebook Group: Avondale Uni Church Prayer
Join our group for weekly updates and prayer thoughts as we connect electronically and harness the power of prayer. Ephesians 6:18 “Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere.”

 

PRAYER TEAM: We are here for you

Do you have prayer requests?  Email [email protected] and our prayer team will pray about your requests.  Your requests will be treated confidentially unless you specify that you are happy for specifics to be shared.

Are you interested in praying for our Uni church and the prayer requests?
Join our private FB group. Avondale Uni Church Prayer.  In Matthew 18:19,20 Jesus promises that He will join as we gather in prayer.

OFFERING: MEDIA EVANGELISM (SPD)

Media presents the church with significant opportunities to connect with our communities. Whether it be through broadcast media, social media, radio or print, these are all avenues by which we can share the good news of Jesus Christ with a large and unknown viewership as well as our neighbours and friends.

This Media Evangelism offering will provide much needed resources to support the production of short film clips for social media, the broadcast of Hope Channel and provide resources for ministries such as Mums at the Table and the Hope Discovery Centre which works directly with media contacts.

Your generous support will help the church with its mission of engaging, equipping and evangelising through media.

LIBRARY

“After a devastating diagnosis at the age of 39, Maureen Maurer was given a second chance at life. Giving up her successful career as a CPA, she took a leap of faith to pursue her childhood dream: teaching dogs to help people with disabilities. In Wonder Dogs, Maureen shares her story of discovering God’s true purpose for her life and the amazing adventure that followed. She also tells the triumphant stories of her beloved dogs and their inspiring partners as they overcome incredible challenges to live life to the fullest. These heartwarming and uplifting accounts show what’s possible when we focus on abilities rather than disabilities. Dog lovers everywhere will enjoy this fascinating, behind-the-scenes look at what goes into selecting and training assistance dogs. Anyone who loves stories about second chances and overcoming challenges will find in Wonder Dogs a whole pack of kindred spirits.” (koorong.com)


If you would like to borrow this inspirational book, or browse the library for other Christian books and DVDs for the whole family, the library is open each Sabbath morning before Church from 10.30 to 10.55.  If you haven’t already signed up to use the library, it only takes 5 minutes of your time and it’s FREELooking forward to seeing you.

If you have any library enquiries please email <avondalecolleg[email protected]>

THE INCREDIBLE JOURNEY: 

The Incredible Journey presents: Florence Nightingale: The Lady With The Lamp

Florence Nightingale was born into a life of wealth and privilege, in an age when women were expected to simply marry, have children, and not do much else. But in response to a call from God, Florence dedicated her life to helping the sick – unheard of in Victorian England. In the Crimean War, she saved countless lives and came back a hero, sought after by royalty and governments around the world. Florence Nightingale dedicated her life to establishing the modern profession of nursing. She was motivated by the teachings of the Bible and her love for God. Her story inspires us to return to the Word of God and challenges us to rediscover God’s purpose for our lives.

– 9GEM: Sunday, 14 August 2022 at 8:25 am

– YouTube: Watch anytime – https://youtu.be/yWs0tlYRpEc

WAYS TO GIVE
FEED THE HOUSE
WORSHIP ONLINE (SATURDAY // 10:50am AEDT)

Connect Groups (Sabbath Schools)

Children’s Sabbath Schools – Come and connect with Kindy, Primary and Junior age groups running in the children’s courtyard area.
For parents of children in Primary and Juniors, we encourage you to download the Parent Cue app for access to family devotionals and discussion ideas related to the lesson each week.

Click here to download the app.

Lasting Impressions Group – We are back in person for our Lasting Impressions discussion group, you are welcome to come and join us.

Gen X & Friends Group – Now meet in the foyer of the Dot Cottier building adjacent to the church.  All are welcome to join our relevant Bible discussion based on the themes of the Sabbath School lesson for the week.

Sabbath School Third Quarter – Additional Resources:
Sabbath School groups, we have access to some resources to help you out in your groups.

Videos:
To watch all videos please visit Vimeo here.

King’s Kids: is available for the younger children, as seen on Hope Channel. Each week, King’s Kids covers the Primary Sabbath School Gracelinks lesson.
Visit here.

RESOURCES:

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Working With Children Check

College Church requires all those working with children to be registered and verified. This is a government requirement. Once you have been successfully registered please send your name, date of birth, and WWC ID number to the Church office. For your Adsafe Training Online visit the Adsafe website link provided.

Please help our church to be a Safe Place for everyone by complying with government regulations. Thank you to all those who have registered and been verified.

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