From Our Team

John Hoogenhout

Words of thought from our Church Team

New Life Sunday

Coming Sunday is New Life Sunday.  We will have the founder of New Life Orphanage in Myanmar, Bella and her son Israel with us. They now jointly lead the amazing ministry caring for 158 children. New Life Orphanage has just reached its 25-year anniversary, and our church’s involvement was initiated by Errit Petrusma following a trip he made to Myanmar with Bible League in 1998. Today a formal Board based here in Brisbane governs the sponsorship necessary to continue this vital ministry to so many children. I look forward to interviewing Bella and Israel during our AM service, as well as show a short video of the children’s daily routine.

This Sunday is also our monthly Connect Sunday where we encourage everyone to stay to connect with each other. This will be done over a Pot-Luck meal following AM church, and Pot-Luck meal before PM church (from 5.00PM). Please join us. From past experience, I know how yummy, and fun these times are.

This weekend also sees our Cadet Club hosting and leading the State Cadet Camp. Our Youth Pastor will be involved in their Sunday AM service, and I know that our ‘boys’ are looking forward to all the activities planned. And on Saturday, a number of our church family are serving at the sausage-sizzle stand  at Bunnings North Lakes with all proceeds going to YAFA (Youth and Families Association – a free counselling centre based in Kallangur).

I would like to also remind us of the opportunity we have to help make our annual Community Carols Event planned for Saturday 2nd December a huge success by giving donations of goods or sponsorship. Eg. soft drinks; lucky-dip prizes; ingredients for cooking; lollies for lolly-bags; financial donations. For further info on ways to help, please speak to either Emma or Ben, or go to this link:

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