Church re-orientation proposal

Introduction The worship team has been working through a number of issues with the current setup in the upstairs area of the church building. Some of those issues are: difficulties with the pews, lack of creche, and an area for children during and after the service. Background It has become apparent that there are a…

Six weeks

Having the last six weeks off on long service leave has been a lovely rest and a little taste of heaven. However, it’s a joy to be back in the saddle of ministry. I’ve been refreshed by the relief from the daily pressures of ministry, and glad for the break, but I’ve also had a…

A week in the life of the Anglicare FFA caseworker

Sue Stones

I’m not very concerned with official titles, but it may be helpful if you have heard it at least this once! This is a part-time role, 17 hours a week. Generally I work Tuesdays, Wednesdays and some Thursdays. In the future I will spend two days a month in Mount Druitt or Penrith. The aim…

A week in the life of the Community Chaplain

There are a number of outreach ministries to oversee at St Hilda’s in three days a week, so I am constantly balancing how to strategically use the time I have available. I currently work here on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday and at Wentworth Falls Public as a school chaplain on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. There…

Light up!

No, this isn’t an article encouraging you to take up smoking or arson as a hobby, but something a bit more serious – and with better consequences as well! There are so many people in this world who are living in the dark and who need to hear about Jesus, the light of the world.…

A week in the life of the Discipleship Pastor

Robyn Glindemann

Wednesday: My church week starts on Wednesday, which is my preparation day, so I try to get as much done as I can: writing my talk for KAPOW, preparing for Bible study, and writing questions for families to discuss at home when talking about God. There’s also a prayer meeting with the other staff, a…

A week in the life of a Worship Pastor

The week of a worship pastor is a varied one! There are the usual emails, rosters, meetings, phone calls, etc. But then there is youth group on Friday night, and Sunday night church when we can gather as a community and encourage and support one another. Apart from preaching every now and then, one of…

Building Christ’s body with love

Paul told the Thessalonians that we should encourage one another and build each other up because Jesus died so that we might live together with him (1 Thessalonians 5:10-11). We are all here because we want to live with Jesus, and that means living with each other. It’s only when we come together that we…

Directions

The pastoral staff spent several days this week praying and reflecting on plans and directions for ministry in the coming year. We were greatly encouraged as we considered the many faithful people who are very involved in a range of ministries playing their crucial part in achieving our goal to Worship God, Grow in Christ…

Elvis

Today we welcome Elvis (aka Gavin Chatelier) to our 5:30pm service for an Elvis gospel event. We’re grateful for Gavin fitting us in during the Elvis festival and we especially welcome any visitors amongst us – we’re sure you are in for a special treat. Whatever you think of Elvis’ music, you cannot deny he…