Aloha from Newcastle! Newcastle assembly celebrated the end of the year by sipping from fresh coconuts and doing the hula amongst the tropical oasis in our hall. With ukuleles, pineapples and a limbo competition, we celebrated another great year together with a delicious feast and wonderful desserts! Bring on the new year!...
The Melbourne Youngies made the journey to Freshwater Creek Camp, located just out of Geelong, Victoria for our end of year break-up camp. The weather was not promising with warnings of strong winds and rain… however this didn’t dampen our mood! As everyone arrived on the Friday night, we started off on Saturday morning with a game of badminton in the Pavilion before heading out that afternoon for a hike in the Brisbane Ranges. That night we had a communal dinner at the rotunda, followed by a games night around camp. Sunday......
The South Gippsland Assembly based in Welshpool hosted, the RCC Annual Go Karting Championship on Phillip Island. With visitors from the Central Gippsland Assembly (Morwell) and other assemblies joining in on the fun too. There were two 10-minute sets to determine the starting positions for the big race. The race was won by Graeme Pattie in 1st Place, Alex Thompson in 2nd and the Bronze went to Erin Leach. The event was a great excuse to get everyone together for a time of fellowship together breaking down the distance between assemblies....
Port Moresby Zone Youngies Weekend Time out at Vision City Mega mall. On Saturday, youngies from Port Moresby Zone, Papua New Guinea got together at the Vision City Mega mall for the weekend time out. Some of the youngies are students at the University of PNG about to sit their second semester examinations, before departing for their home provinces for the Christmas break. Youngies from Moresby zone consists of a huge number of students coming from other provinces for studies here. We had a good time out, lot of pizzas and cakes,......
With the coffee overflowing and banana bread by the bucket load, the “Say Something” outreach highlighted Newcastle as place to be over the long weekend. The weekend kicked off with great encouragement from Pastor Mark Wade: if we love God our desire is for everyone to have a relationship with God, as it is God’s will to have a relationship with His creation. In a refreshing format, workshops and group exercises were run on Saturday morning to discuss how to talk to others about our personal experience in receiving the Holy Spirit.......
The Youth Group in Brisbane recently had their Biennial formal with a theme of Masquerade. The event was held at the Stamford Plaza in the city, with two delicious courses served, broken up with trivia questions to find the smartest table. There were some awards for the night with Olivia Rough taking out the best dressed female and Rob Tratt taking out the men’s award. Following the awards everyone took advantage of the wonderful views of the Brisbane River and Storey bridge from the balcony. The night was an enjoyable time with......
OFF AND RUNNING AGAIN! March 25 saw the gathering of saints from all three Tasmanian centres (Hobart, Launceston and Ulverstone) for the annual Cornhole Championship. As with previous championships, the event this year was staged at Pastor Bruce and Donna’s house, on the Tamar River just north of Launceston. The intensity heightened throughout the ‘ends’; seen here (below) are Ralph and Pastor Bruce honing in on their targets. Event......
All the men gathered together around the kitchen stove on Saturday afternoon, October 29. The occasion? Provision for the Ladies Night. The Lord so graciously provides all our needs in the current dispensation for all who are His, so the gentlemen of Launceston and Ulverstone decided to show their appreciation and provide for the lady folk for a night. Wonderful ‘gourmét’ dishes ranging from hungi-baked road kill (thanks to Gerry), macaroni cheese and ham, beef stroganoff, apricot chicken right up to wonderful desserts such as coconut ice cream and a delicious......
The winners of the 2016 Tasmanian Cornhole Championship in hot and sometimes gusty conditions, are first time champions Heather and Lynne Thompson, who defeated Michael Jones and Ben with a score of 34 points to 32. Heather and Lynne led 15 points to 14 at the half way mark, but Michael and Ben led by two points with the final four bags each yet to be thrown by Michael and Heather. Much to the disappointment of the man who had lightheartedly goaded all other players throughout the day with his cries of......