Over the Easter long weekend, Freshwater Creek hosted a 4 day camp with the theme ‘The Refreshing’, Isaiah 28v12. We started off on the Friday morning with a prayer meeting, music and ministry. The long weekend brought unseasonably warm weather for Easter in Victoria which resulted in many visits to the beach, pool and plenty of fellowship at the communal BBQ’s around the rotunda.
Following the morning meeting on Saturday, after some supervised stretches, the annual Kids Colour Run was held which involved a lot of running, ducking, screaming and bursts of colour. That evening at the night meeting, Tristan shared a talk, reminding us of what we have with the infilling of the Holy Spirit. We are reminded to consider one another, encouraging one another to love and to do good deeds; not taking for granted that we have the ability to fellowship together. Hebrews 10v20-25.
Sunday Morning, the communion meeting was held in the Pavilion, with Pastor Simon Longfield bringing the talk. Our numbers were swelled by visitors from the Bellarine Assembly and day trippers from Melbourne and other Victorian assemblies. After the meeting, the children had their Easter egg hunt and the Young Revivalists cooked up a sausage sizzle storm to raise funds for their camp later in the year.
The afternoon activity was the inaugural Freshie Table Tennis tournament, which saw contestants of all ages, boys and girls battling for victory. After a couple of hours, with many games packed in, Alex Harris from the Melbourne Assembly was the winner. Well done!
That evening at the meeting, Darren Deguigne spoke about rejuvenation; how the Holy Spirit is available as a well springing up into everlasting life, not a one-off refreshment but continuously flowing and bubbling up…. an ongoing rejuvenation. John 4v6-15. The whole weekend was literally refreshing after the isolation of last year. It was a much needed chance to get everyone together to sing, share testimonies and be encouraged by ministry.
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