Freshwater Creek Retreat hosted Christmas camp with the theme ‘Onwards and Upwards’ Philippians 3v14. We were treated to exciting ministry with encouragement straight from the scriptures. The weather was on point with sunny weather, perfect conditions for an outreach on the Eastern Beach foreshore with games and fellowship. During meetings we enjoyed energetic gospel choruses and testimonies of God’s power in peoples lives. There were musical items and even some poems! The New Years Eve theme was ‘We Can Fly’, where children paraded their costumes and even scored a lolly. A communal......
Our Annual Young Revivalist Camp was held at a new location at Camp Rumbug in Foster, Victoria. The Seniors (Grade 7 to 10) started the camp on Sunday and were joined by the Juniors (Grade 3 to 6) on Tuesday. It was a great time of fellowship and praise. Young Revivalist Camp is a place for the kids to form life-long friendships, learn about God and take ownership of their Church and to have them ask questions and participate in meetings run by them. We saw kids give talks, testimonies, lead choruses,......
Last Saturday was the annual 21st Fancy Dress at The Box. The theme was TV COMEDY. After 2 years of this event being unable to be held, it was extra special to be able gather together to celebrate. Many young people were in at the Box Hill hall multiple nights during the week to work on the sets and decorations for the event. It all came together and looked fabulous. There were set ups for Friends, Big Bang Theory, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Seinfeld and even a Bluey themed jumping castle. People turned up......
We’re back!!! After a couple of years of lockdowns and postponement we once again held our annual Kids Camp at Forster NSW. We had representation from Canada, New Zealand, Brisbane and children from all over NSW. It was great to see so many younger families involved this year as our Primary part of camp became larger than previous years. This was the last camp for six of our young ones. They recounted the numerous years of fond memories they had had at these camps and the valuable friendships that developed. The theme......
The Hobart assembly recently hosted a Christmas camp in Orford, a 1 hour drive from Hobart in the South East of Tasmania. During the meetings we enjoyed terrific ministry, music and items, from a wide range of speakers and performers. Even with Covid rules overshadowing interstate travel, there were still visitors from as far away as Warrnambool, Melbourne and Sydney to name a few. It was a great mix of visitors and saints from the three Tasmanian assemblies and all had an exceptional week of fellowship. Thanks to all who made the......
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......
Camp has always been a great way to connect with others kids and enjoy learning and growing in God’s word. Interacting with other kids our age is an extremely important thing to those of us younger members of the church. I have always loved camp and looked forward to going there each year and wishing I could stay forever with my fellow revivalists. Many kids and leaders say that camp is like an energy boost for the rest of the year (I agree) so when covid came the first thing I thought......
The Tasmanian Christmas Camp was held at Orford, an hour drive out of Hobart. The camp theme for this year was 2020 Vision. We had various talks, items, testimonies and activities. The highlight of the camp was the two baptisms on the last day of 2019. Wow!!! How awesome is our God! Mark 16v15: …’Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.’...
A great time of fellowship was had at our annual Freshwater Creek Christmas Camp, located just out of Geelong in Victoria, as we said goodbye to yet another year and welcomed 2020. The Aussie summer heat that enveloped the days was relentless, however the pool served the young kids well, and the cold drinks fridge provided great relief for the rest of us. The Monday brought upon us an extreme fire risk situation; however, we were all prepared escaping early to ice-cold cinemas, shops and to the beach for the day. Most......
One of the three Melbourne Assemblies located in Box Hill, hosted their annual Sunday School Book Night last Sunday. The communion meeting talk had a focus on raising children, later in the meeting the children were invited on stage to sing some choruses, actions and all! Families were called to the stage to receive their books, speaking into the microphone proved popular with some of the young ones! The meeting was a great opportunity to celebrate the young families, that make up the whole family of God....