NEWS AND EVENTS

Thanksgiving Address

Thanksgiving Address

In the leadup towards the celebration of Thanksgiving, it is valuable to take some time to acknowledge all that we can be thankful for. After several years of restrictions and lockdowns, this Thanksgiving provides an opportunity for all to once again come into the...

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NACare: Appeal for Tonga

NACare: Appeal for Tonga

The sequential events of a major undersea volcano erupting, the ensuing tsunami and the raining down of ficopious amounts of volcanic ash on the inhabitants of the Pacific nation of Tonga has caused utter devastation. This came at a time when the nation’s...

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NACare: Qld / NSW Flood Appeal

NACare: Qld / NSW Flood Appeal

Australia has had its share of natural disasters over time and the flooding that has recently occurred along the east coast of the continent is certainly one of the major disasters of our time.  The damage to homes, businesses, farms and infrastructure will eventually...

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Volcanic eruption in Tonga

Volcanic eruption in Tonga

On January 15, the Hunga Tonga-Hunga-Ha'apai volcano erupted, triggering a tsunami and releasing a column of ash into the atmosphere. A largely underwater volcano, it is located approximately 60 km from the capital city, Nuku’alofa. The blast of the volcano was so...

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Motto for 2022: Together in Christ

Motto for 2022: Together in Christ

The Chief Apostle has announced the motto for 2022, and he explains this further in his New Year’s address. The theme is about togetherness, and this is explained on four levels: first: our fellowship with the triune God  second: our fellowship in the divine service ...

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Giving thanks

Giving thanks

As we look towards the celebration of Thanksgiving, we are reminded that the past couple of years have presented us all with a variety of challenges.  For some, this has meant long periods of time where they have been unable to gather in our churches.  For others,...

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Staying connected: Mental health presentations

Staying connected: Mental health presentations

As we continue to navigate life in the Covid era, we are faced with daily information updates, ongoing restrictions, and changes to our “normal” way of life. Many of our members continue to live under lockdown conditions, and there are those who experience uncertainty...

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Passion to Pentecost panel discussion

Passion to Pentecost panel discussion

In the final podcast for the Passion to Pentecost series, the Staying Connected working group was joined by District Apostle Schulte and Apostle Lodewick for a panel discussion. The basis of this discussion centred around our striving to gain a deeper understanding of...

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50th Jubilee in Box Hill, Victoria

50th Jubilee in Box Hill, Victoria

The first divine services in Melbourne were conducted in the Footscray area in the early 1950’s. As more migrants arrived, and the membership grew, a mission was established in the suburb of Mitcham, located on the other side of the city. Subsequently, services were...

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Pentecost: the birthday of the church

Pentecost: the birthday of the church

At the time of Jesus’ ascension into heaven, He left the comforting words with the Apostles that in the coming days they would be baptised with the Holy Spirit. The miracle of the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, and the events that surrounded it, is recorded in Acts:...

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