1. THE EMAIL ADDRESS FOR YOUR NEWS IS vicon@adventist.org.au

 

  1. ADSAFE AWARENESS TRAINING  NEW

 Safe Places training at Sale Church (15 Stawell St, Sale) on Sunday. 10 December 2017. Training will start at 1.30pm. Please bring your own lunch. Please email Pr Craig Gillis CraigGillis@adventist.org.au if you plan to attend.

  1. JOINING CHRIST IN THE HARVEST – INTENSIVE TRAINING   NEW

 19-24 Feb 2018, Belgrave Heights Convention Centre

In preparation for the May 2019 Harvest Victoria Evangelistic Meeting, we’ll kick off the Harvest season in 2018 with our first major intensive training: “Joining Christ in The Harvest – 19-24 February 2018”.

Please promote this training in your local churches and encourage as many as possible of your congregations to join.

We would like to empower and mobilise every member in our Victorian churches to take part in this Harvest work and as such this will be a crucial revival, training and equipping event. Please do not miss out!

Please see our website for more information (http://vic.adventist.org.au/event/joining-christ-in-the-harvest/) and online registration will be opened from Friday, 1st of Dec 2017.

If you have any question, please Pr. Andrew Jasper at andrewjasper@adventist.org.au 

  1. ROAD TO BETHLEHEM NEW

 Road to Bethlehem are look for someone to donate or supply cheap temporary fencing. Specifically, we are after 2.4m long x 2.1m high panels and feet and clamps. If you can provide assistance contact Dan Carey via email: dan137carey@gmail.com 

  1. PASTOR ADAM RAMDIN SPEAKING AT WARBURTON CHURCH ON SABBATH DECEMBER 2. THIS WEEKEND

Pastor Adam Ramdin, presenter of Lineage Journey, will be the speaker for Warburton Church’s church service on December 2.  His topic is  THE ANATOMY OF CHANGE.

Lineage Journey is a series of free Youtube type clips available on the internet that traces the history of the Christian Church from the early church down through the Reformation and beyond.  It is a powerful presentation of the ‘lineage’ of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and its origins.  For more information contact Brian on 0409002270.  All welcome.  There will be a fellowship lunch on the day.  If visiting could you please bring a vegetarian savoury and salad to contribute to the lunch 

  1. WANTIRNA SDA CHOIR CHRISTMAS PRESENTATION THIS WEEKEND 

The Wantirna SDA Choir will be presenting the Awarded Christmas Musical “Oh, What a Love” as part of the Christian Christmas Celebration.
Pleas join us to celebrate the advent of Jesus and enjoy the beautiful carols and appealing Christmas songs:

  • Sabbath December 2nd– Ballarat SDA Church- 11:15 am
  • Sabbath December 9th- Bairnsdale SDA Church-11:00 am
  • Sabbath December 16h– Nunawading SDA Church- 5:30 pm (Community Outreach Program) 
  1. RTB SET UP – SMALL ARMY REQUIRED

If you can set up a tent, clean down chairs, iron costumes, hang Christmas decorations, carry equipment & furniture, carry props, drive in star pickets & hang hessian, decorate sets, set up lighting & sound equipment (and a myriad of other jobs small or large) – WE NEED YOU!!!

DATE:    Sunday, 10th December (& Monday 11th December from 9am)

TIME:     8am till dark

WHERE: Register & get safety vest from Edinburgh College Primary Multi-purpose hall on Allenby Road, Lilydale

LUNCH:  Burwood Church is providing a beautiful lunch

BRING:   Water Bottle, Hat, Sunscreen, your Christmas spirit, Tools like hammers, cleaning equipment, a trailer, an iron & ironing board (or anything else you can think of) 

  1. RTB GIFT PACKING – HELPERS NEEDED 

DATE:      Sabbath, 9th December

TIME:       3pm-6pm (or till finished)

WHERE:  Edinburgh College Secondary Gym, Edinburgh Road, Lilydale

  1. URGENT: BABY JESUS – ACTORS NEEDED FOR ROAD TO BETHLEHEM 

If you have a baby, or know of someone with a baby, preferably under 4 months of age, who might be available to play the role of Baby Jesus on one or more nights, 11-14 December, we are very keen to hear from you.  Please call Carlie Williamson on 0403 846823.  No prior acting experience required!!! 

  1. TABLE TENNIS TOURNAMENT 

Join us on Saturday 9 December from 8:30 – 10:30 pm at the Coburg Table Tennis Club (Corner Murray Rd & Newlands Rd, Coburg) to have some fun while raising funds for ADRA Victoria.  $10 for casual play OR $20 for tournament.  For more information, please contact Roy Kim:  roykim@adventist.org.au.  Hosted by the Melbourne City Adventist Church. 

  1. 40 DAYS – BOOK 3 ‘GOD’S HEALTH PRINCIPLES FOR HIS LAST-DAY PEOPLE BY DENNIS SMITH 

Nunawading SDA Church has 56 copies of this wonderful study book available for your church at $18.00 each.

Many people have been blessed and changed through this study.  Please contact Lindy Sperring on 0403 622 609 or lindysperring@adventcare.org.au should you like to order some from us. 

  1. POSITIONS VACANT 
  1. EELC Child Care Education

Edinburgh Early Learning Centre is seeking expressions of interest in the role of child care educator. The role will be to support the team leaders and other educators to provide and implement an excellent program for children and includes working as the Food Safety Supervisor coordinating meals and all kitchen duties and responsibilities.  We are searching for a mature, dedicated educator with excellent communication skills and a great team member.

The successful applicant will have FSS certificate, be actively working towards, a Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care or be willing to undertake workplace traineeship. Send expressions of interest to Margaret Andoh-Okai at elcdirector@asv.vic.edu.au   Closing Date: Friday, 8 December 2017

Seventh-day Adventist Schools (Victoria) Limited schools are child safe environments. We are committed to child safety and to promoting the cultural safety, participation and empowerment of all children, including children and young people with a disability and additional needs, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people, and children and young people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. 

  1. Sanitarium Sales Representative

Candidates can apply directly online:

https://www.seek.com.au/job/34860800?type=standard&userqueryid=a1eea33a39a3fc3438eda8c779ea86ae-7212578 

  1. Positions Vacant – ASV Early Learning Centres

ASV is seeking expressions of interest for qualified educators in their Early Learning Centre programs across all centres – Edinburgh College, Nunawading Christian College Primary and Heritage College Officer.  Permanent part-time and casual positions are available from 7:00am – 6:00pm Monday to Friday.  Expressions of interest are also invited for applicants without qualifications yet interested in completing a traineeship to gain childcare qualifications.

For further information about working in our ELC’s, please contact Margaret Andoh-Okai (elcdirector@asv.vic.edu.au) with expressions of interest and CV’s to ASV HR Manager at asvhr@adventist.org.au. Applications close on 30 November 2017

Seventh-day Adventist Schools (Victoria) Limited schools are child safe environments. We are committed to child safety and to promoting the cultural safety, participation and empowerment of all children, including children and young people with a disability and additional needs, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people, and children and young people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

  1. Looking for Adventist Employment

If you are looking to work within the Church system, please visit vic.adventist.org.au and click on Adventist Employment Opportunities. 

  1. CAROLS ON THE LAWN 

Saturday December 9th 7.30pm – 10pm

7.30pm Kid’s items & activities; Face painting & balloon art.

8pm Concert featuring:  Church Band, Contemporary Artists, Carol singing, and more.

Simply come and enjoy. Bring a chair or a rug. BYO candle or torch. Make a donation to the ADRA Christmas Tree Project.

Lilydale SDA Church, 608 Hull Rd, Lilydale. 

  1. EAST PRAHRAN CHRISTMAS PROGRAM 

December 9 at 11 am. Guest singers and musicians will assist with telling the story of Christmas. The entire offering collected during the program will go towards the Prahran Mission. The service will be followed by refreshments.  

  1. SPRING EUROPE TOUR – APRIL 2018  

Join an Adventist group for the experience of a lifetime, including ANZAC Day visit to Flanders Fields, Keukenhof Gardens at the peak of flower season.  23 days in Belgium and Holland land tour, combined with cruise from amsterdam to Budapest, visiting Hungary, Slovakia, Austria and Germany.

www.LawsonDiscovery.com, tours@lawsondiscovery.com , 07 3272 2167 

  1. BEGINNER’S TENT HELP WANTED 

Volunteers needed for Beginner’s Tent at Big Camp 2018  (29 March – 2 April).  We need individuals who enjoy working with ages 0-2 and who can assist with songs, story-time, set-up, snack time, and/or clean-up.  If you are interested, please contact Jinha: jinhakim@adventist.org.au or 04 01 911 321.  You must have a valid Working With Children’s Check as well as complete the latest Adsafe training before March 2018.  

  1. NEW EVANGELISTIC VIDEO SERIES AVAILABLE ONLINE 

A great new evangelistic is available (14 parts) called “THE BIBLE” is it relevant today?  This series presented by Pastor Rod Anderson deals with many of the Bible’s key doctrines and would be ideal for people commencing their journey in truth or those who have questions about the authority of the Bible.  These video’s can be watched on The Orchard Melbourne Central City Church’s website (theorchardmelbourne.org.au) by going to the tab “Bible video series,” alternatively you can go directly to Youtube and type in Rod Anderson and the full range of videos will come up. 

  1. GOSPEL MINISTRY NEEDS IN COLAC VICTORIA 

The Colac Church is seeking persons interested in committing their gospel ministry skills to the Colac region. We are seeking Holy Spirit filled, loving and committed retired ministers, Bible workers and, or laypeople who would be willing to help to establish a strong church community. Essential would be the desire to spend quality time in Colac, the ability to lead people to decisions in Bible studies, preaching, visiting and door knocking/cold calling, along with an ability to work as a part of a team. Reimbursement for your help can be negotiated. Please contact Pr. Benjamin Townson on bentownson@adventist.org.au to register your interest. Your help could make all the difference. Thank you.” 

  1. VICTORIA’S ADVENTIST BOOK CENTRE ONLINE

Victoria’s Adventist Book Centre has its first 1000 products available for purchase on their new website. Visit AdventistBookCentre.com.au and check it out!

  1. SUMMER CAMPS SPONSORSHIP 2018

VicYouth have had requests for eight children from the community to attend the Summer Camps in 2018.

If you are willing to sponsor a child, donate to this mission opportunity, or want more details, contact VicYouth. 

  1. ADVENTCARE BENDIGO – RESPITE & PERMANENT BEDS AVAILABLE

AdventCare Bendigo is located in Golden Square and offers excellent accommodation for people from around the North Central Victoria area.   Offering an exceptional standard of residential care, we are ready to support families with changing care needs.

We offer Respite Care where you or your loved one spend time at the home to provide you with supported care and accommodation for a period of time up to nine weeks a year.  This allows you to experience residential care and to have an assessment of your ability to function at home and your changing care needs.  This also provides your carer or partner with a break so that they can recharge, have a holiday or fulfil another commitment whilst you are cared for.

Respite Care can be used regularly or prior to a permanent admission so that you are comfortable with living in the home and enjoying the activities it offers.

There are landscaped gardens which offer Residents the opportunity to take walks whilst enjoying their surroundings.  AdventCare Bendigo promotes healthy living through excellent vegetarian meals, and caters for the personal needs and preferences of all residents.

Our activity co-ordinators liaise with residents to arrange social outings and activities. We offer      on-site activities, bus outings and church services.

There is a real family atmosphere amongst staff and residents at AdventCare Bendigo. We welcome you to come in for a complementary guided tour. Please contact us on (03) 5443 7999 or email bendigo@adventcare.org.au.

  1. YOUTH PASTORAL WORKER FOR WANTIRNA CHURCH

Wantirna Church is seeking to employ a Youth Pastoral Worker for February – December 2018. This is a part time role for 10 hours per week (negotiable) + Sabbaths, and is ideal for a young person in University or working part time elsewhere, but most importantly is passionate in working with the youth. Please contact Pr. Yong shin Chee (Yoshi) – yongshinchee@adventist.org.au / 0413 598 470 if you’re interested.

  1. SUMMER CAMPS 

EARLY BIRD RATE for Summer Camps has now been extended to October 16th…

At our Summer Camps, we provide opportunities to make new friends (and catch up with old ones), take on new adventures and learn more about specific interests, all with the assistance of our carefully selected team of staff.

Our aim is to teach, encourage, support and empower all who attend, as well as show them Jesus’ love as part of a caring Christian environment. With energising and exciting activities, fun and inspiring worships with awesome speakers, and loads of other awesome stuff,

Summer Camps are not to be missed!

GAP Camp (16-18 years)           January 11-15 2018

Juniors (10-12 years)                 January 16-21 2018

Teens (13-15 years)                   January 23-28 2018

To register NOW and for more details see VicYouth.com or contact us on 9264 7740.

Don’t Miss Out!!

  1. DIGITAL DISCIPLE MAKER

Are you interested in learning more about how to use your social media outlets to best advantage for Christ?  Whether you are managing your church’s page, or just have a personal profile, if you are intentional, you can do more than just communicate with social media.  Go to www.DigitalDiscipleMakers.org and sign up to learn more.

  1. BIBLE WORKER FOR WARBURTON CHURCH

Warburton Church is seeking to employ a Bible Worker in accordance with Conference policy and terms and conditions.  Interested parties should contact Brian Way, Leading Elder, on 0409002270

  1. SUMMER CAMP STAFF APPLICATIONS ARE OUT NOW!! 

VicYouth is seeking volunteers for staff at our Howqua Summer Camps in January 2018. As part of this team, you will be caring for young people, providing them with life long memories and ultimately giving them every opportunity to have an encounter with Jesus. And we can guarantee that you yourself will be impacted by this experience.

Summer Camps are a powerful outreach and typically a highlight of the year for those who attend. Heaps of young people commit their lives to Christ each year. Being on staff at the camp makes you a part of the change in someone’s life!

Junior Camp – 10-12 year olds: 16th-21st Jan 2018

Teen Camp – 13-15 year olds: 23rd-28th Jan 2018

For more details see VicYouth.com 

  1. ADVENTCARE VICTORIA EMPLOYMENT POSSIBILITIES

Positions Vacant, AdventCare

AdventCare has part time and casual positions available for Endorsed Enrolled Nurses.

Volunteers are also needed for Activities/Lifestyle at the Yarra Ranges facility.

Go to Vic.Adventist.org.au and click on the News and Announcements tab for more information