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Heritage College announces Secondary STEAM Program

Heritage College announces Secondary STEAM Program

Students at Heritage College will have the opportunity to extend their problem-solving skills with a new STEAM intensive, commencing at Heritage College in 2021. The program will run on a 12-month trial basis, commencing in 2021. Students entering Year 9 and 10 will...

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Executive Report From the President

At our most recent conference committee, Pr Craig Gillis provided a statistical report on a several areas of the work of the church. Membership growth – we praise God that comparative data to the end of the 3rd Quarter 2020 shows growth compared to the same period...

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Welcome to Pr Laien Hao

Welcome to Pr Laien Hao

Pr Hao joined our pastoral team serving the Gateway community part way through this year after previously serving as youth director and regional director for the Chinese Union in Hong Kong. He is passionate about sharing the gospel and especially in empowering youth...

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Sisters in Arms: Book Launch and Dedication 

Sisters in Arms: Book Launch and Dedication 

New author Sukeshinie Goonatilleke and Signs Publishing invite you to celebrate the launch and dedication of the exciting new book Sisters in Arms: Courageous Women of the Reformation. Date: Sunday, December 6 Venue: Adventist Book Centre, Nunawading Program time:...

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Happenings at Heritage

Happenings at Heritage

A Gift of Hope Another of our sister schools interstate has sent a lovely gift to the staff at the Narre Warren South Campus. Hope Adventist School in Bundaberg, Queensland gifted staff bottles of soft drink to let us know they are thinking of and praying for us all...

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A Time to Plant and Harvest

A Time to Plant and Harvest

To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven…A time to plant and a time to harvest. Eccl. 3:1,2 2020 has seen a variety of “seasons”.  After the eventful 2019 harvest unlike any other in Victoria, this year promised more of the same. Then the...

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Living in Aged Care in 2020

Living in Aged Care in 2020

We live in challenging times but to date, AdventCare has had no COVID cases in our homes and units.  I am proud of our Managers who provide leadership, wisdom and effective quality systems to keep our residents and staff safe.  We have strong monitoring and screening...

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Growing Together Review

Growing Together Review

Growing Together held its second summit for Australian Adventist Churches across Sydney and Melbourne from the 24-25 October, though Brisbane and Perth had theirs from 31 October to 1 November. The two-day summit would appear gruelling, looking over the schedule and...

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An Online Testimony from VicYouth

An Online Testimony from VicYouth

People like being with people, even introverts!  When lockdowns started in March, no one knew how long they would last.  And in Melbourne, the duration certainly exceeded all expectations! This has proved to be a time where many have experienced feelings of...

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VicYouth Leading the Way in the Tech Age!

VicYouth Leading the Way in the Tech Age!

When COVID struck at the beginning of 2020, VicYouth had already been using Zoom and/or other online platforms for two or three years for Pathfinder Advisory meetings.  Technologies like Skype and Hangouts made it possible for more remote and regional leaders to have...

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Adventist Schools through COVID-19

Our schools have faced similar learning, teaching, infrastructure and technological challenges to all other schools here in Victoria.  It has been difficult, very time-consuming and emotionally draining for our teachers yet our schools have continued to offer high...

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Limitless

Limitless

A report from Children's Ministries Leader, Julie Catton. What a year!  There have been so many times when I’ve wondered if I’d been transported into some kind of action movie where there’s people trapped in their home during a pandemic while someone runs around...

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ADRA in the Thick of It…

ADRA in the Thick of It…

As you can well imagine, ADRA has been… well… thriving, for want of a better word, throughout 2020.  While the circumstances have not been good – the homeless, the hungry, the hurting people – through God’s grace, relationships have been built, church members have...

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Pavilions Blackburn Lake

Pavilions Blackburn Lake

Construction is progressing, despite the pandemic restrictions have greatly impacted site works. Both the workforce and supply chain have been significantly effected requiring the project team to adjust rapidly to the changed work environment.  Completion is forecast...

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Studying Through Corona

Studying Through Corona

Hi, my name is Ayan, my two sisters and I are waiting to be baptised as soon as Corona restrictions allow us. My mother was baptised last year at Point Cook/Werribee church SDA church, and all of us six siblings are following her example in faith. Our family have been...

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Tragedy to Triumph

Tragedy to Triumph

Born into a traditional Indian culture, Hash is from a Hindu background.  Her parents arranged her marriage with a man living in Australia, whom she first met when she moved here several years ago. Unfortunately the marriage was difficult, and in the middle of one...

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Pandemic Paves the Way

Pandemic Paves the Way

During a visit to Chile in 2019, Ivan met with his brother Jaime and shared his plans to be baptised at the Springvale Spanish Seventh-day Adventist Church in Melbourne.  Their two sisters had been members for many years, and Jaime could not believe another one of his...

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Kids Club in a Box!

Kids Club in a Box!

The easiest thing to do would have been to give up.  In the face of Melbourne’s extraordinary lockdown, running a Kid’s Club in 2020 should have been just too hard.  But while the Lilydale Kids Club team could not see the way ahead immediately, they decided to give it...

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All Things Work Together for Good

All Things Work Together for Good

Entering in to this time of the pandemic, Gilson College Church members have definitely recognised the positive journeys of each individual and how God has moved in everyone’s life differently. So they asked some of their church members to share what good God has done...

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Dodging Covid to be Baptised

Dodging Covid to be Baptised

Raised in the Adventist church, Jenni turned away as a rebellious teenager.  She lost many loved ones during her life, from babies to adults. This led to her becoming dependent on addictive substances for some years, numbing herself from the world and what it had to...

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My Story is His Story – Tau Poasa’s Testimony

My Story is His Story – Tau Poasa’s Testimony

We are all a part of something much bigger than just ourselves.  Part of a bigger narrative.  In this series we are sharing how God is at work in the lives of our members. Ministry has been a significant experience in Tau Poasa’s faith journey, and he has kindly...

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I Saw You in my Dream

I Saw You in my Dream

For many years the AUC and many Conferences adopted and supported Mission Mongolia as a Sister Mission – two years ago that changed and now they  have officially adopted Timor Leste (Timor East in English) as our sister Mission to support for the future with projects...

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Taking it to the Next Level

Taking it to the Next Level

Even though streaming our church services during 2020 has primarily been for members benefit, once something is on the internet, it is 'out there' and anyone can find it.  So why not utilise this fact, and set up you website and other platforms with that in mind......

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My Story is His Story – Mauricio

My Story is His Story – Mauricio

Ana Patricia and Ernesto met Mauricio (pictured with his son) in 2006 in Chile, when their sons attended the same school, but they lost contact after they moved to Australia. Then in 2019, Mauricio sent Patricia a message on Facebook, and she replied with a link to a...

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