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Sharing What We Have

Sharing What We Have

In the bible we read how God’s light shines through even in the darkest of times. Covid19 has brought uncertainty and darkness in 2020, but God’s light shines brighter. As a church community, Dandenong Filipino-Australian Church was called to serve our community as a...

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Sabbath School with a Difference

Sabbath School with a Difference

Teen Sabbath School at Lilydale Church is thriving!  Animal of the day, kahoot champions, interviews, animation tips and time to share lesson study are just part of the Sabbath School for High Schoolers. Each Sabbath since the closure of our church building around...

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Finance Report August 2020

We are currently living in unprecedented times. Victoria has survived the devastation of bushfires at the beginning of the year only to be hit with the wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. As we review the past months, however, we can still see God’s leading within our...

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The New Avondale Experience

The New Avondale Experience

Avondale College, the “experiment on the Dora” is in its 124th year. And what a year that has turned out to be with the challenges of coronavirus. Professor Kevin Petrie is the newly appointed Vice Chancellor for the College. The Adventist Record recently shared this...

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The Food Hub

Wantirna Church's “ADRA Food hub” only started a few months ago, but they have had so much involvement from the local church family. Struggling to find a way to make an impact in their community due to COVID-19, they started this food ministry to tell the community...

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Fear Not…

Fear Not…

This is a harrowing first-hand account of the tension, emotion, stress and miracles of being the epi-centre of the COVID-19 outbreak in the city of Wuhan, China.  Gateway Adventist Church elder and his wife, Benny Wen and Jessie Chen, were stranded there for months...

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Domino Effect

Domino Effect

As the COVID-19 has plagued Australia and the world since the beginning of the year, the running of the ADRA shop in Mitcham has had its ups and downs. Restrictions closed the shop temporarily back in March but we re-opened in May when they were eased and people began...

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A tribute to our Pastors

A tribute to our Pastors

This year has challenged our pastors as they found new ways to do church and continue to minister personally, although remotely.  By way of recognising their efforts, we thought we would share with you a glimpse into the life of just one of our many pastors. Victor...

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Reset

Reset

When Australia first went into lockdown, there was a flurry of activity to transition church into the digital space. It was an exciting adventure and one that challenged and inspired many people. We had some great content for beginners, kindy and primary that was fun,...

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Church is Still Happening – Casey

Church is Still Happening – Casey

At Casey Church we have not been immune to the impact of this second lock down faced by Melbournians and we have been quick to acknowledge and respond by helping each other and our community to stay positive and connected during this difficult time. Over the past...

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Evangelism 2020

Evangelism 2020

COVID-19 has been an unwelcomed guest in many countries around the world and we Victorians have just faced another challenge as it returned again to invade our suburbs, homes and churches.  The freedoms we all had just months ago are a distant memory and we have...

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ELC Heritage

ELC Heritage

Do you live in Melbourne's South East, and are considering 3 and 4 year old Kinder for your child? Enquire now for 3 and 4 Year Old Early Learning at Heritage College  in both the Officer and Narre Warren South locations. Your child will flourish in 3 and 4 Year Old...

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End Covid for All

End Covid for All

It is disheartening to see Melbourne go back into lockdown. But the latest developments remind me that COVID will not end for anyone until it ends for everyone. That's why ADRA Australia is supporting the #EndCOVIDForAll Campaign by signing a pledge to help our...

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In the News

In the News

Paul Rankin, Patricia Goncalves and Geraldine Przybylko were interview by ABC on how our Church advocates a vegetarian diet and healthy living. It was a follow up to an interview Paul Rankin did on God Forbid last year. It is a very timely story as people are now...

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Welcome to the Team

Welcome to the Team

We want to give a big welcome to Kasia Stekla our new PA at VicYouth. It was a delight to have Kasia join us mid July. Kasia has an incredible grounding in youth ministry, with six years of Pathfinders, twelve years of summer camps (camper, staff and girls dean) and...

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Congratulations to our New Companies

Congratulations to our New Companies

The Victorian Conference has recognised two of our Groups as Companies this year. This took place in July for the Victoria Adventist Wantok Group (pictured) comprising of Melanesian Adventist people from the Pacific Islands living, working and studying in Victoria....

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Church is Still Happening.2

Church is Still Happening.2

The beginning of the restrictions was a time of steep learning for Springvale Church members and their pastor, Victor Acuna.  The pastor set up a studio at home to record his sermons for the members. Many members  are elderly but they persevered, with phone call...

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A Great Idea

A Great Idea

In response to an article shared recently about the Markly1:12 Christian Car Enthusiasts club, Phil Jensen sent in his endorsement of car clubs. A car club is a great idea. I am in my 70s and am a member of the Delatite Car Club. Most of the events held by the club...

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Adventist Church Online..

Adventist Church Online..

JOIN US FOR A FREE 5-WEEK ONLINE EXPERIENCE Learn from other digital church leaders and develop ideas about how to increase engagement and improve your church's online evangelism THIS FREE 5-WEEK EVENT RUNS : 18 JULY >> 25 JULY >> 1 AUGUST >> 8...

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Christian Car Enthusiasts

Christian Car Enthusiasts

An Adventist Car Club was something that I had been thinking about for some time now, there are so many Adventist car enthusiasts that I know of, but no community for them to gather around. I guess it depends on where you live, or church you might go to for example....

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Church is Still Happening

Church is Still Happening

Lilydale Church is alive and well, despite not being able to meet together.  As with most of our churches, the admin side has continued thanks to platforms such as zoom.  Here is some of what the rest of Lilydale has been doing! Church - online church services are...

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In the Right Place…

In the Right Place…

“Help! Help!” Not something you hear every day... Not very loud... Jacqui and I were busy talking as we came over the hill on our morning walk. A day off work for me to spend with Jacqui celebrating her finishing her first Semester of Uni. She was joining me on my...

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West Melbourne Help

West Melbourne Help

My name is Lydia Graham.  My sister Victoria (Buchla) Rasekaba and I started the charity West Melbourne Help in late March, in response to the Covid-19 crisis.  We were so concerned about the fact that people were losing their jobs and would be out of money,...

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Pavilions Update

Pavilions Update

Pavilions Blackburn Lake Retirement Village Update Progress on this project is continuing to move forward quickly.  All three buildings of Stage 1 are weeks away from reaching lockup. The prototype apartment was completed early June  and the builder provided a...

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