Blue Flower

 





1. Mediocre Anonymous 

2. The wandering sheep among us

3. Events 

4. Humour

 

(Blue highlights are links)

 

 

1.
I heard a story once about a Christian men's group who took on the name "Mediocre Anonymous" 

They had decided that in everything they did, nothing would be mediocre. Nothing would be done in half measures. Life would be either full on or nothing. 

When they prayed, they prayed up a storm. 

When they gave, they gave generously.

When they worked, they worked hard.

When they did things together, they all turned up.

Mediocrity became a memory for the members of 'mediocre anonymous'! 

 

 

 

2. There is an underground army of wandering sheep out there.

These nomadic Christians don't seem to be able to get committed to any one church. They seem to be fringe dwellers.

I heard a pastor recently point out that Jesus himself was on the fringe. 

The same pastor reflected that 600,000,000 charismatic and pentecostal Christians can trace their origins back to William Seymour at Azusa St . 

At Bible School, Seymour had to sit on the verandah and listen from outside the classroom because he was black. He wasn't like the rest.

The application to the story was that we should not discount those on the fringe. They might be hungering for something that we don't understand or can't give. 

Or indeed, they may be where the real life is, on the fringe.

 

Jesus declared the Kingdom of God, and people were amazed at the miracles

Jesus taught about the Kingdom of God, and people pondered His message.

 

 

3. Events: 

Sunday 10am July 17th Kevin Naiqama Testimonial.  C3 Church Thirroul.

Kevin Naiqama is an Australian professional rugby league footballer who currently plays for the Wests Tigers in the National Rugby League. He previously played for the Newcastle Knights and Penrith Panthers. A Fijian international representative, he plays at fullback, wing and centre.

Born in Sutherland, New South Wales, Naiqama is of Fijian descent and played his junior football for the Arncliffe Scots, before being signed by the St. George Illawarra Dragons.

Naiqama is the younger brother of London Broncos player and Fijian international, Wes Naiqama. He has a unique story to tell.

 

Anglicare Refugee Training Sat 23rd July at St Michaels Anglican Cathedral Wollongong. This course can equip us for a whole new world of ministry.

What? Module 1 covers issues such as cultural backgrounds and understanding the refugee process.

When? 9am to 4pm on Saturday 23 July, 2016.

Cost? FREE

Where? In the Church Hall at St Michael's Anglican Cathedral, Wollongong. RSVP? Please let us know if you're planning to attend. 

Follow link for further details and registration

 

July 23rd. City Women is facilitating a Shine Workshop. The workshop training will be held at Warilla Women's Centre between 9:30am until 3pm for all those who want to get involved in Shine Course facilitation and coordination, or simply to know more about the program. The cost is $30 including the materials and lunch.

Contact details on website.

 

Careforce Lifekeys Seminar at Shellharbour Community Church.

Update; See link for promo

Dear pastors we are so honoured to be hosting Alan and Helen Meyer from Careforce Lifekeys Australia on the weekend of the 22-24 July 2016. Over this weekend Alan and Helen will be focusing on 3 specific areas.

1: Making marriage better.

2: Valiant man seminar

3: Small group training

We want to open this weekend to all of the Churches and ministry's across our City's as we believe Alan and Helens message will be empowering and life changing. I have attached some promotional material including Alans bios and will follow up with some video material in the coming weeks.

Blessings to you in the great work you do in our City!

Follow link for booking

-Pastor Shane Cook

 

Older Crusade-style Hymn Singing - 2.30pm Sunday 31st July
"Sing Closer to God" - duo pianists Jim Powell and Jim Guest lead worship in songs inspired by James 4:8a. 
Corrimal Region Uniting Church, Russell Street, Corrimal

 

CMS Illawarra Mission Connection Meeting - Thursday 4th August
Meet the New Missionaries who will be going to Vanuatu, Cambodia & South East Asia. BYO lunch. Tea & Coffee provided.
Venue: 12:30 p.m. St Mark's West Wollongong
Contact: Bev Defty 4284 2364



CityServe August 13th 8am at Warilla Swimming Pool and Surrounds.

Contact any Shellharbour church or Shellharbour Community Church

  



Operation Christmas Child Annual Shoebox Musical Celebration - Sunday 21st August
Come along and enjoy an afternoon of community singing, special musical items and a great time of fellowship.  We will be inspired as we listen to Samaritan's Purse State Manager, Craig Jennings, share his journey of a shoebox and the global impact of 135 million gifts.
Venue: 2:00 p.m. Albion Park Uniting Church, cnr Terry & Russell Sts.
Cost: $8 (includes afternoon tea) Also a selection of clothing and gifts for sale. All proceeds to Operation Christmas Child.
Contact: Lyn Brown 4256 1487, Robyn Johnson 4225 2798

 

Every Friday Morning Prayer Breakfasts 7.00 am (now earlier). For prayer, fellowship and great start to the day. Meets at the offices of Warwick Marsh, Dads4Kids, behind Central Rd shops, through KFC car park Unanderra.   

 

Revival is not an event; it's an environment. It's a culture. It's a whole bunch of people living in the fullness of who they're supposed to be, and the impact of that on society, and the culture around us, causes a restoration.

(from Creating Momentum In The Church)

 

4. Humour     

 

Love you enemies, it will drive them crazy!

 

 

                  Youth Work   


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