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Bible Study – January 2020

The Living Water – refresh yourself in the Lord It’s January and most likely it’s very dry outside at the moment. The sun’s scorching heat has turned the grass brown and burns your skin when you spend too much time in it unprotected. Christmas, and with it a very busy time of the year, has come to an end and you probably feel quite weary! The whole country feels the same way, as most things …

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Bible Study – December 2019

How is God talking to you? How are you finding the Advent season this year? This time leading up to Christmas, which is maybe the biggest celebration we prepare for each year, can be frantic for some. Have you been busy rushing around organising presents, food, parties and end-of-year get-togethers? Or has it been calmer for you this time? One thing we see throughout the Bible is that God is present and speaks to us …

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Devotion – January 2020

It’s a New Year. Did you make any New Year’s resolution/s? I gave up making resolutions many years ago, as I know that they are almost impossible to keep, even for a week or two. Then one feels guilty and wonders why. Even wanting to be more like Christ is impossible. However, we have a loving Saviour, Jesus, and an “empowerer”, the Holy Spirit, who can come to us every moment in our day. A …

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Devotion – December 2019

“Prepare ye the way of the Lord”, as sung in Godspell, still sends shivers through my body and, for those old enough, you may remember this song and movie. The season of Advent is now with us and we wait with anticipation for the coming of our Lord. It is a time to clear out our hearts and minds, so we will have room for the baby Jesus. Joy to the world! the Lord is …

A new Pastor for the Parkes/Forbes Parish

The Parkes/Forbes Parish recently welcomed a new pastor, James Leach, his wife and six children aged from one to sixteen. They are delighted to have a new shepherd after a vacancy of about three years. The Ladies Guild has been in recess for most of that time but, hopefully, this will not always be the …

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LWWA Fellowship Day held at St Luke’s, Parkwood

Date: 23 August 2019 Theme: 50th Jubilee celebration text Leviticus 25. Approximately 50 ladies joined together with our Bishop Mike Fulwood and spiritual advisor Pastor Glenn Crouch. Greeted by the lovely committee, we were each warmed by the sumptuous spread of morning tea. Adam Snell, one of the talented musicians, was asked to write some …

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Wimmera Mallee Zone Rally, Horsham

We were welcomed to Horsham for the 53rd Zone Rally on a pleasant Thursday morning by the Horsham afternoon ladies guild president, Marie Bergen, who introduced the Mayor of the Horsham Rural City Council, Cr Mark Radford who extended a warm welcome to visitors to Horsham. He spoke about some of the highlights that he …

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Darling Downs Zone Fellowship Day

Did you know that you are a very special person for a very special purpose? This is because of God’s various gifts to each of us through the same Spirit. Pastor Raymond Pace, from Good Shepherd, Toowoomba, reiterated this message theme through his Bible study from 1 Corinthians 12:1–11. Fifty-eight persons gathered for the Darling …

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Gladstone Fellowship 50th Anniversary

On Saturday 6 April, Gladstone Ladies Fellowship gathered together at Carol Hartwig’s home for a High Tea luncheon to celebrate 50 years since the group formed.
It was wonderful that one of the founding members, Felicity Bradford from Maleny, as well as Eunice Raymond, from Ashmore (Gold Coast) who had joined the fellowship group a couple of years later, were able to join in the celebrations. A couple members from Rockhampton fellowship also attended and enjoyed the festivities.

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