HAPPENINGS News of churches of Christ in Australia–December 2008 Welcome to this month’s Happenings! Thanks to those who have sent news for this paper for this month. We appreciate the help received this year! If you want to send information please email it to firstname.lastname@example.org either in text or Word files, or mail it to P O Box 41 NORTH RYDE NSW 1670 or ring (02) 9888 9664, (02) 9878 3008 or (02) 9878 1078. Ted Paull --------------------------- Tassie Baptism PNG Help Brethren from the Lindisfarne church To assist those evangelizing in Papua of Christ gathered on the beach at New Guinea, the Malaga (Perth) con- Sandy Bay on Sunday November 23, gregation will be supplying five to witness the baptism of Hannah loudhailers to PNG congregations to Wells and then sang songs and enable them to teach in their local prayed together. market places. This will enable people to hear clearly the Good News Youth and Young-at-Heart about Jesus. Also along with these it About 88 Youth and Young-at-Heart is planned to follow with Bibles. The were present for the meeting at the church has asked Christians to pray Warringah (Sydney) church on Nov- for our brethren in PNG. ember 30 to hear Andrew Burns MSOBS Special Session preach on “Worship in Spirit and in Marvin Ancell will be teaching four Truth.” In January Warringah hosts days of special classes at the its annual Warringah Youth Day on Macquarie church beginning on January 18 commencing at 2.30 pm. February 3, 2009. He will be teaching Adam Frank will be the speaker for a series of lessons on “Practical Con- that occasion at 6pm. gregational Development”. Session times are: February 3-6, 10am- MSOBS Graduation 2.30pm. Graham Wall will be graduating from MSOBS after 3 years of training Ballina Help with this programme conducted by Youth from the Toowoomba the Macquarie (Sydney) church. (Queensland) congregation plan to They have invited brethren to join spend the week-end of December 6 him on February 8, 2009 at 2pm to and 7 with the Ballina (NSW) church, thank him for his work and encourage delivering leaflets offering the him in his future service. Graham has “Searching For the Truth” DVD. chosen David Carr to be the speaker They are also planning to lead the on this occasion. whole worship service and encourage the brethren with their fellowship over the weekend. CALENDAR December 7th Friendship Friendship Day @ Belmore The Belmore Road (Melbourne) Road,Vic church plans to host a: “Friendship December 17th-21st Day” on Sunday, December 7 at Youth Camp @ Woodman 9:30am-12noon followed by a lunch- Point, (near Perth) WA eon. They have publicised it as a time to “Come along to Sunday December 27th-January 1st Camp Challenge @ Vision School and have lots of fun getting to Valley, NSW know our friend JESUS.” Sydney FriendSpeak 2009 The FriendSpeak program being January 4th-9th conducted by the Eastside (Sydney) Camp Gidawarra @ Gold church has now reached 15 people Coast Hinterland, Qld who are in or have applied to join the January 5th-11th program. The church has had to say Camp Warana @ Myrtle to the last four applicants that they Park, Tas have no extra workers available so January 18th they are now on a waiting list. Youth Day @ Warringah, Current teachers are Graham Wall, NSW Dan Bray, Claire Whitcombe, February 3rd-6th Damon Britton, Beverley and Peter Special Session with Marvin Mandalidis. The program has Ancell @ MSOBS, yielded its first visitor to their Macquarie, NSW meetings on November 30, a Moslem February 8th man from Iran who is showing an MSOBS Graduation @ interest in Christianity. Macquarie, NSW Saving Light Series April 2nd-5th Fifty-n-Over Retreat @ Brethren from West Heidelberg and Meroo, NSW other congregations around Mel- bourne enjoyed a time of edification and fellowship at the 16th Saving Light Series held on November 6-9 on the theme “Historical Evidences for Jesus.” Graham Wall and Rob- erto Quintanilla presented some fine lessons around this topic. Eight non- Christian visitors also attended.