Church news for the week beginning 1st October 2016

This weekend’s Bible Talk

This weekend we welcome Matthew Meek, who will be speaking on the topic “Trusting God” from Genesis chapter 22 verses 1 to 19.

Next week’s Bible Talk

Next week, Dan Odell, chaplain at Shellharbour Anglican College, will be speaking on the topic “The Prodigal Son” from Luke chapter 15 verses 11 to 32.

Mission of the month: Australian Fellowship of Evangelical Students (AFES)

AFES is our mission of the month. Support this ministry by purchasing gifts from the ‘Mission Table’ in the Hall.

Men’s Dinner

You’re invited to join the men of Oak Flats and beyond this Tuesday night 4th October for the next Men’s Dinner. Our speaker is Lachlan Edwards, from Figtree Anglican. 6.30pm at the Central Hotel Function Room. Bookings essential. Phone 0439 561 373 or email

Dinner at the Bowlo

Join us this Thursday at 6pm at the Jamberoo Bowling Club for a relaxed Chinese meal together.

SWITCH Women’s Conference

The women’s conference for the Illawarra is on Saturday 15th October from 8:45am to 4:30pm at Waterslea Conference Centre (Nowra). Cost $60. Bookings and details Registrations close Sunday 9th October.

Children’s and youth programs in holidays

During school holidays our normal midweek children’s and youth programs take a break until the week of 10th October.

Thanks from Lawrie Craft

To Meree’s friends of Jamberoo, and especially the church family. We thank you for your kind thoughts and prayers during the period of her illness and at her passing into glory. Her memories of Jamberoo were very precious to her, and even though the disease appeared to take every facet of her being from her, we were able to tell her about Jamberoo, the church and her neighbours and friends along with the other special people, events and places that had been important to her. Meree’s faith in her God was firm, established over 5o years ago, and that could not have been take away. Marie is now in heaven with her Saviour, well and sharing i the joys of that place, meeting up with those she so dearly loved, that have gone before her. Lawrie, Kyle, Glenn and Elise together with their families truly appreciate you all so much. God bless, and keep you safe. Lawrie.

Giving update

Each week we need to receive $5900.00 in order to meet our commitments. In the last calendar month, our average weekly giving was $5862.00, leaving a gap of $38.00.

Olimometer 2.52

Up to the end of the last calendar month we needed to have received $281,237. Compared to that total we received $277,141, leaving a gap of $4,096.

Olimometer 2.52

Electronic giving is a great way to give! It helps us prayerfully plan our giving, and then the bank will help us keep that commitment, even when we may be unable to attend. To give by direct transfer then these are the details. Account name: Church of England Jamberoo. Account number: 10081274. BSB: 062562 .