Bulletin Announcements – 17 December 2017

• Carols On The Lawn: This year S9 will hold it’s first Christmas Carols on the front lawn of the church! It will be a great opportunity for the church to share in the spirit of Christmas with the community. Please save the date for Sunday 17th December 2017 (today). There will be a BBQ starting at 5:30pm and followed by a short Children’s program and then the Carols program. We are looking for more helpers with the BBQ and the Children’s program. If you are able to assist us in anyway please contact Daniel Lin 0411198815 email dcslin@hotmail.com or Andrew Bardsley.

• Children’s Ministry:
(a) There is no program on today, 24th December, 25th December and 31st December for 8.55KA and 10.30KA. 8.55KA will be having holiday program from the 7th January 2018. 8.55KA and 10.30KA will resume Sunday School program on 4th February 2018. Playgroup will resume on 6th February 2018.
(b) Hope for Kids program: Date: 15th to 23rd January 2018, except 20th and 21st. Time: 9:30am- 1pm. Venue: Upper Hall, WSCCC. Content: game, song, craft and message related to the Gospel. Contact: Eva Wong 0490 756636, Lily Shen 0408 005200.

• Announcement from the Diaconate: Following last Sunday’s EGM, the church members have voted to appoint Billy Lee as a Cantonese pastor of the church (with 98.91% of votes), and Daniel Chieng as youth pastor (with 98.90% of votes). Please pray for them as they both start their ministries in February 2018. Furthermore Diaconate has agreed to renew Rev Ariel Kurilowicz’s contract for one year from March 2018, as well as extend the terms of Deaconess Fiona Fung’s ministry to become full-time from January 1, 2018. Please pray for our pastoral team as they continue to faithfully serve God in our church. The pastors and deacons all wish everyone a blessed and peaceful Christmas.

• Church Development Program (CDP) update: The CDP has commenced, and now at the stage of pre-DA (pre-Development Application) meetings with both Strathfield and Burwood councils in early December. Please pray for the wisdom of our architect Andrew Blamey and the CDP committee in finalising the design details. Please also pray for the outcomes of the pre-DA meetings, so that all will go according to God’s plan.