There’s something special about birthdays. Maybe depending on our stage of life they look different (and might be celebrated with different levels of enthusiasm!) but it is still true that significant birthdays are important markers in life – a time for reflection and celebration. Well, 2018 is a very significant marker for our NSW & ACT Baptist movement. In 1868 a … [Read more...]
News relevant to the Baptist Community from our Churches, Affiliated Groups, Australia and the World.
The NSW Council of Churches has strongly condemned the reported massacre of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) on Sunday. “As Christians we stand in solidarity with our Coptic brothers and sisters at this time of deep suffering and loss. The NSW Council of Churches lends its prayer support to the Coptic community in its grief,” … [Read more...]
WAKE UP TO RELIGIOUS CLEANSING OF CHRISTIANS IN NIGERIA AND THE REGION, URGES RELEASE INTERNATIONAL Release international is again urging Nigeria to protect its vulnerable Christian minority in the north, following the latest massacre by Boko Haram. Release warns the threat from Islamist insurgents amounts toreligious cleansing and threatens to destabilise the … [Read more...]
The challenge of a rapidly ageing population with growing housing needs is a reality that calls for a response from our Baptist network of churches. The resurrection of Christ drives us to express that new life in offering hope to those who are struggling. In launching Parity, Preventing Elderly Homelessness, a publication of the Council to Homeless Persons on 30 June, … [Read more...]
If meeting people at a point of personal need is still a fair opening for the gospel in word and deed, then I reckon playgroup is up there amongst the best of them. At Caringbah Baptist, we have run a playgroup for parents and pre-schoolers for around 20 years. The last 10 of these in particular have seen some fantastic fruit for the kingdom. We find that playgroup brings … [Read more...]
On Saturday 2 July, Windsor District Baptist Church held a free Cracker and Bonfire Night for the Hawkesbury community. It was a fantastic event with activities to entertain all ages. Many people have shared with us that everyone had such a great time on the night. No-one could have anticipated that the night would have been so popular with estimates of attendance at … [Read more...]