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INVEST, INVOLVE, INFLUENCE

INVEST, INVOLVE, INFLUENCE

Daniel’s world is changing. In Chapter 7 of Daniel, he is now fearful of the future. He sees the ultimate victory of his God. But he also sees the present threats. Our world seems to have got a little more scary. Militant extremist groups now seem to be more random in their violence. Christian opinions…

BELONGING LEADS TO BELIEVING

BELONGING LEADS TO BELIEVING

We have spent the last 10 years building. We have built places to belong, built up people who belong and established pathways for our district’s people to come and belong. Our goal is that more and more men and women, boys and girls, will find their place to belong in Dapto Anglican Church. As they…

A PLACE FOR YOU TO BELONG

A PLACE FOR YOU TO BELONG

Today we celebrate the public commitment of seven of our members.  Firstly, Lyndel Boardman and Sara Walton are being baptized this afternoon and then tonight Ben Fraser, Sara Walton, Rebekah Swanepoel, Kenneth Symons, Bethany Jansen & Jayden Martin are publically confirming their faith in Jesus. It is an opportunity for each one of us to…

WHERE ARE THEY NOW?

WHERE ARE THEY NOW?

Browsing through the following list provides us with great encouragement. We can see how God has worked in Dapto Anglican, raising up our young people for His service. Some of our past Trainees: Paul McPhail and Ben Boardman, now ordained and working in the Sydney Diocese. Naomi Ireland, Kaitlyn Dixon, Amy Brown all working as…

HAPPY TO HEAR ABOUT JESUS BUT DISTANCED FROM THE CHURCH

HAPPY TO HEAR ABOUT JESUS BUT DISTANCED FROM THE CHURCH

Our latest newsletter from Michael & Jo Charles serving with Church Missionary Society in Santiago Chile has arrived. Michael & Jo write about a recent annual mission where they went door knocking, meeting people and inviting them to know Jesus.  Most said they already knew Jesus or were happy to hear more but were estranged…

DARE TO BE DIFFERENT – Loving Your Neighbour

DARE TO BE DIFFERENT – Loving Your Neighbour

The author James Lynch has written, “The mandate to love your neighbour as you love yourself is not just a moral mandate, it is a psychological one.” Researchers have found that socially isolated people are more susceptible to illness and have death rates 2 to 3 times higher than people whose social lives are richer.…

REBUILDING HOMES AND LIVES

REBUILDING HOMES AND LIVES

Our link Mission family, Michael & Jo Charles with their 4 children are living in Santiago, Chile and serving with CMS.  They have shared their October newsletter with prayer points.  Why not download a copy and cover them in prayer. You will read all about Michael leading a team from their church heading to Valparaiso…

GOD’S WAY IS THE BEST WAY

GOD’S WAY IS THE BEST WAY

As our society more and more transcends paper, we enter a world of instant, electronic information and communication. As a result we risk living in a past-less present. We move on so fast to the next breaking news story that there is little time to reflect and learn from the past. There is little opportunity…

POVERTY IS SO OVER WHELMING, WHAT CAN I DO?

POVERTY IS SO OVER WHELMING, WHAT CAN I DO?

Daily you see and read about poverty in the world and often wonder how we can help? It all seems too much and think ‘I can’t make a difference’ and so tend to do nothing at all. Well here is an opportunity where YOU CAN REALLY MAKE A DIFFERENCE. Come along and here Wendy LeMarquand speak about the…

REMEMBRANCE DAY FOR HOMICIDE & TERRORISM VICTIMS

REMEMBRANCE DAY FOR HOMICIDE & TERRORISM VICTIMS

The 12th of October each year has been chosen as a day for Australians to remember the victims of violent crimes which have caused the death of a loved one. It will be 12 years since bombs shattered the lives of many victims, family members and Australians in a terrorist act in Bali. 88 Australians…

NO SHORTCUTS TO HAPPINESS

NO SHORTCUTS TO HAPPINESS

Over 25 years ago the rock group U2 sang “I still haven’t found what I am looking for”. It is a line that resonates in the souls of millions of people around the world. Now many people I’ve talked to struggle to even know what it is they are looking for. Every now and then…

THE TOP 5 REGRETS OF THE DYING

THE TOP 5 REGRETS OF THE DYING

“A palliative nurse recorded the most common regrets of the dying and put her findings into a book called ‘The Top Five Regrets of The Dying’. It’s not surprising to see what made the list as they are all things that touch each of our lives as we struggle to pay attention to and make…