Mrs Barbara Clark – Christian Education Convenor
Report from our Convenor:
All enquiries and Bookings for your Presbytery Group or PWA Branch for the Time Out Bible Study on ‘Forgiveness’ must be made through Roslyn Sharp, the Time Out Bible Study Convener. There have been a number of study days held, and there has been some very positive feedback from the studies. 2019 Opening Devotionals Books are available for $3 each and past years Opening Devotionals at $2 each. The popular Christmas Book, a collection of a Christmas Devotional, poems, recipes, craft and other treasures is an excellent gift and is available for $5 each. The Resource Committee has looked at the most suitable scripture lessons available for Letterbox Lessons. From 2020, PSSM, (Postal Sunday School Ministry) lessons will be available for children from 3 years of age right through to adults. These are ideal for people in isolated or rural areas, and for use in small Sunday Schools. Please contact the Letter Box Lessons Co-ordinator, Bev Patterson to request your Letter Box lessons. GLOSS cards have been very popular. A new selection of Gwen Cowell’s outback artwork feature in cards and notelets, each with a scripture verse, and will be available very soon. The Resource Committee is anticipating that their Bible Puzzle Book, a collection of puzzles of many kinds, and suitable for children and adults, will be available very soon, and will make an excellent gift for Christmas, birthdays and even non-birthdays. There are a number of Bible League Resource Books available on many topics. These are great for both personal use and to share with others. You are all most welcome to attend our ‘Festivities without Fuss’ 26th November, 2019 Christian Education Committee Meeting commencing at 10 am.
The main priorities are to confront people with the Gospel, to encourage and nuture them in the Christian faith and, through the holy Spirit, to guide them to commitment.
These priorities are addressed through: TIME OUT Study Day will be held on Wednesday 5th of June 2019 at Church Office, Chalmers Street, Surry Hills (just up from Central Railway). very easy to get theire by public transport. Women are being trained to present these studies in the country areas so more Presbyteries can be covered. This is proving to be a popular and successful way to go.
Letter Box Lessons where Sunday School material is sent to children in the Outback who are unable to attend a local church due to their isolation. Also many smaller Sunday School Groups are using them as well. There is no cost to the children or Sunday Schools.
Devotional materials Christian literature review Support of Parish ministries, missionaries, PTC Students in NSW and at Talua Bible college in Vanuatu with the supply of Christian resources.
Annual Craft Camp is designed to bring women together for fellowship, learning of new crafts and hearing Bible talks. This years camp will be held at Stanwell Tops on Friday 8th, Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th November 2019. What alot of craft activities will be held. From quilting to Christmas decorations, beading, card making plus heaps more. Also a time to share in Christian Fellowship with each other.
We also support Presbyterian Youth (PY), Special Religious Education (SRE) and Chaplains.
Christian education is here to encourage those who ar bringing Christ to peoples life. The harvest is Plentiful.
Past years Opening Devotionals will be available at a special price.
The next meeting will be on Tuesday 21st May 2019
A note from our Convenor Barbara Clark: I gave a PWA Christian Education report at the Central Coast Presbytery Group Rally at The Entrance on 5th August, the Northern Rivers Presbytery Group Rally at Lismore on 7th August and the Mid North Coast Rally at Wingham on 9th August. All were excellent Rallies. I attended the Christian Education Resource Committee’s Meeting on 13th August. A new project is in progress! Gloss cards and notelet packs have been reordered using different illustrations. The ‘Be Creative’ Craft Camp Brochures and Registration Forms have been sent to Branches and are available from PWA rooms. The Camp is to held at The Tops Conference Centre, Stanwell Tops from 6th to 8th November, 2019. The Christian Education Standing Committee Meeting will be held in the city PWA rooms on Tuesday 27th August, ’19 commencing at 10 am. Suitable teaching curriculae for Letterbox lessons and small Sunday Schools will be discussed.