Monthly Archives: February 2018


25
Feb 2018

  For months we were told there were no consequences to same-sex marriage. The YES campaign, the Prime Minister, the Opposition Leader, all wanted us to believe you could have same-sex marriage and religious freedoms. But this submission to the government has been put forward: “Religious schools should be forced to hire LGBTI teachers and all church exemptions to anti-discrimination law should be abolished; this is what the “yes” campaign has told Philip Ruddock who is doing a review of religious freedom and its laws.” While this is just a submission and......

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18
Feb 2018

Next Sunday, on the 25th February at 11.30am, God willing, we’ll be having our AGM. And because we are such a mixed bunch (in a nice sense), or to put it another way: because we come from either no denominational background or various ones, as well as some of us are relatively newcomers, I thought I’d briefly explain what it is about. The AGM will basically cover three areas: ministry reports, financial accounts and leaders. God willing, ministry reports for 2017 will be presented and accepted; audited accounts for 2017 will be......

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11
Feb 2018

Next Sunday the Annual General Meeting (AGM) Reports booklet will be out. It will be longish and there will be lots of details in some of the reports. So why would you read it? Well, here are eight good reasons why — 1) Because it will tell you what happened in your church last year. We can just assume that we know our church well — but I bet there will be things you will learn about TGS church from the reports. 2) Because it will give you many things you can......

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04
Feb 2018

The TGS youth group started back this Friday night. And this term they are working through a series called Crazy Love, by Francis Chan. The series is quite confronting as it questions whether you really follow Jesus or just go with the flow. Throughout the series Francis Chan calls you to follow Jesus with a crazy love. A love that goes beyond the love that is easy and comfortable. A call to love Jesus sacrificially. To be so committed to him that you give up other things, big things in your life.......

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