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November 2014 Newsletter

Transformation and change

As our readers will have noticed the Dandenong Bible Education Centre recently celebrated 10 years of serving the Dandenong Community. During this time the Dandenong Ecclesia has managed the Centre with the tireless and vital assistance of the many volunteers who have helped in the Shop and Library with all the activities which have taken place. We have been blessed with many visitors to the Centre and we have enjoyed being of help to them.

As with all activities there comes a time when we have to make changes. Change is often difficult and yet it is an inescapable part of growth. In the case of the Bible Education Centre circumstances have made us reexamine how we do things. After prayerful consideration, we have come to the understanding that it is time for a different focus for our activities. As such we are not renewing the lease on the Shop and will be closing on 24 th December 2014. We will continue our Sunday service and classes and our Wednesday evening class until the end of February 2015, after which we will be moving out of the Centre.

The Dandenong Ecclesia will continue in Dandenong! We will hold Sunday meetings and classes at The Castle 1 on Princes Highway in Dandenong, God Willing, commencing on the 15 th March 2015. Further details will be available closer to the date, but we hope to welcome old and new friends to our Sunday activities. Other activities will be advertised from time to time as well and we will advertise these.

1 Address: Hemmings Park, between 61 & 63 Princes Highway, Dandenong

What’s on?

  • Each Sunday 11:30–12:30
    God and you through Jesus
    Bible Explorers
  • Tuesdays to Fridays 12:45
    Bible readings
  • Wednesday 8pm–9:30pm
    Advanced Bible Study
    November 5, 19 & 26
  • Thursday 10:30am–12:00pm
    Ladies’ Bible Study

HOLD THE DATE:
Sunday December 21st @ 11:30am
Musical Christmas Service
All welcome

All our plans are “God willing”.

Wednesday Evening Advanced Bible Study Class

8pm at DBEC. Please join us for supper afterwards.

5 November: Chris Galbraith on “Confess your sins one to another”

19 November: Andy Galbraith on God’s Advice: Employment

26 November: Silas Bond on Theistic Evolution, Part 1

10 December: Silas Bond on Theistic Evolution, Part 2

All welcome!

And, lastly, Christmas will soon be here again!

Please join us for a musical Christmas Service!

On Sunday 21 st December at 11.30 am.

More details will follow in our December newsletter.

Cards and gifts for Christmas

As usual there are all sorts of gifts available at the Shop. If you would like to give a gift with a Christian message, do pop in and see what we have. We also have a selection of Christmas cards and the beautifully illustrated 2015 Bible Message Calendars.

Don’t forget that the shop will be open from Tuesdays to Fridays between 10am and 2pm and from 11:30am to 1pm on Sundays, until our last day of trading on 24 December this year.

October 2014 Newsletter

Advanced Bible study

Wednesday at 8pm at the Bible Education Centre
Followed by supper
Do join us!

8 October:

Topic: Prayer—in the life of a believer

Leader: Chris Morgan

22 October:

Topic: Dispute resolution for the Christian

Leader: Ben Morgan

Jesus replied: “’Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself’”.

Matthew 22:37-39

Love does no harm to its neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.

Romans 13:10

If anyone says, “I love God,” yet hates his brother, he is a liar. For anyone who does not love his brother, whom he has seen, cannot love God, whom he has not seen. And he has given us this command: Whoever loves God must also love his brother.

1 John 4:20–21

What’s on?

  • Each Sunday 11:30–12:30
    God and you through Jesus
    Bible Explorers
  • Tuesdays to Fridays 12:45
    Bible readings
  • Wednesday 8pm–9:30pm
    Advanced Bible Study
    October 8: Prayer—in the life of a believer
    October 22: Dispute resolution for the Christian
  • Thursday 10:30am–12:00pm
    Ladies’ Bible Study

All our plans are “God willing”.

The Dandenong and Clayton Combined Sunday School Picnic

It was a beautiful, sunny (and windy) afternoon when children from the Dandenong and Clayton ecclesias and their families got together for an afternoon of fun and games at Jells Park.

After being fortified by a hot dog lunch the children (and some adults) tested their skills in egg and spoon races (and variants), egg throwing (with various interesting consequences), three-legged races (well done Alison and Debbie – fantastic co-ordination!), wheel-barrows, passing the ball, sack races and throwing the (well-filled) water balloons.

Great fun was had by all. There was lots of laughter, friendships were renewed and new ones made.

Our afternoon finished off with delicious scones and cream (and for some a cycle ride home!).

Thanks to our pink-cloaked organizer of games, Felicity, along with Richard, for our happy afternoon. Thanks, too, to Chris and Alison for the hot dogs and scones. A great time was had by all!

For those of you who couldn’t join us, do come along next time – watch this space...

Various photographs are available in the PDF version of the newsletter.