Balwyn Anglican

Words of Hope

Balwyn AnglicanComment

Friends,

In the course of my ministry I have the privilege of sitting alongside those who are going through both good and hard times. I suspect many of you do the same with family or friends. What is it that we have to share with them?

More often than not it is our presence, simply being there. On occasion we have the opportunity of sharing our faith - words of comfort and peace for those facing pain and suffering and for those facing death. Whilst at other times there are words of celebration. In all cases we have the opportunity of expressing to God our gratitude and thanks for His provision and love and promise of eternal life. The Apostle Paul in reflecting on such things puts it like this:

For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present or the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
(Romans 8:37-39)

What a great message we have to share with others. What a great privilege to speak such words of hope in to the lives of those we love.

Brian


Parish Annual General Meeting 2014 | Sunday 30th November @ 11.15am

The Parish AGM will be held Sunday 30th November commencing at 11.15am.

There will be one service only that day, with 9am and 10.30am congregations joining together for a 9.30am service.

Please put this date in your diary and ensure you come along to hear a report on activities of the past year and of plans for the ensuing 12 months.

ELECTORAL ROLL
Please check your entry on the electoral roll in the Parish Centre. Nomination forms for the electoral roll are also available. Please complete and return by Sunday 16th November if you believe you should be included.

NOMINATIONS OF CANDIDATES FOR OFFICE
Nominations are required to fill the positions of Churchwarden (2 positions), Parish Incumbency Committee (2 positions), and members of the Parish Council (previously known as Vestry - 6 positions). Nomination forms are available in the Parish Centre and should be completed and returned by Sunday 23rd November.