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MENAI ANGLICAN CHURCH MAGAZINE

grace abounds in deepest waters AUTUMN 2013


GRACE ABOUNDS IN DEEPEST WATERS...

He will again have compassion on us; He will tread our iniquities underfoot. He will cast all our sins into the depths of the sea. Micah 7:19 Contents

A Day in the Life of.... Andrew Hartman by emma deacon

Campone-Illuminate- the best week away by emma deacon

Ministry Profile- Men’s Futsal by mark betts

Prayer- The Welcoming Foundation by phil scott

Justice and Mercy- easter appeal A little bit about me.. by zac miles

Being a Christian at Uni Interview by andrew hartman

Easter- the evidence for Jesus by bruce dingwall

Events/Calendar Mission Focus: Swansong for our Chilean Missionaries by the world mission support team

Upcoming Events/Classifieds


A DAY IN THE LIFE OF... ANDREW HARTMAN youth pastor by Emma Deacon It also has a great lolly shop and Big Chiefs - home of the mega burger! First concert you ever went to? Millencolin at Engadine Community Hall. Spent most of the concert crowd surfing. It was so much fun!

Andrew Hartman (aka Punchy) is our surf-loving and skateboard-riding Youth Minister. He loves telling the youth about Jesus but is not so keen on telling people about the origins of his nickname… What does a typical day at the office look like for you? Every day’s different. Usually I try and set aside time in the morning to do prep for any talks, Bible studies, meetings or scripture classes I’m doing. In the arvo I might catch up with one of the guys I’m mentoring or a Youth Leader who’s keen to chat. I spend my Friday mornings and lunch times up at Lucas Heights Community School trying to introduce kids to Jesus. Monday nights I lead a group of ‘year 13’ students in a growth group focusing on discipleship and leadership development. I mix it up going to one of our high school youth groups (called R87 and Neon) on Thursday and Friday night. Unfortunately, I also have to spend a fair chunk of time doing admin! What do you like to do on a day off? If the surf’s good I’ll try get out there in the morning. Then come home do some jobs around the house - maybe mow the lawn, do some gardening. In the arvo I like to chill - maybe watch a movie, read a book, play some ps3, go for a skate. I usually try and cook on my day off, give Tara a break. After dinner, Tara and I read something in the Bible together, reflect on it, then pray. Favourite place to go on holiday? My favourite place in Australia is Burleigh Heads on the Gold Coast. When I was a kid my family and I went there for a few summers in a row - it was the best. Burleigh has an awesome point break to surf.

Best day of your life? My wedding day. I still remember one special moment. It was while I was standing at the front of the church waiting for Tara to arrive. I remember looking out seeing the whole church full and buzzing with all of our friends and family gathered together to support and celebrate our marriage. It was a special moment, one that I’ll hopefully remember forever. What do you like best about your job? There are stacks of things I love about my job. But the absolute best thing is seeing young people put their faith in Jesus. There’s nothing better than that - not in this job, not in this life. I could surf all day in perfect waves with a bunch of mates, and it still wouldn’t come close to the joy and satisfaction of seeing a young person come to know and trust in Jesus. What are you looking forward to this year? At the start of this year our Youth Team kicked off with a new set of goals and strategies reflecting the wider vision of our church. I’m really excited about where God is gonna take us. We’ve got an awesome team of leaders and a great group of students, I can’t wait to see what happens this year. I’m hoping and praying that the goals we set regarding camps, R87, Neon, growth groups, training, leadership etc will be met and exceeded to God’s glory. If you cook dinner what is your favourite meal to make? Tara taught me how to cook risotto. I’ve cooked it enough times now to be able to do it without instructions at every step along the way. I wouldn’t say I’m good at it, but I can do it. How did you get the name Punchy? One of the great mysteries of the universe... Which will need to remain that way. For any concerned parents who send their kids along to a youth group run by a bloke named ‘Punchy’please be assured the nickname doesn’t have anything to do with me being a loose cannon ;). grace abounds in deepest waters | 3


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CAMPONE-ILLUMINATE- THE BEST WEEK AWAY! by emma deacon

CampOne is our annual youth camp. It is the best week away! Each year we learn a lot about the Bible, grow in our faith, make new friends, and have heaps of fun. If you’re high school aged then CampOne is for you! It’s an awesome week of bringing together our youth groups (Neon and R87) to grow our youth community. This year CampOne is being held from April 16-20, our theme is “Illuminate” and we are looking at the Sermon on the Mount. It will be held at Youth Works Conference Centres, Port Hacking, in the Royal National Park.

and more! Overall our prayer is that we will introduce Jesus and He will change lives. How can you be involved? If you’re a high school aged student, then come! If you’re the parent of a high school aged student, then let them come! We would also love for you to pray for us. Finally, if you’d like to sponsor a student who can’t afford to come then please let us know (See Andrew Hartman, Joel Deacon or Matthew Kuenzle) – we don’t want money to stop anyone from being able to come along and hearing about Jesus.

What do we do at CampOne? Each night we will be hearing from our guest speaker Damo Whitington as he teaches us from the Sermon Beautiful location, great people, amazing God! on the Mount. During the day we do things like TAWGs (Time Alone With God), small groups, camp site activities More details and registration at run by Youth Works staff (water slide, rock climbing, campone.menaianglican.org archery etc.), Neon and R87 wide games, free time

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MINISTRY PROFILE... DISCIPLES MAKING DISCIPLES WITH MEN’S FUTSAL by mark betts

Left to right: Mitch Lawrence, David Bakunowicz, Tony Zabaks & Stephen Maskiell, Harrison Burrows and Kynan Fraser

St Pauls Menai Men’s Futsal Competition has been running since 2010 during the off season of outdoor soccer. This is usually from mid September to early March with a 4 week break over Christmas. The competition runs on a Tuesday night from 6pm - 9:30pm and is open to all school leavers. One of the best decisions St Paul’s made was to build our multipurpose sports hall. Over the years it has hosted combined services, youth events, kids space, elections, school assemblies, dance classes, men’s and women’s events. It has also provided youth and young adults with a space in which they boot, bounce or throw a ball around and build relationships with one another. The idea to run our own futsal comp came about after number of factors: • There were a number of guys at our church who played summer soccer. • We found that there were exorbitant registration costs associated with the local community comps. • As a church we had been talking about growth strategies and ways to connect with non-churchgoers. • The comp would enable us to maximise the use of our facilities and present an outreach initiative where many guys outside the church community would get the chance to meet Christian guys, build relationships and have their perceptions of church and community challenged. The competition started with 4 teams, with roughly 25 blokes that were keen to kick a ball around. Initially, the goals we used were children’s goals (which of course, fell over every time a goal was scored) and we had to use cheap balls that would usually pop over a few games. At this time, the competition was just an idea - a tester to see if it could actually work and grow. It consisted mainly of mid 20’s blokes that were from the

church and played together on the weekends. Over the years however, we have been fortunate to grow to 12 teams with roughly 80 guys involved. We now have our own full-sized goals, electronic scoreboard and canteen that we run. Additionally, we hold a Christmas dinner at Bangor Tav and a BBQ on the grand final night to give guys an opportunity to get to know each other and talk. We have really seen God strengthen and grow this ministry since its inception. For starters we know that there are many guys who now feel comfortable or ‘at home’ within our church building, and that is a great thing. Our futsal comp has always had a missionary focus and our goal has always been to ensure that nonchurch going guys are left feeling that they can relate to, are cared for and encouraged by the Christian blokes. We pray that God plants seeds through this ministry and that He will use it to draw these people to Him. Likewise, the ministry has the dual focus of helping our guys to stay connected to guys outside the church community. The comp comes under the Men’s Ministry banner and gives church blokes another occasion to invite their mates along to, other than just church alone. We have found that this has been really important for school leavers, particularly after leaving school and all the points of connection associated with youth. We would really appreciate your prayers for the comp. Thank God for what He has done so far, and pray God will continue to use this ministry as a stepping stone for guys into church, and a way for genuine relationships to be established and maintained between Christian and non-Christian blokes. Looking forward to kicking off again on September 17th!

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FOCUS ON.... PRAYER- THE WELCOMING FOUNDATION by phil scott

As many know, groups of people meet at 5:30pm on Saturday evening before Saturday Night Church (SNC) in the foyer and at 9:30am on Sunday morning before the 10am service under the front awning to pray (all are welcome).

new person or family has been coming along to church. Praise God! Because the request is so specific, it’s easy to look out for that new family, and give thanks to God for His answer to prayer.

The prayers are for many things concerning the services but in particular we pray that God will bring new people And what a great prayer to pray each week – bold, to join us. We pray for how they will be greeted, for the specific prayers that God would draw in people to hear beginnings of friendships and for the Holy Spirit to the life-saving message of Jesus. speak into their lives as God’s word is spoken and lived. Why not come a little earlier and join those who are In a recent “Communicate Jesus “ article Steve Kryger praying and lay a solid foundation for the guests that noted that: God will send our way? .....one lady shared that at her church they had started praying for one new person or family to come along to church each week. And you know what?

You don’t need to pray out loud but your presence and expression of fellowship in prayer would be fantastic ….. and guess what? God has been answering that same prayer at Menai too!

God has been answering that prayer. Every week, a

JUSTICE AND MERCY FOCUS... 2013 TEAR AUSTRALIA EASTER APPEALYOU CAN’T FIGHT POVERTY WITHOUT BREAKING A FEW EGGS! The Menai Anglican JAM(Justice and Mercy) team will have 2013 TEAR Australia Easter Cards available for sale from Saturday 16 March through to Sunday 24 March. By donating to the Easter appeal or buying the fantastic chicken cards or new colouring-in cards you will be supporting the Livelihoods and Food Security work of TEAR Australia. TEAR Australia works in partnership with Australian and overseas organisations to transform the lives of those affected by poverty. “God rescued us and called us to live a life that pleases him. Not because we earned it, but through the free gift of his son. This gift was planned in eternity, and given to us at the first Easter, when Jesus broke through the power of death and showed us what it means to be alive – fully alive today and alive with God for ever. (Paraphrase of 2 Timothy 1:9-10.)” Visit the TEAR Australia website for more information on the 2013 Easter appeal and how TEAR in Australia works to inform and empower Christians, in partnership with 6 | grace abounds in deepest waters

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A LITTLE BIT ABOUT ME.... by zac miles connections pastor

Madness”) and it was put on by the Church Missionary Society. So for one week every year I got to experience what it was like to have the encouragement of being surrounded by people my own age who were totally on fire for God. It was like a yearly slice of heaven.

After School I came back to Sydney for University and was really involved with St. Barnabas’ Anglican Church Broadway as well as the Sydney University Evangelical Union. A year after I finished my degree (Bachelor of Arts majoring in French and Philosophy) I moved to the Blue Mountains to work as a “ministry apprentice” alongside my Dad who was then an Assistant Minister at Springwood and Winmalee Anglican Church. As part of this, I taught Scripture at the local high school, led the junior high youth group, led “live groups” (growth groups with 20 people in them), and a fair few other things too. All the while I was studying to be a high school teacher!

It’s been over a month now since I started as Connections Pastor here at Menai Anglican Church and so I thought it would be worthwhile taking this opportunity to introduce myself in some more detail to those of you whom I have not yet had the pleasure of meeting properly.

Wonderfully, I met Amy while we were both leading the Junior High youth group and we started dating a few months before I moved back down to Sydney to start my Degree in Theology at Moore College. Amy studied Interior Design at UTS and now works as an Interior Designer at Cox Architecture in the city. It’s worth noting, while I’ve got your attention, that Interior Design is quite distinct from Interior Decoration. Interior Design is essentially Architecture with a special emphasis on the interior of buildings, rather than on the exterior which is the Architects domain. Amy is currently working on the design of the new stadium at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Her other projects have included hospitals, hotels and conference centres.

Amy and I were married in December 2010 and we moved into a tiny Newtown terrace house (right next door to where I lived as a baby!). Menai Anglican is the I began life here in Sydney but I grew up in Newcastle third church we have been part of during our marriage and Byron Bay. My high school years were spent surfing (and the fourth during our relationship)! The first year we the various beaches in Byron. Breaks such as The Wreck, were part of a small church on the Northern Beaches – The Pass, Tallows and Dolphins were my regular haunts. St. Marks, Freshwater. The next year (last year) we were I am currently enjoying getting to know the beaches part of church plant in Surry Hills – Vine Church – which around the Shire and further south! doubled in size during the 11 months we were there. Aside from the joys of surfing, my adolescent years were somewhat challenging from a Christian point of view because I was quite isolated as a Christian – all the local churches and youth groups were tiny and no-one in my year group at school shared my faith. A major way in which God kept me going, aside from the encouragement from my family, was through a camp I went to every year in Katoomba. It was called MMM (an acronym which allegedly stood for “Mountain, Mission,

And here we are now with you at Menai! We are really enjoying our time here and are meeting lots of wonderful people who are wholeheartedly committed to Jesus and seeing the world change through his Gospel. We look forward to ministering alongside you and seeing what God is going to do in us and through us! William Carey famously said: “Expect great things from God, attempt great things for God.” And that’s the attitude I want to infuse our ministry together. grace abounds in deepest waters | 7


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EVENT HIGHLIGHTS.... THE MARRIAGE COURSE by steve wakeford associate minister

Think of your marriage like your car. It’s running well – starts when you turn the key. Brakes are fine. But every 10,000ks or so – you take it in for a service. Oil is changed, brakes checked. Sign of wear and tear are looked into and any repairs are carried out. Our marriages are a bit like this. We might be cruising along quite well – or there might be a few strange noises coming from under the bonnet (or maybe there aren’t enough strange noises…) The Marriage Course is like taking your marriage in for a service. Perhaps you know there are a few things you need to talk over – but there’s just no time! This will give you time. You’ll discover things about each other that you didn’t know – and you’ll remember things about each other that you’ve forgotten. Nonie and I did this

course about 8 years ago – it made our marriage HEAPS better – and we were going OK when we did it. This is a fantastic course – and regardless of the state of your marriage – this will be a great encouragement and blessing to both husband and wife. I’m looking forward to doing it again! Nearly all of us put our ‘church face’ on in the car park and pretend like everything’s just fine on a Sunday morning. The reality is that none of us have a perfect marriage – and plenty of us wish our marriage could be heaps better than it is. Well, it can be – and coming to this course for 7 weeks will help you all figure out how. Please get in touch with me on steve@menaianglican.org to book in ASAP. Don’t miss this chance to take your marriage in for a service! The Marriage Course Tuesday nights Term 2 from 7 May

SAVE THE DATE THE ANNUAL WOMEN’S DINNER AT MENAI ANGLICAN CHURCH TUESDAY 18 JUNE 2013 Who will you invite to come? Our guest speaker will be Gill Davis. Gill is a gifted communicator whose honesty, wit and down to earth style help people engage with God in a refreshing and authentic way. Committed to bringing God’s word alive, she takes timeless Biblical truth and applies this to today’s challenges. For the past 30 years Gill has found herself connecting with people in the Christian community and well beyond including surfers, high school students and leaders on a local and International level. Together with husband Brett, they have pioneered the Christian Surfers movement in Australia and globally. grace abounds in deepest waters | 11


WALK THE TALK BEING A CHRISTIAN AT UNI

Andrew Hartman (aka Punchy – our Youth Minister) interviews Kate McAtee other Christian friends in the class encouraged me and so I talked about God’s intentions for marriage and how the Church shouldn’t hate homosexuals, we’re to love everyone but that doesn’t mean we always agree with their behaviour. I was so nervous but people responded well to my perspective, even if they didn’t necessarily agree with it.

Kate, how long have you been at Menai Anglican and what are you involved in here? I’ve been a Christian for five years and have been here at Menai for those five years. I have the privilege of leading at R87 (our youth ministry for Years 7 and 8) and I’m also involved in the prayer ministry at Saturday Night Church (SNC). What do you do during the week? I’ve just finished my second year of a Bachelor of Arts at Wollongong, but in the long run I plan on teaching high school History and English.

What’s been the most challenging experience? Have there been any complete failures? I don’t want to say ‘failures’ because God can plant seeds in hearts in ways that we can’t foresee but I do remember one time, in first year, that didn’t go so well. It was an introductory Sociology class and we were given a sheet of paper with about thirty different sexual acts written on it and we had to say whether or not we think the act was ok for society to do and whether or not we’d personally do it. I didn’t even know what half these things were! Then we had to share what we would do and God prompted me that this was a good opportunity to talk about Him. So, I put my hand up and shared the Christian perspective on sexuality and marriage. After sharing my tutor looked a little confused and in the end said, “Oh, I guess that means you wouldn’t be very experienced then would you?”. Needless to say, the class thought it was pretty funny.

What’s been encouraging about these opportunities? I’ve been pretty lucky in that people haven’t gotten angry or upset with what I have said. Generally, people are interested in my opinion. As soon as you say the words “Well, as a practicing Christian…” you feel everyone immediately stare at you. However, God is teaching me that, even when I’m terrified of being ridiculed or laughed at, it’s God that changes and saves people, not me. I remember one time a girl asked, “what’s grace?”. God is good! It’s a real privilege to be used by Him for His What kinds of opportunities has God given you in purposes and it’s challenging me to live out 1 Peter 3:15, “Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone the past couple of years? God has been really faithful and whenever I’ve prayed who asks you to give the reason for the hope that for opportunities, He’s generously given them. In the you have. But do this with gentleness and respect”. past two years I’ve been able to speak about issues like suffering, homosexuality, pornography, God’s sovereignty, and predestination. One of the hardest experiences was in an English class this year. Each student had to give a tutorial presentation on a journal article. You’d pick one from the list for that week and I’d just looked for the article with the least number of pages. It turns out I’d picked an article called “In Memoriam and the Extinction of the Homosexual”. After my presentation my tutor, who knew I was a Christian, pretty much flat out asked me to give my perspective on homosexuality and same sex marriage. Well, I don’t think I’ve ever wanted to disappear so much in my life! I was really hesitant but What is ‘your mission’? What is God calling you to do at the moment? Well, a lot of people who study Arts have many different opinions but a lot of them don’t know the real Jesus, they just get their opinions from what the media tells us. So currently, God is calling me to try and show them who Jesus really is through my actions and by giving me heaps of opportunities to speak about him.

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EASTER

THE EVIDENCE FOR JESUS by bruce dingwall senior minister I watched the ABC’s Q&A programme on TV a short while ago (18th Feb) where Professor Lawrence Krauss, internationally known physicist and author of the book “A Universe from Nothing”, took the line that we don’t need God to explain the universe and that there is no God, and John Dickson from the Centre For Public Christianity the opposing view, as you’d expect.

“When determining a question of fact – that is, whether something happened at a particular time and place –a judge must bring to the hearing an impartial and unprejudiced mind. That is, a mind that bears no preconceived ideas about what probably happened, a mind that bears no prejudices toward the witnesses who will be testifying or other characters involved in the case. A judge must confine his or her thoughts to the It was pretty stimulating and both men were sharp event in question. My analysis is that the resurrection but respectful to each other. However I thought that passes the test.” Dickson’s telling argument, not appreciated by Krauss, was that Jesus life, death and resurrection were historical Justice Ken Handley, Judge, New South Wales Court events. Krauss swept right past the point, but it seems of Appeal (1990-2007) says in his article “The Evidence to me that when you discuss the Christian faith and the for the Resurrection – a Judge’s View”, existence of God, you must come to grips with the fact that it’s not a philosophy you are dealing with and not “The circumstantial and other evidence points to only a religious belief, but historical data. What weight you one conclusion, that Jesus died and came back to life, give to the evidence is another issue, but Christianity and the combined strength of the evidence is very is about the historical evidence. great…… The Christian claim that Jesus came back to life is soundly based on evidence and is not hopeless. 17 The Apostle Paul knew that – he said “ And if Christ His new life is the basis of the Christian hope for this has not been raised, your faith is futile; you are still in world and the next.” your sins. 18 Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ are lost. 19 If only for this life we have hope in That is the issue. If Jesus rose from the dead then he Christ, we are of all people most to be pitied. 20 But Christ is the Son of God. To say that for anyone to come back has indeed been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of to life is impossible simply misses the point that you’d those who have fallen asleep.” (I Corinthians chapter 15; expect God to do the impossible! NIV 2011) The empty tomb is the issue we must come to grips with, and the evidence for it being empty because The fact that Jesus rose from the dead means that Jesus was raised to life, is very strong. death cannot hold him. He is alive and there is hope. It also vindicates his claims, such as “I have come that Mr Justice Peter Young, AO, a judge of appeal of the they may have life, and have it to the full.” (John 10:10) Supreme Court of New South Wales, the highest court “whoever comes to me I will never drive away.” (John 6:37) in New South Wales, in an article “A Judge Looks at Easter: the time when we don’t have to ask how much the Evidence for the Resurrection” says: God loves us!

easter services good friday 29 march, 8am and 10am easter saturday 30 march, 6pm easter sunday 31 march, 8am and 10am bbq lunch and jumping castle after 10am family service More info: www.menaianglican.org

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MISSION FOCUS...

SWANSONG FOR OUR CHILEAN MISSIONARIES by the world mission support team

As we approach Easter 2013, we think of the Swan family as they enter the final 4 months of their ministry in Chile. Tim and Sally Swan and their children, Lachlan (12), Annabelle (9), Edward (7), Adelaide (4) and Charles (2) have been faithfully serving as Church Ministry Society (CMS) missionaries in Santiago for the past 10 years. During this time, Tim has been teaching at the Centre For Pastoral Studies (CEP) and Sally has been busy with their 5 children, as well as her home based ministry to local women. Sally also helps organise the monthly “CEP Women” meetings (for women attending CEP or wives of CEP students). Tim teaches New Testament and until recently, held the position of academic dean at the CEP. Last year one of the students wrote: “Few things have been as helpful and beneficial for the Anglican Church of Chile as the presence of Tim and the other missionaries supported by CMS. Their teaching job has been enormous, and the impact this has had on the church is clear: New workers for the harvest fields, Christians built up through more solid preaching, and high expectations of healthy growth. As a full time student at CEP, I want to give thanks to all those who, from the other side of the world, have heard God´s call to financially support what he is doing amongst Chileans. Know that, with your support, you are on mission together with us, and that these sprouts of growth will be the first fruits of a much greater harvest. May God bless you.” Cristian Moran, 2nd year CEP student. Few people realise the challenges of working in another country, while raising a family and adapting to a new culture. At the end of 2012, the Swans sold their apartment and are now in rented accommodation pending their departure in June. Four of the Swan children have commenced a new school year: Lachlan (year 7), Annabelle (year 4), Edward (year 1) and Adelaide (pre-kinder). However, they will need to transition to Australian schools in July............after saying goodbye to their Chilean friends. Tim and Sally will face many challenges involved with a change of vocation and resettlement.........and will benefit from our prayers. 14 | grace abounds in deepest waters

Prayer Points: - For Tim to maintain the intensity and enjoyment in his teaching. - For Lachlan, Annabelle, Edward and Adelaide as they commence a new school year.....and for Charles at home with Sally. - For the board members on Fundación Generación (of which Tim was one until recently), that they will serve diligently to raise up more people into Christian ministry and church planting. - For Tim as he completes his preaching responsibilities at their church plant, Cristo Redentor. - For the students at the CEP, especially the final year students........that they will be Godly leaders equipped for ministry - For Sally as she raises the children, and supports her husband with ministry activities, mostly home based. -That God will bless their plans for a smooth transition back to Australia in June. -For ongoing generous financial support through our church giving


CLASSIFIEDS Engagement Congratulations to the following happy couples who have recently announced their engagement: Gini Gruggen and Craig Whyms on 23 December Kate Ellis and Ben Jamieson on 10 February Alicia Pevely and Joel Platt on 16 February Weddings Warm congratulations to the following happy couples who have recently been joined together in holy matrimony. 12 January Michael Chen and Elizabeth Buensel 19 January Craig Timpson and Lulu Johnson 27 January Matthew Kuenzle & Bree Lyall 10 February Pat Jones & Kathryn Gaunt Baptisms Recently our church has had the joyful pleasure of baptising the following children. May they grow to serve the Lord faithfully. Ainslie Ilma Thurecht-Cotton born 28 August 2012 to Vincent & Julie Lauren Patricia Stephens born 7 Feb 2012 to Vanessa & Craig Jude Daniel Winney born 7 June 2012 to Daniel & Cathryn Congratulations to all. Dedication Kynan Peter McClelland born 17 July, 2012 to Erin & Kris Births Congratulations to Ben and Heather on the birth of their daughter Leila Elizabeth Gruggen born 2 December 2012. Also congratulations to Pete and Sally on the birth of Coen Jesse Crowther born 15 February 2013.

Top to bottom: Leila Gruggen, Pat Jones and Kathryn Gaunt, Joel Platt and Alicia Pevely, Craig Whyms and Gini Gruggen, Ben Jamieson and Kate Ellis

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