E-News 9 July 2019




Greetings to all in Georges River Presbytery

 Welcome to this edition of the E-News. We hope you find the following information helpful.

 Please share this information with your congregation, and if you wish to have the full advertisement sent to you or your church, please contact the Presbytery office.

The next E-News will be sent out on 2 August 2019 with contributions due at the Presbytery Office by 30 July.  

Future events included in this E-News

  • 20 July 2019: Christmas in July, Grace Christian Church 1pm
  • 27 July 2019: Yule Fest Luncheon, Kingsgrove Uniting Church 12pm
  • 13 October 2019: Half a Million Steps Documentary, Engadine Uniting Church 2pm

Other Information

Georges River Presbytery – Prayer Points











Saturday 27 July 2019 at 12pm

Kingsgrove Uniting Church, Cnr Kingsgrove Rd and Morton Ave, Kingsgrove

All are invited to attend a fun day with entertainment and great food!

Donation is $30 per person

For more information please contact: Audrey Leishman 9773 3772 or Jan Currie 9502 2906


Sunday 13 October 2019 at 2pm

Engadine Uniting Church, Cnr Cambrai & Chipilly Aves, Engadine

Half a Million Steps is an Australian documentary that was filmed in Dubbo and features Dubbo local residents. The documentary was shown at the July 2019 Synod meeting. It is part of the Uniting Church’s Fair Treatment campaign to advocate for drug law reform and enhance access to treatment and harm reduction strategies

The 90 minute documentary tells many people’s stories of the impacts of drug use as a baton is carried the half a million steps from Dubbo to Sydney. This is the distance Shantell Irwin, a single mother living in Dubbo, needs to travel to find suitable treatment and help she so needs and wants. “It takes only a few steps to get drugs in Dubbo but I have to travel 400kms to Sydney to get treatment”, said Shantell. Shantell’s story is not unique and there are many other people featured in the documentary, who live in regional NSW and in Sydney who have no access to treatment services despite their desire to get well and whole

This is an important issue today as drug induced deaths in Australia have hit their highest in 20 years


Saturday 20 July 2019 at 1pm

Grace Christian Church, 206 Marco Ave, Panania

All are invited to attend for a hot roast lunch

Bring a friend and family

Tickets can be purchased from Karen Warren for $30 per person

All profit will go to support Operation Christmas Child that GCC has supported for many years. GCC are hoping to increase again the number of boxes they send overseas to children

Guest Speaker will be Leila Halawe, Samaritan’s Purse National Field Ministry Manager – Australia and NZ

Phone Karen on 9600 8539 to book as soon as possible



As per the GRP Prayer list we will be praying for various congregations over the coming weeks

14 July – Sutherland Uniting Church

·         pray for a creative ministry from the church for those living in the surrounding areas of Sutherland Uniting Church

·         for the Kids’ Club Ministry to continue to touch lives of the kids who attend

·         for the scripture classes being taught at Sutherland and Loftus Primary Schools

·         for God’s guidance for all who are attending the services so that the Spirit of the Lord will be on each person to carry out the Lord’s work

21 July – Beth Eden Indonesian, Earlwood

28 July – Gymea-Miranda Uniting Church


Presbytery Prayer Points:

14 July – for the Uniting Church Assembly

21 July – for the Finance team of the Presbytery

28 July – for congregations involved in fund-raising for Missions