Point Sturt Celebrates 160 years on August 22nd

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17 August, 2021

The first meeting at Point Sturt was in the tent home of William Crawford in 1855. A Church was then built, opening in 1861, free of debt.  David Mann supervised the construction of the building and also built the cedar seats. The slate roof which still remains was the work of James Crabb Verco.  An organ was purchased in 1925.

Baptisms were performed in the lake.  In 1868 there were 53 scholars in the Sunday School.

In 1900 it was considered acceptable for a wage of 104 pounds per year for a married man and 80 pounds per year for a single man.

There will be a service at this well maintained building on August 22nd at 2.00pm.  Grant Simpson will be the speaker and Daryll Telfer is leading the service.  Although not in regular use for many years, we are still celebrating 160 years of the faithful witness of this Church.

Enquiries and registrations for attendance can be made to Carolyn Yelland 0412 499 302.

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Magarey Lectures 2021

God’s agency, God’s mission, God’s church: Discerning a missional ecclesiology in your context.

August 12-14 @ Aldgate Church of Christ

Speakers include Dr Karina Kreminski & Dr Armen Gakavian from Neighbourhood Matters; Dr Mathew Jane’s Gray, lecturer in theology and church history from Tabor College; Mark Riessen, practical theology lecturer at Tabor College and Mission & Ministry Director for Churches of Christ; Peter Barney, State Minister for Churches of Christ, and Uncle Frank Wanganeen, Kuarna Elder.

We've had to make a lot of adjustments to this years program due to restrictions so unfortunately Armen and Karina will need to join us via Zoom. The good news is that we are still able to gather for the conference while adhering to South Australian restrictions and the rest of our speakers are local. The Thursday and Friday are designed for Churches of Christ ministers but the Saturday part of the program is designed for everyone.

The speakers will be exploring how the dynamic activity of God's mission in the world invites the church to discern and participate with the activity of God in their neighbourhoods. We will explore theological reflection and practice, engagement with scripture, the role of prayer and what to expect when the mission of God disrupts and forms the church for being an effective witness of the gospel.

The event is fully catered and registrations are essential. Ministers have the registeration link for the full program but members of Churches of Christ congregations in SA are welcome to register for the Saturday via the link below.

Here's a look at the program:

Thursday August 12

Mark Riessen: “Can these bones live?”

Karina Kreminski: The Mission and Disruption of God

Peter Barney: Participating in life in Christ as a movement of churches

Friday August 13

Matthew Gray: Shut up and Listen!: discerning the call of God

Matthew Gray: The discipline of waiting: God doesn’t respond to our demands

Karina Kreminski: The small, slow work of God

Saturday August 14

Matthew Gray: It’s worth the wait

Uncle Frank Wanganeen: Welcome to country followed by a conversation about partnering with Indigenous Ministries Australia

Karina Kreminski & Armen Gakavian: Place making

Armen Gakavian: Neighbouring in the margins