We have been invited to be part of a global church research project during the COVID-19 pandemic.The research seeks to track the resilience of people as they navigate the changes in church services. Participants will have free access to their results and a series of webinars on resilience and wellbeing run by the Resilience Centre.To be part of the research follow the link https://c19.
resiliencereport.com/Click on the FREE SIGN UP button to access the participation statement for further information and complete the report.All aspects of your involvement will be confidential.
Our Monthly Prayer Theme is that people will know Jesus through us. This month we are focusing on bringing unbelievers into a daily walk with Jesus. Who do we have in our lives we can witness to?
Some questions and answers that you may have-
1. How are we going to do that while we’re in the middle of this pandemic and meeting is so difficult?
While we’re having most of our regular Sunday and other meetings online, we’ll also have our Church Meetings online, because that’s our ‘normal’ practice at this time. It’s an unusual season. While we have to operate under Covid 19 conditions and satisfy various Public Health Order restrictions, this is how we will function. We expect to resume our normal practices once we emerge from this season.
2. How will it work?
A: We’ll email out a zoom link in advance for a 3pm start on 23/8.
All the documents will be made available by the previous Sunday in the admin section of our church web-site. If you need a hard copy you can pick it up from the church office Tue-Thu during business hours in the week before the meeting. Or you can request that they be mailed out to you. The documents will include the agenda, minutes of previous meeting, reports as well as a ballot paper. We’ll take a roll at the start of the meeting and we’ll need a quorum as usual, so please make it a priority to attend.
3. How will we vote?
A: We’re actually going to mail out the ballot paper, including the notices of motion, to all church members in the week before the meeting.
Then, as part of the meeting, after discussion, we’ll all be given the opportunity to vote. Even though the ballot papers will be sent to all members, only those present at the meeting will be able to vote. We’ll ask you to indicate on the ballot paper that you were, indeed, present.
You will then need to return the paper in a reply paid envelope provided ASAP so we receive it within 7 business days.
We will email and announce the results of the ballots on the following Sunday 6th September.
If you have any further questions, don’t hesitate to contact the office, Ian or Steve, and we’ll do our best to help you out.
The 2019 Annual report is now available.
To view this go to: https://nswactbaptists.org.au/2019annualreport/
The Association is planning to hold the Annual Assembly on Saturday 31st October across various locations. Due to restrictions space will be limited. Viewing only will also be available online. Following on from this will be the 2020 Accreditation Service. More details will be available closer to the date.