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Join us for our Advent/Christmas series:

EXPERIENCE CHRISTMAS

“Less stuff…more stories – give enriching experiences this Christmas.” So says an advert on a well-known website where you can purchase experiences to create shared memories. We love to immerse ourselves in experiences. But having an experience is more than just knowing about something, it’s immersing and involving ourselves in the heart of what the experience is. This year God invites you to really Experience Christmas. To immerse yourself and involve yourself like never before. To experience Christmas is to experience Jesus; to immerse yourself, involve yourself fully, totally in Jesus. Experience him as the Spirit of God unveils Jesus through his written Word. Experience all that Jesus is through a genuine encounter with the child in the manger who became the man upon the cross. Experience the wonder and the joy. Experience the hope and the fulfilment of all God’s promises. Experience Jesus and you will experience Christmas.

Sunday 11th December

SYDNEY | Epping 9.30am & Chinese 11.15am

NEWCASTLE | Broadmeadow 9.30am

ILLAWARRA | Oak Flats 8.30am & Wollongong 10.30am

LIVESTREAM | YouTube Live 9.30am (AEST)


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for Christian resources that will enrich your personal faith journey and equip you for the ministry God is calling you to! 

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Some great resources to enrich your faith

News 18 November, 2022

Faith inspired gift ideas

The 2022 ACR Christmas Catalogue is here!

Browse online for all your faith inspired gift ideas.

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News 2 December, 2022

New Time Out devotion book

The newest edition of your favourite devotion book series Time Out makes a great gift or a treat for yourself this season!

ORDER HERE

A selection of short meditations for each day of the year, from pastors, pastor's wives, Church planters, and other servants of the church. The writers thoughts are life-related, and then connect you back to Jesus. Included is the bible reading for the day, their featured verse, a faith-talk question, and a prayer. Perfect for individuals, families or groups.

May you be blessed as you reflect each day with Christ's hands holding you.

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News 3 November, 2022

The Biodegradable Communion Cup

In response to the single-use plastic ban legislation and rollout across Australia, ACR have teamed up with BioPak, Australia’s leading sustainable packaging company to produce 'The Biodegradable Communion Cup'. It's a world first Certified Home Compostable Communion Cup!

These new cups are a simple way that churches can care for Gods creation and take a practical step towards a greener and more sustainable future.

Manufactured exclusively for ACR by BioPak. Read about the journey here.

Available to pre-order now. Stock arriving November 2022.

There are many benefits to choosing The Biodegradable Communion Cup!

- 100% Plant based made from bagasse (sugar cane pulp)

- Certified Home and Industrially Compostable

- Zero carbon footprint

- Fits standard communion trays, both metal and wooden.

- Australian designed to world standards (ISO 14001, ISO 9001, AS5810, AS4736, EN13432)

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NEWS & EVENTS ...

2 December, 2022

LifeWay Staff Christmas Gift

Hello LifeWay,

Advent has started and Christmas is not too far away! 2022 has been another big year across all our sites and we continue to be thankful for our Pastors and staff for their dedication throughout the year.

As we have done in previous years, we would like to encourage LifeWay members to offer a special thanks to our staff by contributing to an end-of-year/Christmas gift for our Pastors and staff

There are a number of ways to do this:

- Online via Redde (click the blue button on this page). Select the option “Staff Christmas Gift” from the menu and enter in your offering amount.

- Direct offering onsite; please hand your offering to Shane Albances at Epping, Sabina Pichler at Newcastle, Martin Rowney or Karen Rowney at Wollongong.

This call for offerings will be opened from Fri 2nd Dec until Sunday 18th Dec and then gifts distributed prior to Christmas. Thank you again for your consideration and offerings in advance.

Regards Shane Albances

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2 December, 2022

New Time Out devotion book

The newest edition of your favourite devotion book series Time Out makes a great gift or a treat for yourself this season!

ORDER HERE

A selection of short meditations for each day of the year, from pastors, pastor's wives, Church planters, and other servants of the church. The writers thoughts are life-related, and then connect you back to Jesus. Included is the bible reading for the day, their featured verse, a faith-talk question, and a prayer. Perfect for individuals, families or groups.

May you be blessed as you reflect each day with Christ's hands holding you.

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24 November, 2022

Christmas Cheer 2022

Hampers, Toys, and Gift Cards is happening again with Salvos Christmas Cheer 2022. This is a great way for us to bless others this Christmas as part of our involvement in the Together for Ryde network. The hampers will go to families in our community who have been struggling this year and bring a touch of hope to struggling lives.

Can you bless a family in need this Christmas through the gift of a Christmas Gift Box?

All the instructions are provided to help make it easy to pack your gift box and spread hope and joy this Christmas.

CLICK HERE FOR HAMPER INSTRUCTIONS

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18 November, 2022

Faith inspired gift ideas

The 2022 ACR Christmas Catalogue is here!

Browse online for all your faith inspired gift ideas.

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18 November, 2022

Christmas 2022 at LifeWay

“Less stuff…more stories – give enriching experiences this Christmas.” So says an advert on a well-known website where you can purchase experiences to create shared memories. We love to immerse ourselves in experiences. But having an experience is more than just knowing about something, it’s immersing and involving ourselves in the heart of what the experience is. This year God invites you to really Experience Christmas. To immerse yourself and involve yourself like never before. To experience Christmas is to experience Jesus; to immerse yourself, involve yourself fully, totally in Jesus. Experience him as the Spirit of God unveils Jesus through his written Word. Experience all that Jesus is through a genuine encounter with the child in the manger who became the man upon the cross. Experience the wonder and the joy. Experience the hope and the fulfilment of all God’s promises. Experience Jesus and you will experience Christmas.

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18 November, 2022

Cambodia Christmas Appeal

This year the Cambodia Christmas Appeal has two projects you can support:

PROJECT 1: Salary for Pastor Vibol and his family - $12,000

We are looking for 10 people who are willing to make a $100 monthly donation to support Pastor Vibol’s salary as he ministers to and builds a Gospel community.

PROJECT 2: LifeWay Cambodia Ministry costs - $10,000

Help support LifeWay Cambodia as we serve the community and reach them with the Gospel.

- Renting a premises on the main road that the school is

- on to run computer classes, English Classes and other events for young people.

- Run Gospel presentation events in primary, middle and high schools (we partner with Lutheran Hour Ministries in Cambodia)

- Support school students with stationary packs at beginning of each semester. (last year gave out 890 school packs)

- Run education and gospel presentations to husband and wives in villages to help grow their marriage but also to help them see the value of education for their children.

- Support elderly people in the community whose children have left the rural areas and moved to the city.

- Run education programs to improve sanitation and hygiene that especially affects adolescent girls.

- Purchase of 5 more computers for the computer program

- Give scholarships to young people in villages who for young people with difficult family circumstances to stay in school and get the chance to graduate from high school or university, positioning them for bright futures.

- Develop some agriculture projects as an income raising means for long term sustainability of LifeWay Cambodia.

Your acts of generosity, no matter the size, can have an eternal impact.

For donation details and to read stories download the flyer on this page

Or simply click the Give button above.

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COMING UP ...

8 December, 2022 @ 7:30 PM

Grow Course - Learning to speak Mandarin

Come and join us in person at LifeWay Epping on Thursday nights to have some of our Chinese members teach us conversation Mandarin as we seek to build bridges among each other here at LifeWay. It’s going to be lots of fun!

The course will run for 6 weeks beginning 3rd November, 7.30pm-9.30pm.

Please RSVP here if you plan to attend.

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9 December, 2022 @ 10:00 AM

Epping Mainly Music - Term 4

A fun interactive music session for parents and caregivers to enjoy together with their preschool aged children.

The morning includes a 30 minute music and movement session, where children develop gross and fine motor skills, language and imagination. Then children can socialise with others over morning tea (also for the adults) before play and craft time.

Cost per session is $6 for one caregiver & one child. Additional children or adults are an extra $2 each (newborns – 12 months are free).

Our sessions at Epping run each Friday of the school term, from 10am-12pm.

We don't have a waiting list at the moment. Come along for one session for FREE and see what we are all about!

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9 December, 2022 @ 6:30 PM

North Epping Carols

After two yearsof online Carols, we’re back in person to celebrate Christmas Together! Invite your friends, and experience the joy of gathering together in community again.

Friday 9 December, from 6.30pm

at Epping Oval, Norfolk Rd

Carol singing begins at 7.15pm & finishes with fireworks ~ 9pm

Food, drinks & glowsticks available for sale

More information available at

northeppingcarols.com

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18 December, 2022 @ 12:00 PM

Pre-Christmas Community Lunch

You're invited to join us for a

Pre-Christmas Community Lunch

Sunday 18th December

after worship at LifeWay Wollongong (15 Burelli St)

Bring a plate of food to share. Hope to see you there!

All welcome!

Contact Karen Dobie for more information: [email protected]

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22 December, 2022 @ 12:00 PM

Annual Community Christmas Dinner

The Salvation Army Christmas Dinner will be held on Thursday December 22nd from 12-3pm – please note not a Sunday this time – at the Ranch on Epping Road. We are looking for volunteers

- to sit on tables and connect with the 80 local guests.

- Kids table (face painting/craft)

- Musos for some carols (busking style)

Please sign up here if you can help.

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Epping Sunday Lunch

You are invited to join us for

Sunday Lunch

at The Epping Hotel, from 12pm

(Beecroft Rd, right by the lift for the overpass to Epping Station).

**Kids under 10 eat free!

Please RSVP if you plan to attend.

For more information, please phone or text Helen Witt 0403 252 976.

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Today's verse & thought to ponder ...

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JOHN 10:27

My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.

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We acknowledge that our loving Creator God, who is Lord over all, first entrusted to the Traditional Custodians, the care and protection of the land upon which LifeWay worships and conducts its ministries. We recognise the First Nations peoples who have a continuing connection to this Country. We seek to honour the Elders, past, present and emerging.