The Southern Presbyterian Church (SPC) Hobart congregation is planning to hold a family camp from 15-17 March 2024 at Orana Girl Guide Camp, Roches Beach, Tasmania (suburban Hobart). The speaker is Pastor Tom Budgen from their Launceston congregation. He will be giving four talks on "The Christian's Devotional Life." The meetings will start on Frid...
Members from our three congregations gathered together on Saturday, 30 September in Maclean for our second annual Psalmody Day. After John Forbes began the day with a brief devotional, Julie Schmidt and Sonya Hamilton helped us learn the parts for two tunes. After a time of lunch and fellowship we learned two more tunes, followed by an opportunity ...
The beginning of August marks the first issue of the new editor of our church magazine, The Presbyterian Banner. Rev. Jim Klazinga takes over from Rev. Dr Rowland Ward. Thanks go to Rev. Ward for his efforts and our prayers are for Rev. Klazinga as he takes the reins. Our vision for the magazine is that it be used as a vehicle ...
My answer is simple. Well, I hope it will be. Human communities face two types of demands. There are physical demands like the need for food, warmth and shelter. But there are also demands for cooperation in social activities. This cooperation is influenced by common sense, by the expectations of other community members, and by theological convicti
Youth Camp is finished for the year. A wonderful time of fellowship and learning was had by all, and we had a great attendance this year. Rev. John Forbes' talks are available on a playlist here
On my last pastoral visit I made a brief exposition of Philippians 3:12 -16. The purpose was to underscore the importance of moving toward God's future. I hope you find it useful for facilitating the pastoral conversation. Text: Phillipians 3:12 -16 Paul tells us that Christians must be people who are intolerant of their current situation (imperfe
Brothers, I share with you some biblical reflections that can be used at the beginning of elder's meetings. 1. Read Acts 6:1 -7. 1. This paragraph says that there are two things that should happen in the local congregation. One, the fellowship of Christians must create new ways of caring for people in need. Two, and this point is especially relevan
The 2019 PCEA Family Camp is now over. A wonderful time was had by all at the Elanora Heights campsite. The talks were challenging, the dicussions engaging and the fellowship warm and encouraging. A full report of the Camp is in the latest Banner. You can hear the talks given by Rev. Andres Miranda by following this link to the Hunter Barringt
The Congregation on Induction Day On Saturday, 24thNovember, 2018, at 11am, at Wauchope Church the Northern Presbytery met and convened to induct Rev. John Forbes, from the Lairg-Bonar Bridge congregation of the Free Church of Scotland, to the Hastings River charge. It was a wonderful day to be gathering and, as we later heard in emailed gree
THE HASTINGS RIVER CONGREGATION OF THE PCEA INVITES YOU TO ATTEND THE CENTENARY OF THE DAVIS MEMORIAL CHURCH IN WAUCHOPE OPENED ON 29th AUGUST 1918. The celebration is to be held at 41 Campbell Street, Wauchope on Saturday 1st September 2018 at 1pm followed by afternoon tea. A booklet of about 12 pages is planned to be avai