Our annual Can and Wool Collection for Anglicare happened a couple of weeks ago. We pushed the wheelbarrows and you filled them! A big thank you to all those who contributed. You can see some of the ‘haul’ in the photo. With the onset of such cold weather can I remind you of the Anglicare clothing bin at the front of the church. The bin gets cleared twice a week and our North Epping bin ranks in the top three in Sydney. That either means residents in North Epping have too many clothes or they are particularly generous, or maybe both!
Last issue of our quarterly newsletter we advertised ‘The Marriage Course’ and eighteen couples signed up and completed the course. The feedback was so positive that we think we will run the course again before the end of the year. As one couple said “The marriage course gave us some new tools to help our communication and covered a broad range of relevant topics in an engaging and down- to-earth way.”
If you drive past the church on a Friday night you will see up to seventy teenagers hanging out at our two youth groups ‘Juice’ and ‘Fresh’. These groups both have a great team of leaders and a program of what is happening this term is now available. You will notice an ad on the back of this newsletter for a special night we are running for parents of girls called ‘Wake Up Sleeping Beauty’.
We will also be holding our first daytime HSC Study Conference in Stuvac, October 5–7. Recent HSC graduates will be available for tutoring and answering questions and HSC teachers and markers will run seminars on specific subjects and topic areas. The cost is yet to be finalised but will be minimal. If you know of someone who is doing their HSC this year make sure you let them know.
Finally, I know it seems premature to be talking about Christmas, but I often have people asking about our Christmas Carols event. Just to give you plenty of advance notice so that you can put the date in your diary, the North Epping Carols will be held on Friday 19th December at Epping Oval (North Epping oval is unavailable).
If you would like more information or a flyer on any of the events I have mentioned above please feel free to contact the church office.