Global Leadership Summit hosted by Toongabbie Baptist
to Oct 19

Global Leadership Summit hosted by Toongabbie Baptist

Toongabbie Baptist Church will again be hosting The Global Leadership Summit (GLS) 18-19th October (Fri night + All Day Sat).

 The GLS engages more than 400,000 leaders across 1,650+ cities in 135+ countries and 59 languages! The GLS is fresh, actionable and inspiring leadership content. Every year the GLS inspires and equips leaders with an incredible range of speakers who are leadership practitioners. Themes have included: Assembling an outstanding team, developing personal grit, creative problem solving, developing talent, and exercising fearlessness in your leadership. This year it is expected that more than 6,000 leaders will gather across more than 25 sites throughout Australia, to inspire one another in vibrant leadership learning communities. Some of the speakers this year will include Bear Grylls (Adventurer, Writer, TV Host), Jo Saxton (Leadership Coach), Chris Voss (Former FBI Hostage Negotiator), Craig Groeschel (Pastor), and many more.

 For those that have been to GLS in the past, they have spoken to me about how much they have valued the training. It has greatly encouraged and equipped them in many facets of life, whether it be through the secular workforce, Church-based ministry, relationships, and even family life. I am looking forward to being apart of GLS this year, and I would highly recommend this training for anyone involved in any form of leadership, and even those that are not but you feel could benefit from being a part of a community of people that are seeking to learn and grow in their gifts. 

 Apart from the actual GLS event taking place on the 18-19th of October, we are also organising 2 ’taster’ events. These events are designed to give people a glimpse as to what The Global Leadership Summit is all about, and how it can benefit them and those that they work with. So if you are unsure whether GLS is for you, then come along to either of these ’taster’ events. Even if you are thinking of coming along to GLS this year, then you will still benefit from these other events. 

 GLS Summit Sunday – 15th September 5:30-6:30 PM

- Come and join us for our Sunday service and find out more about what the Global Leadership Summit is.

- This is a chance to have a sneak peak of what the GLS19 will be before purchasing your tickets.

- Hear a talk from Craig Groschel, Senior Pastor of Life Church in the US, about becoming a leader that people love to follow

- This will be followed by a light supper afterward

 Global Leadership Summit - Taster Breakfast 19th September 7-8am

- Come a join a group of our local leaders for breakfast, as we find out more about what the Global Leadership Summit is.

- We will be hearing a talk from Simon Sinek, a visionary thinker with a rare intellect, and the author of multiple bestselling books. He will be speaking about how to lead in the Infinite Game.

- This is your chance to come and find out more about what the Global Leadership Summit is before committing to join us at GLS19.

- RSVP 12th September

 For more information about GLS, please check out their website here:

 Should you require more information about GLS or the taster events, then please do not hesitate to contact the Toongabbie Baptist Church Office on 02 9636 5050. 

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7:00 PM19:00

Holroyd Community Prayer Dinner

Join us for our 42nd annual Holroyd Community Prayer Dinner in the Swan Room of Merrylands RSL. Tickets cost $45 each for adults and $40 for students, and include a two-course meal and drinks. Gather together with local Christian and community members as we pray for our local area and hear from an inspirational speaker.

Bishop Vincent Long Van Nguyen OFM Conv will be speaking on the topic: Refugees and asylum seekers, my story and the challenge today.

Book as a group through your church office or call 9896-2514 or email for tickets. Final date for RSVP is August 13th. Please advise of any special dietary requirements when booking.

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Wisdom for Women WInterfest Event, hosted by Toongabbie Baptist Church
6:00 PM18:00

Wisdom for Women WInterfest Event, hosted by Toongabbie Baptist Church

Toongabbie Baptist Church Wisdom For Women presents "Winterfest".

Lyn Hames will speak to us on the topic "How God Loves Us In The Winter Of Our Lives"
Join us for a special time of fun and fellowship as ladies over a 2 course meal, baked dinner and dessert. Gluten Free options are available. Minimum age is 15 years old with parent/ guardian.

Cost: $25 per person
Pay by 30th May

Payments Online:
BSB: 704922
AC: 100006196
Comment: W4W and your name.

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7:30 PM19:30

Does truth matter? Creation Ministries at Holroyd New Life Church Youth

  • 734 Merryland Road Greystanes Australia (map)
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On Friday the 1st of March at 7:30pm Holroyd New Life Church have organised for Creation Ministries Dr Mark Brunacci to speak to their youth and young adults. Mark will be speaking on the certainty that God’s word is true and totally reliable. He is very passionate about ensuring youth have this solid foundation.

“We aim to help your congregation, and Christians in general, understand the foundational importance of the book of Genesis to the gospel, to their Christian lives and to their ability to be able to reach out more effectively to their friends and neighbours. The big picture of the gospel will be clearly woven into the presentation, for the benefit of any non-Christians who may be present.” Creation Ministries International

HNLC would like to extend this invitation to the local youth groups and young adults as we have had this group speak at our church before and know this would be a valuable experience for all in attendance.

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10:00 AM10:00

World day of Prayer hosted by Greystanes Catholic Church

Hosted by Greystanes Catholic Church; this prayer event is open to all Christians to attend. - this a global ecumenical movement led by Christian women who welcome you to join in prayer and action for peace and justice.  It is run under the motto “Informed Prayer and Prayerful Action,” and is celebrated annually in over 170 countries on the first Friday in March.  The movement aims to bring together people of various races, cultures and traditions in a yearly common Day of Prayer, as well as in closer fellowship, understanding and action throughout the year.  Slovenia is the Nation focused on this year.

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10:00 AM10:00

Pastoral Care Training Information Session

Pastoral Care Training

Southern Cross Care which provides quality accommodation care and support for valued older people at its facility Cardinal Gilroy Village Merrylands is seeking committed volunteers to become Pastoral Carers.

What you will give:-

       ·    Spiritual, emotional and pastoral support to residents.

       ·    Meaningful relationship to those in need of care

       ·    A listening ear and empathetic heart to fellow human beings

       ·    Precious time with residents (1 hour (minimum) per week-flexibility in days and hours)

       ·    Regular contact each week

What you will receive:-

       ·    Training and support to assist you in understanding your role

       ·    Satisfaction at making a difference in people’s lives

       ·    An understanding of the ageing process

       ·    The appreciation of residents, staff and families

       ·    Personal growth and learning about pastoral care

If you have:-

       ·    A feel for pastoral care

       ·    Interest in reaching out to others

       ·    The ability to work as part of a team

Then please consider joining the next training course which will commence 26 February 2019

A one hour information session will be held on Tuesday 29 January 10-11.30 am including morning tea at Cardinal Gilroy Village Head Office, 45 Barcom St Merrylands To register or for more information please call Norma Morgan on 8321 2573

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Applications open for part-time SRE Coordinator at Merrylands High School

PAID POSITION AVAILABLE: Coordinator and teacher of Protestant SRE at Merrylands High School

One day per week (Fridays) from the start of term one, 2019.

Duties include: teaching weekly Protestant SRE classes; recruiting, mentoring and coordinating volunteer SRE teachers, liaising with school staff to facilitate SRE in the school, seeking opportunities within the school to connect with and disciple students through programs such as ISCF lunch time group and breakfast club. For more information see the PDF entitled “SRE HS Coordinators Duties”

Essential qualifications: Current NSW Working with Children Check and current approval to teach SRE from your denomination.

Experience with teaching SRE, working within schools and connecting young people with local churches is highly desirable.

To find out more or to apply for the position please contact Diane Jogia (Chairperson of the HCMF SRE Board) on 0419637062 or

Applications close on Tuesday 4th December and interviews will take place before Christmas.

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9:00 AM09:00

Kingdom of God seminar, hosted by the Fellowship of Christ

Seminar on Kingdom of God 2018


Speaker: Rev. (Dr) Jeremiah Yap, Founder and Senior Pastor of New Life Restoration Church (NLRC) Malaysia. Mentored by the late Richard Holland and Dr Kevin Connor, Jeremiah founded NLRC in 1981 and since then has been a blessing to many nations including Cambodia, China, Russia, Australia, New Zealand, Europe and South America.  Under his leadership, with God’s favour and grace, he and his team of pastors planted more than 53 vibrant congregations.  But as a self-effacing minister, he is easy to relate.  His easy manner, however, belies the serious of his ministry emphasis; the Family in the Kingdom of God.

Pastor J, as he is fondly called by friends and his fellowship, recently wrote a book, “Kingdom Family” which, naturally, emphasised the crucial importance of families shaped to live in God’s Kingdom Plan.


This seminar is aimed at leaders and potential leaders of churches to ignite issues relating to Kingdom living.  Issues concerning family and generations in relation to God’s Kingdom; of Kingdom culture and its cultivation; of its teachings and relevance in the 21st century.  It is an appropriate time to have a good hard look at the Christian environment today and ask searchingly, “What is happening?”, in the context of Biblical teachings on the Kingdom of God.

Date, Time and Venue:

November 10, Saturday from 9:00 am (for 9:30 start) to 12:30 pm.

At Unit 2, 167, Magowar Road, Girraween.

No charge, freewill offering collected.

Tea, coffee and light snacks will be served.

 For further enquiries:

Peter Chan, Fellowship of Christ
Tel: 0418-456670

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11:00 AM11:00

Guildford Catholic Plenary Council

PLENARY COUNCIL 2020 – LISTEN TO WHAT THE SPIRIT IS SAYING:  As we have heard, Pope Francis has approved the Australian Catholic Bishops’ decision to hold a Plenary Council in Australia in 2020 and 2021.  It is a significant moment for the Church in Australia to make decisions about the future.

The first stage of preparation is Listening and Dialogue.  Together, we are on a journey of listening to God by listening to one another.  All people, not only Catholics, people of other Christian Denominations, those of other faiths or no faith, are invited to engage in Listening and Dialogue Encounters – which are an open and inclusive experience of listening, dialogue and discernment about the future of the Catholic Church in Australia.   Everyone is invited to respond to the question:

What do you think God is asking of us in Australia at this time?

Our Parish is hosting this first stage of Listening and Dialogue for our Deanery and for others who would like to share in this process.

When:  Saturday, 3 November – 11:00am–1:00pm

Where: St. Patrick’s Hall, Calliope Street, Guildford

This process of Listening and Dialogue will be facilitated by Lana Turvey-Collins who has been appointed by the Australian Catholic Bishops as Facilitator for the Plenary Council.

Let us pray for the guidance of the Holy Spirit as we journey towards the 2020 Plenary Council.

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1:00 PM13:00

Combined Churches Picnic

Join together with people from the local Christian churches for a picnic.
Near the amphitheatre in Merrylands Central Gardens.
Sunday 28th October, 1pm to 3pm
BYO picnic food, chairs, blankets, games and sporting equipment.
How good and how pleasant it is when God’s people dwell together in unity. Ps 133:1
Enquiries to (02) 9896-2514, or

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6:30 PM18:30

Guildford Catholic Table Talk on People seeking asylum in Australia

TABLE TALK - A CONVERSATION ABOUT PEOPLE SEEKING ASYLUM IN AUSTRALIA:  An event to help us understand and reflect further on the issues around people seeking asylum in the light of our faith and humanity.

* Come, share and discuss firsthand the realities of seeking asylum and offering hospitality.

Date:  Thursday, 25 October 2018.  Time:  6:30pm.

Venue:  St. Patrick’s Hall, Calliope Street, Guildford


Changing the Conversation about Asylum Seekers” aims to change the conversation on Asylum Seekers and improve the lives of asylum seekers. It is a programme of "table talks" events inside civil society organisations, which provide an opportunity for asylum seekers to share their personal stories and for us to explore their questions and concerns about asylum seeker policy in a safe, respectful space.

Goals of the Table Talk Events

We aim to have a new conversation about asylum seekers, focused on respect, relationship, story and values.

By the end of our time together we want:

1.         Participants to think of asylum seekers as people

2.         Participants to leave prepared to think about asylum seekers & make informed decisions

3.         To build relational power – the relationships around shared values that help people to act.

 For further information and RSVP please contact the Guildford Parish Office -

Phone: 9632.2672 or

email: by Monday,  22 October.

We need to know approximate numbers for catering purposes. Let us pray for one another and all in our local area as we prepare for this gathering.

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7:00 PM19:00

Holroyd Community Prayer Dinner

Join us as we pray for our community and be inspired by guest speaker, Guy Zangari, State Member for Fairfield (Shadow Minister for Justice & Police, Corrections and Emergency Services) and former high-school teacher.

RSVP 14th August

Tickets cost $45 each and include a two-course meal and soft-drinks

Enquiries and tickets phone 9896 2514 or

Please advise of any dietary requirements

Location: Swan Room, Merrylands RSL

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Family Wellbeing Seminar, hosted  by Westside Church
1:00 PM13:00

Family Wellbeing Seminar, hosted by Westside Church

An afternoon to help equip families and carers understand and support children and young people affected by mental health.

Special Guest Speaker: Sue Bartho - Clinical Psychologist

Our special guest speaker Sue Bartho is a highly trained professional in the field of human behaviour and emotions. Sue has her Masters of Psychology with a research thesis on parent training. Since being registered as a Psychologist in NSW in 1994, Sue has worked extensively in the rehabilitation sector, specialising in trauma recovery and pain management.

- 25 August 2018, 1pm - 6pm
- $10 per person, $15.00 per couple
- RSVP Westside church,
- Registration at the door
- Cafe Open
- free instant coffee and tea available

Click here to find the event on Facebook

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8:30 AM08:30

How to share your faith without fear SEMINAR

Please join us for a free seminar hosted by the Gideons and supported by the Holroyd Combined Churches. Includes multimedia, discussion and role-playing. 

Location: Fellowship of Christ Centre. Unit 2,167 Magowar Rd, Girraween NSW 2145

When: Saturday 18th August. Registration 8:30am, start 9, finish 12:30pm

Option after the seminar to bring or buy your lunch then do some guided street witnessing at nearby Toongabbie.

Enquires or registrations to Aaron Terry on 0421 578 758 or

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6:00 PM18:00

"Living with Sexual Integrity" seminar with Dr Patricia Weerakoon

Holroyd New Life Church invite you to join them for a seminar by Dr Patricia Weerakoon from 6pm on Sunday 1st July. Patricia is a Christian Sexologist and celebrated author of books such as "Growing up by the Book", "Teen sex by the Book", "Learning about Gender" and "The Best Sex for life". Patricia will speak for around 45 minutes and then we will have time for questions and answers. Patricia is recognised as one of the leading Christian experts on the topic of gender, identity and sexuality. She speaks candidly and is highly recommended for all ages from high-school up.
Join us from 6pm on Sunday 1st July for what will be an informative, interesting and applicable evening of learning and discussion.

Queries to Holroyd New Life Church phone 9896-25174 or email

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6:30 PM18:30

Holroyd Combined Churches Pentecost Service

Everyone is warmly invited to the Holroyd Combined Churches Pentecost Service, starting at 6:30pm on Sunday 20th May, 2018. Greystanes Uniting Church are hosting the service in their facility at 35 Cumberland road in Greystanes.

Join us as we sing praises, pray and hear a message from Dr Barry Chant - founder of Tabor College in Sydney.

Dr Barry Chant has dabbled in many things. He likes to call himself a Christian latitudinarian—someone whose interests range over a wide spectrum.  Whatever he says or does, it is always biblical, usually practical and sometimes controversial! For many years he has been a regular speaker at church services, seminars, conferences and conventions. He has a prophetic teaching style and an ability to take profound, biblical truths and present them in a simple, memorable way. He has written over twenty books, ranging from theology to church history to family life and children’s stories. Hundreds of thousands of his books have been sold around the world in several languages. He has degrees in arts, theology and ministry, a diploma in education and a PhD in history. He has over 50 years experience in pastoral and educational ministry. He has been an ordained minister in the CRC Churches Int since 1962, was founding president of Tabor College, a multi-denominational Christian Education Centre with campuses in Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Perth and Hobart and served as senior pastor of the Wesley International Congregation in Sydney for eight years. For Barry and his wife Vanessa, their greatest achievement is their marriage of over five decades and their greatest pride lies in their three adult children, and their marriage partners, and their twelve grandchildren.

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6:00 PM18:00

Tenebrae Service hosted by Holroyd New Life Church

Holroyd New Life Church invites you to join them for a Tenebrae service. Tenebrae (Latin for darkness) is a prolonged meditation on Christ’s suffering. Readings trace the story of Christ’s passion and the power of silence and darkness suggests the drama of this momentous day. As lights are extinguished, we ponder the depth of Christ’s suffering and death.

Sunday 25th March, 6pm at the Greystanes Community Centre, 732 Merrylands rd, Greystanes

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6:00 PM18:00

SRE Commissioning Service

You're invited to a special combined churches service with a time of praise, prayer and message for the Christian SRE ministry in Holroyd for the coming year. Holroyd New Life Church has offered to host the service in the air-conditioned Greystanes Community Centre (734 Merrylands rd, Greystanes) and Guy Johnston, current HCMF SRE Board Chairperson, will be sharing an encouraging message.

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