You are invited to our very popular Create and Refresh weekends at The Hermitage in Mittagong. These weekends are designed to give women the opportunity to slow down in a beautiful, peaceful setting in the Southern Highlands - to reflect on God's word, enjoy peace and tranquillity and have an opportunity to be renewed and refreshed physically, emotionally and spiritually.
The weekend gives you plenty of opportunity to reflect on God’s word, together with free time to enjoy walks, being creative, sleeping, games or whatever you would like to bring that you find relaxing or simply read and chat with the other women on the weekend.
Each weekend is limited to 30 women and all the rooms are single rooms with ensuite bathrooms.
|17-19 February||Jackie Stoneman leading|
|7-9 April||Di Morgan leading (focus on prayer)|
|16-18 June||Leader to be confirmed|
|28-30 July||Jackie Stoneman leading|
|13-15 October||Di Morgan leading (focus on prayer)
$400. This includes accommodation and all meals from supper on Friday night to lunch on Sunday.
For more information contact Karen Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org
Click here to book for the upcoming February weekend, or to put down a deposit for one of the weekends later in the year.
We hope you will join us for one of these wonderful weekends.
"Thank you for giving us this opportunity to take a break from business, routine, struggles of life and recalibrate our lives. The style of teaching was great. I felt encouraged. The passages chosen were great for this weekend giving us permission to pull back and look after physical, spiritual and emotional aspects. The opportunity to meet with so many wonderful, honest and caring women and share the love of Jesus and the journey of life was immeasurably valuable. I feel better able to go back to life and church renewed remembering that although there are hard times the best is yet to come and this weekend I think was a little foretaste of heaven. Thank you. Wendy"
Please join us at our 2016 Mary Andrews College Graduation on
Friday 18 March 2016
Village Church, Annandale
Corner of Booth and Johnston Streets, Annandale
Graduation is always a highlight of our year as we celebrate the achievements of our students who have worked so hard. This year we have 31 people graduating with a Diploma, Certificate in Theology or from the Pastoral Care Course, along with the Mary Andrews Prize winner.
We are delighted to have the Rev. Dr Mark Harding, Dean and CEO of The Australian College of Theology, as our speaker on the night.
The graduation ceremony will be followed by supper. Please come along and have a wonderful evening with us!
RSVP by Friday 11 March to email@example.com or 9284-1470.
* That enough students will have stayed at College for 4 weeks this year for the College to receive sufficient Government funding to cover all accommodation and travel costs.
* For the new Anglican Assistant Teachers, James, Marlene and Mandy, who have been greatly appreciated by the teachers and students this year and for CMS funding them.
* That the NT Government has offered to accommodate 1,400 of the additional 12,000 refugees coming from the Middle East and that the Indigenous Chair of the Nungalinya College Board gave a public address to make it clear that Indigenous people are wanting to make them welcome.
* Our Bishop Greg Anderson as he reviews the needs of Indigenous ministry in the NT and gives leadership for the best way forward to strengthen local churches and their leaders.
* Students in all our courses seeking to graduate over the next 2 months. There are currently 12 Anglican Certificate I Literacy students, a handful of Certificate II Music and Media students and 18 Anglican Certificate III students who could graduate on 30 October 2015.
* Terry as he learns to communicate sensitively with students facing difficult situations.
* Our local church, St James Sanderson, where Terry is on Parish Council, as we consider our strategic direction in our multi-cultural context over the next 5 years.
Liz and Terry thank you for your support.
They tell us:
It is always difficult for students to attend in Term 3 because this is the time of year when ceremonies occur and funerals are arranged. In spite of these factors, we have been encouraged by the commitment of the students who are here at present.
The day before a subject started, Liz was asked to replace another teacher who had this year’s nasty flu, Fortunately it was the subject Liz taught in 2014 so she was very familiar with it.
Liz is also teaching her Certificate IV subject ‘Jesus through John’ combining Salvation in Christ with exegesis of John’s Gospel, twice this term. It is such a joy to be able to discuss theological issues at greater depth with these church leaders. Please pray that the course will be of real practical value when these leaders return to teach in their communities. Taking chapel services continues to be another great joy for Liz.
The Rev. Kate Beer is the new Ministry Development Officer for the Diocese. She and her husband the Rev.Tavis Beer visited communities all along the Roper River providing pastoral support and training. They and their two children went through the CMS training in Melbourne with us. They will be moving to Darwin at the end of the year with responsibility for the Ministry Development Team (formerly the Ministry Resources Unit).Terry is part of this team as Dean for Anglican students at Nungalinya. The focus is strongly on training Indigenous church leaders. Please pray for the team as they seek to provide resources and training and for good coordination with Nungalinya to provide the most helpful relevant training to build up the church. Liz is very excited that she will be able to join some members of this team when they go out to Groote Eylandt in November.
Thank you all for your support, love and prayers for us.
Your partners in mission,
Terry and Liz McCoy
If you live in Sydney’s west, or in the Illawarra, we have special Open Days for you too!
Why not come with a friend for a morning at College? It could be the start of a new phase of life.
Open Days will be held
Where: Mary Andrews College
Level 1 464-48- Kent St, Sydney 2000
Tuesday 17th November
Wednesday 18th November
Thursday 19th November
Monday 23rd November
Friday 27th November
Wednesday 27th January 2016
Monday 1st February 2016
Dapto Anglican Church (100 Moombara St, Dapto)
Tuesday 10th November, 10am-12pm
Emu Plains Anglican Church (26 Short St, Emu Plains)
Monday 16th November, 10am-12pm
Call Sarah on 9284 1470 to book your spot or fill out the online booking form here.
We are thrilled that Robyn Claydon has agreed to come back and do some more of her wonderful poetry afternoons!
Over the past year or so, these afternoons of learning about poets and their works, from Robyn, a former Deputy Principal of Abbotsleigh School, who has Masters degree in English literature, have been so well attended, we urge you to call soon to secure a place.
This time, Robyn will be looking at some of the Romantic poets, Wordworth, Keats and Coleridge.
If your memories of these poets is a hazy one from your schooldays, this is an afternoon just for you.
So instead of “wander(ing) lonely as a cloud” in a “season of mists and mellow fruitfulness” why not join us and lose yourself for an afternoon with a wonderful teacher and some wondrous poems?
Where: Mary Andrews College
Level 1, 464-480 Kent St
Monday 28th September - Places still available
Cost: $10 per day
Who can come? Everyone! Men, women, young, old, poetry lovers or poetry novices
RSVP to Sarah 9284 1470 or firstname.lastname@example.org