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Easter Services

Celebrate God's love at St Alban's this Easter

Good Friday
14 April 2017

10am
A reflective service to remember Jesus' death for us.
Children's program provided.

Easter Sunday
16 April 2017

10am
A joyful celebration of Jesus' resurrection for all ages,
followed by an Easter Egg hunt for children. 

6pm
A joyful celebration of Jesus' resurrection,
followed by supper.
 

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Alternative Facts: A conversation about truth and trust

Christ Church Inner West presents a discussion about truth and trust in today's world.

In a post truth world of fake news and alternative facts…

  • how do we know what is true and what is false?
  • why are so many people immune to the facts?
  • what is the best way to engage with those who disagree with us?
  • who can we trust?

Hear from our panelists and join the conversation.

  • Natasha Moore: Research fellow at the Centre for Public Christianity and freelance journalist.
  • Ben McEachen: Journalist with Eternity News and formerly with Empire Magazine.
  • Rev Dr Ed Loane: Lecturer in Theology and Church History at Moore Theological College
  • Richard Glover: Holds a Masters degree in Political Economy and currently completing a Bachelor of Divinity. 

Hosted by Christ Church Inner West at 27/37 Nicholson St, Balmain East
Thursday 30 March, 7:30pm.
$10 at the door.
Refreshments provided.

This event is not suitable for persons under 18 years.

RSVPs essential. Please respond on facebook.

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A night of live music and mental health awareness

To kick of National Youth Week, St Alban's 6pm is hosting a night of live music, good food and mental health awareness.

Daniel Tomalaris and Fence Sitter live at the Ridley Centre.

Saturday April 1, 7pm.
175 Great North Rd, Five Dock.
$10 at the door.
Proceeds go towards Headspace.

Italian street food by Arlecchino on the Road.

Hosted by St Alban's Church Five Dock.
This event is alchohol free and suitable for people under 18 years.

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Special Church Service: Vision Sunday 2017

Every year, the five congregations that comprise Christ Church Inner West meet together to set the course for the next twelve months. Join us at Vision Sunday 2017, as we ask, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" 

Vision Sunday will be held at St Alban's Five Dock at 10am on Sunday February 5.

There will be no 6pm service that day.

We'll have a church-wide picnic at a local park after the service, so please bring along your own lunch.

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Plenty of Pong

What do you get when you put a bunch of guys in a hall for a few hours of table tennis!

Plenty of Pong is a local community event which gives ordinary blokes a chance raise money to fight against human trafficking. 

It’s easy! 

All you need to do is turn up and play ping pong. Entry costs $20 - and some extra gold coin donations will get you into some novelty games. There’ll also be a BBQ with sausages, bacon and eggs for sale.

All money raised will go to International Justice Mission, a world wide agency which employs lawyers, investigators and social workers to protect those in poverty from exploitation and violence.  

It’s gonna be a great night!

When: 7:30-10:30pm on Friday 7th October 

Where: St Alban’s Church Hall (The Ridley Centre) at 173 Great North Rd Five Dock

Who: Plenty of Pong is open to any blokes from the local community. It’s hosted by Christ Church Inner West (which consists of St Alban’s Five Dock, St John’s Ashfield and St Oswald’s Haberfield) 

More info: Go to stalbanschurch.com.au or email Matt (matt@cciw.org.au

Whose idea was this?

In January 2010, an everyday Aussie bloke spent two weeks in Thailand seeing firsthand the horrendous injustice associated with the trafficking and exploitation of children and teenagers. He returned to Australia feeling totally overwhelmed by the vastness of the problem but knowing that he had to do something in response. In the months that followed he became more and more convinced of the vital role that men have to play in being part of the solution to this problem. His passion gave rise to the IJM Ping Pong-a-thon.

This is the first time this event has been held at St Alban’s. We’re starting small - just 3 hours of table tennis. Next year we plan to step up to host a full 24 hour ping pong-a-thon event!

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Reading through 2 Kings

To get the most out of our sermon series in 2 Kings, you might like to follow this reading plan. Just read the chapters in the brackets during the week prior to the Sunday, and you'll be sure to benefit richly from the series!

To get the most out of our sermon series in 2 Kings, you might like to follow this reading plan. Just read the chapters in the brackets during the week prior to the Sunday, and you'll be sure to benefit richly from the series!

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  Over the next couple of months, we're going to be making our way through the practices and disciplines Christ Church Inner West (CCIW) has identified as 'The Five Means of Grace'. We believe these practices are vital for growing as 'fully devoted children of God who know, love and serve the Lord Jesus Christ, his church and his world'.  We hope you enjoy this series of reflections about each 'means of grace' by members from church. The first 'means of grace' is 'joyous fellowship', which involves gathering regularly in smaller groups, around the scriptures and in prayer, for fellowship. We asked John Langley a few questions:

 

Over the next couple of months, we're going to be making our way through the practices and disciplines Christ Church Inner West (CCIW) has identified as 'The Five Means of Grace'. We believe these practices are vital for growing as 'fully devoted children of God who know, love and serve the Lord Jesus Christ, his church and his world'. 

We hope you enjoy this series of reflections about each 'means of grace' by members from church. The first 'means of grace' is 'joyous fellowship', which involves gathering regularly in smaller groups, around the scriptures and in prayer, for fellowship. We asked John Langley a few questions:

1. How long have you been involved in a fellowship group? 


I’ve been part of a home group since mid 2011.

2. Can you recall a significant moment for you that you shared in fellowship with your group?


My daughter died in a car crash in 2011. It was this that prompted me to join a home group. The support of my group really helped me with the process of grief. Prayer encouraged me to express my emotions and  deep suffering associated with my loss. 
 

A couple of years later Jill, our leader at the time, guided us through Job. I couldn’t have come close to getting through this by myself. What a comfort this proved to be! 

3.  Can you recall a difficulty that you have had to overcome with regards to participating in a fellowship group?
 

I have had trouble with praying aloud as part of a group. Nevertheless, this challenge has helped me to listen better, to try to find appropriate words, and offer up our concerns to God.

4. What has being in a fellowship group taught you about the Christian life?


We are all in this together. We do our best but ultimately God is in control. We are all common humanity with very similar issues in life. Sharing amongst the group encourages me that I am not alone. The faith of my fellow Christians is inspiring.


I have also come to realise that the Bible is best as a shared and oral text. All too often i have been confident that I understood a particular reading only to be amazed at how a group discussion opens up so many different aspects that I had not even contemplated.

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Vision Sunday

Vision Sunday will be held on Sunday 31st January 2016 at 10am at St John’s Ashfield. This is a combined service for all congregations - there will be no other services that day.

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CCIW Leadership Conference

On Saturday 30th January we’re holding our annual CCIW leadership day. This event is open to all members of CCIW, not just those in official leadership positions and it promises to be a great day. Find out more and register at http://www.trybooking.com/Booking/BookingEventSummary.aspx?eid=175431

 

Date: Saturday 30 January 2016

Time: 9am - 3pm

Place: Trinity Grammar School, 'The Terrace Room', 119 Prospect Rd, Summer Hill

Cost: $20 (includes all food and materials)

Who: This event is open to all members of CCIW and it promises to be a great day.  We hope there will be many people who hold both formal and informal leadership roles there from all our various congregations.

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