Several months ago, I asked you to join with me in praying for a new season of the tangible work of God. I have been encouraged by the number of people who have let me know that they have been praying diligently for this since that time.

This coming Sunday we are returning to that call to prayer in a sermon series entitled “Refresh” where I am hoping that we will experience a renewal of our commitment to the central features of our vision and purpose. Beginning Sunday we will look at four commitments: the goodness of the good news, the promise of personal transformation, the reality of God’s invitation to join him in his work and to join in with courage and hope.

I am looking forward to this series and the opportunity it will provide us to discuss where we feel God is leading us and what the next season may look like.

I am more and more convinced that as we join together in prayer the Lord will lead us into what he has prepared for us. I refuse to believe that his plan for the church to pass slowly into irrelevance, but that it is his divine plan to bring restoration and renewal to the world as we participate with his Spirit.

Even if you are not able to be present over the next month, make sure you listen to the podcasts and join in this movement of prayer.

Call To Prayer


SUNDAY 20th October 2019

Marc Rader | Senior Pastor

Refresh: The Good News, Is Really Good News!

Services: 8.30am|10.30am|6.00pm
SUNDAY 27th October 2019

Marc Rader | Senior Pastor


Services: 8.30am|10.30am|6.00pm

Announcements and Upcoming Events

Fair Trade Market 2019

This year our Fair Trade Market is on 9am-2pm Saturday 2 November 2019 to make it more accessible for people. Hosted by our Catalyst team since 2012, the Fair Trade Market supports projects in over 30 nations, providing communities with a living wage & hope beyond the injustices of poverty. Over 30 stall holders offer Fair Trade clothes, homewares, crafts, food, jewellery, great food, music and more.
Join with us to be the change!

Fair Trade Market - Cake Stall Bakers

The Fair Trade Cake Stall adds to the atmosphere of the day, provides a sweet something for shoppers to add to their cup of coffee, and proceeds assist with the overheads for the Fair. Contributions are greatly appreciated.

Delivery the day before on Friday afternoon for items that will remain fresh for 24 hours (no refrigeration available): Biscuits, firm slices, shortbreads, jams, cakes for slicing the following day.

Delivery on Saturday any time till 12:00 (7:00-9:00 preferred) for all items fresh for the day: Cup Cakes, moist slices and cakes.

Senior Men's Lunch

Our Guest Speaker this month is Andrew Hudson, Chaplain at Donald Robinson Village.  Andrew has recently returned from a trip to Central Australia and will speak on his experiences there.

Where: Donald Robinson Village
When: Wednesday 30th October at 12.15pm
Cost: $15.00

Please book by phoning Dave on 0438 238 549 by Monday 28th October.
(Last minute cancellations must be paid for)”

The Fathering Project - Twilight Tours

A fun filled opportunity to spend one-on-one time with your son or daughter.
October 17 - Gym Climb (Kirrawee) | $25pp
October 24 - Trail Cylce (Engadine) | BYO
October 31 - Ginger Bread House (GBC) | $10pp

Places strictly limited. RSVP Essential.
To book your place or for more information email:

Scripture in High School Update
Please pray for:
  • Joanne Smyth teaching SRE  at Kirrawee High for one day per week in Term 4
  • Jarrod continuing at Gymea High
  • students seeking faith answers
  • improved programming for SRE in 2020 in both High Schools.
Hopefield Op-Shop Donations Needed
Please donate all good quality, clothes, shoes, bags, jewelry, books, DVDs, CD’s &  bric a brac to Hopefield Op shop.

Please take all donations to 9-11 Gosport St Cronulla or drop into the offices at Hopefield.

All proceeds from the Op Shop go to support the work of Hopefield
Hopefield Op-Shop Cronulla needs you!
If you have a spare 3 hours during  the week, perhaps every fortnight and you would enjoy connecting with our local community, we would love to have you in our Hopefield Op-Shop (located at 9-11 Gosport St, Cronulla). No previous experience necessary, just a welcoming friendly smile and a heart to serve others and show them God’s love.

Our Opening Hours are:
Monday ,Wednesday & Friday 9.30am - 3pm
Tuesday & Thursday 10.00am - 1.00pm
Saturday 10.00am - 2.00pm

We are looking at putting together a roster of wonderful volunteers that would be rostered on 2 volunteers per 3 hour shifts, you can choose whether you come weekly, fortnightly or monthly and either morning or afternoon.

Talk to your friends, sister or mum and come and be a part of this wonderful new ministry.

All proceeds from the store go directly to the work of Hopefield
Please call Hopefield on 9545 0299 or email the office.

Gymea Baptist Church

2-10 Tea Gardens Ave, Kirrawee
02 9521 4611

Send news items to:
Southern Community Welfare
Counselling/Support Groups
02 9545 0299

Direct Debit
Tithes and Offerings

Bank Name: Baptist Financial Services
Account Name: Gymea Baptist Church
BSB No: 704 922
Account No: 100 006 024
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