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19th December 2018

At the Parish Council meeting on Wednesday December 19 some of the highlights were:

  • Accepting an offer from CMS to partner with new link missionaries - Pedro & Joy Woolmer.  The Woolmer’s have a pre schooler son, Mark.  In early 2020, they are planning on heading to Uruguay to be involved in University student ministry.  They will visit St Marks sometime later in 2019.  The Woolmer’s will replace Mark and Rosemary Dickens as our link missionaries.  As previously advised, Mark and Rosemary are returning from Singapore in late February.  They hope to find a ministry position in an Anglican church in Western Sydney.   The Dickens will be visiting us on Sunday March 31.  

  • Initiating steps to formally adopt the Diocesan Domestic Violence Policy.  This will involve us all growing in our understanding of this particular area of pain & sin within families.  

  • Noting that the financial position as at the end of November 30 was healthy.  Thanks to congregation generosity, St Marks should end the year with a surplus.

  • Giving thanks to God for Dave Binggeli’s ministry.  Dave prepared an overview of his work this year.  Tim Ellis also reported on Dave’s recent staff review. deciding to trial two working groups in 2019.  These will be comprised of PC members.  

  • One group will look at Finances & Stewardship, the other will monitor our Church Vision activities.  Each group will meet on months designated for the working party rather than full PC.  

  • Deciding to increase annual support of Anchor RE from $3600 to $4200.

  • Praying for Dave & Eirian, Christmas services, Third Friday, Katrina Low (as she leaves us), Kids Church team esp. new co-ordinator, the Woolmers, Jackie Fitzgerald, Karen Sonneman, Michael Sheehan