News and information about the Church of God (Seventh Day) in Australia
Dear brothers and sisters in Christ throughout the Church of God (Seventh Day),
"I was dead and now I am alive." Jesus' familiar words as quoted from Scripture is really our testimony as well.
We who were dead to sin, are now alive in Christ. We who received Christ, believed in His name, are now redeemed and reconciled. What cause for praise and joy! And so, every year, together around the world we celebrate this new covenant reality, sealed in Jesus' blood and written into our very hearts. This year the Lord's Supper commemoration is on 7 April 2020, just after sunset.
Within the International Ministerial Congress of the Church of God (Seventh Day) we work and celebrate together in unison in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ for the glory of our Heavenly Father. We proclaim the annual renewal of our Christ covenant. The broken bread symbolises Jesus' broken body. The fruit of the vine Jesus' shed blood in our place. And, in humility, we wash each other's feet, in the manner Jesus himself set. We do this in community, in communion and because of the new covenant. We proclaim Jesus' pre-eminence every time we participate.
Please have this this letter read throughout your zone/conference area, and encourage all pastors to share this important and timely message in their local churches.
In Jesus Name, on behalf of the International Ministerial Congress of the Church of God (Seventh Day),
Start planning now for the 2022 Australian General Conference, bringing together brothers and sisters from across Australia for several days of inspiring worship, fellowship, Bible teaching, and planning.
The Australian General Conference was held in Adelaide, South Australia on January 7-11, 2020. Churches from across Australia were represented, together with overseas visitors. The theme of the conference was "United in Fellowship and Committed to Discipleship". Each day of the conference featured worship services, and afternoon activities included a future planning seminar, an IMC presentation, a games night, and a fun show. Many commented how much they enjoyed the relaxing atmosphere allowing ample time for fellowship.
Visitors and friends enjoyed the first Church of God (Seventh Day) Sabbath worship service in Lidcombe in June 2019, with monthly services planned over the next few months.
Pastors Phil Kordahi and John Klassek, together with their wives, facilitated the service.
Members and friends enjoyed a church camp at Willowbrook Farm in Western Australia in late March 2019. Sabbath worship was held outdoors.
Sunday morning was complimented by a pancake and scone breakfast. The relaxing rural environment lent itself to good fellowship and "strengthening the ties that bind" us to Christ.
Pastors Phil Kordahi and Hector Renderos facilitated the ordination of John Klassek (Elder) to Pastor on 2 March 2019.
Phil prayed for an outpouring of the Holy Spirit, and Hector prayed for strength in times of suffering. John pastors the Church of God (Seventh Day) in Western Australia.
The Church of God (Seventh Day) in Australia hosted a Super Sabbath weekend in Adelaide, South Australia, on 2 March 2019.
The featured theme was "Bible Based" and "Distinct, Yet Inclusive". Members and friends travelled to the event from across Australia.
Pastor Phil Kordahi, from Adelaide, SA, recently visited our brothers and sisters in Christ in the Philippines during their General Conference. Phil mentioned he enjoyed a great time of warmth and fellowship, with a great desire to share the journey within the International Ministerial Congress of the Church of God (Seventh Day).
Two people were recently baptised in the shores near Adelaide, over the past couple of months. Pastor Phil Kordahi commented that this was a great time of joy for everyone, with very good attendance at each of the baptism.
The Church of God (Seventh Day) teaches baptism by immersion for all who have repented of their sins and accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour.
The Church of God (Seventh Day) held its General Conference on 9-13 January 2018. With members attending from all parts of Australia, as well as visiting speakers from Myanmar and New Zealand, the conferences' theme was "Christ Centred, Spirit Formed". Featuring inspiring sermons, a well rehearsed worship band, as well as lots of fellowship, many commented that this conference was the best yet. Thanks be to our God for His providence and blessing!
The Church of God (Seventh Day) in will be celebrating our General Conference in Adelaide, South Australia, in January 9-13, 2018. The theme of the conference is "Christ Centred, Spirit Formed".
This conference is held every two years, and you're invited. Book your accommodation early!
The Church of God (Seventh Day) in Perth and the Avon region in Western Australia has been meeting for Sabbath worship since January 2017 at the Church of Christ venue in Mundaring, in the Perth Hills.
If you're visiting, living near Perth, or from the country, you're welcome to join us for worship and fellowship.
11:00am, 1470 Stoneville Road
Mundaring, Western Australia
Elder David Kidd and his wife Angela moved from Adelaide, South Australia, to Tauranga in New Zealand.
They have now initiated a new Sabbath fellowship in Ohauiti, Tauranga.
For more information, see their new website at www.churchofgodslove.com