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Our Tibetan Friends

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How good it is to live in a Multicultural area, where we can meet people from all parts of the world! 
We had the pleasure of meeting the Tibetan community through Grace City Foodcare. They frequently come to our shop where we can talk and share experiences. It did not take us long to learn how generous and full of life they are.

But more than that, they showed us that they are a people full of gratitude, a people who appreciate relationships; and last, but not least, a people who can cook amazing food. 
They held a feast for all the volunteers of Foodcare with the purpose of thanking them for serving the community in such a loving way. The feast was made of delicious traditional food and incredible dumplings. 

They also shared some of their life stories and the struggles they’ve been through. We are truly blessed to have them around us and to call them friends. And there’s more, the Foodcare Team was invited to celebrate the Tibetan New Year this Saturday with them. What a privilege!   

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Mens Bootcamp // 5:55am Wednesday Mornings

Exercise in the Park // James Meehan Reserve!


The energetic men of Grace City Church have been diligently gathering to work up a manly sweat before sunrise on Wednesday mornings! All men are welcome who are keen to meet new friends and fit in some much needed exercise into their often busy weeks. All are welcome to come and bring along a mate to the super friendly and inclusive ministry. Also at $5 a week to cover equipment, what a bargain and worthwhile reason to wake up a little bit earlier for fellowship, fun and fitness.

"It is a lot of fun having varied and creative workouts every week, and such a great fun community"

Check out some pictures from last week and if you know anyone who would be keen let us know or bring them along!!!
James Ryburn : 0414 572 816 Jamie Brading : 040 5296 795
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180 Youth Summer Camp

Basin adventures // Check out the video above!

As the youth leaders met for lunch, we prepared ourselves for the big weekend ahead! 180 youth summer camp had finally arrived and we had a squad of 15 youth to adventure with. After much packing and unpack we met at Palm Beach to meet all the youth catch the ferry. It was a lot of loading and unloading as we swarmed the boat, but the beautiful weather kept our minds off the seemingly endless lugging of gear! After a rapid tent set up scramble, it was time for a much needed swim. A giant inflatable was found, and we sailed all afternoon. After sunset it was time for a less healthy dinner and some hilarious night games, and then sleep.. for some.

A sunrise hike was planned, and as most of us groggily got out of bed, we hiked up and endless hill and through the brush that required an unexpected amount of team work to find an amazing lookout for an epic view overlooking the whole pittwater! Climbing down to a well deserved breakfast and default cool down swim, it was finally time to pack and then spend some time contemplating as some of the leaders did a talk on various practical relvant topics. Albert started off with the topic of stress and how God and the Word had helped him thorugh a surprisingly tough year, followed by Tara speaking on some of her struggles with friendships and how God came through for her and then Jess spoke on self image and how tricky it can be to navigate and what God thinks of us. After yet another required cool down swim after a bacon filled lunch, Anna spoke on growing in God and how key that is.

What a weekend of laughs, growth and community! Plus of course, what an introduction to the Australian way for our new FPs from the UK! Aimee & Thea fit right in with great conversations and times with all the youth, swimming, being silly and getting to know everyone! We are so blessed to have them join the team for 2018! Now we have to get ready for the week long roadtrip camp from April 23-28th with Soul Survivor, so exciting!

It's week 2 of 180 Youth this week the 9th of February, we pray that it continues to grow as we learn about Jesus, the Holy Spirit, the word in an atmosphere of caring and discipleship through the challenging years of navigating life as a teenager!! If you know any highschoolers, bring them along or let a leader know and we can even organise a lift for them! Friday at 7pm at the Church Building // 47 Stella St, Collaroy Plateau
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