Posts from March 2019

Posts from March 2019

Contact List

We are putting together our 2019 contact book. Up on the noticeboard in the foyer you will find a draft version ready for your approval. Please check it out over the next couple of weeks and confirm the details so we can publish it. When confirmed we will provide the contact book in printed, emailed and on-line formats.

160 years and counting!

This church in Balhannah has lived for 160 years this year, beginning with the building of the Methodist church at Bonney Flat in 1859. This was soon followed in 1863 by the construction of a chapel in Oakbank. In 1887 the Oakbank chapel was extended to hold 150 worshippers. in 1931 The new Balhannah church was built on its current site and in 1999, 20 years ago, this property was extended to also hold 150 worshippers. Over that 160 years…

Secret Men’s Business

Secret Men’s Business will be held on Monday April 1 at the home of Ray and Sue McDonald at 6.30 p.m. (across the road from the church, no. 16) Please respond as soon as possible to Ray or Sue to aid with catering. Being APRIL FOOLS DAY why not wear a hat old or new, wacky or special , get in the spirit, be a fool. Phone 0417 358 973 or email

Autumn Clean

We are planning to have a cleanup in and around the church buildings on Saturday 13th April. from 9.30 am.

Mwandi Update – Nsonga Masieye

Nsonga Masieye (a double orphan) was totally sponsored from Mwandi Basic School to the University of Zambia. He has now received a Bachelor of Arts with Education Undergraduate Degree with distinction. Nsonga writes… “I am proud to mention to you that I have graduated from ‘THE UNIVERSITY OF ZAMBIA’ with a “DISTINCTION”. I owe this to the Almighty God and the entire OVC project because without you in my life, my life would only be defined around Mwandi community. You…

Minute Secretary for Church Council

Church Council is looking for a person to take minutes of church council meetings to allow our secretary to more fully participate in our discussions. if you are interested then contact Peter Smith.

Psalm 63:1

O God, you are my God, I seek you, my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and weary land where there is no water.

Luke 4:1-4

Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness, where for forty days he was tempted by the devil. He ate nothing at all during those days, and when they were over, he was famished. The devil said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command this stone to become a loaf of bread.” Jesus answered him, “It is written, ‘One does not live by bread alone.’”