Great Expectations
Waiting for the birth of a child is a time full emotions—joy, worry, hope, concern. It’s a time of great expectation for what the future may hold. In the weeks leading into Christmas 2016, join us at Gympie Presbyterian as we wait in wonder for the birth of the one whose birth was announced by angels “He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; his kingdom will never end. Read more

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Trash ’n’ Treasure - Update
A big thanks to everyone who supported our Trash ’n’ Treasure sale on June 11. We had a great day, cooking up sausages and selling loads of ‘stuff’—collectables, bric-a-brac, clothing, plants, relishes…even a piano! The total amount raised during the sale was around $800, and as church we ‘rounded up’ the total to $1000. So we’ve been able to donate $500 each to Care Outreach and Community Action Gympie . In addition, we had loads of leftover items which have been donated to Little Haven , so they can sell the items and raise funds for their services in palliative care and cancer support services. Read more

Trash ’n’ Treasure
Gympie Presbyterian Church is holding a Trash ’n’ Treasure sale on 11 June, 7am-1pm at 11 Crown Road, Gympie . There’ll be loads of bargains: household goods, clothing, bric-a-brac, handmade crafts, plants, and delicious food—who knows what you’ll find. During the day there’ll be a sausage sizzle for only $2. All proceeds will go to support people in need through the work of Care Outreach and Community Action . Care Outreach works to care for the physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being of people in rural and remote Australia. Read more

Bible Study Book—Term 2 2016
For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile. For in the gospel the righteousness of God is revealed—a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: “The righteous will live by faith.” Romans 1:16–17 NIV This term at church and in bible study groups we’ll be hearing from the first five chapters of Paul’s letter to the church in Rome. Read more

What I’m Reading and Listening To
On Easter Saturday the Gympie Times featured some local ministers in their What I’m Reading and Listening To section. They were kind enough to interview our minister and you can read his contribution by clicking on the image below. The book he references The Final Days of Jesus can be bought from good bookstores or on Kindle .

Easter Services 2016
Good Friday and Easter Sunday are at the focus of what Jesus came to do, and the centre of Christianity. One of the earliest summaries of the Christian message is “Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, and that he appeared" (1 Corinthians 15:3–5) Join us this Easter to listen and reflect on the death and resurrection of Jesus as recorded in Luke’s gospel. Read more

Bible Study Book—Term 1 2016
Who is Jesus? What was His mission? Why does it matter to us? In our bible studies this term, we’ll be answering these questions as we read Luke 9-19 together. Want to find out more? You can contact us to join a bible study group, or download a copy of the study booklet for yourself.

Commissioning a New Minister
On January 30 2016 the Presbytery of Wide-Bay/Sunshine Coast commissioned Rev. Daniel Saunders to minister with Gympie Presbyterian Church. Our church was encouraged to have a number of members of Presbytery and members of Kenmore Presbyterian Church (where Daniel had previously ministered) joining with us to pray, encourage, and support our church and new minister. Rev. Saunders being interviewed by Rev. Wal Brown (Bundaberg Presbyterian Church) Elder Daryl Brenton praying for Rev. Read more