Nextgen 2021

Nextgen is a youth leaders training conference that is usually held in Katoomba in January. This year we had Nextgen Hubs in Tamworth. Our youth leaders attended and Simon and Erin led strand 3. To catch a video of Georgia and Ania click here

OVACC Church Camp

In March we went to Green Valley Farm for our church camp. Tom opened the bible and talked about Old Testament Ethics, we spent time praying together and enjoying each others company. A great weekend.

OVACC Youth

OVACC Youth meet on Sunday evenings during term time from 4:30-6:30pm. The purpose of OVACC Youth is to ‘equip Christian teenagers to be mature contributing members of Christ’s Church for their whole lives’. Most Sundays they get together and play some games, read the bible together, and encourage each other anyone from year 6-12 is…

Women’s Craft Day

The women of the 8am and 10am service had a wonderful day together encouraging each other while making craft, completing puzzles and enjoying good coffee and cake. Carolyn Duncan and Jo Russell shared about their faith while Hannah interviewed her Grandmother, Helen, on her life as a Christian. On the whole a really enjoyable day.

OVACC Youth Hike

OVACC Youth exist to help teenagers from Oxley Vale Anglican Community Church grow into mature christian contributing members of our church. Recently we went on a 25km hike through Barrington Tops. We started at stayed at Polblue and then on Saturday morning in 2 degrees drove in 4WDs to Junction pools where we started out…

Christianity Explored

We all get one life to live and deep down we’re all asking the same question – what’s it all about? Christianity Explored is a friendly casual time to get together and find out who Jesus is and what he means for us today.  You won’t be asked to answer questions out loud, but you…

Resources from the Ethics Series

Below are a number of links that you can follow for further reading on the ethics topics in the headings: Same Sex Marriage: Sandy Grant from St Michaels Wollongong has an excellent lecture on the no case. http://wollongong.anglican.asn.au/sermons/public-marriage-lecture-2017/ Marriage alliance has some good resources and worth following http://www.marriagealliance.com.au John Anderson on ABC News.  

Survey: Ethics series topics

You might have heard from Simon that our next series will be a collection of reflections on modern ethical questions. We’d like to know what kind of things our congregations are interesting in addressing, so we’ve put together a short survey. Can you take three minutes and help us out? The survey is here.

Women’s Morning Tea

  Saturday the women of OVACC came together for morning tea. They heard from Yui on her journey from Thailand to Australia, and how she moved from Buddhism to trusting that Jesus was her Lord and Saviour. Of interest was her reflections on the difference between praying as a Buddhist, to praying to a personal…

Ashley Madison Scandal

Tamworth has almost 1800 Ashley Madison accounts according to the Sydney Morning Herald, which the newspaper describes as being almost 5% of the postcode.  For some of the neighbouring towns the numbers and percentage are higher. OVACC is a safe place for hurting families and for couples wanting to reconcile their relationships.  We recognise that we are…

Moore College Mission

Moore College are visiting from the 22nd March to the 29th March. If you would like to see the timetable please click here.  https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1USnvVC7h62epGiwl1-DtgrEZ7_D7PygbxOsX87DPdUc/edit?usp=sharing

Working with Children Check for OVACC Staff and Volunteers

STEPS FOR APPLICANTS FOR THE WWCC The applicant should fill out an online application at: http://www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/Working-with-children/Working-With-Children-Check/apply/-apply The applicant will need to nominate whether they are a paid employee or a volunteer. Under child-related sector the applicant should select “religious services”. Once the online application has been completed a WWCC Application Number will be issued to the…

Solidarity Sunday

We at OVACC are praying for our brothers and sisters in Iraq. We are also participating in “Solidarity Sunday ” on the 2nd November. If you would like t-shirts (large size) for $7 for the occasion please tell one of the staff on Sunday. If you would like to find our more go to this…

We Are N

  While our services are usually happy occasions. Today we prayed for, gave and stood in solidarity with our brothers and sisters in Iraq. With us were also the other churches across Tamworth in their own services The sign that is being held by everyone is the arabic letter “N”. This symbol is being painted…