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We are the Northern Illawarra Scripture Board (NISB) and on behalf of the combined churches of the Northern Illawarra, we provide Scripture Teachers to Bulli, Woonona and Corrimal High Schools, and we play our part in providing one chaplain at this time to Corrimal High School. 

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HERE IS THE LINK TO REGISTER AS INDIVIDUALS OR TABLES OF EIGHT FOR OUR TRIVIA & SILENT AUCTION NIGHT, 6.30 FOR 7PM SATURDAY 10TH SEPTEMBER 2022 C3 THIRROUL CHURCH CENTRE – (just west of the rail overpass on the main road)

TERM TWO COFFEE & DESSERT NIGHT

A triumphant return to awareness and fundraising events!

Term TWO is already in its last few weeks and last Wednesday night, approximately 80 faithful supporters (considering it was 1st State of Origin night and the wind was horizontally fresh) gathered for the first ‘face-to-face’ fundraising event since September 2019. There was a buzz in the air as our hard working board delegates set up the venue for the event. Live music trio ‘KayGee’ kicked off proceedings at 7pm and featured throughout the evening. A well attired and articulate local minister Josh, stepped up to officially welcome everyone and invite guests to start feasting on desserts and coffee at 7.15pm. He performed his function admirably, keeping the run sheet on schedule. The patrons enjoyed AND were well informed by the erudite and heart / spirit / faith driven presentations from our three scripture teachers, Clara (Corrimal HS), Leanne (Bulli HS) and Dal (Woonona HS) and our one (current) chaplain Amanda (Corrimal HS). Our guests were treated to extra and valuable inputs from our Generate rep Nathan (seen pictured) and in particular from one of our High School Principals who dropped by with some encouraging words and sage advice. Things wrapped up wonderfully with some up close and personal Q&A with our workers and we were blessed with surprise gift donations after a clear and challenging financial report and budget projection from our treasurer.

It was a terrific night with so many to thank but I’m sure you’ll forgive me if I highlight just a few. Our Comms Team of Lindsay and Amanda did everything they could to make us believe we could do this after such an energy sapping hiatus. We sadly missed Karen our usual host coordinator who was deservedly on a break O/S, but we are ever so thankful to Heather for stepping in to coordinate the supply and facilitate the distribution of desserts. Finally, I would simply like to thank our minister mate and pop-up cafe establisher Brad and his team support Maddie, for providing the coffee machine and all ingredients for the beverages served so generously and without cost to us. Such a gift – thank you! Please drop by ‘The Cupbearer’ in Helensburgh CBD and support these terrific people. The entry fee on the night will fill some gaps in our fund raising coffers and we’ve sold some pies too so it all helps … thank you to our wonderful supporters.

Term ONE News!

As the sun went down on Term One about 3 weeks after the Commissioning of our Scripture Teachers and Chaplain @ C3 Church Thirroul, Leanne was formally and fondly farewelled as Scripture Teacher and Chaplain at Corrimal HS. Pictured above right with Paul, CHS’s Principal, Leanne was honoured and given gifts by staff as she moves now to start work at Bulli HS in Term Two. The Board prayerfully determined, in consultation with the teachers late last year, that it would be a Godly and timely move to swap Leanne with Clara, who has had a delightful first term introduction to teaching scripture at Corrimal HS.

In other news, we were finally able to get back on the public fund raising horse after a two year hiatus, and our committed team of Jennifer, Will and David (pictured left and centre above) were partnered with a number of young people from Bulli Anglican Church (delegates at the Katoomba Youth Convention with nearly 1500 other High School students) to help us serve hungry attendees at our annual BBQ Fund Raiser at the Convention Centre. So thankful to Andy from the Wollongong Scripture Board and the coordinating team that gives us the green light for this effort each year, and of course our heartfelt gratitude goes to our small team and all who supported them.

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