St Johns GFS Camden 50th Anniversary

A 50th celebration is always a big event. And GFS Camden put on a fantastic celebration as they marked 50 years of faithful service to girls and young women in their area.
The event was attended by past and current GFS Camden leaders and members, parishioners from St Johns Anglican Camden, many members of GFS Sydney and Sonia Roulston from the GFS Australia National Executive.
The day started with a celebration service, led by Sonia, the chaplain for GFS Australia. The service was a time of thanksgiving as we celebrated God’s faithfulness through Camden GFS. We enjoyed a performance by the teddies of the local branch, a time of reflection from past and current leaders and attendees, and of course the GFS prayer, motto and hymn. A highlight from the service involved the current senior leadership team receiving filigree badges for their service to GFS, combined they have volunteered over 100 years serving their local branch.
We then enjoyed a meal together before enjoying more entertainment, reminiscing over photos, old uniforms and memories. The GFS Camden branch put in lots of effort as they performed, served and shared with us all.
God is faithful, and we are thankful for the work of GFS Camden over the last 50 years.

World Day of Prayer 2019

Our Women’s Ministry Team planned their October outing to incorporate the World Day of Prayer Service which this year was put together by GFS Rwanda. It was held at Beverly Hills Anglican Church and during morning tea we sorted through items suitable for the ‘Share the Dignity’ charity and placed them in handbags donated by our members.
We moved into the church for the service with its theme “Discovering our talents and serving God in the contemporary world”. The readings were Revelation 12:1-12 (for St Michael and All Angels Day, 29 September) and 1 Corinthians 12:12-31 which was the passage Leonie spoke on. Her illustrations and reminiscences brought home to us the reality of being part of the one body and the importance of each one us.
Following the service we moved back into the hall for a buffet lunch and time to chat. Thank you to all who participated in the service and those who prepared the morning tea and lunch.