YOUTH MINISTRIES DIRECTOR OF PRESBTYERIAN YOUTH VICTORIA (PYV): ANDREW EDMONDS

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Andrew Edmonds, Director of Presbyterian Youth Victoria. The Catechism Experience: Helping a generation to become firm in the faith. Spurgeon said, “I am persuaded that the use of a good Catechism in all our families will be a great safeguard against the increasing errors of the times, and therefore I have compiled this little manual from the Westminster Assembly’s and Baptist Catechisms, …

John Vandenberg

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As announced at the recent General Assembly, John Vandenberg is retiring from his role as Accountant at the PCV Office from the end of October. We took the opportunity to have a chat with him. Tell us a bit about yourself / What is your professional background?I decided I wanted to be an accountant when I did Business Studies in …

Profile of the outgoing Moderator: Colin Morrow

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Moderators of the PCV Assembly are usually ministers, but you, together with your wife Alison are PIM Missionaries. Please tell us about PIM and your role as PIM Missionaries. Presbyterian Inland Mission (formerly known as Australian Inland Mission) was formed by the Presbyterian Church of Australia’s General Assembly back in 1912, 108 years ago in Melbourne. The Assembly had received …

Message from the Moderator

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Colin Morrow, 20 March 2020 Matthew 8:23 – 27 Then He got into the boat and His disciples followed Him. Suddenly a furious storm came up on the lake, so that the waves swept over the boat. But Jesus was sleeping. The disciples went and woke Him saying, “Lord save us! We’re going to drown!” He replied, “You of little …

“Go into all the world …”

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Colin Morrow, Moderator As Moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Victoria, the General Assembly has asked me to visit some of our overseas based missionaries. Together with my wife Alison we are visiting European based Missionaries. Our goals are: to meet, to encourage, to pray with and to show the love of the sending church to those serving in the …

Appointment Service for Rev Paul Lee to Kerang-Swan Hill

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The Presbytery of North Western Victoria met on the evening of Friday February 23 in the Swan Hill Church to celebrate the appointment of Rev Paul Lee to the Kerang-Swan Hill Charge. Paul began his 3 year appointment on January 1, 2020, living in the Swan Hill end of the Charge. The Moderator of Presbytery, Rev Stuart Withers, led the service …

KIRKBRAE PRESBYTERIAN HOMES

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A ministry of the Presbyterian Church of Victoria From its beginnings in Victoria in the 1830s, the Presbyterian Church has sought to provide a range of relevant services for people in the community. In accordance with this ethic, in 1960 the first retirement living units were opened at Kilsyth, and Kirkbrae Presbyterian Homes were established. The beautiful site of Kirkbrae …

Reflections on C19

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Rev Chris Duke, Convener of the PCV’s Church and Nation (C&N) Committee took time out to talk about the C&N’s recent Religion in the Public Square Colloquium 2019 (C19 for short) that was held in November 2019. Are you pleased with the outcomes? We have heard comments such as, “This is the best colloquium I have attended and I have …

KATHY – We’ll miss you!

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An interview with Kathy James – our outgoing Chaplaincy and Pastoral Care Coordinator After 18 years of dedicated service to the PCV in varied roles, Mrs Kathy James has decided to hang up her boots. We spoke to her recently and Kathy shared thoughts on her PCV journey. What skills did Kathy James bring to our church? KJ: My professional …

Religion in the Public Square

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The Presbyterian Church of Victoria’s Church and Nation Committee is pleased to invite you to our biennial conference: Keynote speakers this year are Dr Matthew Tuininga and Rev Dr Joseph Boot with complementary contributors including Wendy Francis, Dr Bernie Power, Prof Margaret Somerville, Dr John Whitehall, Rev Peter Hastie and Prof Nicholas Aroney. The conference will be held on Friday – Saturday, 15 – …