Moderator General’s Ukrainian Refugee Appeal

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Many of us have been shocked at the unfolding events in Ukraine following the invasion of Russian military forces. This has resulted in thousands of refugees fleeing for their lives to neighbouring countries, including Hungary.APWM Associate missionary, and Presbyterian Church of Australia minister, The Rev Dr Granville Pillar and his wife Ibolya, live just 50km from the Hungarian-Ukrainian border. They …

A review of Women’s Ministries Victoria “Sustained” Conference – On the Road 2021

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WMV On The Road returns this year (2022) in Ballarat, Benalla and Warragul This article was written by Meredith Angel and originally appeared in Fellow Workers Spring 2021 edition “Have you heard about ‘Sustained’ in June?” a friend asked me at another Women’s conference earlier in the year. “No” I replied, already considering how ‘spiritually fat’ I might get by …

Award to honour Belle Menzies

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Peter Phillips – Moderator, Presbyterian Church of Victoria On behalf of the Presbyterian Church of Victoria, I congratulate Dr Myong Duk Yang and the Busanjin Presbyterian Church on the publication of this record of the missionary service of Miss Belle Menzies in Korea, and for releasing it to coincide with her receiving the Korean Government Ministry of Patriots and Veterans …

Embracing the Gospel

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If it looks like a duck and walks like a duck, it is a duck. But what can you see about a church that shows it really is a church? I was struck by a recent news story entitled ‘I think I’ve accidentally joined a cult’ (ABC News 7th September 2021). The tactics sounded strangely familiar: a group who approached …

Thank you, Robyn Johnson

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Robyn Johnson has been the Pastoral Support Worker for the wives of PCV ministers since 2018. During this time, she has worked diligently and with barely a break; making herself available when needed and proactively reaching out to support, encourage and comfort ministry wives throughout the State. Last year, the Health & Community Chaplaincy Committee revised the position description to …

Reappointment of Ministry Development Officer

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At the PCV’s General Assembly in October 2021, Rev Chris Siriweera was reappointed as Ministry Development Officer of the PCV for a new five-year term, starting in 2022. The vote to reappoint was unanimous. The Assembly also resolved to “commend the work of Rev Chris Siriweera in the role of Ministry Development Officer and ask the Assembly to pray that …

Prayer, Praise and Thanksgiving Notes from GAV 2021

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(From the minutes of the 2021 General Assemblies) ‘Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.’ (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18) SUNDAY Australian Presbyterian World Mission (Vic) Committee Responsible for Victorian Presbyterian missionaries and assisting in their support on the field and during Home Assignments, maintaining Partner Agency …