Announcements

ADRA's East Africa famine appeal

East Africa is in crisis. More than 20 million people in four countries are facing starvation and famine. The scale is unprecedented. It is the single largest humanitarian crisis since the United Nations was founded in 1945. ADRA is providing urgent food aid distribution, school feeding programs and cash transfers to thousands of children, women and men in Kenya, Somalia and South Sudan in response to the drought and famine crisis affecting millions of people in East Africa. Food parcels include rice, beans, maize, oil and salt. Your help is urgently needed. To find out more, visit www.adra.org.au/project/east-africa-famine-appeal.

Connect with the NNSW Conference on Facebook

Connect with the North New South Wales Conference on Facebook — www.facebook.com/NNSWconference.

Community Health Education Programs 2017

The NNSW Conference will run a number of Community Health Education Programs (CHEP) in 2017. To find out more, visit http://nnsw.adventist.org.au/community-health-education-programs.

2017 offering schedule booklet

2017 offering schedule booklet

A 2017 offering schedule booklet can be downloaded HERE.

Big Camp audio

Audio files from this year's Big Camp are being added to the conference site as they become available. You can listen to the presentations from the Big Tent and High School Tent at http://nnsw.adventist.org.au/big-camp-audio.

Direct Debit now available for eGiving

While credit cards and BPay have been available for a long time with eGiving, Direct Debit is now available too! The division has made a video with directions on how to set it up as a once-off or recurring debit — view it HERE.

Making churches safe places

Making churches safe places

The North New South Wales Conference wants to ensure that all of our churches, companies and schools are safe places for everyone. The conference executive committee voted that every church leader, including those who work with children, receive Safe Church Training (see below for details) as part of their commitment to making sure church is a safe place for all.

The NNSW Conference welcomes the Royal Commission into sexual abuse in institutions. We believe that, by casting a light on this issue, churches and organisations can work toward healing and create safer environments going forward into the future.

You can read more about the NNSW Conference's stance on responding to abuse at http://nnsw.adventist.org.au/responding-to-sexual-abuse.

Donations to the Special Religious Education fund are now tax-deductible

Tax-deductible donations can now be made to the NNSW Special Religious Education fund

The North New South Wales Conference has established a fund for Special Religious Education (SRE). Donations to this fund are tax-deductible, and we would encourage you to support SRE by making a donation! Donations can be made via the tithe envelope system (write your details on the envelope, along with "Special Religious Education"), cheques sent to the NNSW Conference Office (PO Box 7, Wallsend, NSW 2287) or by contacting the conference office on (02) 4951 8088 to ask about making a donation using your credit card. You can read more about the fund in the April issue of NorthPoint.

eGiving app for IOS devices

eGiving app for IOS devices

Giving your tithes and offerings has become even more easier! The eGiving app is available in the Apple app store and can be downloaded to iOS devices by following this link: https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/egiving/id947084733?ls=1&mt=8. Please use it and share with others in your families and churches! To find out more, watch the video below:

<iframe src="https://player.vimeo.com/video/122492429" width="300" height="535" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe> <p><a href="https://vimeo.com/122492429">How to use the eGIVING iPhone application</a> from <a href="https://vimeo.com/spdit">SPD IT</a> on <a href="https://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>