Downtown Bethlehem – 3rd December!

On the 3rd of December we are hosting the Downtown Bethlehem festival, including live music, chill café, food and drinks, antiquities displays and activities, and Carols by Candlelight!

This is a joint Christmas event between us at Ryde Pressie and our friends at Macquarie Chapel Pressie, and should be a great time for the whole family.

Find out the full details here. [pdf]

You can follow updates about the event on our Facebook page, or you can also contact us via our contact page if you want any more info!

Thanks for helping us celebrate!

A big thank you to all the people who came along and made our Centenary a great day and/or wished us well. We had a great roll out. The moderator of the Presbyterian Church of NSW Kevin Murray came and spoke and encouraged us. We even had the newly elected Mayor of Ryde drop in!





Parent Friendly Cafe

Next week we will be running our trial Parent Friendly Cafe.

We are running the cafe as a means to build community in and around our church, and to also provide a means of serving our local community. We hope that if it runs well and does help fill a need that it might be a regular occurrence.

So, feel free to drop around and say g’day!

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What is coming up at RPC…

Next Wednesday we have our next Journey of Faith. At the last Journey of Faith we considered how we might change the world, and thought about the impact Jesus has had. We will now have a look at Humility and how it can impact others.

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After our 2020vision launch we decided it would be a good idea to have a lunch each month where we are able to catch up with what is going on in realising our five year plan. Details of the first lunch are below…

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2020vision Statement

Last Sunday we launched our 2020vision statement. This is our plan for the next five years. There is a summary of the statement provided below. A full statement is available in the foyer of the church if you want to pick one up on Sunday.

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RPC exists to help all people draw closer to Jesus.

1 – We want to be an Acts 2:43-47 type of church.
2 – We need to develop leadership and leadership training to become an Acts 2 church.
3 – We need to grow deeply – not simply working on what we do – but rather who we are.
We want to focus on youth through Friday Night Teens and Sunday Evening Church.
We want to focus on small groups.
4 – We want to grow out – reaching to community in Ryde and beyond.
We want to develop a social/community hub through a parent friendly café.
We want to develop a Rydalmere Church plant.
5 – We want to work together to create sustainable ministries that will be able to impact our church and the community for the benefit of the Kingdom into the future.

Centenary Celebrations start this Sunday!

This Sunday we will begin our month of birthday celebrations. We are so excited at the idea of marking 100 years of our church in the local area.

Church will be at 10 am as usual, but we are fortunate to have Eric and Olga Ossebaar join us. They are a ministry team who travel Oz in their caravan visiting churches. They will be encouraging us with music and message.

After church we will have our usual fine coffee and morning tea leading into a bbq lunch. There will be a jumping castle for the kids. Everyone is welcome!

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