“Go tell everyone the news that God’s kingdom has come.”
The Bible is the primary source of the world’s knowledge of God. In it we meet the one, true, and living God; are told of our true condition and how God, in His love, has given us a Saviour in His Son Jesus. In it we learn how to respond to Him in trust and obedience. Scripture’s claim for itself is that it is “God breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness so that the man and woman of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.”
Due to a recent ruling from the NSW Department of Education interactive SRE lessons are no longer able to be provided via online platforms such as Google Classroom.
‘Face-to-face Special Religious Education (SRE), Special Education in Ethics (SEE) and Voluntary student activities of a religious nature in schools (VSA) will not be available until schools resume normal operations (phase 4). This includes the use of interactive online media such as Google Classrooms, Skype or Zoom.’
I am disappointed at this ruling from the DoE and will miss online (and face-to-face) SRE classes and the opportunity to engage with student discussions and questions.
As an alternative SRE lessons have been made available via a Department of Education portal for students to continue with SRE at home https://www.christiansre.com.au/learningfromhome. I can encourage families to follow the Combined Christian SRE link to continue the ThinkFaith curriculum we have been using at Armidale Secondary College. The content is excellent, designed generally for Years 7-10, with a new lesson added each week.
During this lock out period I will be working to support our gospel partnerships and the Armidale Secondary College community. For further assistance accessing the SRE portal please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
SRE Teacher, Armidale Youth Futures
St Peters’ Armidale supports missions. To the right is a list of the missions we are associated with and the month that we have decided to focus on each one respectively.
Our task as a church is to keep the work of the disciples going. Here are some things you can do to help get involved in supporting missions:
If you would like to be involved in actively supporting a mission and helping get information about it into the church, please contact us at the Parish Office and we can help you get there.
|February||Armidale Youth Futures||-|
|April||Bush Church Aid||-|
|May||Church Missionary Society||-|
|June||YL New England||-|
|July||Bush Church Aid||-|
|August||YL New England||-|
|October||Church Missionary Society||-|