On Sunday 22 May, visiting Pastor, Rev Mark Tuffin lead the worship service commencing a 9:00am where we gave thanks to God for the past 25th years of worship, learning and fellowship at our Spring Gully site. A letter of greetings from Rev Lester Priebbenow, Bishop of the Victorian District, was read to the congregation.
Following the conclusion of the service a professionally catered lunch was held in our hall and this was attended mostly by local members. At the conclusion of the lunch members were invited to share their recollections and stories about the purchase of the Spring Gully property and the extensive renovation work required on our Church building. The renovation of the building, and property landscaping works, were largely carried out by our then members, some of which were present at this celebration event.
The day was a joyous occasion for our Parish and it was particularly appreciated that we able to come together for lunch on this occasion as prior to covid-19 these were a regular part of our Parish calendar and have been largely absent for the last two and a half years.
by Craig Linke
Bethlehem Congregation Secretary