AJ’s Blog

A space where I can share personally about what I am up to and what we are going through as a church. I will be updating this space regularly so you can be kept up to date on what I’m reading, involved in and thoughts and ideas for our church community. Thank you for taking the time to read these musings.

  • Knowing where to shop for responsible fashion garments?

    13 May, 2015 by Alan Jamieson
    Baptist World Aid Australia have brought out their second fashion report that lists key department stores and where and who they buy garments from. If you are interested in using your purchases to support third world workers and producers then this is an interesting read. Read full report
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  • How is the foyer upgrade going?

    1 May, 2015 by Alan Jamieson
    Those of you who took the chance to have a wander around, will have seen we are well underway with the foyer upgrade. Next week the painting will start and then we will be into finishing, fitting out the toilets and installing lights and plugs, benches and the information cabinetry. Like most building projects there have been ...
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  • Emotional Intelligence and Personal Leadership Course

    30 April, 2015 by Alan Jamieson
    On June the 14th we will have Andrew Picard with us. Andrew is the lecturer from Carey College who teaches the Personal Leadership Course. You can read more about Andrew here  and a little about the course here. Andrew will speak at the morning services on Sunday the 14th of June and we will then run ...
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  • 018 Manager

    24 April, 2015 by Alan Jamieson
    018 Manager? If you were able to attend the church AGM you will have heard about a new role we are setting up and have asked Grant Chivers to fill. But if you were not at the AGM then you may not have caught up with what’s happening. 018 is the name we use to describe our ...
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  • Our Merger of Two Churches becoming One in Mission Together – Where are we at?

    12 February, 2015 by Alan Jamieson
    Click here for a link to the PDF of the Merger document. Below is a paper outlining the background and issues we are facing as we look at our morning services and continuing the merger that brought Halswell and Spreydon together as South West Baptist Church What has led us to this point? Background In late 2011 and throughout 2012, ...
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