World Day of Prayer Service – Zimbabwe Friday March 6th 7.30pm @ Drouin Anglican Church- all faiths welcome!

The World Day of Prayer 2020 host country is Zimbabwe and the theme is “Rise! Take Your Mat and Walk”.

The country of Zimbabwe has been in the news recently. The newly elected president has been sworn in after a tense and disputed election. Churches and ecumenical organizations are actively promoting peace education and civic awareness to engage the communities in peaceful participation. Prayer vigils, election monitoring and dialogues between civil society and the government were organized to have political transparency, and to promote healing in a country that searches for peace and reconciliation.

This historical moment may express one of the contexts for the Zimbabwe theme. The WDP 2020 program is based on Jesus’ encounter with a person who, although positioned for healing, had not acted upon the opportunities given (John 5:2-9a). Jesus asked –“Do you want to be made well?” You are faced with this life-changing question. What are you going to do? Use this opportunity to reflect with your WDP group, community and ecumenical partners. Prayer and action are what links us together around the globe.

“Rise! Take Your Mat and Walk,” said Jesus. Our sisters from Zimbabwe are taking Jesus’ encounter to be a call to act in love for peace and reconciliation. “The action verbs suggest that we should not be afraid to act on the word of God. God is offering us the steps for personal and social transformation.” This is the time for change!

We are empowered to take up our mats. No more waiting powerlessly on the mat. As expressed in the WDP 2020 painting by Nonhlanhla Mathe, let us give a healing hand to the needy, let us embrace children with love as their future is ahead, and let us open our arms in joy as the time to rise up has come.​ This is the time for change!​

May we hear the words of this compassionate God and the Prince of Peace to act upon the healing of ourselves and our communities to bring peace and reconciliation into the world.

Drouin’s Guinness World Record Attempt – all ages, all abilities-REGISTER NOW!

POSTPONED TIL FURTHER NOTICE

Registration is essential if you wish to participate due to formalities of Guinness Book requirements. The event starts at 5pm Sat 15th Feb in Civic Park Drouin close to Mc Donald’s side of the park. The roll only entails 1 roll per person of 5 metres down a closely supervised section of lawn. Please register NOW at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/guinness-world-record-drouin-2020 or you may miss out or the queue will be too big on the day! and it’s FREE!

It’s official – the people of Drouin and their family and friends are needed to help us set a NEW WORLD RECORD for the MOST NUMBER OF PEOPLE TO ROLL DOWN A HILL IN 1 HOUR.

As part of Drouin’s Ficifolia Festival, we are inviting the community to come together and put Drouin in the book – the GUINNESS WORLD RECORD BOOK!

The current record is 570 people and it is held by by The National Trust (UK). They set it in July 2014 at an event in Polesden Lacey, Surrey, UK.

Pffftt!!! 570? Puh-leeeeease! We reckon we can get A THOUSAND regulation rolls.

We have a few more details to work out and some special offers coming soon. We will have an ONLINE REGISTRATION to help us with the Guinness World Record evidence requirements, but it’s not quite ready to share.

Please stay tuned for updates. Click on the INTERESTED or GOING button, and TAG your hill-rolling friends.

So are you in? Can we count on you to roll with us?

All ages and all abilities are invited. If you have particular needs, let us know.

Oh, and if you want to help with the planning and running it, we’d *LOVE* to have you! Anyone 12 years and over can pitch in. Send us a message 🙂

Anglican Parish of Drouin is proudly child-safe and works consciously to be inclusive and supportive of all people. We you have any questions or concerns, please get in touch to talk with us.

DACS-Church social group 1st Saturday each month Dinner 6pm

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Join our Drouin Anglican Church Socialites: a group of church friends and family at varied venues each month to enjoy fellowship.

2020 starts with our first dinner on Saturday February 1st from 6pm at Jade Chinese Restaurant Albert Street Warragul 

Bookings necessary: call Peter H on 0438 380 126 to confirm numbers-

MONTHLY MOVIE NIGHT@ Christ Church Drouin (2nd Thursday of Month )

on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 7-for 7.30pm our monthly adult /young adults movie nights will show a range of mixed titles ( which have received public viewing approval) in our worship space on the big screen.

bring family, friends or just yourself to enjoy a snack and great movie with company and supper afterwards. cost by donation to mission funds and to cover snack cost but BYO is most welcome

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