The Importance of Marriage

The subject  of  marriage  is of  immense  importance   to Brethren  as  divinely instituted  and regulated  by the authority  of God’s word contained  in the Holy Bible.  See Mark chapter 10 verses 6-8:  “But from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female.  For this cause a man shall leave his father and […]

Categories: News & Views

Caribbean RRT Support Fire Department Twice in 1 Month

Did you know the Rapid Relief Team (RRT) are also active in their support of emergency services in Barbados? On Friday 15th March, a major fire started at a warehouse complex at Oldbury, St Philip, at approximately 6:00pm.   Fire crews from Bridgetown, Weston and Arch Hall were called in to fight the blaze, and […]

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The Annual ‘Run the Lake’ event at Glenvale School, Ballarat Campus has become a yearly highlight with students running laps of Lake Wendouree to raise money for their school and local community.  This year Glenvale Ballarat made a commitment to donate $5000 to the Sebastopol Country Fire Authority. The day was enthusiastically attended by a […]

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MET Maitland Choir Visits Local Nursing Homes

Throughout the past year, the MET school at Maitland has put in countless hours establishing a school choir for the purpose of performances at nursing homes and community events.   Organised by a member of the senior school, the choir consists of three instrumental members, and thirty choral students. Rehearsals are regularly held during lunch […]

Categories: Education

Soldier’s Serenade – Walter Reed

On the day following the last day of the 2012-13 school year, the Sterling East Chesapeake students performed a musical event at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Centre. The event, held in the beautiful Warrior Café, was a way for the young Plymouth Brethren of Baltimore and Washington to bring a smile to the […]

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Wagga Plymouth Brethren donate $15,000.00 to CCTV Program

Committee 4 Wagga’s CCTV funding drive has received a massive boost with a donation of $15,000 from the Plymouth Brethren Christian Church Community. Wagga Wagga is most commonly known as the largest inland city in NSW, Australia but sadly also has another statistic… it has the 6th highest crime rate per population of any city […]

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Helping To Save Lives in the Waikato

The Westpac Waikato Rescue Helicopter service was founded in 1987 and has touched the lives of almost 10,000 patients since its inception. Last year the current Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter, operated by the Philips Search and Rescue Trust, completed 385 missions in the region, in some cases making the difference between life and death. Recently […]

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Lithgow RRT – State Mine Fire Emergency RFS Support Operations

The ‘State Mine’ bushfire started in the Marrangaroo Army Range north of Lithgow around midday on Wednesday 16th October. By Thursday morning the fire posed a threat to property on the outskirts of Lithgow, and by mid-afternoon, fanned by strong hot winds gusting beyond 90km/h, had impacted a number of properties in the town, destroying […]

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Blue Mountains Bush Fires – October 2013

Thursday 17th of October 2013 was an unusually hot day for mid Spring & the strong winds definitely didn’t provide any added comfort to the temperatures.  By early afternoon the day wasn’t getting any better, with large plumes of smoke rising from the Blue Mountains something was clearly wrong! Two large fires had started in […]

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