Who are we?
Report of Information Afternoon held at Newington, Saturday 7 January 2017 at 3pm.
On an extremely hot afternoon, 20 folk (including 6 children) met at the Uniting Church premises at Newington near Ocean Grove to hear from Rev. Allan Harman, details with respect to the proposed commencement of a new Presbyterian Home Mission work at Newington, the new work to be called the Bellarine Presbyterian Church. He intimated that a Session had been formed comprising himself as Moderator, and Assessor Elders Rev John Cromarty and Elder Neil Mansfield appointed by the Presbytery of Geelong.
Rev Harman then outlined the providences that led to the proposal for this new work to commence under the auspices of the Presbytery of Geelong. He said that Hymn Books and Bibles were being procured or purchased as required. The Rev Cromarty offered that he had already acquired a number of hymn books and that some new Bibles of an order placed for the same had already been delivered.
Intimation was given that the first service was hoped to commence on 5 February 2017 at 10am in the Uniting Church premises at Newington, or, if these were unavailable, in the library room of Rev Harman’s property. Further notice and suitable advertising would be given of this service and its location closer to the proposed date.
After some further discussion, Rev Harman closed the meeting with prayer