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The Presence of God

November 2019

What if God’s plan is to fill the world with his presence?

Mark Sayers, Australian pastor and author says that Progress is the God-void, humanistic, world driven version of Presence. We might define “progress” as human beings going after the blessings of God without God himself. While God’s desire is for the world to be filled with his Presence where all we rely on for provision, for health, for enjoyment, for comfort is his presence, the human driven way is to progress towards self driven wealth, provision, comfort and enjoyment where we don’t have to rely on God at all.

When Jesus looks around the temple, God’s special dwelling place at the time, he sees human efforts to rely not on God but trade, money, business. Things are not how they should be, and it moves him to action.

But what if God has a plan to fill the whole world with his presence, not just the temple? And what if that plan is already well and truly underway?

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What's on at the Billabong:

Ping Pong a Thon

The Pong is BACK! 30 Nov - 1 Dec (10am­ - 10am). This year we're going to be bigger than ever! Sign up for a 3 hour shift of Ping Pong and raise funds to END slavery and human trafficking. Our goal for this year is $15,000!!! Let’s make a change in our world together and help those in our world who need it the most. Sign up at

Carols on the Lawn

Join us for Christmas Carols on the Lawn on Sunday 22 December!

6pm: Picnic and mingling

7pm: Carol singing

Bring along a picnic, chairs, blankets and start your Christmas Celebrations with family and friends

Volunteering Opportunities

If you're interested in reading a bible passage before the sermon, please contact Anneliis and she can add you to the roster.

Brian Hill has done a great job setting up and running our Library, however he is stepping down from his role. If you are interested in helping us manage it, please speak to Luke or Anneliis.

Gingerbread House Night

Come along on Sunday 8 December, 6 - 8pm, for our Gingerbread House Night! Order a house now and come along for great family friendly fun and games. Contact Yvette on 0405 835 249 to order your kit ($20 each) or for more info by 29 November. Bookings essential.

The Billabong Toy Library

Our Toy Library is now open! Come down and check it out in The Space on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month, between 9.30-11.30am or on Wednesdays between 10am-12pm. Membership costs $50 per year or $35 per semester.

Our Prayer Room

Our prayer room is available to use any time. We’d love to see it become a space for spiritual renewal, revival and a focus on God's love. You can visit at any time during office hours, or to book a time (weekly or otherwise) after hours, please speak to Aaron (

What's on in the Wider Community:

Just Desserts: Towards 2040

Following the worldwide climate strikes, TEAR Young Adults will be hosting a screening of the film 2040.

They'll be doing biblical reflections on this issue and resources will be available to help your church consider stewardship of the environment and ways to respond.

Saturday 16 November, 7 - 9.30pm

Resurrection Anglican Church, 37 Woolgar Way, Lockridge, WA 6054

$5 for Dessert and tea/coffee provided. All welcome!

Registrations here.

Prayer and Worship Night

The local churches together are hosting a prayer and worship night at Southern Districts Alliance Church (267 Warton Rd) on Sunday 10th November, 7-8.30pm. We hope you can join us!

Children’s Christmas Program at Hakea Prison

Many children’s lives are impacted by a parent entering prison. ReSet hope to provide a donated gift for all children who attend the Prison Christmas parties. If you would like to donate a gift (unwrapped), they can be delivered by 1st December to the Hakea ReSet Family Support Centre, located at Hakea Prison, Nicholson Road, Canning Vale. Alternatively collection can be arranged by contacting them on 9366 6252 or email

2019 Celebrations Roster

Interested in the other activities that happen at The Billabong Community Centre? Call our office on 9455 6474 or email