On Saturday 9 September, the Bulahdelah congregation met to have their annual general meeting, where it was regretfully decided to close the congregation. With only a few members in regular attendance, their decision was based on stewardship and reality. As we met for communion and reflection, a deep spirit of gratitude was present.
Generous disciples of this congregation have given their lives in service for the church over many decades, leading to countless moments of witness in the community. There is no doubt in my mind that the church has had a major impact on Bulahdelah as a community, and I give thanks for the commitment and service of members and friends, both past and present.
A celebration service will be held on Sunday 19 November commencing at 2pm. All are welcome to attend the celebration.
May we be transformed by the courage the Bulahdelah congregation has shown through its decision, which will bless the church into the future.
President, Australia Mission Centre