Upcoming Events

Mar
31
Fri
10:30 am Diocesan Festival Service 2017 @ St Andrew's Cathedral
Diocesan Festival Service 2017 @ St Andrew's Cathedral
Mar 31 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am
Members and friends are invited to attend this Service. The speaker at the service will be the MU Sydney President, Mrs Wendy Mayer. The service will be followed by lunch and the Diocesan AGM. The[...]
12:30 pm AGM @ Chapter House
AGM @ Chapter House
Mar 31 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
All Members are encouraged to attend the Annual General Meeting to hear reports of the previous year and participate in plans for the coming year.
May
2
Tue
10:00 am St George/Sutherland Area Day @ Christ Church Mortdale
St George/Sutherland Area Day @ Christ Church Mortdale
May 2 @ 10:00 am
St George/Sutherland Area Day will be hosted by the Peakhurst-Mortdale MU Branch. Topic for the day is “Forgiveness – The Big Issue”
May
10
Wed
10:00 am Southern Highlands Area Day @ St Stephen's Anglican Church
Southern Highlands Area Day @ St Stephen's Anglican Church
May 10 @ 10:00 am – 1:45 pm
More details to come.
May
12
Fri
9:30 am Sewing Day, Hospital Visiting @ St Stephen's Anglican Church
Sewing Day, Hospital Visiting @ St Stephen's Anglican Church
May 12 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
A sewing day has been organised to prepare items for delivery to maternity hospitals. We need as many people to help as possible, please come between 9:30am to 3:00pm as you are available. If you[...]
Jun
2
Fri
7:00 am Market Day Stall @ Town Hall Arcade
Market Day Stall @ Town Hall Arcade
Jun 2 @ 7:00 am – 2:30 pm
MU Sydney will be holding a Market Day Stall on 2nd June 2017 in Town Hall Arcade. Donations of items that can be purchased by our customers as Christmas gifts would be very much appreciated.[...]
Jun
9
Fri
10:00 am Packing Day, Hospital Visiting @ Talbot Room, Level 2 St Andrew's House
Packing Day, Hospital Visiting @ Talbot Room, Level 2 St Andrew's House
Jun 9 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
A Hospital Visiting Packing Day will be held in the Talbot Room Level 2 St Andrew’s House. If you are able to assist on the day please contact the MU Sydney Office on 8030 8970.[...]

David Brake

Tribute to David Brake
Shared by Jan Livingstone
Just a few weeks ago now, I attended the Memorial Service for David Brake. David was a personal friend and I know that along with many others I will miss him greatly. The Memorial Service prepared for him was truly God honouring with some wonderful family tributes and a most inspiring sermon from Bishop Peter Dawson.

Many members would know Rita Brake, David’s wife, very well. She was the MU Vice President for Wollongong Region and is currently the Deanery President for the Southern Highlands. David and Rita to my mind, seemed to do most things together. In particular they ministered together and it is hard to think of one without the other.

They served as missionaries with CMS in Darwin then, after some years in Shellharbour, again served with CMS in Tanzania. In fact they were the missionaries we supported in the Parish of Bowral. It was delightful when some years ago they came to live in Bowral and commenced serving in the congregation. Both David and Rita enthusiastically led the Parish Missionary Committee for many years and between them were involved with several bible study and prayer groups as well as encouraging the monthly service at their retirement village, “Annesley”.

David and Rita regularly supported each other and their family; reading the scriptures and praying together and encouraging all of us to do the same. Their shared ministry has profoundly affected me and so many others. Our prayers are with Rita and her family as they grieve and we thank God for the life and witness of David Brake.