Family Notice Board – November 2022

Published on November 28, 2022

NewHope Babies

Levi Christopher Patten born on 22 November. Congratulations to Scott & Carolyn, and big siblings Zoe, Summer, Eden & Bailey. May you know God’s blessing and care over your family at this exciting time!

James Ian Blythe born on 25 November. Congratulations to Lance & Laura, and big siblings Eden & Levi. We celebrate this precious gift of life with you and pray God’s blessing over your family!


General Notices

Accomodation Needed. A 30 year old single male (from a Canberra Christian family) who has long term health issues, is looking for independent rental accommodation (e.g. granny flat) in the Melbourne suburbs. Michal is not currently studying, but hopes to restart in mid 2023, if his health improves. He would love to find a place that allows him to have a dog, but understands that finding the right place, even without this option, is more important. Please contact David on 0422 191 891 or Katie on 0411 460 181, if you can possibly assist.



Glenys Lynette Fisher. Former member and friend of NewHope, Glenys went home to be with her Lord on 23rd November 2022. Dearly beloved wife of Neil Fisher. Devoted mother of Amanda and Peter, Tim and Bec, Cath and Keil, Matt and Vash. A service of celebration for her life will take place at the Ebenezer St. Johns Presbyterian Church, 212 Armstrong Street South, Ballarat on Thursday 1st December at 2pm. The service can be viewed via the following link. Our prayers and sympathies are with her family and friends at this time.

Paul Purcell passed away last weekend after a long battle following a workplace accident which put him in a wheelchair 7 years ago. Let us lift up wife Lee and children Jess, Aaron and Matt in prayer at this time of mourning. The family will be having a private ceremony in celebration of his life.


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