Northern Communities Of Hope






Bits of the NCOH Newsletter


 28th OCTOBER 2018


May God bless you as you join with us

to worship the Lord


5pm Shared Tea



Everyone Welcome !!




The NCOH Leadership Team is very pleased to announce that Phil Wilkinson has been appointed as NCOH’s new Pastor commencing October 15th, 2018.  Phil will be employed for 2 days per week.  The initial term of appointment would be until December 31st 2020 and would include a probationary period of 6 months.


                                                              BRYAN TO TAKE ON NEW ROLE

 Pastor Bryan Sellars will continue as the Team Leader at NCOH on the basis of one day per week up until December 31st   2019 when the position will be reviewed.


As the Team Leader, it will be Bryan’s responsibility to Network with other Church and Community leaders in order to promote the Ministry of NCOH and to provide Pastoral support and mentoring for staff and leaders of NCOH.


                                                                          SUZ FOLEY

Suz Foley (Pastoral Care Minister) will be concluding her time at NCOH on October 19th, 2018. We will be sad to be farewelling Suz from this role but we are very thankful to Suz for the significant contribution that she has made at NCOH during her time with us.  We look forward to still seeing her at NCOH on occasions in the future.



Hi, I am Phil Wilkinson. I am married to Cecilia and have four girls. Kimberley, Michayla, Jenna and Alyssa.
I have served the Lord in a number of ways. I was a leader on a mission with Operation Mobilisation in Romania for 6 weeks in 1997 and was a ship’s carpenter on the MV Doulos with Operation Mobilisation for 6 months in 1998.

I studied at Bible College of South Australia earning a Bachelor of Ministry in 2002 and at Tabor Bible College earning a Graduate Diploma of Ministry in 2012.

I was a Youth Pastor at the Vietnamese Evangelical Church in Renown Park for 12 months in 2003.

I am an ordained Churches of Christ minister. I have done a student ministry at Modbury Church of Christ for 1 year in 2004 and have served as Pastor at Goolwa Church of Christ 2005 to 2008 and Nailsworth Church of Christ 2008 to 2011.

Since then I have been lay preaching at a number of Churches of Christ Churches. More recently I have been worshipping at NCOH since Sept 2016.

I am really looking forward to serving the Lord as Pastor of NCOH.

We all pray that Phil will bless and be blessed as he serves the Lord and the people of NCOH !


2 course lunch for $3 all are welcome to come along and enjoy lunch and fellowship, catch up with some old friends and perhaps meet some new friends

Free give away food from 10am

Lunch is served at 12 midday (sharp)




     Wednesdays at 3:30pm to 5pm

and Sundays 5:30pm at the Davoren Park Community Youth Shop Front in the Davoren Park South Shops on Peachey Rd

Please see Bekk or Mel for more info

(Bekk 0406 949 632)

or call the office on 8254 7415








Call Bekk Sellars or the NCOH Office

for more details

(Bekk 0406 949 632)

or call the office on 8254 7415



The Well Being Coffee Club

MONDAY'S at NCOH 10am to 12:30pm

Board Games, Chat, Special Guest Speakers and a light lunch

Gold Coin Donation




Open Every Wednesday,

10am-12 noon.....

All Welcome

Come for a coffee and a chat and maybe play a game or two.  There is also Bread, fruit & veg available for those who would like to take some home.




NCOH’s Op Shop

Mon-Friday 9am-3.30pm, at the Elizabeth North Shops..165 Woodford Road Elizabeth North.

Donations of clothes shoes toys and bric a brac are welcome.

Your support of this venture is appreciated. 

This is a joint venture in partnership with CareWorks.

The money raised from this Op Shop helps to support the Ministry of Northern Communities of Hope (NCOH)



ELIZABETH SOUTH COMMUNITY CENTRE .... .is a ministry of Hope Central Church and NCOH… It is open during the week Monday to Friday at The Elizabeth South Shopping centre. Good things are happening at the Centre and NCOH people are encouraged to go and visit the centre at Elizabeth south when they get a chance, the community centre now has a op shop in operation go along and pick up a bargain, the money raised from this Op Shop will help support the community centre ............


CareWorks Christmas Appeal
Each Christmas CareWorks invites our Churches to
prayerfully consider supporting the Christmas Hamper
project. These hampers will be distributed to people
experiencing Financial Hardship and/or Domestic
Violence. Last year, CareWorks distributed 300 hampers and
thousands of gifts. This is made possible by the
generosity of our people and, with your support, we can
once again express love and compassion to others who
do not have the resources many of us do. These gifts are
so gratefully received.More details will be available in the Summer CWConnectnewsletter, but in the meantime, you can donate at
Perhaps your
Church could be planning to have a tree or
a box in the foyer to receive gifts of toys for children.




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