Sheila Ayliffe’s accreditation as Lay Preacher

Sunday June 11th 2017 was a red letter day for Tumbarumba Uniting Church as its Council Secretary, Sheila Ayliffe, was commissioned by Presbytery Minister Rev Carolyn Thornley as an accredited Lay Preacher. After her commissioning Sheila spoke about the way that God has been guiding her life in such a mysterious way; that she is being held and encouraged by the Holy Spirit into church work. It was wonderful to see the local Anglican priest, Rev. Adam, join the morning tea in support of Sheila’s commissioning to lay preaching. At the most recent Presbytery meeting, Sheila was elected to be the first Presbytery Deputy Chairperson and will be commissioned at the next Presbytery gathering at Coolamon in August 2017.