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Homecoming 2019

Friday, August 23, 7.00 PM-Saturday, August 24, 9.00 PM

Class of 2008 honour year reunion at Homecoming 2017

Welcome to Homecoming, the largest Avondale Alumni event of the year

Homecoming is the largest Avondale Alumni event of the year. All alumni and friends of Avondale, and their families, from all years and classes are welcome. The heart of Homecoming: the honour year reunions.

If you studied or worked at Avondale in 1949, 1959, 1969, 1979, 1989, 1999 or 2009, 2019 is your honour year.

Register to attend Homecoming 2019 by purchasing a Homecoming Pass.

REGISTER!

Program

Friday, August 23, 2019
Registration
4-7 pm, Avondale College Seventh-day Adventist Church
Park in the P1 car park. See Lake Macquarie campus map.

Dinner
5.15-6.15 pm, Cafeteria (Lake Macquarie campus)
$20 or prepaid.

Opening Reception
7 pm, Ella Hughes Chapel
Features: Devotional by Prof Ray Roennfeldt, President, Avondale College of Higher Education; live music from alumni Ali and Leighton Heise; and light refreshments. Host: Avondale Alumni.

Saturday, August 24, 2019
Registration
9-11 am, Avondale College Seventh-day Adventist Church
Park in the P1 car park. See Lake Macquarie campus map.

Sabbath school
Chapel Class
9.30 am, Dean’s Room, Andre Hall
Adult Bible Study Guide study and mission focus. 15 seats.
Children’s Ministries
9.30 am, Children’s Courtyard, Avondale College Seventh-day Adventist Church
Beginners (0-3 years), Kindergarten (3 years-Kindergarten), Primary (Years 1-3) and Junior (Years 4-6).
Collective Youth
9.30 am, Cafe Rejuve
Parents of young children
9.30 am, Children’s Courtyard, Avondale College Seventh-day Adventist Church
Teens
9.30 am, Ella Hughes Chapel
W109
9.30 am, W109, Ellen G White Memorial Building
In-depth Bible study. 20 seats.
E14
9.40 am, Education Hall, Education Building
Lively discussion of the Adult Bible Study Guide in which ideas can be aired and questions asked freely. 100 seats. Host: Dr Howard Fisher, Former Dean, Faculty of Arts, Avondale College of Higher Education. Bible study: Dr Norman Young, Conjoint Associate Professor, Avondale College of Higher Education. 100 seats.

Worship service
11 am, Avondale College Seventh-day Adventist Church
Features: Sermon (“À Table”) by Professor Daniel Reynaud (1979), Professor of History, School of Humanities and Creative Arts, Avondale College of Higher Education; Avondale Singers and Avondale Symphony Orchestra. Includes: Presentation of the Alumna, Alumnus and Young Alumnus of the Year awards and citations for all Homecoming honour years. Hosts: Avondale Alumni; Avondale College Seventh-day Adventist Church; and Avondale Conservatorium.

Lunch
12.30-2 pm, Cafeteria (Lake Macquarie campus)
$25 or prepaid. Note: Lunch on Saturday is included when you register to attend Homecoming 2019 by purchasing a Homecoming Pass.

Class of 1969 Honour Year Reunion
12.30 pm, Ella Hughes Chapel
Open to all 1960s alumni. Includes: Lunch. Host: Helen Schulz (1969).

Class of 1949 Honour Year Reunion
2.30 pm, 43/22 Alton Rd, Cooranbong
Open to all 1940s alumni. Includes: Afternoon tea. Host: Moira Irvine (1949).

Class of 1959 Honour Year Reunion
2.30 pm, Main Room, Kressville Activities Centre, Avondale Lifestyle Community (Cnr Freemans Dr and Central Rd, Cooranbong)
Open to all 1950s alumni. Includes: Afternoon tea. Host: Pr Harold Harker (1959).

Class of 1979 Honour Year Reunion
2.30 pm, College Hall
Open to all 1970s alumni. Includes: Afternoon tea. Host: Professor Daniel Reynaud (1979).

Class of 1989 Honour Year Reunion
2.30 pm, Cafe Rejuve then Rotunda, Avondale Libraries
Open to all 1980s alumni. Includes: Afternoon tea. Host: Sonya Lawson (1989).

Class of 1999 Honour Year Reunion
2.30 pm, Cafe Rejuve
Open to all 1990s alumni. Includes: Afternoon tea. Host: Jane Hill (1999).

Class of 2009 Honour Year Reunion
2.30 pm, Cafe Rejuve
Open to all 2000s alumni. Includes: Afternoon tea.

Dinner
5.15-6.15 pm, Cafeteria (Lake Macquarie campus)
$20 or prepaid.

Concert: Hymns and Songs of Praise
7-9 pm, Avondale College Seventh-day Adventist Church
Celebrate the Christian tradition of hymn and song singing. Performing: The 50-piece Institute of Worship Orchestra. Featuring: Vocal ensemble Ardentsound; soloists Aiden Carey (St Andrew’s Cathedral School), David Fuentes and Marian Moroney; piano duetists Dr Lyell Heise (1969) and Valmai Hill (Institute of Worship); and a choose-your-favourite-hymn segment. Also featuring: Guest conductors Aleta King (Director, Avondale Conservatorium); Ray Lecciones (Conductor, Perth Adventist Orchestra) and Benjamin Milis (Music teacher, St Andrew’s Cathedral School). Presented by the Institute of Worship at Avondale College of Higher Education. $25 (Single), $30 (Double), $50 (Family—Two adults and any number of children aged 17 years and under) or prepaid.

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Details

Start:
Friday, August 23, 7.00 PM
End:
Saturday, August 24, 9.00 PM
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Venue

Avondale College of Higher Education
582 Freemans Dr
Cooranbong, NSW 2265 Australia
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Phone:
+61 2 4980 2222

Organizer

Avondale Alumni
Email:
alumni@avondale.edu.au
Website:
http://www.avondale.edu.au/alumni