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Homecoming 2023

August 25, 2023 , 5.00 PM August 26, 2023 , 9.00 PM

Homecoming 2022 honour year reunion 1982

Largest 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 reunions for those in the honour years. If you studied or worked at Avondale in 1953, 1963, 1973, 1983, 1993, 2003 or 2013, your honour year is 2023.

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Friday, August 25

Welcome Dinner
5-7 pm, 7@Avondale
Prepaid meals from $15.88.

Sabbath Singalong
7 pm, Live stream
Join Sandra Entermann and vocal ensemble The Promise for a mix of old and new melodies and songs of peace, hope and joy.

Saturday, August 26

Welcome Morning Tea
9.30 am, Avondale University Church

Sabbath School
9.45 am, Ella Hughes Chapel
Join the Homecoming 2023 Sabbath school. Presenter: Dr John Cox, former president, Avondale University.

Worship Service
11 am, Avondale University Church
or live stream
Worship with Avondale University Seventh-day Adventist Church. Featuring: Professor Kerri-Lee Krause, Vice-Chancellor and President, Avondale University. Also featuring: Benjamin Milis (BA/BTch, 2013) and the Avondale Symphony Orchestra.

12.30-2.30 pm, 7@Avondale
Prepaid meals from $15.88.

Re-opening: Alumni Heritage Walk
2 pm, Bethel Hall
Celebrate the re-opening of the refurbished Alumni Heritage Walk.

Honour Year Reunion: 1953
2.30 pm, 7@Avondale
Host: Jean Mack (Primary Teaching, 1953).

Honour Year Reunion: 1963
2.30 pm, Alton Villas Activity Centre
(22 Alton Rd, Cooranbong)
Hosts: Pr Roger (DipTheology&Tch(Prim), 1963) and Elva Nixon.

Honour Year Reunion: 1973
2.30 pm, Rotunda, Avondale Library
Host: Pr Andrew Kingston (BA Theology, 1973).

Honour Year Reunion: 1983
2.30 pm, Zoom and Music Hall
Host: Sharon Tolhurst (BEd Music, 1983).

Honour Year Reunion: 1993
2.30 pm, Lower College Hall
Host: Julian Archer (BEd, 1993).

Honour Year Reunion: 2003
2.30 pm, Zoom and Cafe Rejuve,
Avondale University Church
Hosts: Kelli-jo Leslie (BSc, 2003) and Kate Garriga (CertIIIBus, 2003).

Honour Year Reunion: 2013
2.30 pm, Zoom and Bethel Hall
Host: Josh Dye (BA, 2013).

Reunion: Mission Hostel
2.30 pm, Business Building
Hosts: Barry and Margaret Wright.

Tour: “Sunnyside”
4-5.30 pm, “Sunnyside”
(27 Avondale Rd, Cooranbong)

Built in 1896, the historic home of Seventh-Day Adventist pioneer Ellen G White reveals more about this remarkable woman of faith who translated God’s love into a practical experience and sense of community. Free. No reservation required.

Dinner: 7@Avondale
5-7 pm, 7@Avondale
Prepaid meals from $15.88.

Sing Praise 2023: The Gospel Edition
7 pm, Avondale University Church
If you grew up singing along to the Gaithers, Voice of Prophecy or Heritage Singers, then you won’t want to miss this special evening of praise featuring a massed choir of 100 voices sitting around the piano singing the tunes of your childhood. Join Benjamin Milis, Sandra Entermann, Ma’a Togipau, The Promise and many other magnificent artists for a memorable night of worship. Tickets from $30.

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582 Freemans Dr
Cooranbong, NSW 2265 Australia
02 4980 2222
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