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  • Melbourne SCM Bible study - Ephesians, Friday 1 March

    Monday, 25 February, 2019 - 05:26

    Join Melbourne SCM for Bible study on Friday 1 March.

    Bible study continues for 2019 with a series on the Letter to the Ephesians. We will look at one chapter per month for the next six months.

    Dinner from 6pm, Bible study discussion from 7:30pm.

    This event is held in a private home. Please RSVP online, or contact Claudine at or 0418 592 269 for the address or if you have any dietary requirements.

  • Melbourne SCM Bible Study Series - Ephesians, Friday 1 February

    Wednesday, 16 January, 2019 - 05:45

    Bible study returns for 2019 with a series on the Letter to the Ephesians. We will look at one chapter per month for the next six months. We intend to rotate the leadership of each session, with a different person each month to read the chapter beforehand and prepare three questions about it. Christine Tsoi will lead the first session.

    We hope to continue to meet the first Friday of each month (except for May when we'll meet on the second Friday so Ann can attend). So our first meeting this year will be on Friday 1 February, 2019. Ann's place as usual, dinner from 6 pm onwards (please feel free to bring anything extra that you'd like to add to the menu, just advise Ann beforehand).

    Please RSVP online, or contact Claudine at or 0418 592 269 for Ann's address or if you have any dietary requirements.

  • ASCM and SCM Indonesia appeal for earthquake and tsunami victims

    Sunday, 7 October, 2018 - 08:21

    Australian Student Christian Movement

    active – open – critical – ecumenical

    ASCM and SCM Indonesia appeal for victims of earthquake and tsunami in Palu and Donggala

    The Australian Student Christian Movement is helping SCM Indonesia (GMKI) to support victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Palu and Donggala. Visit our website for a report from GMKI volunteers.

    If you would like to make a donation then please send via:

    Australian bank transfer to ASCM
    BSB: 06-2000 (Commonwealth Bank)
    Account number: 0092-2944
    Account name: Australian Student Christian Movement
    Please send a confirmation email to

    OR Via International bank transfer to Indonesia SCM
    Swift code: BMRIIDJAXXX 
    Bank Name: Bank Mandiri Persero PT
    Account name: Gerakan Mahasiswa Kristen Indonesia 
    Account number: 122-000-509-9901
    Recipient address: Jl. Salemba Raya, No 10, Jakarta Pusat. (postcode 10430) Indonesia

    or you can donate directly to Indonesian Redcross

    The campaign will close on 21 October 2018.

  • ASCM National Appeal 2018

    Friday, 28 September, 2018 - 01:32

    Australian Student Christian Movement

    active – open – critical – ecumenical

    23 September 2018


    Members/Senior friends

    Australian Student Christian Movement

    Dear senior friend,

    Our sincere thanks to members/senior friends last year for their support in helping us run programs around Australia, in East Timor and to send representatives from ASCM to ecumenical events.

    Thanks to your support we were able to carry out the following activities:

    1. Held Bible studies in Newcastle and Victorian SCM every month, meetings in Queensland at university campus and regular meetings with a focus on social justice in Canberra, along with a Canberra SCM senior friends reunion

    2. Sent a delegate to attend the UN Commission on the status of women in New York as a member of the World Student Christian Federation Asia Pacific (WSCF AP) delegation

    3. Sent a delegate to the WSCF AP Capacity Building Training in Colombo, Sri Lanka

    4. Helped to rebuild East Timor SCM, previously non-active

    5. Sent a delegate to a WSCF AP regional program on peace building in the Korean Peninsula

    6. Employed three paid staff at the national level and four paid staff in Victoria, Newcastle, Canberra and Queensland to support our state and national work

    7. Sent a delegate to attend the Justice Conference in Melbourne

    8. Campaigned and showed our support for marriage equality by releasing a public statement

    9. Published a December 2017 edition of the SCM Post

    10. Held our National Executive Meeting via Skype in February 2018 and our Annual Conference and AGM in Perth in July 2018

    11. Raised funds to help with renovations of the WSCF AP office in Hong Kong to generate income, with this fundraising initiative coordinated and led by senior friend Revd. David Gill

    This financial year we will continue to run the same activities, with the following new initiatives:

    1. New program to promote East Timor Reconciliation (Australia, Indonesian and East Timor SCM) and employ a few local staff to rebuild East Timor SCM with supervision from WSCF AP

    2. Visit Indonesian SCM to plan a long-term working relationship

    3. Build Solomon Islands SCM through our Solomon Islands Liaison Officer

    4. Send delegates to attend all WSCF programs where possible

    5. Increase our delegation to attend Voices for Justice in Canberra in December 2018

    6. Hire new staff in WA

    7. Hold the 2019 AGM and National conference in Canberra with a national senior friends reunion

    For further details, see the next online edition of the SCM Post due at the end of this year or early next year.

    ASCM still needs donations for this financial year of around $13,000 to support our programs.

    We rely on the support of our senior friends like you and thank you sincerely for your donations and support in other ways.

    To make an online donation via credit card, please follow these steps:

    1. Visit our website:

    2. Click on ‘support ASCM’ at the top of the page and then click on ‘donate online’.

    Alternatively, you can donate directly through the following link

    If you wish to make ongoing contributions, we suggest you choose recurring (monthly, quarterly or yearly) so that the donation will be automatically debited from your account.

    Alternatively, you also can send cheques via post to: 

    Australian Student Christian Movement
    PO Box 4386
    VIC 3052

    To go paperless

    To follow our activities online, please subscribe to our email newsletter at and follow our Facebook page to see what we have done and what we plan to do.

    National Senior Friends’ Reunion

    We plan to invite you to the National Senior Friends reunion in Canberra in July 2019. Please sign up here and we will send more information by electronic mail.

    To make a bequest for the general purposes of ASCM:

    “I bequeath (insert specific amount; percentage of estate; residue of estate; etc) to the Australian Student Christian Movement, to be applied for general purposes of the said organisation.”

    To make a bequest to the ASCM Centenary Trust Fund:

    “I bequeath (insert specific amount; percentage of estate; residue of estate; etc) to the Australian Student Christian Movement Centenary Trust Fund, to be applied for general purposes of the said Trust.”

    If neither of these suit your wishes, your solicitor or professional adviser will be able to construct the right wording for you. For further information from ASCM, please email

    Kind Regards

    Andika Mongilala

    National Treasurer

    Actual Expenses 2017/2018



    AGM Newcastle

    AGM Perth

    Honorarium staff worker

    WSCF Membership

    WSCF AP/Global program

    Visit Indonesian SCM

    Visit East Timor SCM



    PO Box renewal

    Stamp and postage

    Office bearer expenses

    Newsletter and appeal letter

    East Timor Mission

    MICAH Fee

    Justice Conference

    Voices for Justice Conference

    Other state expenses

    NSW SCM expenses

    Attendance at other programs

    Bank Fees

    Total expense and other expense

    AGM in Perth 2018

    ACT Seniors friends Gathering 2017

    ASCM delegate to the UN, New York USA

    National coordinator visit to the ACT

    ACT SCM Monthly discussion

    East Timor Bible study in Dili 2018

    WSCF Program in Korean Peninsula