NightChurch News 10 March

THIS WEEK @ NIGHTCHURCH: Caz James is leading the service and Nicholas Tuohy will be kicking off a new series on prayer, starting with Learning to Pray: David (Psalm 51). Kate Steel is organising the music team, Dan Follent will lead in prayer, The House is convening, Zach Moore and James Hayes are on audio/data, and Priscilla van Brummelen is providing supper. Thanks everyone.

SMALL GROUPS: As part of Servolution last Sunday, Wendy Henry (our new pastor for Small Groups & Pastoral Care) spoke about the value and importance of being a part of a small group. Purple sign-up cards were distributed for people to register their interest in joining and/or leading a group. These cards will be available for the next two Sundays as well, so please remember to sign up if you haven’t already!

CHURCH DIRECTORY: A vital part of any healthy community is communication and one of the ways we facilitate this as a church community is by compiling a church directory, so as to make it easier to keep in touch with each other. We are in the process of collecting updated details for the 2013 church directory. If any of your contact details have changed and/or if you have not previously provided signed permission to be included in the directory, please make sure you fill in one of the purple cards in the next couple of weeks.

GUILTY PLEASURE: Guilty Pleasure is a charity focused on educating people about the harmful effects of pornography and connecting those who are addicted to it with professional help. Two events are coming up on Saturday 16 March, featuring Dr William Struthers and Dr Allan Meyer:

MUSTARD: Here are some great opportunities to serve with a good ministry called Mustard. Many will know Steph Bowers (now Steph Stephens) who was an Intern at KBC. She sent on this info this week about 3 new roles at Mustard. It would be great to see a couple of NightChurchers get into these roles. Details:

1         What are the jobs?

We currently have three new one day a week positions available at Mustard.

2         Lunchtime Group Relationship Coordinator

This role is responsible for maintaining and building relationships within the Lunchtime Group network alongside the Lunchtime Group Manager. Must have own car. 8 hours per week.

3         Lunchtime Group Content Developer

This role is responsible for developing content for use in Mustard’s Lunchtime Groups and building Mustard’s resource store alongside the Lunchtime Group Manager. 1 day per week.

4         Lunchtime Group Assistant

This role will assist the Lunchtime Group Manager in the administration of the Lunchtime Group network and in management and planning of projects and events. 1 day per week.

For detailed position descriptions and to apply, please contact Dan Nixon (dan@mustard.org.au).

RICE COLLECTION: Moreland Baptist Church is trying to collect half a ton of rice to give to some asylum seekers in the Brunswick area. If you would like to contribute, please buy a bag of rice when you go shopping during the week and bring it to church on Sunday night. Matt Hill will be collecting any contributions and taking them to Moreland Baptist.

RELAY FOR LIFE: The Res is registering a team for Relay for Life (March 23-24) – this is a fantastic cause and a great opportunity to come together as a community. If you’d like to be a part of the KBC team, simply register through the website: www.relayforlife.org.au (team name is ‘Kew Baps’, location is Hawthorn). Donations can also be made online. For more details, contact Graeme Younger.

FUNDRAISER: There are some beautiful candles for sale at the church ($4 each) to raise money for the work of Leena Lavanya with ServeTrust. Sarah Trebilcock will be selling them this Sunday night.

MIXED NETBALL: Graeme Younger is putting together teams for a mixed netball competition in Clifton Hill on Wednesday nights. If you’re interested in getting involved, contact Graeme.

RIDE TO THE TOP: Erin Loughnan’s stepfather, John Buttsworth, is taking part in Ride to the Top – a 650km fundraiser bike ride from Sydney to Mt Kosciuszko. Funds raised will go towards Hope St, a Christian mission house in Sydney’s Woolloomooloo for street walkers and a woman’s refuge for those involved in prostitution. If you would like to donate to John or to the cause, see: https://ridetothetop.gofundraise.com.au/payments/donate/beneficiary/27

WEBSITE OF THE WEEK: Megan Phelps-Roper is a former member of the controversial Westboro Baptist Church which is based in the USA. In the video Shirley and Megan Phelps-Roper on The Ricki Lake Show at http://hkc.im/1ZG Megan and her mother Shirley talk about what they believe. Since that video was recorded Megan and her sister Grace have completely changed their beliefs. You can read about this in the article Damsel, Arise: A Westboro Scion Leaves Her Church at http://hkc.im/1ZH. And in an article written by Megan and Grace; Head Full of Doubt / Road Full of Promise at http://hkc.im/1ZI. I always find it encouraging how god can completely change people if they are open to Him!

ITEMS FOR NIGHTCHURCH NEWS: Steve Pattison.