NightChurch News 14 April

THIS WEEK @ NIGHTCHURCH: Mel Hill is leading the service and Paul Pallot will continue our series on prayer, with Learning to Pray Daily: The Lord’s Prayer. Tom Tuena is organising the music team, Andrew Crawford will lead in prayer, The House is convening, Phil Prior and James Hayes are on audio/data, and Sarah Vosti is providing supper. Thanks everyone.

NIGHTCHURCH CAFÉ: Concerned that you struggle to get to NightChurch on time? Want to catch up with your friends before the church service so that you can meet new people after the service? Need a mild caffeine hit at about 6.30pm on Sunday? From this Sunday night, NightChurch Cafe will be serving delicious instant hot beverages before church, from 6.30pm, to give you plenty of generous pre-service mingling time so that by 7pm you’re ready to worship God at church with all you’ve got!

SERVICE LEADERS: If you are on the roster for service leading at NightChurch, please come along to church at 6pm this Sunday for a meeting with Laura Baker.

TERM 2 WORSHIP ROSTER: The master worship roster for Term 2 is now available and can be downloaded from our website: http://kewbaptist.org.au/worship-roster. Please search carefully through the document to find your name wherever it appears and put the dates in your diary. If you are unable to fulfil one of your roles, please arrange a swap with someone else on the roster, and then advise the church office of the change. Please note that a number of worship resources are also now available on our website for reference: http://kewbaptist.org.au/worship-resources.

2013 DIRECTORY: We are in the final stages of proofing the 2013 church directory. A draft was circulated via email last week and also passed around last Sunday night. Please note that you will only be included in the directory if you have provided written permission this year, either on the designated purple cards or via email. The deadline for any changes/additions to be submitted is Tuesday 16 April. Thanks to all those who filled in their missing details on the draft version on Sunday night.

KEWMUNITY OF WOMEN: Girls’ gathering is on this week, Thursday 11 April at 7.30pm in the Velvet Lounge (upstairs in the church hall). This will be a chill-out session, getting to know each other better and chatting about topics on our minds – church topics, God topics, life topics! Have a think and bring some ideas. This is a great opportunity to get together as a group of women and talk about life together. Feel free to bring along a plate of food to share!

VALIANT MAN: Valiant Man is a 10 week course on sexual discipleship for men which will be running at Kew Baptist Church from April 23. If you are interested in joining the course, please get in touch with Luke Gibbons by April 21. There will be a free introductory session on April 16 in the church from 7.15pm which will be open to both men and women. Whether you’re married or single, join us for an overview of the Valiant Man course.

CORNERSTONE OPEN NIGHT: Thursday 18 April, 7pm at The House (14 Highbury Grove). Come along and hear some refreshing stories about sharing faith and growing in relationship with Jesus, and find out more about what Cornerstone is! No need to RSVP, but you can contact Martin Watson for more details: martin@cornerstone.edu.au.

HOSTEL ASSOCIATION AGM: The Annual General Meeting of the Student Hostel Association will be held on Sunday 21 April at 11.45am, following the morning service.

MUSTARD ROUNDTABLE: Mustard is a non-denominational school ministry working in more than 30 high schools across Melbourne. They’re holding a roundtable discussion on Wednesday 24 April, 7.30pm at NewHope Baptist Church (Blackburn) on the theme ‘Psychs, Students and the place of Spirituality’. Mustard has assembled a panel of experts to help facilitate an open and interactive discussion where people who care about teenagers can gather and think about how to respond to the mental health issues that young people face, and consider the place of spirituality. This event is free to attend, you can register online at http://roundtable.mustard.org.au or find out more info by contacting mustard@mustard.org.au.

AUDIO/DATA TEAM: Phil Prior is running a training session for the audio/data team on Sunday 5 May in the afternoon (time TBC). Please mark the date in your diaries and plan to be there! This session is also open to worship leaders – a chance to learn about setting up and packing up the audio equipment for the band.

FUNDRAISER: Prison Network Ministries are selling the 2013/14 Entertainment Book which is a great opportunity to both save money and support a fantastic cause. Books are sold for $65 with 20% going to the work of PNM – supporting the needs of women and their children. If you would like to make a purchase, please contact Kerryn Pell.

WEBSITE OF THE WEEK: This week I thought I’d feature a presentation called The Problem with Fibre to the Node presented by Simon Hackett, who started the Australian Internet service provider Internode. You can view the presentation at http://t.co/OOIH3iHzP4. This is about the coalition’s broadband policy if they are elected at the next federal election.

ITEMS FOR NIGHTCHURCH NEWS: Steve Pattison.